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1971 Green Bay Packers

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4-8-2, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.0, Offense: 1.4, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 274 points (19.6/g), 13th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 298 points (21.3/g), 18th.
 Differential of -24 points (-1.7/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 6.3-7.7.

Coach: Dan Devine (4-8-2)

Stadium: Lambeau Field
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Head Coach/General Manager Dan Devine
President Dominic Olejniczak
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 274 3914 772 5.1 44 20 6 208 121 254 1685 12 24 6.2 87 500 2229 18 4.5 115
Team Defense 298 4008 861 4.7 32 16 16 230 186 353 2301 21 16 6.2 110 489 1707 7 3.5 104
Lg Rank Offense 13 16 20 22 19 26 24 19 15 9 5 4 5 6
Lg Rank Defense 18 13 19 10 13 12 17 25 21 21 20 10 3 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 New York Giants 40 42 17 348 224 124 5 12 323 221 102 1
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-1 Denver Broncos 34 13 15 303 89 214 4 19 327 246 81 7
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1 Cincinnati Bengals 20 17 18 318 62 256 3 10 178 88 90 2
4 Sun October 10 boxscore L 2-2 @ Detroit Lions 28 31 14 263 137 126 2 26 465 287 178 4
5 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-3 Minnesota Vikings 13 24 19 342 221 121 5 17 270 172 98 1
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 13 30 14 237 144 93 4 20 331 167 164 1
7 Mon November 1 boxscore T 2-4-1 Detroit Lions 14 14 13 218 218 1 18 291 101 190 4
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 3-4-1 @ Chicago Bears 17 14 13 304 133 171 2 16 280 205 75 4
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 3-5-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 0 3 15 301 56 245 4 5 87 21 66 1
10 Mon November 22 boxscore L 3-6-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 21 28 7 143 40 103 1 27 386 182 204 2
11 Sun November 28 boxscore L 3-7-1 New Orleans Saints 21 29 15 262 167 95 6 18 273 110 163
12 Sun December 5 boxscore T 3-7-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16 16 19 357 146 211 3 12 305 225 80 1
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 4-7-2 Chicago Bears 31 10 15 295 180 115 2 13 247 186 61 3
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 4-8-2 @ Miami Dolphins 6 27 14 223 86 137 2 17 245 90 155 1

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
16 Scott Hunter 24 QB 13 10 4-5-1 75 163 46.0% 1210 7 4.3 17 10.4 77 7.4 3.6 16.1 93.1 46.1 11 81 6.49 2.90 6.3 1 2
15 Bart Starr 37 qb 4 3 0-2-1 24 45 53.3% 286 0 0.0 3 6.7 31 6.4 3.4 11.9 71.5 45.2 6 64 4.35 1.71 11.8
12 Zeke Bratkowski 40 qb 6 1 0-1-0 19 37 51.4% 298 4 10.8 3 8.1 50 8.1 6.6 15.7 49.7 80.7 1 12 7.53 6.08 2.6
10 Frank Patrick 24 1 0 1 5 20.0% 39 0 0.0 1 20.0 39 7.8 -1.2 39.0 39.0 20.0 0 0 7.80 -1.20 0.0
44 Donny Anderson 28 P/RB 14 13 2 4 50.0% 9 1 25.0 0 0.0 5 2.3 7.3 4.5 0.6 95.8 0 0 2.25 7.25 0.0
Team Total 26.9 14 4-8-2 121 254 47.6% 1842 12 4.7 24 9.4 77 7.3 3.9 15.2 131.6 48.4 18 157 6.19 3.11 6.6 1 2
Opp Total 14 186 353 52.7% 2469 21 5.9 16 4.5 7.0 6.14 13.3 176.4 76.1 19 168 6.2 5.4 5.1

