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1953 Green Bay Packers

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2-9-1, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.8, Offense: -4.4, Defense: -5.4, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 200 points (16.7/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 338 points (28.2/g), 11th.
 Differential of -138 points (-11.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-9.3.

Coach: Hugh Devore (0-2-0) (co-coach with Ray McLean), Ray McLean (0-2-0) and Gene Ronzani (2-7-1)

Stadium: City Stadium
 Training Camp: UM North Central Agriculture School (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)

Team Info

President Russ Bogda
Head Coach/General Manager Gene Ronzani

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 200 3220 811 4.0 48 14 17 189 147 352 1555 9 34 4.0 79 424 1665 14 3.9 93
Team Defense 338 3851 749 5.1 47 19 13 199 144 312 2105 15 28 6.2 91 407 1746 24 4.3 95
Lg Rank Offense 9 9 9 2 8 5 10 12 11 11 5 6 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 11 9 3 3 6 1 7 5 4 9 8 9 11 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-1 Cleveland Browns 0 27 12 148 55 93 4 19 366 270 96 3
2 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-2 Chicago Bears 13 17 13 270 188 82 5 16 220 139 81 4
3 Sun October 11 boxscore L 0-3 Los Angeles Rams 20 38 18 278 172 106 4 16 412 320 92 2
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 1-3 Baltimore Colts 37 14 21 337 34 303 3 10 193 128 65 7
5 Sat October 24 boxscore L 1-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 31 11 125 91 34 1 24 351 69 282 2
6 Sat October 31 boxscore W 2-4 @ Baltimore Colts 35 24 25 404 173 231 2 11 268 97 171 2
7 Sun November 8 boxscore T 2-4-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 21 15 331 237 94 2 17 288 234 54 3
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-5-1 Detroit Lions 7 14 19 361 228 133 5 11 295 163 132 5
9 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-6-1 San Francisco 49ers 7 37 14 216 32 184 6 20 353 63 290 1
10 Thu November 26 boxscore L 2-7-1 @ Detroit Lions 15 34 13 227 73 154 6 17 351 141 210 7
11 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-8-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 48 17 284 190 94 6 15 291 176 115 2
12 Sat December 12 boxscore L 2-9-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 33 11 239 82 157 4 23 463 305 158 9

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 2-4-1 72 185 38.9 1005 5 2.7 15 8.1 80 5.4 2.3 14.0 83.8 32.4 0 0
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 0-5-0 74 166 44.6 830 4 2.4 19 11.4 45 5.0 0.3 11.2 69.2 28.5 0 0
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 1 1 100.0 -2 0 0.0 0 0.0 -4 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0 -0.3 79.2 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 2-9-1 147 352 41.8 1833 9 2.6 34 9.7 80 5.2 1.4 12.5 152.8 27.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 144 312 46.2 2341 15 4.8 28 9.0 7.5 4.43 16.3 195.1 50.4 30 236 6.2 3.3 8.8

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 95 492 3 43 5.2 41.0 7.9 10 100 10.0 0 26 0.8 8.3 592 3 5
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 92 301 5 41 3.3 25.1 7.7 18 165 9.2 1 30 1.5 13.8 466 6 2
37 Howie Ferguson 23 FB 11 0 52 134 0 12 2.6 12.2 4.7 15 86 5.7 0 23 1.4 7.8 220 0 4
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 49 199 1 41 4.1 16.6 4.1 12 131 10.9 0 52 1.0 10.9 330 1 3
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 42 171 4 19 4.1 14.3 3.5 171 4 8
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 33 180 0 21 5.5 15.0 2.8 180 0 2
27 Larry Coutre 25 7 0 22 39 0 8 1.8 5.6 3.1 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.6 35 0 0
20 Byron Bailey 23 10 0 13 29 0 13 2.2 2.9 1.3 8 119 14.9 0 50 0.8 11.9 148 0 1
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 7 24 0 24 3.4 3.0 0.9 6 55 9.2 1 18 0.8 6.9 79 1 1
43 Don Barton 23 5 0 7 40 0 14 5.7 8.0 1.4 2 51 25.5 1 42 0.4 10.2 91 1 0
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 6 44 1 21 7.3 11.0 1.5 44 1 1
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 5 18 0 18 3.6 2.6 0.7 18 0 1
81 Clive Rush 22 P 11 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 14 190 13.6 0 24 1.3 17.3 184 0 1
86 Billy Howton 23 RE 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 463 18.5 4 80 3.1 57.9 463 4 1
87 Bob Mann 29 LE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 327 14.2 2 45 2.3 32.7 327 2 0
80 Carl Elliott 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 150 11.5 0 19 1.1 12.5 150 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 424 1665 14 43 3.9 138.8 35.3 147 1833 12.5 9 80 12.3 152.8 3498 23 30
Opp Total 12 407 1746 24 4.3 145.5 33.9 144 2105 14.6 15 12.0 175.4 3851 39 28

