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1954 Green Bay Packers

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4-8-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.9, Offense: -0.9, Defense: 2.8, SoS: 3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 234 points (19.5/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 251 points (20.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-6.5.

Coach: Lisle Blackbourn (4-8-0)

Stadium: City Stadium
 Training Camp: UW Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)

Team Info

President Russ Bogda
General Manager Verne Lewellen

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 234 3487 770 4.5 31 12 16 207 195 412 2159 14 19 4.8 112 321 1328 13 4.1 79
Team Defense 251 4350 803 5.4 33 14 8 228 208 374 2479 17 19 6.2 119 403 1871 13 4.6 101
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 2 2 7 2 9 8 2 10 12 8 4 3
Lg Rank Defense 5 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 10 6 8 9 5 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 21 9 252 91 161 4 23 444 316 128 2
2 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-2 Chicago Bears 3 10 15 274 179 95 5 14 223 142 81 5
3 Sun October 10 boxscore L 0-3 San Francisco 49ers 17 23 9 146 94 52 3 21 372 101 271 3
4 Sun October 17 boxscore W 1-3 Los Angeles Rams 35 17 28 448 273 175 1 15 445 277 168 4
5 Sun October 24 boxscore W 2-3 @ Baltimore Colts 7 6 14 294 192 102 1 14 221 90 131 1
6 Sat October 30 boxscore W 3-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 37 14 12 155 89 66 2 15 203 101 102 4
7 Sun November 7 boxscore L 3-4 @ Chicago Bears 23 28 21 335 182 153 2 21 382 278 104 2
8 Sat November 13 boxscore W 4-4 Baltimore Colts 24 13 22 342 154 188 2 12 324 84 240 3
9 Sun November 21 boxscore L 4-5 Detroit Lions 17 21 23 351 277 74 4 23 418 230 188 3
9 Thu November 25 boxscore L 4-6 @ Detroit Lions 24 28 16 350 217 133 3 15 299 214 85 2
11 Sun December 5 boxscore L 4-7 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 35 19 271 216 55 2 25 449 212 237
12 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 35 19 269 195 74 2 30 570 434 136 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
18 Tobin Rote 26 QB 12 12 4-8-0 180 382 47.1% 2311 14 3.7 18 4.7 82 6.0 4.7 12.8 192.6 59.1 0 0
15 Bobby Garrett 22 9 0 15 30 50.0% 143 0 0.0 1 3.3 16 4.8 3.3 9.5 15.9 49.7 0 0
Team Total 25.0 12 4-8-0 195 412 47.3% 2454 14 3.4 19 4.6 82 6.0 4.6 12.6 204.5 58.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 208 374 55.6% 2690 17 4.5 19 5.1 7.2 5.82 12.9 224.2 72.4 26 211 6.2 4.9 6.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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 27 LH 12 0 99 507 5 69 5.1 42.3 8.3 14 129 9.2 0 25 1.2 10.8 636 5 0
37 Howie Ferguson 24 FB 12 0 83 276 0 25 3.3 23.0 6.9 41 398 9.7 0 49 3.4 33.2 674 0 8
18 Tobin Rote 26 QB 12 12 67 301 8 30 4.5 25.1 5.6 301 8 4
42 Al Carmichael 26 KR/RH 10 0 33 130 0 23 3.9 13.0 3.3 18 251 13.9 0 45 1.8 25.1 381 0 2
27 Veryl Switzer 22 PR 12 0 15 59 0 33 3.9 4.9 1.3 17 166 9.8 2 28 1.4 13.8 225 2 3
31 Fred Cone 28 K 12 0 15 18 0 11 1.2 1.5 1.3 4 19 4.8 0 13 0.3 1.6 37 0 1
40 Joe Johnson 25 12 0 7 31 0 10 4.4 2.6 0.6 10 72 7.2 1 17 0.8 6.0 103 1 0
85 Max McGee 22 LE/P 12 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.8 0.1 36 614 17.1 9 82 3.0 51.2 623 9 0
15 Bobby Garrett 22 9 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 -3 0 2
86 Billy Howton 24 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 768 14.8 2 59 4.3 64.0 768 2 0
84 Gary Knafelc 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 37 12.3 0 15 0.3 4.1 37 0 0
Team Total 25.0 12 321 1328 13 69 4.1 110.7 26.8 195 2454 12.6 14 82 16.3 204.5 3782 27 21
Opp Total 12 403 1871 13 4.6 155.9 33.6 208 2479 11.9 17 17.3 206.6 4350 30 22