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
42 John Brockington*+ 23 FB 14 14 216 1105 4 52 5.1 78.9 15.4 14 98 7.0 1 29 1.0 7.0 1203 5 4
44 Donny Anderson 28 P/RB 14 13 186 757 5 31 4.1 54.1 13.3 26 306 11.8 1 39 1.9 21.9 1063 6 6
25 Dave Hampton 24 KR 13 1 67 307 3 41 4.6 23.6 5.2 3 37 12.3 1 19 0.2 2.8 344 4 7
16 Scott Hunter 24 QB 13 10 21 50 4 16 2.4 3.8 1.6 50 4 7
30 Larry Krause 23 9 0 3 -6 0 2 -2.0 -0.7 0.3 -6 0 0
15 Bart Starr 37 qb 4 3 3 11 1 9 3.7 2.8 0.8 11 1 1
31 Perry Williams 25 14 0 3 4 0 3 1.3 0.3 0.2 4 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 40 qb 6 1 1 1 1 1 1.0 0.2 0.2 1 1 1
84 Carroll Dale 33 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 598 19.3 4 77 2.2 42.7 598 4 0
81 Rich McGeorge 23 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 463 17.1 4 50 1.9 33.1 463 4 0
85 John Spilis 24 WR 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 281 20.1 1 39 1.0 20.1 281 1 1
47 Dave Davis 23 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 59 9.8 0 20 0.4 4.2 59 0 1
Team Total 26.9 14 500 2229 18 52 4.5 159.2 35.7 121 1842 15.2 12 77 8.6 131.6 4071 30 29
Opp Total 14 489 1707 7 3.5 121.9 34.9 186 2301 12.4 21 13.3 164.4 4008 28 33

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
25 Dave Hampton 24 KR 13 1 46 1314 1 90 28.6 1658
48 Ken Ellis 24 LCB/PR 14 13 22 107 0 30 4.9 1 22 0 22 22.0 129
47 Dave Davis 23 14 3 6 36 0 19 6.0 1 22 0 22 22.0 117
22 Elijah Pitts 33 6 0 5 13 0 5 2.6 2 41 0 22 20.5 54
30 Larry Krause 23 9 0 5 101 0 29 20.2 95
24 Willie Wood 35 FS 14 14 4 21 0 9 5.3 21
31 Perry Williams 25 14 0 2 41 0 21 20.5 45
50 Jim Carter 23 MLB 13 13 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
27 Al Randolph 27 14 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 38 177 0 30 4.7 58 1546 1 90 26.7 5794
Opp Total 14 23 169 0 7.3 56 1248 0 22.3

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
44 Donny Anderson 28 P/RB 14 13 50 2022 58 0 40.4
75 Lou Michaels 36 K 10 0 14 8 57.1%% 20 19 95.0%%
38 Tim Webster 22 k 4 0 2 2 5 4 1 2 1 11 6 54.5%% 8 8 100.0%%
35 Dave Conway 26 k 1 0 1 1 0.0%% 5 5 100.0%%
18 Ken Duncan 25 p 2 0 6 216 47 0 36.0
Team Total 26.9 14 2 2 5 4 1 3 1 26 14 53.8%% 33 32 97.0%% 56 2238 58 0 40.0
Opp Total 14 37 20 54.1%% 34 32 94.1%% 61 2446 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
25 Dave Hampton 24 KR 13 1 0 7 1 0 0
16 Scott Hunter 24 QB 13 10 0 7 1 -11 0
44 Donny Anderson 28 P/RB 14 13 0 6 1 -5 0
42 John Brockington*+ 23 FB 14 14 0 4 2 0 0
48 Ken Ellis 24 LCB/PR 14 13 6 10 0 5 0
27 Al Randolph 27 14 5 1 34 0 34 0 0 1 2 0 0
89 Dave Robinson 30 LLB 14 11 3 44 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Fred Carr 25 RLB 14 14 0 0 2 34 0
50 Jim Carter 23 MLB 13 13 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Dave Davis 23 14 3 0 1 1 18 0
43 Doug Hart 32 SS 14 12 2 73 0 69 0 1
76 Mike McCoy 23 LDT 12 11 0 0 2 17 0
66 Ray Nitschke 35 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Alden Roche 26 14 9 0 0 2 0 0
83 Sweeny Williams 25 LDE 14 13 0 0 2 0 0
24 Willie Wood 35 FS 14 14 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 3 0
82 Lionel Aldridge 30 RDE 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
12 Zeke Bratkowski 40 qb 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
30 Larry Krause 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Al Matthews 24 RCB 14 10 1 20 0 20 0
81 Rich McGeorge 23 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
85 John Spilis 24 WR 14 11 0 1 0 0 0
15 Bart Starr 37 qb 4 3 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.9 14 16 205 0 69 0 0 29 23 56 0 1
Opp Total 14 18 33 17 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
75 Lou Michaels 36 K 10 0 19 8 43
44 Donny Anderson 28 P/RB 14 13 5 1 6 36
42 John Brockington*+ 23 FB 14 14 4 1 5 30
25 Dave Hampton 24 KR 13 1 3 1 1 5 30
38 Tim Webster 22 k 4 0 8 6 26
84 Carroll Dale 33 WR 14 14 4 4 24
16 Scott Hunter 24 QB 13 10 4 4 24
81 Rich McGeorge 23 TE 14 14 4 4 24
43 Doug Hart 32 SS 14 12 1 1 1 8
12 Zeke Bratkowski 40 qb 6 1 1 1 6
48 Ken Ellis 24 LCB/PR 14 13 1 1 6
85 John Spilis 24 WR 14 11 1 1 6
15 Bart Starr 37 qb 4 3 1 1 6
35 Dave Conway 26 k 1 0 5 5
Team Total 26.9 14 18 12 1 2 33 32 14 1 274
Opp Total 14 7 21 3 2 32 20 1 298

