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1959 Green Bay Packers

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7-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.6, Offense: -0.0, Defense: 1.6, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 248 points (20.7/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 246 points (20.5/g), 6th.
 Differential of 2 points (0.2/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-5.9.

Coach: Vince Lombardi (7-5-0)

Stadium: New City Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Head Coach/General Manager Vince Lombardi
President Dominic Olejniczak
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 248 3739 705 5.3 33 16 16 212 128 268 1832 16 17 6.5 87 421 1907 15 4.5 109
Team Defense 246 3552 790 4.5 29 15 12 215 169 329 1782 14 14 5.0 102 430 1770 14 4.1 101
Lg Rank Offense 8 6 6 6 4 11 8 5 6 4 5 3 3 4
Lg Rank Defense 6 3 10 6 8 9 2 4 8 2 10 7 6 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Bears 9 6 16 262 85 177 2 10 164 89 75 2
2 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-0 Detroit Lions 28 10 10 263 150 113 2 14 224 142 82 5
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-0 San Francisco 49ers 21 20 25 371 87 284 3 13 239 117 122 1
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 3-1 Los Angeles Rams 6 45 16 262 145 117 4 23 456 198 258
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-2 @ Baltimore Colts 21 38 16 344 205 139 6 25 309 191 118 2
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 3-3 @ New York Giants 3 20 9 160 91 69 3 15 215 135 80 1
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 3-4 @ Chicago Bears 17 28 16 230 72 158 3 15 279 107 172 1
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 3-5 Baltimore Colts 24 28 22 455 237 218 3 23 509 317 192 2
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 4-5 Washington Redskins 21 0 22 336 150 186 3 17 238 38 200 2
10 Thu November 26 boxscore W 5-5 @ Detroit Lions 24 17 12 242 169 73 2 21 354 164 190 5
11 Sun December 6 boxscore W 6-5 @ Los Angeles Rams 38 20 21 335 192 143 1 22 286 187 99 5
12 Sun December 13 boxscore W 7-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 36 14 27 479 249 230 1 17 279 97 182 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
15 Bart Starr 25 qb 12 5 4-1-0 70 134 52.2% 972 6 4.5 7 5.2 44 7.3 5.8 13.9 81.0 69.0 0 0
17 Lamar McHan 27 QB 12 7 3-4-0 48 108 44.4% 805 8 7.4 9 8.3 81 7.5 5.2 16.8 67.1 60.1 0 0
20 Joe Francis 23 12 0 5 18 27.8% 91 0 0.0 1 5.6 24 5.1 2.6 18.2 7.6 25.0 0 0
5 Paul Hornung* 24 K/LH 12 0 5 8 62.5% 95 2 25.0 0 0.0 30 11.9 16.9 19.0 7.9 143.2 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 7-5-0 128 268 47.8% 1963 16 6.0 17 6.3 81 7.3 5.7 15.3 163.6 65.9 0 0
Opp Total 12 169 329 51.4% 2030 14 4.3 14 4.3 6.2 5.11 12.0 169.2 67.1 31 248 5.0 4.0 8.6

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
5 Paul Hornung* 24 K/LH 12 0 152 681 7 63 4.5 56.8 12.7 15 113 7.5 0 19 1.3 9.4 794 7 7
31 Jim Taylor 24 FB 9 7 120 452 6 21 3.8 50.2 13.3 9 71 7.9 2 20 1.0 7.9 523 8 2
33 Lew Carpenter 27 12 0 60 322 1 55 5.4 26.8 5.0 5 47 9.4 0 23 0.4 3.9 369 1 3
42 Don McIlhenny 25 RH 12 0 47 231 1 46 4.9 19.3 3.9 8 95 11.9 1 30 0.7 7.9 326 2 1
17 Lamar McHan 27 QB 12 7 16 64 0 19 4.0 5.3 1.3 64 0 3
15 Bart Starr 25 qb 12 5 16 83 0 39 5.2 6.9 1.3 83 0 2
22 Bill Butler 22 KR/PR 11 0 7 49 0 16 7.0 4.5 0.6 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.1 -0.2 47 0 1
20 Joe Francis 23 12 0 2 5 0 8 2.5 0.4 0.2 5 0 0
86 Boyd Dowler 22 12 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 1.7 0.1 32 549 17.2 4 35 2.7 45.8 569 4 0
85 Max McGee 27 LE/P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 695 23.2 5 81 2.5 57.9 695 5 0
84 Gary Knafelc 27 RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 384 14.2 4 38 2.3 32.0 384 4 0
81 A.D. Williams 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 0.9 11 0 0
Team Total 25.6 12 421 1907 15 63 4.5 158.9 35.1 128 1963 15.3 16 81 10.7 163.6 3870 31 24
Opp Total 12 430 1770 14 4.1 147.5 35.8 169 1782 10.5 14 14.1 148.5 3552 28 28

