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1976 Green Bay Packers

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.5, Offense: -2.5, Defense: -2.0, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 218 points (15.6/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 299 points (21.4/g), 21st.
 Differential of -81 points (-5.8/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: Bart Starr (5-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Paul Roach
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Hanner
 Other Notable Asst.: Dick LeBeau (Defensive Backs)

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

Team Info

President Dominic Olejniczak
Head Coach/General Manager Bart Starr
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 218 3452 883 3.9 45 23 17 210 164 357 1730 10 22 4.3 94 485 1722 15 3.6 99
Team Defense 299 4123 943 4.4 26 15 23 262 196 354 1835 13 11 4.6 107 546 2288 17 4.2 132
Lg Rank Offense 23 26 26 24 24 18 21 21 23 24 20 24 11 27
Lg Rank Defense 21 14 24 17 20 10 5 9 22 7 20 20 20 19

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 San Francisco 49ers 14 26 17 227 102 125 3 17 314 104 210 1
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 0 29 7 131 69 62 7 22 420 212 208
3 Sun September 26 boxscore L 0-3 @ Cincinnati Bengals 7 28 7 36 -35 71 4 19 286 64 222 1
4 Sun October 3 boxscore W 1-3 Detroit Lions 24 14 15 247 35 212 1 20 216 61 155 2
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-3 Seattle Seahawks 27 20 24 380 193 187 3 17 227 169 58 2
6 Sun October 17 boxscore W 3-3 Philadelphia Eagles 28 13 17 356 226 130 2 16 239 143 96 1
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 3-4 @ Oakland Raiders 14 18 21 372 264 108 4 15 276 161 115 2
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 3-5 @ Detroit Lions 6 27 11 163 76 87 5 21 409 187 222 3
9 Sun November 7 boxscore W 4-5 New Orleans Saints 32 27 19 298 123 175 3 21 297 161 136 3
10 Sun November 14 boxscore L 4-6 @ Chicago Bears 13 24 16 261 179 82 4 16 249 47 202 2
11 Sun November 21 boxscore L 4-7 Minnesota Vikings 10 17 13 228 82 146 4 17 251 151 100 2
12 Sun November 28 boxscore L 4-8 Chicago Bears 10 16 11 259 177 82 4 16 273 72 201 3
13 Sun December 5 boxscore L 4-9 @ Minnesota Vikings 9 20 8 144 85 59 29 413 195 218 3
14 Sun December 12 boxscore W 5-9 @ Atlanta Falcons 24 20 24 350 154 196 1 16 253 108 145 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
10 Lynn Dickey 27 QB 10 10 4-6-0 115 243 47.3% 1465 7 2.9 14 5.8 69 6.0 4.0 12.7 146.5 52.2 28 279 4.38 2.57 10.3 3 3
19 Carlos Brown 24 qb 13 3 0-3-0 26 74 35.1% 333 2 2.7 6 8.1 47 4.5 1.4 12.8 25.6 25.3 10 66 3.18 0.44 11.9
16 Randy Johnson 32 qb 3 1 1-0-0 21 35 60.0% 249 0 0.0 1 2.9 45 7.1 5.8 11.9 83.0 69.8 2 23 6.11 4.89 5.4 1 1
40 Willard Harrell 24 RB 13 4 1 4 25.0% 40 1 25.0 1 25.0 40 10.0 3.8 40.0 3.1 68.7 1 7 6.60 1.60 20.0
11 David Beverly 26 P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 18 0 0.0 0 0.0 18 18.0 18.0 18.0 1.3 118.7 0 0 18.00 18.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 14 5-9-0 164 357 45.9% 2105 10 2.8 22 6.2 69 5.9 3.7 12.8 150.4 48.6 41 375 4.35 2.36 10.3 4 4
Opp Total 14 196 354 55.4% 2192 13 3.7 11 3.1 6.2 5.53 11.2 156.6 73.3 43 357 4.6 4.0 10.8