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1971-09-19 NYG L, 40-42 1 100 field goal Ken Ellis 100 yard field goal return (Dave Conway kick)
2 1971-09-19 NYG L, 40-42 2 19 pass Dave Hampton 19 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Dave Conway kick)
3 1971-09-19 NYG L, 40-42 3 21 pass Rich McGeorge 21 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Dave Conway kick)
4 1971-09-19 NYG L, 40-42 4 19 rush Donny Anderson 19 yard rush (Dave Conway kick)
5 1971-09-19 NYG L, 40-42 4 18 pass Carroll Dale 18 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Dave Conway kick)
6 1971-09-26 DEN W, 34-13 1 5 rush Donny Anderson 5 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
7 1971-09-26 DEN W, 34-13 2 52 rush John Brockington 52 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
8 1971-09-26 DEN W, 34-13 3 4 rush Scott Hunter 4 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
9 1971-09-26 DEN W, 34-13 3 4 rush Dave Hampton 4 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
10 1971-10-03 CIN W, 20-17 2 4 rush Donny Anderson 4 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
11 1971-10-03 CIN W, 20-17 4 19 pass Rich McGeorge 19 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Lou Michaels kick)
12 1971-10-10 @ DET L, 28-31 2 4 pass John Brockington 4 yard pass from Donny Anderson (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1971-10-10 @ DET L, 28-31 3 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
14 1971-10-10 @ DET L, 28-31 3 1 rush Zeke Bratkowski 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
15 1971-10-10 @ DET L, 28-31 4 5 pass Rich McGeorge 5 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Lou Michaels kick)
16 1971-10-17 MIN L, 13-24 2 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
17 1971-10-17 MIN L, 13-24 3 56 pass Carroll Dale 56 yard pass from Scott Hunter
18 1971-10-24 @ RAM L, 13-30 4 32 pass John Spilis 32 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Lou Michaels kick)
19 1971-11-01 DET T, 14-14 1 2 rush Dave Hampton 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
20 1971-11-01 DET T, 14-14 2 2 rush Scott Hunter 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
21 1971-11-07 @ CHI W, 17-14 2 31 pass Carroll Dale 31 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Lou Michaels kick)
22 1971-11-07 @ CHI W, 17-14 2 7 rush John Brockington 7 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
23 1971-11-22 @ ATL L, 21-28 2 57 blocked field goal Doug Hart 57 yard blocked field goal return (Lou Michaels kick)
24 1971-11-22 @ ATL L, 21-28 2 14 pass Donny Anderson 14 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Lou Michaels kick)
25 1971-11-22 @ ATL L, 21-28 4 24 rush John Brockington 24 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
26 1971-11-28 NOR L, 21-29 1 3 rush Donny Anderson 3 yard rush (Tim Webster kick)
27 1971-11-28 NOR L, 21-29 4 90 kickoff Dave Hampton 90 yard kickoff return (Tim Webster kick)
28 1971-11-28 NOR L, 21-29 4 40 pass Rich McGeorge 40 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Tim Webster kick)
29 1971-12-05 @ STL T, 16-16 4 2 rush Dave Hampton 2 yard rush (Tim Webster kick)
30 1971-12-12 CHI W, 31-10 1 77 pass Carroll Dale 77 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Tim Webster kick)
31 1971-12-12 CHI W, 31-10 3 6 rush John Brockington 6 yard rush (Tim Webster kick)
32 1971-12-12 CHI W, 31-10 3 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Tim Webster kick)
