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1955 Green Bay Packers

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6-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -3.2, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (21.5/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 276 points (23.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of -18 points (-1.5/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-6.5.

Coach: Lisle Blackbourn (6-6-0)

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 258 3662 809 4.5 44 25 12 213 159 348 1779 17 19 4.7 95 433 1883 11 4.3 106
Team Defense 276 3862 744 5.2 49 18 7 196 118 259 1688 13 31 6.3 71 475 2174 18 4.6 118
Lg Rank Offense 5 7 8 12 6 4 8 3 4 11 7 5 9 2
Lg Rank Defense 10 6 1 5 5 2 4 4 1 11 10 12 10 11

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 20 17 18 294 122 172 4 16 311 140 171 2
2 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 24 3 19 386 163 223 1 11 217 85 132 6
3 Sat October 8 boxscore L 2-1 Baltimore Colts 20 24 17 322 186 136 3 8 255 152 103 4
4 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-1 Los Angeles Rams 30 28 20 343 231 112 6 16 260 109 151 3
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-2 @ Cleveland Browns 10 41 9 161 22 139 3 21 454 250 204
6 Sat October 29 boxscore L 3-3 @ Baltimore Colts 10 14 17 305 163 142 4 17 257 55 202 4
7 Sun November 6 boxscore L 3-4 @ Chicago Bears 31 52 19 319 168 151 5 25 504 98 406 5
8 Sun November 13 boxscore W 4-4 Chicago Cardinals 31 14 24 325 122 203 2 10 333 221 112 6
9 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-4 San Francisco 49ers 27 21 26 438 187 251 4 19 398 212 186 5
10 Thu November 24 boxscore L 5-5 @ Detroit Lions 10 24 11 228 120 108 7 19 282 92 190 6
11 Sun December 4 boxscore W 6-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 28 7 13 236 151 85 2 20 281 117 164 5
12 Sun December 11 boxscore L 6-6 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 31 20 305 144 161 3 14 310 157 153 3

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 27 QB 12 12 6-6-0 157 342 45.9% 1977 17 5.0 19 5.6 60 5.8 4.3 12.6 164.8 57.8 0 0
15 Paul Held 27 2 0 2 4 50.0% 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 6.8 6.8 13.5 13.5 71.9 0 0
15 Charlie Brackins 23 7 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.0 12 6-6-0 159 348 45.7% 2004 17 4.9 19 5.5 60 5.8 4.3 12.6 167.0 57.7 0 0
Opp Total 12 118 259 45.6% 1768 13 5.0 31 12.0 6.8 2.44 15.0 147.3 45.6 10 80 6.3 2.1 3.7

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
37 Howie Ferguson* 25 FB 12 0 192 859 4 57 4.5 71.6 16.0 22 153 7.0 0 16 1.8 12.8 1012 4 8
24 Breezy Reid 28 LH 12 0 83 303 2 28 3.7 25.3 6.9 13 138 10.6 1 60 1.1 11.5 441 3 4
18 Tobin Rote 27 QB 12 12 74 332 5 49 4.5 27.7 6.2 332 5 10
40 Joe Johnson 26 12 0 49 210 0 21 4.3 17.5 4.1 9 71 7.9 1 30 0.8 5.9 281 1 4
27 Veryl Switzer 23 KR/PR/RH 12 0 16 101 0 38 6.3 8.4 1.3 14 103 7.4 1 22 1.2 8.6 204 1 6
31 Fred Cone 29 K 12 0 12 25 0 14 2.1 2.1 1.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.6 32 0 0
48 Al Carmichael 27 10 0 6 45 0 20 7.5 4.5 0.6 16 222 13.9 1 32 1.6 22.2 267 1 0
15 Paul Held 27 2 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 4.0 0.5 8 0 0
86 Billy Howton* 25 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 697 15.8 5 60 3.7 58.1 697 5 2
84 Gary Knafelc 23 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 613 15.3 8 48 3.3 51.1 613 8 0
Team Total 25.0 12 433 1883 11 57 4.3 156.9 36.1 159 2004 12.6 17 60 13.3 167.0 3887 28 37
Opp Total 12 475 2174 18 4.6 181.2 39.6 118 1688 14.3 13 9.8 140.7 3862 31 27

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 23 KR/PR/RH 12 0 24 158 0 38 6.6 17 445 0 57 26.2 807
48 Al Carmichael 27 10 0 10 89 0 40 8.9 14 418 1 100 29.9 774
69 Bill Forester 23 MG 12 0 3 52 0 20 17.3 52
40 Joe Johnson 26 12 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 2 46 0 27 23.0 332
24 Breezy Reid 28 LH 12 0 2 21 0 17 10.5 462
37 Howie Ferguson* 25 FB 12 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 1032
68 Len Szafaryn 27 LT 12 12 1 28 1 28 28.0 28
Team Total 25.0 12 36 280 1 40 7.8 39 1002 1 100 25.7 5169
Opp Total 12 36 1648 1 45.8 48 1157 0 24.1