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
27 Veryl Switzer 22 PR 12 0 24 306 1 93 12.8 20 500 0 88 25.0 1031
42 Al Carmichael 26 KR/RH 10 0 9 43 0 14 4.8 20 531 0 49 26.6 955
40 Joe Johnson 25 12 0 5 38 0 9 7.6 4 91 0 28 22.8 232
37 Howie Ferguson 24 FB 12 0 2 31 0 22 15.5 705
62 Buddy Brown 29 RG 12 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
31 Fred Cone 28 K 12 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 59
44 Bobby Dillon+ 24 RS 12 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 7
69 Bill Forester 22 LLB 12 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
48 Jim Psaltis 27 RDH 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.0 12 40 394 1 93 9.9 49 1193 0 88 24.3 5369
Opp Total 12 43 1502 1 34.9 45 832 0 18.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
85 Max McGee 22 LE/P 12 0 72 2999 63 0 41.7
31 Fred Cone 28 K 12 0 16 9 56.3%% 29 27 93.1%%
Team Total 25.0 12 16 9 56.3%% 29 27 93.1%% 72 2999 63 0 41.7
Opp Total 12 14 7 50.0%% 33 32 97.0%% 64 2568 40.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
37 Howie Ferguson 24 FB 12 0 0 8 1 0 0
44 Bobby Dillon+ 24 RS 12 0 7 111 1 59 0 0 1 0 0 0
18 Tobin Rote 26 QB 12 12 0 4 2 0 0
27 Veryl Switzer 22 PR 12 0 0 3 2 0 1
47 Val Joe Walker 24 LDH 10 0 4 83 0 44 0 0 0 1 3 0
74 Roger Zatkoff* 23 RLB 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
42 Al Carmichael 26 KR/RH 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
15 Bobby Garrett 22 9 0 0 2 1 0 0
28 Clarence Self 29 LS 12 0 2 23 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jerry Helluin 25 LDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
88 Gene White 22 9 0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Dick Afflis 25 12 0 1 3 0 3 0
31 Fred Cone 28 K 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Carl Elliott 27 RDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Bill Forester 22 LLB 12 0 1 21 0 21 0
77 Dave Hanner* 24 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Billy Howton 24 RE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Art Hunter 21 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Gene Knutson 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 John Martinkovic* 27 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Jim Psaltis 27 RDH 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Breezy Reid 27 LH 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 Deral Teteak 25 6 0 1 23 0 23 0
58 Clayton Tonnemaker 26 MLB 12 0 1 1 0 1 0
Team Total 25.0 12 19 285 1 59 0 0 21 23 3 1
Opp Total 12 37 22 8

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Fred Cone 28 K 12 0 27 9 54
85 Max McGee 22 LE/P 12 0 9 9 54
18 Tobin Rote 26 QB 12 12 8 8 48
24 Breezy Reid 27 LH 12 0 5 5 30
27 Veryl Switzer 22 PR 12 0 2 1 1 4 24
86 Billy Howton 24 RE 12 0 2 2 12
44 Bobby Dillon+ 24 RS 12 0 1 1 6
40 Joe Johnson 25 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.0 12 13 14 1 1 1 30 27 9 234
Opp Total 12 13 17 1 1 1 32 7 251

