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1977 Green Bay Packers

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.7, Offense: -9.1, Defense: 0.4, SoS: -2.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 134 points (9.6/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 219 points (15.6/g), 10th.
 Differential of -85 points (-6.1/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 3.3-10.7.

Coach: Bart Starr (4-10-0)
 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 134 3212 828 3.9 30 9 23 195 164 327 1748 6 21 4.9 91 469 1464 5 3.1 81
Team Defense 219 4033 938 4.3 24 11 16 261 186 319 1719 10 13 4.8 105 582 2314 16 4.0 140
Lg Rank Offense 27 27 8 2 26 18 22 26 13 20 23 27 25 27
Lg Rank Defense 10 18 27 23 23 6 5 3 24 7 24 24 22 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 18 boxscore W 1-0 @ New Orleans Saints 24 20 11 204 123 81 1 19 315 162 153 2
2 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-1 Houston Oilers 10 16 15 279 184 95 4 18 227 137 90
3 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 19 8 208 127 81 24 325 131 194
4 Sun October 9 boxscore L 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals 7 17 15 227 115 112 2 21 333 174 159 2
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 1-4 @ Detroit Lions 6 10 11 149 82 67 6 17 262 129 133 2
6 Sun October 23 boxscore W 2-4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 0 14 218 93 125 2 13 188 113 75 3
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-5 Chicago Bears 0 26 17 197 96 101 1 21 419 44 375 1
8 Sun November 6 boxscore L 2-6 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10 20 15 199 115 84 20 301 124 177
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 2-7 Los Angeles Rams 6 24 17 339 246 93 3 23 336 146 190 2
10 Mon November 21 boxscore L 2-8 @ Washington Redskins 9 10 17 196 107 89 4 15 254 95 159 1
11 Sun November 27 boxscore L 2-9 Minnesota Vikings 6 13 9 169 61 108 4 12 218 60 158 2
12 Sun December 4 boxscore W 3-9 Detroit Lions 10 9 11 229 65 164 2 13 195 95 100 3
13 Sun December 11 boxscore L 3-10 @ Chicago Bears 10 21 16 276 115 161 1 25 348 114 234 3
14 Sun December 18 boxscore W 4-10 San Francisco 49ers 16 14 19 322 219 103 20 312 195 117 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
10 Lynn Dickey 28 QB 9 9 2-7-0 113 220 51.4% 1346 5 2.3 14 6.4 95 6.1 3.7 11.9 149.6 51.4 21 187 4.81 2.61 8.7
17 David Whitehurst 22 qb 7 5 2-3-0 50 105 47.6% 634 1 1.0 7 6.7 48 6.0 3.2 12.7 90.6 42.3 10 68 4.92 2.36 8.7
12 Brian Dowling 30 2 0 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
40 Willard Harrell 25 PR 13 4 1 1 100.0% 33 0 0.0 0 0.0 33 33.0 33.0 33.0 2.5 118.7 1 10 11.50 11.50 50.0
Team Total 26.1 14 4-10-0 164 327 50.2% 2013 6 1.8 21 6.4 95 6.2 3.6 12.3 143.8 48.9 32 265 4.87 2.57 8.9 0 0
Opp Total 14 186 319 58.3% 2042 10 3.1 13 4.1 6.4 5.19 11.0 145.9 70.8 37 323 4.8 3.7 10.4