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
40 Willard Harrell 24 RB 13 4 130 435 3 56 3.3 33.5 10.0 17 201 11.8 1 69 1.3 15.5 636 4 9
42 John Brockington 28 FB 14 9 117 406 2 29 3.5 29.0 8.4 11 49 4.5 0 20 0.8 3.5 455 2 3
33 Barty Smith 24 rb 8 5 97 355 5 16 3.7 44.4 12.1 11 88 8.0 0 35 1.4 11.0 443 5 4
26 Eric Torkelson 24 rb 14 10 88 289 2 15 3.3 20.6 6.3 19 140 7.4 0 31 1.4 10.0 429 2 3
27 Cliff Taylor 24 7 0 14 47 1 17 3.4 6.7 2.0 2 21 10.5 0 18 0.3 3.0 68 1 0
19 Carlos Brown 24 qb 13 3 12 49 0 21 4.1 3.8 0.9 49 0 2
10 Lynn Dickey 27 QB 10 10 11 19 1 12 1.7 1.9 1.1 19 1 7
41 Dave Osborn 33 6 0 6 16 0 6 2.7 2.7 1.0 16 0 0
16 Randy Johnson 32 qb 3 1 5 25 1 11 5.0 8.3 1.7 25 1 2
84 Steve Odom 24 KR/WR 12 11 4 78 0 28 19.5 6.5 0.3 23 456 19.8 2 66 1.9 38.0 534 2 2
80 Don Zimmerman 27 2 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.5 0.5 1 13 13.0 0 13 0.5 6.5 16 0 0
85 Ken Payne 26 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 467 14.2 4 57 2.4 33.4 467 4 1
81 Rich McGeorge 28 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 278 11.6 1 28 1.7 19.9 278 1 0
89 Ollie Smith 27 13 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 364 18.2 1 47 1.5 28.0 364 1 2
88 Bert Askson 31 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.1 0.1 2 1 0
44 Charlie Hall 28 db 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.1 1.3 18 0 0
71 Melvin Jackson 22 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.6 8 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 485 1722 15 56 3.6 123.0 34.6 164 2105 12.8 10 69 11.7 150.4 3827 25 37
Opp Total 14 546 2288 17 4.2 163.4 39.0 196 1835 9.4 13 14.0 131.1 4123 30 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
24 Johnnie Gray 23 FS/PR 14 14 37 307 0 27 8.3 1 23 0 23 23.0 330
84 Steve Odom 24 KR/WR 12 11 29 610 0 88 21.0 1144
29 Mike McCoy 23 db 14 1 18 457 0 65 25.4 457
26 Eric Torkelson 24 rb 14 10 6 123 0 29 20.5 552
40 Willard Harrell 24 RB 13 4 3 -7 0 1 -2.3 629
55 Bob Hyland 31 14 0 3 31 0 11 10.3 31
41 Dave Osborn 33 6 0 3 19 0 10 6.3 35
27 Cliff Taylor 24 7 0 3 59 0 23 19.7 127
89 Ollie Smith 27 13 3 1 12 0 12 12.0 376
21 Steve Wagner 22 11 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 27
Team Total 26.5 14 40 300 0 27 7.5 65 1361 0 88 20.9 5488
Opp Total 14 48 268 0 5.6 44 784 0 17.8

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
11 David Beverly 26 P 14 0 83 3074 60 1 37.0
13 Chester Marcol 27 K 14 0 1 1 3 3 8 4 5 2 2 19 10 52.6%% 27 24 88.9%%
Team Total 26.5 14 1 1 3 3 8 4 5 2 2 19 10 52.6%% 27 24 88.9%% 83 3074 60 1 37.0
Opp Total 14 33 22 66.7%% 34 29 85.3%% 77 2964 38.5