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
22 Bill Butler 22 KR/PR 11 0 18 163 1 61 9.1 21 472 0 34 22.5 682
27 John Symank 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 14 338 0 39 24.1 338
33 Lew Carpenter 27 12 0 13 150 0 51 11.5 1 24 0 24 24.0 543
42 Don McIlhenny 25 RH 12 0 3 50 0 24 16.7 376
20 Joe Francis 23 12 0 2 52 0 28 26.0 57
66 Ray Nitschke 23 MLB 12 0 2 13 0 10 6.5 13
45 Emlen Tunnell* 35 LS 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Team Total 25.6 12 33 316 1 61 9.6 43 949 0 39 22.1 5135
Opp Total 12 40 1435 1 35.9 40 917 0 22.9

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 27 LE/P 12 0 64 2716 61 1 42.4
5 Paul Hornung* 24 K/LH 12 0 17 7 41.2%% 32 31 96.9%%
Team Total 25.6 12 17 7 41.2%% 32 31 96.9%% 64 2716 61 1 42.4
Opp Total 12 22 12 54.5%% 30 28 93.3%% 56 2484 44.4

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
27 John Symank 24 12 0 2 46 0 25 0 0 4 3 0 0
5 Paul Hornung* 24 K/LH 12 0 0 7 0 0 0
71 Bill Forester* 27 RLB 12 0 2 48 0 34 0 0 1 3 0 0 1
15 Bart Starr 25 qb 12 5 0 2 2 -8 0
33 Lew Carpenter 27 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
17 Lamar McHan 27 QB 12 7 0 3 0 0 0
31 Jim Taylor 24 FB 9 7 0 2 1 0 0
65 Tom Bettis 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Bill Butler 22 KR/PR 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
41 Bobby Freeman 27 12 0 2 22 0 22 0
74 Henry Jordan 24 RDT 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
42 Don McIlhenny 25 RH 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
66 Ray Nitschke 23 MLB 12 0 0 0 2 10 0
45 Emlen Tunnell* 35 LS 12 0 2 20 0 18 0
47 Jesse Whittenton 25 RDH 12 0 0 0 2 45 0
87 Nate Borden 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Dan Currie 24 LLB 12 0 1 25 0 25 0
44 Bobby Dillon 29 RS 12 0 1 7 0 7 0
68 John Dittrich 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Hank Gremminger 26 LDH 12 0 1 45 0 45 0
79 Dave Hanner 29 LDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
84 Gary Knafelc 27 RE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Bill Quinlan 27 RDE 12 0 1 5 0 5 0
51 Jim Ringo*+ 28 C 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
82 Jim Temp 26 LDE 12 0 1 13 0 13 0
Team Total 25.6 12 14 231 0 45 0 0 24 23 47 0 2
Opp Total 12 16 28 13 1

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
5 Paul Hornung* 24 K/LH 12 0 7 7 31 7 94
31 Jim Taylor 24 FB 9 7 6 2 8 48
85 Max McGee 27 LE/P 12 0 5 5 30
86 Boyd Dowler 22 12 0 4 4 24
84 Gary Knafelc 27 RE 12 0 4 4 24
42 Don McIlhenny 25 RH 12 0 1 1 2 12
22 Bill Butler 22 KR/PR 11 0 1 1 6
33 Lew Carpenter 27 12 0 1 1 6
71 Bill Forester* 27 RLB 12 0 1 2
79 Dave Hanner 29 LDT 12 0 1 2
Team Total 25.6 12 15 16 1 32 31 7 2 248
Opp Total 12 14 14 1 1 28 12 1 246