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 PIT L, 20-21 1 69 rush Breezy Reid 69 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
2 1954-09-26 PIT L, 20-21 2 44 pass Billy Howton 44 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
3 1954-10-10 SFO L, 17-23 3 5 pass Veryl Switzer 5 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
4 1954-10-10 SFO L, 17-23 3 19 pass Max McGee 19 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
5 1954-10-17 RAM W, 35-17 2 14 pass Max McGee 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
6 1954-10-17 RAM W, 35-17 3 14 pass Veryl Switzer 14 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
7 1954-10-17 RAM W, 35-17 4 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
8 1954-10-17 RAM W, 35-17 4 28 pass Billy Howton 28 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
9 1954-10-17 RAM W, 35-17 4 2 rush Breezy Reid 2 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
10 1954-10-24 @ BAL W, 7-6 3 3 rush Breezy Reid 3 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
11 1954-10-30 @ PHI W, 37-14 1 59 interception Bobby Dillon 59 yard interception return (Fred Cone kick)
12 1954-10-30 @ PHI W, 37-14 2 25 pass Max McGee 25 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
13 1954-10-30 @ PHI W, 37-14 3 49 pass Max McGee 49 yard pass from Tobin Rote
14 1954-10-30 @ PHI W, 37-14 3 30 pass Max McGee 30 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
15 1954-10-30 @ PHI W, 37-14 4 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
16 1954-11-07 @ CHI L, 23-28 2 4 pass Max McGee 4 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
17 1954-11-07 @ CHI L, 23-28 2 93 punt Veryl Switzer 93 yard punt return
18 1954-11-07 @ CHI L, 23-28 4 37 pass Max McGee 37 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
19 1954-11-13 BAL W, 24-13 2 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
20 1954-11-13 BAL W, 24-13 3 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
21 1954-11-13 BAL W, 24-13 4 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
22 1954-11-21 DET L, 17-21 1 1 rush Breezy Reid 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
23 1954-11-21 DET L, 17-21 3 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
24 1954-11-25 @ DET L, 24-28 1 48 rush Breezy Reid 48 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
25 1954-11-25 @ DET L, 24-28 2 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
26 1954-11-25 @ DET L, 24-28 3 82 pass Max McGee 82 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
27 1954-12-12 @ RAM L, 27-35 1 16 rush Tobin Rote 16 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
28 1954-12-12 @ RAM L, 27-35 2 22 pass Max McGee 22 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
29 1954-12-12 @ RAM L, 27-35 2 8 pass Joe Johnson 8 yard pass from Tobin Rote
30 1954-12-12 @ RAM L, 27-35 4 fumble Veryl Switzer yard fumble return (Fred Cone kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1954-09-26 PIT W, 21-20 1 14 pass Johnny Lattner 14 yard pass from Jim Finks (Ed Kissell kick)
2 1954-09-26 PIT W, 21-20 2 2 pass Elbie Nickel 2 yard pass from Jim Finks (Ed Kissell kick)
3 1954-09-26 PIT W, 21-20 4 37 pass Ray Mathews 37 yard pass from Jim Finks (Paul Held kick)
4 1954-10-03 CHI W, 10-3 4 5 pass Billy Stone 5 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
5 1954-10-10 SFO W, 23-17 1 17 rush Hugh McElhenny 17 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
6 1954-10-10 SFO W, 23-17 4 8 rush Joe Perry 8 yard rush
7 1954-10-10 SFO W, 23-17 4 2 rush Y.A. Tittle 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
8 1954-10-17 RAM L, 17-35 2 1 rush Tank Younger 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
9 1954-10-17 RAM L, 17-35 4 71 pass Bob Boyd 71 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
10 1954-10-30 @ PHI L, 14-37 2 2 pass Toy Ledbetter 2 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)
11 1954-10-30 @ PHI L, 14-37 4 2 rush Dom Moselle 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
12 1954-11-07 @ CHI W, 28-23 1 40 pass Jim Dooley 40 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
13 1954-11-07 @ CHI W, 28-23 2 2 rush Chick Jagade 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
14 1954-11-07 @ CHI W, 28-23 4 35 fumble Wayne Hansen 35 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
15 1954-11-07 @ CHI W, 28-23 4 7 pass John Hoffman 7 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
16 1954-11-13 BAL L, 13-24 1 29 pass George Taliaferro 29 yard pass from Gary Kerkorian (Gary Kerkorian kick)
17 1954-11-21 DET W, 21-17 2 1 rush Bobby Layne 1 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
18 1954-11-21 DET W, 21-17 2 5 pass Jug Girard 5 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
19 1954-11-21 DET W, 21-17 3 22 pass Dorne Dibble 22 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
20 1954-11-25 @ DET W, 28-24 2 18 pass Doak Walker 18 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
21 1954-11-25 @ DET W, 28-24 2 30 interception Jack Christiansen 30 yard interception return (Doak Walker kick)
22 1954-11-25 @ DET W, 28-24 3 8 pass Lew Carpenter 8 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
23 1954-11-25 @ DET W, 28-24 3 61 punt Jack Christiansen 61 yard punt return (Doak Walker kick)
24 1954-12-05 @ SFO W, 35-0 1 68 pass Bill Jessup 68 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
25 1954-12-05 @ SFO W, 35-0 1 8 rush Y.A. Tittle 8 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
26 1954-12-05 @ SFO W, 35-0 1 5 rush Joe Perry 5 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
27 1954-12-05 @ SFO W, 35-0 2 6 pass Gordie Soltau 6 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
28 1954-12-05 @ SFO W, 35-0 4 5 rush Pete Schabarum 5 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
29 1954-12-12 @ RAM W, 35-27 1 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
30 1954-12-12 @ RAM W, 35-27 1 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
31 1954-12-12 @ RAM W, 35-27 2 1 rush Dan Towler 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
32 1954-12-12 @ RAM W, 35-27 3 49 pass Andy Robustelli 49 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Les Richter kick)
33 1954-12-12 @ RAM W, 35-27 4 12 pass Tom Fears 12 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)