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1973 Green Bay Packers

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5-7-2, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.9, Offense: -5.1, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 202 points (14.4/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (18.5/g), 14th.
 Differential of -57 points (-4.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-9.0.

Coach: Dan Devine (5-7-2)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Hanner

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 202 3256 809 4.0 29 12 17 187 119 255 1283 7 17 4.5 72 527 1973 10 3.7 98
Team Defense 259 3821 858 4.5 33 18 15 230 180 327 1822 14 15 5.2 101 506 1999 13 4.0 114
Lg Rank Offense 22 25 8 4 26 25 24 25 13 19 8 12 19 20
Lg Rank Defense 14 10 12 6 13 10 11 12 18 15 15 13 15 11

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 17 boxscore W 1-0 New York Jets 23 7 14 253 98 155 16 269 200 69 3
2 Sun September 23 boxscore T 1-0-1 Detroit Lions 13 13 17 277 101 176 2 12 192 82 110 3
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-1-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 11 10 160 70 90 2 17 284 78 206 4
4 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-1-1 @ New York Giants 16 14 11 200 75 125 2 13 231 174 57 4
5 Sun October 14 boxscore T 2-1-2 Kansas City Chiefs 10 10 16 315 146 169 2 9 149 53 96 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 2-2-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 24 6 63 28 35 2 21 378 134 244 1
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 2-3-2 @ Detroit Lions 0 34 7 63 3 60 3 23 329 66 263 2
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 2-4-2 Chicago Bears 17 31 8 98 -12 110 1 21 337 107 230 3
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 3-4-2 St. Louis Cardinals 25 21 21 305 62 243 1 19 258 187 71 1
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-5-2 @ New England Patriots 24 33 15 338 263 75 2 23 456 340 116 2
11 Mon November 26 boxscore L 3-6-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 6 20 16 255 124 131 3 18 268 94 174 1
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 4-6-2 New Orleans Saints 30 10 13 259 105 154 2 16 256 156 100 5
13 Sat December 8 boxscore L 4-7-2 Minnesota Vikings 7 31 17 300 148 152 5 10 221 83 138
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 5-7-2 @ Chicago Bears 21 0 16 370 72 298 2 12 193 68 125 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
17 Jerry Tagge 23 qb 7 6 3-3-0 56 106 52.8% 720 2 1.9 7 6.6 50 6.8 4.2 12.9 102.9 53.2 9 54 5.79 3.40 7.8
16 Scott Hunter 26 QB 8 5 1-2-2 35 84 41.7% 442 2 2.4 4 4.8 30 5.3 3.6 12.6 55.3 46.8 10 89 3.76 2.27 10.6 1 1
12 Jim Del Gaizo 26 qb 8 3 1-2-0 27 62 43.5% 318 2 3.2 6 9.7 28 5.1 1.4 11.8 39.8 30.9 8 77 3.44 0.16 11.4 1 0
36 MacArthur Lane 31 RB 13 13 1 2 50.0% 23 1 50.0 0 0.0 23 11.5 21.5 23.0 1.8 131.2 0 0 11.50 21.50 0.0
42 John Brockington* 25 FB 14 14 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 25.9 14 5-7-2 119 255 46.7% 1503 7 2.7 17 6.7 50 5.9 3.4 12.6 107.4 46.9 27 220 4.55 2.33 9.6 2 1
Opp Total 14 180 327 55.0% 2050 14 4.3 15 4.6 6.3 5.06 11.4 146.4 69.2 25 228 5.2 4.1 7.1

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* 25 FB 14 14 265 1144 3 53 4.3 81.7 18.9 16 128 8.0 0 37 1.1 9.1 1272 3 4
36 MacArthur Lane 31 RB 13 13 170 528 1 20 3.1 40.6 13.1 27 255 9.4 1 30 2.1 19.6 783 2 4
31 Perry Williams 27 14 1 32 87 1 9 2.7 6.2 2.3 5 44 8.8 0 14 0.4 3.1 131 1 1
25 Les Goodman 23 6 0 18 88 1 19 4.9 14.7 3.0 2 19 9.5 0 12 0.3 3.2 107 1 2
17 Jerry Tagge 23 qb 7 6 15 62 2 41 4.1 8.9 2.1 62 2 1
16 Scott Hunter 26 QB 8 5 8 3 1 6 0.4 0.4 1.0 3 1 1
32 Don Highsmith 25 7 0 7 7 0 4 1.0 1.0 1.0 7 0 1
22 Jon Staggers 25 PR/WR 14 12 4 33 1 20 8.3 2.4 0.3 25 412 16.5 3 50 1.8 29.4 445 4 1
12 Jim Del Gaizo 26 qb 8 3 4 1 0 3 0.3 0.1 0.5 1 0 3
80 Barry Smith 22 WR 14 8 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 15 233 15.5 2 24 1.1 16.6 238 2 0
85 Paul Staroba 24 2 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 5.5 0.5 1 23 23.0 0 23 0.5 11.5 34 0 0
85 Dick Gordon 29 2 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -2.0 0.5 -4 0 0
30 Larry Krause 25 14 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.6 0.1 8 0 1
81 Rich McGeorge 25 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 260 16.3 1 44 1.1 18.6 260 1 0
46 Leland Glass 23 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 119 10.8 0 23 0.9 9.9 119 0 0
86 Mike Donohoe 28 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.8 10 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 527 1973 10 53 3.7 140.9 37.6 119 1503 12.6 7 50 8.5 107.4 3476 17 23
Opp Total 14 506 1999 13 4.0 142.8 36.1 180 1822 10.1 14 12.9 130.1 3821 27 34