33 1971-12-12 CHI W, 31-10 4 1 rush Bart Starr 1 yard rush (Tim Webster kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1971-09-19 NYG W, 42-40 2 6 pass Rich Houston 6 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
2 1971-09-19 NYG W, 42-40 2 39 pass Rich Houston 39 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1971-09-19 NYG W, 42-40 2 0 fumble Ralph Heck 0 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1971-09-19 NYG W, 42-40 2 0 fumble Joe Green 0 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1971-09-19 NYG W, 42-40 3 81 pass Rich Houston 81 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1971-09-19 NYG W, 42-40 3 20 pass Tucker Frederickson 20 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1971-09-26 DEN L, 13-34 4 6 pass Jerry Simmons 6 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
8 1971-10-03 CIN L, 17-20 3 65 interception Lemar Parrish 65 yard interception return (Horst Muhlmann kick)
9 1971-10-03 CIN L, 17-20 4 5 pass Eric Crabtree 5 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
10 1971-10-10 @ DET W, 31-28 1 17 pass Earl McCullouch 17 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
11 1971-10-10 @ DET W, 31-28 1 26 pass Steve Owens 26 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
12 1971-10-10 @ DET W, 31-28 2 11 pass Larry Walton 11 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
13 1971-10-10 @ DET W, 31-28 3 60 pass Larry Walton 60 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
14 1971-10-17 MIN W, 24-13 1 6 pass Dave Osborn 6 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
15 1971-10-17 MIN W, 24-13 3 8 pass Stu Voigt 8 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
16 1971-10-17 MIN W, 24-13 4 24 pass Bob Grim 24 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
17 1971-10-24 @ RAM W, 30-13 1 19 pass Bob Klein 19 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
18 1971-10-24 @ RAM W, 30-13 3 18 pass Jack Snow 18 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
19 1971-10-24 @ RAM W, 30-13 4 8 pass Lance Rentzel 8 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
20 1971-11-01 DET T, 14-14 1 25 fumble Bob Bell 25 yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)
21 1971-11-01 DET T, 14-14 2 49 pass Charlie Sanders 49 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
22 1971-11-07 @ CHI L, 14-17 4 30 pass George Farmer 30 yard pass from Bobby Douglass (Mac Percival kick)
23 1971-11-07 @ CHI L, 14-17 4 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
24 1971-11-22 @ ATL W, 28-21 1 1 rush Art Malone 1 yard rush
25 1971-11-22 @ ATL W, 28-21 2 2 rush Cannonball Butler 2 yard rush (run failed)
26 1971-11-22 @ ATL W, 28-21 3 3 pass Jim Mitchell 3 yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)
27 1971-11-22 @ ATL W, 28-21 4 1 rush Art Malone 1 yard rush (Bill Bell kick)
28 1971-11-28 NOR W, 29-21 4 1 rush Jim Strong 1 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
29 1971-11-28 NOR W, 29-21 4 55 interception Doug Wyatt 55 yard interception return (Charlie Durkee kick)
30 1971-12-05 @ STL T, 16-16 4 57 pass Mel Gray 57 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1971-12-12 CHI L, 10-31 1 31 pass George Farmer 31 yard pass from Kent Nix (Mac Percival kick)
32 1971-12-19 @ MIA W, 27-6 3 1 rush Jim Kiick 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
33 1971-12-19 @ MIA W, 27-6 3 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
34 1971-12-19 @ MIA W, 27-6 4 47 blocked field goal Curtis Johnson 47 yard blocked field goal return (Garo Yepremian kick)