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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 134 3212 828 3.9 30 9 195 164 327 1748 6 21 4.9 91 469 1464 5 3.1 81 82 690 23
Opp. Stats 219 4033 938 4.3 24 11 261 186 319 1719 10 13 4.8 105 582 2314 16 4.0 140 101 799 16
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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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. 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. 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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 27 16 32 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
13 Chester Marcol 28 K 14 0 11 14 13 21 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 14 13 21 134
Opp Total 14 16 10 1 22 27 11 23 1 219

Touchdown Log

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