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
48 Ken Ellis* 26 RCB 14 14 11 47 0 23 4.3 12 319 0 84 26.6 366
37 Ike Thomas 26 KR 13 1 23 527 0 34 22.9 527
22 Jon Staggers 25 PR/WR 14 12 19 90 0 26 4.7 535
30 Larry Krause 25 14 0 11 244 0 30 22.2 252
74 Aaron Brown 30 8 1 3 26 0 12 8.7 26
36 MacArthur Lane 31 RB 13 13 2 31 0 29 15.5 814
32 Don Highsmith 25 7 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 25
31 Perry Williams 27 14 1 1 24 0 24 24.0 155
Team Total 25.9 14 30 137 0 26 4.6 53 1189 0 84 22.4 4802
Opp Total 14 41 300 0 7.3 40 817 0 20.4

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
20 Ron Widby 28 P 12 0 56 2414 60 0 43.1
13 Chester Marcol 24 K 14 0 7 7 6 4 12 8 7 2 3 35 21 60.0%% 20 19 95.0%%
85 Paul Staroba 24 2 0 12 373 49 0 31.1
Team Total 25.9 14 7 7 6 4 12 8 7 2 3 35 21 60.0%% 20 19 95.0%% 68 2787 60 0 41.0
Opp Total 14 27 19 70.4%% 28 28 100.0%% 67 2606 38.9

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
39 Jim Hill 27 FS 13 13 3 53 0 20 0 0 0 4 0 0
42 John Brockington* 25 FB 14 14 0 4 2 0 0
12 Jim Del Gaizo 26 qb 8 3 0 3 2 0 0
36 MacArthur Lane 31 RB 13 13 0 4 1 0 0
50 Jim Carter* 25 MLB 14 14 3 44 1 42 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Ken Ellis* 26 RCB 14 14 3 53 1 47 0 0 1 0 0 0
56 Tom MacLeod 22 LLB 10 10 2 8 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
29 Al Matthews 26 SS 14 14 2 58 1 58 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Ike Thomas 26 KR 13 1 0 2 2 0 0
53 Fred Carr 27 RLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
25 Les Goodman 23 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
51 Larry Hefner 24 14 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 4 0
16 Scott Hunter 26 QB 8 5 0 1 1 0 0
30 Larry Krause 25 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
76 Mike McCoy 25 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
22 Jon Staggers 25 PR/WR 14 12 0 1 1 0 0
57 Ken Bowman 31 C 14 14 0 1 0 -24 0
28 Willie Buchanon* 23 lcb 6 6 0 0 1 0 0
86 Mike Donohoe 28 13 0 0 0 1 2 0
32 Don Highsmith 25 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 Alden Roche 28 RDE 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
17 Jerry Tagge 23 qb 7 6 0 1 0 0 0
59 Tom Toner 23 14 4 1 1 0 1 0
31 Perry Williams 27 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
83 Sweeny Williams 27 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 15 220 3 58 0 0 23 28 -18 0
Opp Total 14 27 34 16 3

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
13 Chester Marcol 24 K 14 0 19 21 82
22 Jon Staggers 25 PR/WR 14 12 1 3 4 24
42 John Brockington* 25 FB 14 14 3 3 18
36 MacArthur Lane 31 RB 13 13 1 1 2 12
80 Barry Smith 22 WR 14 8 2 2 12
17 Jerry Tagge 23 qb 7 6 2 2 12
50 Jim Carter* 25 MLB 14 14 1 1 6
48 Ken Ellis* 26 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
25 Les Goodman 23 6 0 1 1 6
16 Scott Hunter 26 QB 8 5 1 1 6
29 Al Matthews 26 SS 14 14 1 1 6
81 Rich McGeorge 25 TE 14 14 1 1 6
31 Perry Williams 27 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 10 7 3 20 19 21 202
Opp Total 14 13 14 1 28 19 3 259