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
10 Lynn Dickey 27 QB 10 10 0 7 3 -8 0
40 Willard Harrell 24 RB 13 4 0 9 0 0 0
24 Johnnie Gray 23 FS/PR 14 14 4 101 1 67 0 0 0 4 0 0
33 Barty Smith 24 rb 8 5 0 4 1 0 0
26 Eric Torkelson 24 rb 14 10 0 3 2 0 0
19 Carlos Brown 24 qb 13 3 0 2 2 0 0
42 John Brockington 28 FB 14 9 0 3 0 0 0
16 Randy Johnson 32 qb 3 1 0 2 1 -4 0
76 Mike McCoy 28 LDT 14 14 0 0 3 0 0
84 Steve Odom 24 KR/WR 12 11 0 2 1 0 0
28 Willie Buchanon 26 LCB 14 14 2 28 0 22 0
53 Fred Carr 30 RLB 14 14 1 10 1 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Jim Gueno 22 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
46 Steve Luke 23 SS 14 13 2 30 0 15 0
85 Ken Payne 26 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
74 Dave Roller 27 rdt 13 6 0 0 2 -2 0
89 Ollie Smith 27 13 3 0 2 0 0 0
21 Steve Wagner 22 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
55 Bob Hyland 31 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Mike McCoy 23 db 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
81 Rich McGeorge 28 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
75 Dave Pureifory 27 RDT 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
45 Perry Smith 25 RCB 13 13 1 0 0 0 0
59 Tom Toner 26 11 0 1 28 0 28 0
61 Bruce Van Dyke 32 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
52 Gary Weaver 27 LLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 11 197 2 67 0 0 37 29 -14 0
Opp Total 14 41 27 12

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 27 K 14 0 24 10 54
33 Barty Smith 24 rb 8 5 5 5 30
40 Willard Harrell 24 RB 13 4 3 1 4 24
85 Ken Payne 26 WR 14 14 4 4 24
42 John Brockington 28 FB 14 9 2 2 12
84 Steve Odom 24 KR/WR 12 11 2 2 12
26 Eric Torkelson 24 rb 14 10 2 2 12
88 Bert Askson 31 14 0 1 1 6
53 Fred Carr 30 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
10 Lynn Dickey 27 QB 10 10 1 1 6
24 Johnnie Gray 23 FS/PR 14 14 1 1 6
16 Randy Johnson 32 qb 3 1 1 1 6
81 Rich McGeorge 28 TE 14 14 1 1 6
89 Ollie Smith 27 13 3 1 1 6
27 Cliff Taylor 24 7 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 15 10 2 27 24 10 1 216
Opp Total 14 17 13 3 29 22 299