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
33 Barty Smith 25 FB 14 14 166 554 2 11 3.3 39.6 11.9 37 340 9.2 1 42 2.6 24.3 894 3 1
26 Eric Torkelson 25 RB 14 7 103 309 1 29 3.0 22.1 7.4 11 107 9.7 0 14 0.8 7.6 416 1 4
40 Willard Harrell 25 PR 13 4 60 140 1 9 2.3 10.8 4.6 19 194 10.2 0 48 1.5 14.9 334 1 3
48 Nate Simpson 23 12 2 60 204 0 40 3.4 17.0 5.0 5 19 3.8 0 14 0.4 1.6 223 0 4
34 Terdell Middleton 22 rb 14 1 35 97 0 16 2.8 6.9 2.5 1 27 27.0 0 27 0.1 1.9 124 0 4
17 David Whitehurst 22 qb 7 5 14 55 1 19 3.9 7.9 2.0 55 1 2
31 Jim Culbreath 25 13 0 12 53 0 18 4.4 4.1 0.9 2 6 3.0 0 5 0.2 0.5 59 0 1
42 John Brockington 29 1 0 11 25 0 8 2.3 25.0 11.0 2 1 0.5 0 6 2.0 1.0 26 0 0
10 Lynn Dickey 28 QB 9 9 5 24 0 10 4.8 2.7 0.6 24 0 1
11 David Beverly 27 P 14 0 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 -0.2 0.1 -3 0 1
84 Steve Odom 25 KR/WR 14 10 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 27 549 20.3 3 95 1.9 39.2 555 3 0
89 Ollie Smith 28 WR 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 357 16.2 0 41 1.8 29.8 357 0 1
81 Rich McGeorge 29 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 142 8.4 1 18 1.2 10.1 142 1 1
18 Randy Vataha 29 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 109 10.9 0 20 1.7 18.2 109 0 0
85 Ken Payne 27 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 99 14.1 1 45 1.8 24.8 99 1 0
88 Bert Askson 32 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 51 25.5 0 34 0.1 3.6 51 0 0
43 Aundra Thompson 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 14 0.1 0.9 12 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 469 1464 5 40 3.1 104.6 33.5 164 2013 12.3 6 95 11.7 143.8 3477 11 24
Opp Total 14 582 2314 16 4.0 165.3 41.6 186 1719 9.2 10 13.3 122.8 4033 26 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
40 Willard Harrell 25 PR 13 4 28 253 1 75 9.0 3 48 0 24 16.0 635
84 Steve Odom 25 KR/WR 14 10 23 468 0 37 20.3 1023
24 Johnnie Gray 24 FS 14 14 10 68 0 24 6.8 68
21 Steve Wagner 23 14 0 6 62 0 20 10.3 62
31 Jim Culbreath 25 13 0 5 82 0 30 16.4 141
34 Terdell Middleton 22 rb 14 1 4 141 1 85 35.3 265
43 Aundra Thompson 24 14 0 4 82 0 30 20.5 94
26 Eric Torkelson 25 RB 14 7 2 36 0 25 18.0 452
57 Derrel Gofourth 22 13 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
51 Jim Gueno 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
37 Tim Moresco 23 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
48 Nate Simpson 23 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 223
Team Total 26.1 14 38 321 1 75 8.4 51 947 1 85 18.6 4745
Opp Total 14 53 311 0 5.9 39 786 0 20.2

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 27 P 14 0 85 3391 59 1 39.9
13 Chester Marcol 28 K 14 0 2 2 3 2 8 4 6 5 2 21 13 61.9%% 14 11 78.6%%
Team Total 26.1 14 2 2 3 2 8 4 6 5 2 21 13 61.9%% 14 11 78.6%% 85 3391 59 1 39.9
Opp Total 14 23 11 47.8%% 27 22 81.5%% 76 2774 36.5

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
46 Steve Luke 24 SS 14 14 4 9 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Terdell Middleton 22 rb 14 1 0 4 1 0 0
48 Nate Simpson 23 12 2 0 4 1 0 0
26 Eric Torkelson 25 RB 14 7 0 4 1 0 0
28 Willie Buchanon 27 LCB 14 14 2 41 1 29 0 0 1 1 0 0
29 Mike McCoy 24 RCB 14 14 4 2 0 2 0
31 Jim Culbreath 25 13 0 0 1 2 0 0
24 Johnnie Gray 24 FS 14 14 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Willard Harrell 25 PR 13 4 0 3 0 0 0
17 David Whitehurst 22 qb 7 5 0 2 1 0 0
70 Bob Barber 26 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
11 David Beverly 27 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
81 Rich McGeorge 29 TE 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
33 Barty Smith 25 FB 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
77 Mike Butler 23 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
53 Fred Carr 31 RLB 14 14 1 15 0 15 0
10 Lynn Dickey 28 QB 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
51 Jim Gueno 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Dick Himes 31 RT 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
90 Ezra Johnson 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Mark Koncar 24 LT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
75 Dave Pureifory 28 RDT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
74 Dave Roller 28 LDT 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
89 Ollie Smith 28 WR 12 11 0 1 0 0 0
59 Tom Toner 27 LLB 14 9 1 10 0 10 0
21 Steve Wagner 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 13 89 1 29 0 0 24 23 0 0
Opp Total 14 32 27 16 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
13 Chester Marcol 28 K 14 0 11 13 50
84 Steve Odom 25 KR/WR 14 10 3 3 18
33 Barty Smith 25 FB 14 14 2 1 3 18
40 Willard Harrell 25 PR 13 4 1 1 2 12
28 Willie Buchanon 27 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
81 Rich McGeorge 29 TE 14 13 1 1 6
34 Terdell Middleton 22 rb 14 1 1 1 6
85 Ken Payne 27 4 4 1 1 6
26 Eric Torkelson 25 RB 14 7 1 1 6
17 David Whitehurst 22 qb 7 5 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 5 6 1 1 1 14 11 13 134
Opp Total 14 16 10 1 22 11 1 219