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-17 NYJ W, 23-7 2 19 pass Rich McGeorge 19 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
2 1973-09-17 NYJ W, 23-7 4 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
3 1973-09-23 DET T, 13-13 2 5 rush MacArthur Lane 5 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
4 1973-10-07 @ NYG W, 16-14 1 20 rush Jon Staggers 20 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
5 1973-10-14 KAN T, 10-10 2 26 pass Jon Staggers 26 yard pass from Jim Del Gaizo (Chester Marcol kick)
6 1973-10-21 @ RAM L, 7-24 3 23 pass Barry Smith 23 yard pass from MacArthur Lane (Chester Marcol kick)
7 1973-11-04 CHI L, 17-31 1 5 pass MacArthur Lane 5 yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)
8 1973-11-04 CHI L, 17-31 2 1 rush Scott Hunter 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
9 1973-11-11 STL W, 25-21 1 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
10 1973-11-11 STL W, 25-21 2 1 rush Jerry Tagge 1 yard rush
11 1973-11-18 @ NWE L, 24-33 1 4 rush John Brockington 4 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1973-11-18 @ NWE L, 24-33 1 6 rush Perry Williams 6 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
13 1973-11-18 @ NWE L, 24-33 3 47 interception Ken Ellis 47 yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)
14 1973-12-02 NOR W, 30-10 2 58 interception Al Matthews 58 yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)
15 1973-12-02 NOR W, 30-10 3 41 rush Jerry Tagge 41 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
16 1973-12-02 NOR W, 30-10 4 42 interception Jim Carter 42 yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)
17 1973-12-08 MIN L, 7-31 4 17 pass Barry Smith 17 yard pass from Jim Del Gaizo (Chester Marcol kick)
18 1973-12-16 @ CHI W, 21-0 1 20 pass Jon Staggers 20 yard pass from Jerry Tagge (Chester Marcol kick)
19 1973-12-16 @ CHI W, 21-0 2 3 rush Les Goodman 3 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
20 1973-12-16 @ CHI W, 21-0 4 36 pass Jon Staggers 36 yard pass from Jerry Tagge (Chester Marcol kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-17 NYJ L, 7-23 4 17 pass David Knight 17 yard pass from Al Woodall (Bobby Howfield kick)
2 1973-09-23 DET T, 13-13 4 3 rush Altie Taylor 3 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
3 1973-10-07 @ NYG L, 14-16 1 17 pass Don Herrmann 17 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1973-10-07 @ NYG L, 14-16 4 10 pass Bob Grim 10 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
5 1973-10-14 KAN T, 10-10 1 8 pass Morris Stroud 8 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
6 1973-10-21 @ RAM W, 24-7 2 46 pass Harold Jackson 46 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
7 1973-10-21 @ RAM W, 24-7 4 1 rush Larry Smith 1 yard rush (David Ray kick)
8 1973-10-28 @ DET W, 34-0 1 2 rush Steve Owens 2 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
9 1973-10-28 @ DET W, 34-0 2 1 rush Mel Farr 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
10 1973-10-28 @ DET W, 34-0 4 9 rush Altie Taylor 9 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
11 1973-10-28 @ DET W, 34-0 4 6 pass John Hilton 6 yard pass from Bill Munson (Jim O'Brien kick)
12 1973-11-04 CHI W, 31-17 1 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
13 1973-11-04 CHI W, 31-17 3 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
14 1973-11-04 CHI W, 31-17 3 2 rush Bobby Douglass 2 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
15 1973-11-04 CHI W, 31-17 4 1 rush Bobby Douglass 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
16 1973-11-11 STL L, 21-25 1 30 pass Donny Anderson 30 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
17 1973-11-11 STL L, 21-25 4 23 pass Ahmad Rashad 23 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
18 1973-11-11 STL L, 21-25 4 2 rush Terry Metcalf 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1973-11-18 @ NWE W, 33-24 3 28 pass Bob Windsor 28 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Jeff White kick)
20 1973-11-18 @ NWE W, 33-24 4 63 pass Reggie Rucker 63 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Jeff White kick)
21 1973-11-18 @ NWE W, 33-24 4 1 rush Jim Plunkett 1 yard rush (Jeff White kick)
22 1973-11-26 @ SFO W, 20-6 2 1 rush Vic Washington 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
23 1973-11-26 @ SFO W, 20-6 4 20 pass Ted Kwalick 20 yard pass from Steve Spurrier (Bruce Gossett kick)
24 1973-12-02 NOR L, 10-30 3 29 pass Jubilee Dunbar 29 yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)
25 1973-12-08 MIN W, 31-7 1 21 pass Stu Voigt 21 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
26 1973-12-08 MIN W, 31-7 1 46 interception Bobby Bryant 46 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
27 1973-12-08 MIN W, 31-7 2 50 rush Chuck Foreman 50 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
28 1973-12-08 MIN W, 31-7 2 20 pass John Gilliam 20 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)