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
80 Dick Deschaine 23 P 12 0 56 2420 73 0 43.2
31 Fred Cone 29 K 12 0 24 16 66.7%% 30 30 100.0%%
Team Total 25.0 12 24 16 66.7%% 30 30 100.0%% 56 2420 73 0 43.2
Opp Total 12 17 8 47.1%% 36 36 100.0%% 52 2175 41.8

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
18 Tobin Rote 27 QB 12 12 0 10 2 0 0
44 Bobby Dillon*+ 25 RS 12 0 9 153 0 61 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Val Joe Walker 25 LS 12 0 6 77 0 36 0 0 1 3 0 0
37 Howie Ferguson* 25 FB 12 0 0 8 1 0 0
27 Veryl Switzer 23 KR/PR/RH 12 0 0 6 3 0 0
41 Doyle Nix 22 LDH 12 0 5 33 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Breezy Reid 28 LH 12 0 0 4 2 0 0
20 Billy Bookout 23 RDH 12 0 2 39 0 27 0 0 0 3 0 0
69 Bill Forester 23 MG 12 0 4 32 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0
66 Deral Teteak 26 RLB 12 0 2 41 0 32 0 0 0 3 0 0
74 Roger Zatkoff*+ 24 12 0 3 25 0 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
40 Joe Johnson 26 12 0 0 4 0 0 0
87 Nate Borden 23 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
86 Billy Howton* 25 RE 12 0 0 2 1 0 0
62 Buddy Brown 30 RG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
31 Fred Cone 29 K 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jerry Helluin 26 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
85 Jim Jennings 22 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 John Martinkovic* 28 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Jim Ringo 24 C 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.0 12 31 400 0 61 0 0 37 30 0 0
Opp Total 12 28 27 9

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 29 K 12 0 30 16 78
84 Gary Knafelc 23 LE 12 0 8 8 48
86 Billy Howton* 25 RE 12 0 5 5 30
18 Tobin Rote 27 QB 12 12 5 5 30
37 Howie Ferguson* 25 FB 12 0 4 4 24
24 Breezy Reid 28 LH 12 0 2 1 3 18
48 Al Carmichael 27 10 0 1 1 2 12
40 Joe Johnson 26 12 0 1 1 6
27 Veryl Switzer 23 KR/PR/RH 12 0 1 1 6
68 Len Szafaryn 27 LT 12 12 1 1 6
Team Total 25.0 12 11 17 1 1 30 30 16 258
Opp Total 12 18 13 1 3 1 36 8 276