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1959-09-27 CHI W, 9-6 4 5 rush Jim Taylor 5 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
2 1959-10-04 DET W, 28-10 1 12 pass Gary Knafelc 12 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
3 1959-10-04 DET W, 28-10 1 4 pass Don McIlhenny 4 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
4 1959-10-04 DET W, 28-10 4 41 pass Max McGee 41 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
5 1959-10-04 DET W, 28-10 4 36 pass Max McGee 36 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
6 1959-10-11 SFO W, 21-20 1 30 pass Max McGee 30 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
7 1959-10-11 SFO W, 21-20 2 8 rush Paul Hornung 8 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
8 1959-10-11 SFO W, 21-20 4 21 pass Gary Knafelc 21 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
9 1959-10-25 @ BAL L, 21-38 2 55 rush Lew Carpenter 55 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
10 1959-10-25 @ BAL L, 21-38 3 81 pass Max McGee 81 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
11 1959-10-25 @ BAL L, 21-38 4 4 pass Boyd Dowler 4 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Paul Hornung kick)
12 1959-11-08 @ CHI L, 17-28 2 10 rush Jim Taylor 10 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
13 1959-11-08 @ CHI L, 17-28 4 61 punt Bill Butler 61 yard punt return (Paul Hornung kick)
14 1959-11-15 BAL L, 24-28 3 2 rush Jim Taylor 2 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
15 1959-11-15 BAL L, 24-28 3 20 pass Jim Taylor 20 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
16 1959-11-15 BAL L, 24-28 4 3 rush Jim Taylor 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
17 1959-11-22 WAS W, 21-0 2 11 pass Gary Knafelc 11 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
18 1959-11-22 WAS W, 21-0 2 10 pass Max McGee 10 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
19 1959-11-22 WAS W, 21-0 3 5 rush Paul Hornung 5 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
20 1959-11-26 @ DET W, 24-17 1 11 rush Paul Hornung 11 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
21 1959-11-26 @ DET W, 24-17 1 6 rush Paul Hornung 6 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
22 1959-11-26 @ DET W, 24-17 2 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
23 1959-12-06 @ RAM W, 38-20 1 13 pass Jim Taylor 13 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
24 1959-12-06 @ RAM W, 38-20 1 26 pass Boyd Dowler 26 yard pass from Paul Hornung (Paul Hornung kick)
25 1959-12-06 @ RAM W, 38-20 2 6 rush Jim Taylor 6 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
26 1959-12-06 @ RAM W, 38-20 2 30 pass Boyd Dowler 30 yard pass from Paul Hornung (Paul Hornung kick)
27 1959-12-06 @ RAM W, 38-20 4 7 rush Don McIlhenny 7 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
28 1959-12-13 @ SFO W, 36-14 2 13 rush Paul Hornung 13 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
29 1959-12-13 @ SFO W, 36-14 2 22 pass Gary Knafelc 22 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
30 1959-12-13 @ SFO W, 36-14 3 3 rush Paul Hornung 3 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
31 1959-12-13 @ SFO W, 36-14 3 10 pass Boyd Dowler 10 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
32 1959-12-13 @ SFO W, 36-14 4 2 rush Paul Hornung 2 yard rush

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1959-10-04 DET L, 10-28 2 1 rush Nick Pietrosante 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
2 1959-10-11 SFO L, 20-21 3 14 pass Billy Wilson 14 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Tommy Davis kick)
3 1959-10-11 SFO L, 20-21 3 75 pass R.C. Owens 75 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1959-10-18 RAM W, 45-6 1 26 pass Del Shofner 26 yard pass from Billy Wade
5 1959-10-18 RAM W, 45-6 3 49 rush Ollie Matson 49 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
6 1959-10-18 RAM W, 45-6 4 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Jack Morris kick)
7 1959-10-18 RAM W, 45-6 4 53 pass Red Phillips 53 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
8 1959-10-18 RAM W, 45-6 4 25 pass Del Shofner 25 yard pass from Billy Wade (Jack Morris kick)
9 1959-10-25 @ BAL W, 38-21 2 8 pass Raymond Berry 8 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
10 1959-10-25 @ BAL W, 38-21 2 3 rush Alan Ameche 3 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
11 1959-10-25 @ BAL W, 38-21 3 3 pass Alan Ameche 3 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
12 1959-10-25 @ BAL W, 38-21 3 30 interception Bill Pellington 30 yard interception return (Steve Myhra kick)
13 1959-10-25 @ BAL W, 38-21 3 2 pass Raymond Berry 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
14 1959-11-01 @ NYG W, 20-3 1 3 rush Alex Webster 3 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
15 1959-11-01 @ NYG W, 20-3 3 7 rush Alex Webster 7 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
16 1959-11-08 @ CHI W, 28-17 1 5 rush Merrill Douglas 5 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
17 1959-11-08 @ CHI W, 28-17 1 5 rush Rick Casares 5 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
18 1959-11-08 @ CHI W, 28-17 2 36 pass Harlon Hill 36 yard pass from Ed Brown (John Aveni kick)
19 1959-11-08 @ CHI W, 28-17 3 8 pass Jim Dooley 8 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (John Aveni kick)
20 1959-11-15 BAL W, 28-24 1 26 rush Lenny Moore 26 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
21 1959-11-15 BAL W, 28-24 2 7 pass Raymond Berry 7 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
22 1959-11-15 BAL W, 28-24 2 10 pass Raymond Berry 10 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
23 1959-11-15 BAL W, 28-24 4 24 pass Jim Mutscheller 24 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
24 1959-11-26 @ DET L, 17-24 2 5 rush Howard Cassady 5 yard rush (Gerry Perry kick)
25 1959-11-26 @ DET L, 17-24 2 27 pass Jerry Reichow 27 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Gerry Perry kick)
26 1959-12-06 @ RAM L, 20-38 1 8 rush Billy Wade 8 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
27 1959-12-06 @ RAM L, 20-38 3 5 rush Joe Marconi 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
28 1959-12-06 @ RAM L, 20-38 3 71 punt Jon Arnett 71 yard punt return
29 1959-12-13 @ SFO L, 14-36 1 46 rush C.R. Roberts 46 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
30 1959-12-13 @ SFO L, 14-36 1 10 rush J.D. Smith 10 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)