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ NOR W, 24-20 1 2 rush Barty Smith 2 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ NOR W, 24-20 1 75 punt Willard Harrell 75 yard punt return (Chester Marcol kick)
3 1977-09-18 @ NOR W, 24-20 2 15 pass Ken Payne 15 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
4 1977-09-25 HOU L, 10-16 1 40 pass Steve Odom 40 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
5 1977-10-02 @ MIN L, 7-19 1 95 pass Steve Odom 95 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
6 1977-10-09 CIN L, 7-17 2 14 pass Barty Smith 14 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Chester Marcol kick)
7 1977-10-23 @ TAM W, 13-0 3 5 rush Eric Torkelson 5 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
8 1977-11-06 @ KAN L, 10-20 4 85 kickoff Terdell Middleton 85 yard kickoff return (Chester Marcol kick)
9 1977-11-13 RAM L, 6-24 3 65 pass Steve Odom 65 yard pass from Lynn Dickey
10 1977-11-27 MIN L, 6-13 1 3 rush David Whitehurst 3 yard rush
11 1977-12-04 DET W, 10-9 1 2 rush Willard Harrell 2 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
12 1977-12-11 @ CHI L, 10-21 2 1 rush Barty Smith 1 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
13 1977-12-18 SFO W, 16-14 1 9 pass Rich McGeorge 9 yard pass from David Whitehurst
14 1977-12-18 SFO W, 16-14 2 29 interception Willie Buchanon 29 yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ NOR L, 20-24 3 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ NOR L, 20-24 3 3 rush Chuck Muncie 3 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
3 1977-09-18 @ NOR L, 20-24 4 59 pass Henry Childs 59 yard pass from Archie Manning
4 1977-09-25 HOU W, 16-10 2 1 rush Tim Wilson 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1977-09-25 HOU W, 16-10 4 95 interception Willie Alexander 95 yard interception return
6 1977-10-02 @ MIN W, 19-7 1 16 pass Sammy White 16 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
7 1977-10-02 @ MIN W, 19-7 2 3 rush Chuck Foreman 3 yard rush
8 1977-10-02 @ MIN W, 19-7 4 2 rush Sammy Johnson 2 yard rush
9 1977-10-09 CIN W, 17-7 2 8 pass Isaac Curtis 8 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
10 1977-10-09 CIN W, 17-7 3 2 rush Tony Davis 2 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
11 1977-10-16 @ DET W, 10-6 4 9 pass Ray Jarvis 9 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1977-10-30 CHI W, 26-0 1 3 rush Johnny Musso 3 yard rush (run failed)
13 1977-10-30 CHI W, 26-0 1 6 rush Walter Payton 6 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
14 1977-10-30 CHI W, 26-0 4 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
15 1977-11-06 @ KAN W, 20-10 1 3 pass Henry Marshall 3 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1977-11-06 @ KAN W, 20-10 4 1 rush Ed Podolak 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1977-11-13 RAM W, 24-6 2 2 rush Lawrence McCutcheon 2 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
18 1977-11-13 RAM W, 24-6 2 6 pass Terry Nelson 6 yard pass from Pat Haden (Rafael Septien kick)
19 1977-11-13 RAM W, 24-6 4 1 rush Wendell Tyler 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
20 1977-11-21 @ WAS W, 10-9 4 7 pass Mike Thomas 7 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
21 1977-11-27 MIN W, 13-6 2 40 pass Sammy White 40 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
22 1977-12-04 DET L, 9-10 4 16 rush Leonard Thompson 16 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
23 1977-12-11 @ CHI W, 21-10 1 11 pass James Scott 11 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
24 1977-12-11 @ CHI W, 21-10 2 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
25 1977-12-11 @ CHI W, 21-10 4 7 rush Walter Payton 7 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
26 1977-12-18 SFO L, 14-16 1 9 pass Gene Washington 9 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Ray Wersching kick)
27 1977-12-18 SFO L, 14-16 2 29 rush Wilbur Jackson 29 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)