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 DET W, 20-17 3 4 rush Breezy Reid 4 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
2 1955-09-25 DET W, 20-17 4 18 pass Gary Knafelc 18 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
3 1955-10-02 CHI W, 24-3 2 32 pass Billy Howton 32 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
4 1955-10-02 CHI W, 24-3 3 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
5 1955-10-02 CHI W, 24-3 4 23 pass Gary Knafelc 23 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
6 1955-10-08 BAL L, 20-24 1 38 pass Billy Howton 38 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
7 1955-10-08 BAL L, 20-24 2 1 rush Howie Ferguson 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
8 1955-10-16 RAM W, 30-28 1 7 pass Veryl Switzer 7 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
9 1955-10-16 RAM W, 30-28 2 16 pass Gary Knafelc 16 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
10 1955-10-16 RAM W, 30-28 3 57 pass Billy Howton 57 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
11 1955-10-23 @ CLE L, 10-41 2 100 kickoff Al Carmichael 100 yard kickoff return (Fred Cone kick)
12 1955-10-29 @ BAL L, 10-14 3 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
13 1955-11-06 @ CHI L, 31-52 4 27 pass Billy Howton 27 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
14 1955-11-06 @ CHI L, 31-52 4 1 rush Howie Ferguson 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
15 1955-11-06 @ CHI L, 31-52 4 1 rush Howie Ferguson 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
16 1955-11-06 @ CHI L, 31-52 4 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
17 1955-11-13 CRD W, 31-14 1 25 pass Gary Knafelc 25 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
18 1955-11-13 CRD W, 31-14 2 15 pass Billy Howton 15 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
19 1955-11-13 CRD W, 31-14 2 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
20 1955-11-13 CRD W, 31-14 3 15 pass Al Carmichael 15 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
21 1955-11-20 SFO W, 27-21 2 30 pass Joe Johnson 30 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
22 1955-11-20 SFO W, 27-21 4 34 pass Gary Knafelc 34 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
23 1955-11-20 SFO W, 27-21 4 6 rush Howie Ferguson 6 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
24 1955-11-24 @ DET L, 10-24 1 5 pass Gary Knafelc 5 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
25 1955-12-04 @ SFO W, 28-7 2 1 rush Tobin Rote 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
26 1955-12-04 @ SFO W, 28-7 2 28 blocked punt Len Szafaryn 28 yard blocked punt return (Fred Cone kick)
27 1955-12-04 @ SFO W, 28-7 2 1 rush Breezy Reid 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
28 1955-12-04 @ SFO W, 28-7 3 60 pass Breezy Reid 60 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
29 1955-12-11 @ RAM L, 17-31 2 9 pass Gary Knafelc 9 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
30 1955-12-11 @ RAM L, 17-31 4 5 pass Gary Knafelc 5 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1955-09-25 DET L, 17-20 1 38 pass Jim Doran 38 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
2 1955-09-25 DET L, 17-20 2 fumble Gil Mains yard fumble return (Doak Walker kick)
3 1955-10-08 BAL W, 24-20 1 5 rush Alan Ameche 5 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
4 1955-10-08 BAL W, 24-20 1 82 pass Buddy Young 82 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
5 1955-10-08 BAL W, 24-20 1 40 pass Jim Mutscheller 40 yard pass from George Shaw (Bert Rechichar kick)
6 1955-10-16 RAM L, 28-30 1 18 fumble Andy Robustelli 18 yard fumble return (Les Richter kick)
7 1955-10-16 RAM L, 28-30 3 15 pass Ron Waller 15 yard pass from Billy Wade (Les Richter kick)
8 1955-10-16 RAM L, 28-30 4 5 rush Ron Waller 5 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
9 1955-10-16 RAM L, 28-30 4 25 interception Jim Cason 25 yard interception return (Les Richter kick)
10 1955-10-23 @ CLE W, 41-10 2 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1955-10-23 @ CLE W, 41-10 2 4 rush Fred Morrison 4 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1955-10-23 @ CLE W, 41-10 3 30 rush Maurice Bassett 30 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
13 1955-10-23 @ CLE W, 41-10 4 25 pass Dub Jones 25 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
14 1955-10-23 @ CLE W, 41-10 4 22 pass Pete Brewster 22 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)
15 1955-10-29 @ BAL W, 14-10 1 4 rush Buddy Young 4 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
16 1955-10-29 @ BAL W, 14-10 3 23 rush L.G. Dupre 23 yard rush (Bert Rechichar kick)
17 1955-11-06 @ CHI W, 52-31 1 42 rush Chick Jagade 42 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
18 1955-11-06 @ CHI W, 52-31 1 13 rush Bobby Watkins 13 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
19 1955-11-06 @ CHI W, 52-31 2 29 rush Bobby Watkins 29 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1955-11-06 @ CHI W, 52-31 2 2 rush Rick Casares 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
21 1955-11-06 @ CHI W, 52-31 3 14 pass Harlon Hill 14 yard pass from Ed Brown (George Blanda kick)
22 1955-11-06 @ CHI W, 52-31 4 24 pass Bill McColl 24 yard pass from Bob Williams (George Blanda kick)
23 1955-11-06 @ CHI W, 52-31 4 11 rush Ron Drzewiecki 11 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
24 1955-11-13 CRD L, 14-31 4 1 rush Mal Hammack 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
25 1955-11-13 CRD L, 14-31 4 98 pass Night Train Lane 98 yard pass from Ogden Compton (Pat Summerall kick)
26 1955-11-20 SFO L, 21-27 1 3 rush Dicky Moegle 3 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
27 1955-11-20 SFO L, 21-27 2 33 pass Carroll Hardy 33 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
28 1955-11-20 SFO L, 21-27 3 58 pass Carroll Hardy 58 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
29 1955-11-24 @ DET W, 24-10 2 3 pass Lew Carpenter 3 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
30 1955-11-24 @ DET W, 24-10 4 49 rush Lew Carpenter 49 yard rush (Doak Walker kick)
31 1955-11-24 @ DET W, 24-10 4 46 fumble Sonny Gandee 46 yard fumble return (Doak Walker kick)
32 1955-12-04 @ SFO L, 7-28 1 12 pass Billy Wilson 12 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
33 1955-12-11 @ RAM W, 31-17 1 55 rush Ron Waller 55 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
34 1955-12-11 @ RAM W, 31-17 2 1 rush Ron Waller 1 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
35 1955-12-11 @ RAM W, 31-17 3 2 rush Ron Waller 2 yard rush (Les Richter kick)
36 1955-12-11 @ RAM W, 31-17 3 55 punt Skeets Quinlan 55 yard punt return (Les Richter kick)