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 20 199 0 52 10.0 26 641 0 43 24.7 1170
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 7 72 1 60 10.3 4 102 0 33 25.5 192
37 Howie Ferguson 23 FB 11 0 7 123 0 30 17.6 343
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 5 24 0 9 4.8 103
27 Larry Coutre 25 7 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 3 52 0 27 17.3 92
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 4 82 0 23 20.5 674
43 Don Barton 23 5 0 2 13 0 9 6.5 1 14 0 14 14.0 118
23 Dan Sandifer 26 1 0 3 35 0 23 11.7 35
20 Byron Bailey 23 10 0 2 34 0 21 17.0 182
83 John Martinkovic* 26 LDE 12 0 2 12 0 8 6.0 12
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 2 38 0 21 19.0 82
66 Deral Teteak 24 7 0 2 62 0 47 31.0 62
40 Bennie Aldridge 27 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
69 Bill Forester 21 MG 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
48 Ace Loomis 25 LDH 10 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
70 Dick Wildung 32 LDT 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 25.2 12 39 348 1 60 8.9 56 1197 0 47 21.4 5043
Opp Total 12 41 1490 1 36.3 40 851 0 21.3

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
81 Clive Rush 22 P 11 0 60 2263 60 0 37.7
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 16 5 31.3% 25 23 92.0%
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 19 685 58 0 36.1
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 1 57 57 0 57.0
Team Total 25.2 12 16 5 31.3% 25 23 92.0% 80 3005 60 0 37.6
Opp Total 12 22 11 50.0% 43 41 95.3% 66 2747 41.6

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 0 8 3 0 0
44 Bobby Dillon 23 RS 10 0 9 112 1 49 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 0 5 4 2 0
40 Bennie Aldridge 27 8 0 5 85 0 34 0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Ace Loomis 25 LDH 10 0 4 39 0 27 0 0 0 3 0 0
47 Val Joe Walker 23 RDH 12 0 4 74 1 54 0 0 0 3 0 0
37 Howie Ferguson 23 FB 11 0 0 4 1 0 0
41 Marvin Johnson 26 LS 7 0 4 39 0 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 0 2 2 5 0
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
69 Bill Forester 21 MG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
62 Buddy Brown 28 LG 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
20 Byron Bailey 23 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Gus Cifelli 27 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Carl Elliott 26 12 0 0 0 1 17 1
8 Bob Forte 31 LLB 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Dave Hanner* 23 RDT 12 0 1 2 0 2 0
86 Billy Howton 23 RE 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Dick Logan 23 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 John Martinkovic* 26 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Howie Ruetz 26 5 0 0 0 1 13 0
81 Clive Rush 22 P 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Steve Ruzich 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Len Szafaryn 25 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Roger Zatkoff 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 28 351 2 54 0 0 30 34 40 1
Opp Total 12 35 28 9

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 5 1 6 23 5 74
86 Billy Howton 23 RE 8 0 4 4 24
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 4 4 24
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 3 3 18
87 Bob Mann 29 LE 10 0 2 2 12
43 Don Barton 23 5 0 1 1 6
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 1 1 6
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 1 1 6
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 1 1 6
44 Bobby Dillon 23 RS 10 0 1 1 6
80 Carl Elliott 26 12 0 1 1 6
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 1 1 6
47 Val Joe Walker 23 RDH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 12 14 9 1 1 2 27 23 5 200
Opp Total 12 24 15 1 2 41 11 338