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 SFO L, 14-26 1 15 interception Johnnie Gray 15 yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)
2 1976-09-12 SFO L, 14-26 4 1 rush Cliff Taylor 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
3 1976-09-26 @ CIN L, 7-28 1 7 rush Lynn Dickey 7 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
4 1976-10-03 DET W, 24-14 1 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
5 1976-10-03 DET W, 24-14 4 2 pass Bert Askson 2 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
6 1976-10-03 DET W, 24-14 4 40 pass Steve Odom 40 yard pass from Willard Harrell (Chester Marcol kick)
7 1976-10-10 SEA W, 27-20 1 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
8 1976-10-10 SEA W, 27-20 3 66 pass Steve Odom 66 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
9 1976-10-10 SEA W, 27-20 4 6 rush Barty Smith 6 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
10 1976-10-10 SEA W, 27-20 4 6 rush Willard Harrell 6 yard rush
11 1976-10-17 PHI W, 28-13 1 44 pass Ken Payne 44 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1976-10-17 PHI W, 28-13 2 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
13 1976-10-17 PHI W, 28-13 2 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
14 1976-10-17 PHI W, 28-13 4 69 pass Willard Harrell 69 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
15 1976-10-24 @ OAK L, 14-18 1 57 pass Ken Payne 57 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
16 1976-10-24 @ OAK L, 14-18 4 4 rush Willard Harrell 4 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
17 1976-11-07 NOR W, 32-27 1 8 rush Eric Torkelson 8 yard rush
18 1976-11-07 NOR W, 32-27 2 20 pass Rich McGeorge 20 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
19 1976-11-07 NOR W, 32-27 3 10 interception Fred Carr 10 yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)
20 1976-11-07 NOR W, 32-27 4 2 rush Willard Harrell 2 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
21 1976-11-14 @ CHI L, 13-24 2 27 pass Ken Payne 27 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
22 1976-11-21 MIN L, 10-17 3 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
23 1976-11-28 CHI L, 10-16 3 11 pass Ken Payne 11 yard pass from Carlos Brown (Chester Marcol kick)
24 1976-12-05 @ MIN L, 9-20 1 12 pass Ollie Smith 12 yard pass from Carlos Brown
25 1976-12-12 @ ATL W, 24-20 2 3 rush Randy Johnson 3 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
26 1976-12-12 @ ATL W, 24-20 4 1 rush John Brockington 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
27 1976-12-12 @ ATL W, 24-20 4 1 rush Eric Torkelson 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1976-09-12 SFO W, 26-14 2 24 pass Willie McGee 24 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
2 1976-09-12 SFO W, 26-14 2 59 rush Delvin Williams 59 yard rush
3 1976-09-12 SFO W, 26-14 3 29 pass Willie McGee 29 yard pass from Jim Plunkett
4 1976-09-12 SFO W, 26-14 4 1 rush Delvin Williams 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
5 1976-09-19 @ STL W, 29-0 4 2 rush Terry Metcalf 2 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1976-09-19 @ STL W, 29-0 4 3 rush Steve Jones 3 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1976-09-26 @ CIN W, 28-7 2 53 interception Ken Riley 53 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
8 1976-09-26 @ CIN W, 28-7 2 2 pass Bob Trumpy 2 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
9 1976-09-26 @ CIN W, 28-7 3 9 rush Archie Griffin 9 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
10 1976-09-26 @ CIN W, 28-7 4 33 interception Tommy Casanova 33 yard interception return (Chris Bahr kick)
11 1976-10-03 DET L, 14-24 2 7 rush Dexter Bussey 7 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
12 1976-10-03 DET L, 14-24 2 3 pass Ray Jarvis 3 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
13 1976-10-10 SEA L, 20-27 2 26 blocked punt Steve Raible 26 yard blocked punt return (John Leypoldt kick)
14 1976-10-10 SEA L, 20-27 3 1 rush Ralph Nelson 1 yard rush (John Leypoldt kick)
15 1976-10-17 PHI L, 13-28 4 1 rush Mike Boryla 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
16 1976-10-24 @ OAK W, 18-14 2 27 pass Dave Casper 27 yard pass from Ken Stabler
17 1976-10-24 @ OAK W, 18-14 2 88 pass Cliff Branch 88 yard pass from Ken Stabler
18 1976-10-24 @ OAK W, 18-14 2 10 pass Fred Biletnikoff 10 yard pass from Ken Stabler
19 1976-10-31 @ DET W, 27-6 1 74 pass Ray Jarvis 74 yard pass from Greg Landry (Benny Ricardo kick)
20 1976-10-31 @ DET W, 27-6 2 26 rush Lawrence Gaines 26 yard rush (Benny Ricardo kick)
21 1976-10-31 @ DET W, 27-6 2 13 pass Ray Jarvis 13 yard pass from Greg Landry (Benny Ricardo kick)
22 1976-11-07 NOR L, 27-32 2 45 interception Jim Merlo 45 yard interception return (Rich Szaro kick)
23 1976-11-07 NOR L, 27-32 3 1 rush Tony Galbreath 1 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
24 1976-11-07 NOR L, 27-32 3 7 rush Mike Strachan 7 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
25 1976-11-14 @ CHI W, 24-13 1 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
26 1976-11-14 @ CHI W, 24-13 1 4 pass Mike Adamle 4 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
27 1976-11-14 @ CHI W, 24-13 3 16 rush Roland Harper 16 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
28 1976-11-21 MIN W, 17-10 2 4 pass Robert Miller 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
29 1976-11-21 MIN W, 17-10 4 11 pass Ahmad Rashad 11 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
30 1976-11-28 CHI W, 16-10 1 49 pass James Scott 49 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
31 1976-12-05 @ MIN W, 20-9 4 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
32 1976-12-05 @ MIN W, 20-9 4 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
33 1976-12-12 @ ATL L, 20-24 2 36 rush Mike Esposito 36 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
34 1976-12-12 @ ATL L, 20-24 3 7 rush Billy Pritchett 7 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)