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1979 Green Bay Packers

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5-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.8, Offense: -5.3, Defense: -1.5, SoS: -2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 246 points (15.4/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 316 points (19.8/g), 13th.
 Differential of -70 points (-4.4/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Bart Starr (5-11-0)
 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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 246 4542 974 4.7 44 22 25 279 240 444 2681 15 22 5.5 133 483 1861 14 3.9 121
Team Defense 316 5647 1114 5.1 32 14 19 327 249 440 2762 21 18 5.8 146 639 2885 14 4.5 162
Lg Rank Offense 25 25 23 27 21 17 16 23 12 17 24 21 20 19
Lg Rank Defense 13 23 25 22 24 8 13 15 20 15 28 28 8 27

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 3 6 9 149 72 77 1 17 300 117 183 2
2 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-1 New Orleans Saints 28 19 21 309 115 194 2 29 474 289 185 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 21 18 274 185 89 3 19 367 132 235 1
4 Sun September 23 boxscore L OT 1-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 21 27 14 249 108 141 1 24 376 215 161 2
5 Mon October 1 boxscore W 2-3 New England Patriots 27 14 19 317 199 118 2 26 401 239 162 6
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 2-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 7 25 17 275 158 117 3 19 286 134 152 1
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-4 Detroit Lions 24 16 18 298 109 189 2 13 247 154 93 2
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 3-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 21 16 299 261 38 4 15 313 85 228 1
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-6 @ Miami Dolphins 7 27 9 196 143 53 3 28 475 280 195 1
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 3-7 New York Jets 22 27 22 395 287 108 4 20 382 136 246 2
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 4-7 Minnesota Vikings 19 7 19 293 115 178 3 23 347 230 117 5
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 4-8 @ Buffalo Bills 12 19 14 290 195 95 5 20 400 213 187 1
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 4-9 Philadelphia Eagles 10 21 25 331 213 118 3 16 347 118 229
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-10 @ Washington Redskins 21 38 19 274 178 96 3 24 437 242 195 1
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 4-11 Chicago Bears 14 15 19 306 251 55 5 16 267 106 161 2
16 Sat December 15 boxscore W 5-11 @ Detroit Lions 18 13 20 287 92 195 18 228 72 156 3

Passing

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
17 David Whitehurst 24 QB 13 13 4-9-0 179 322 55.6 2247 10 3.1 18 5.6 78 7.0 5.1 12.6 172.8 64.5 32 256 5.62 3.90 9.0
10 Lynn Dickey 30 qb 5 3 1-2-0 60 119 50.4 787 5 4.2 4 3.4 52 6.6 5.9 13.1 157.4 71.7 15 120 4.98 4.38 11.2
11 David Beverly 29 P 16 0 1 2 50.0 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 11.5 11.5 23.0 1.4 91.7 0 0 11.50 11.50 0.0
80 James Lofton 23 WR 16 16 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 24.9 16 5-11-0 240 444 54.1 3057 15 3.4 22 5.0 78 6.9 5.3 12.7 191.1 66.4 47 376 5.46 4.05 9.6 0 0
Opp Total 16 249 440 56.6 3041 21 4.8 18 4.1 6.9 6.03 12.2 190.1 76.9 35 279 5.8 5.0 7.4

Rushing & Receiving

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
34 Terdell Middleton 24 RB 14 12 131 495 2 28 3.8 35.4 9.4 18 155 8.6 1 29 1.3 11.1 650 3 3
26 Eric Torkelson 27 FB 14 8 98 401 3 15 4.1 28.6 7.0 19 139 7.3 0 14 1.4 9.9 540 3 3
48 Nate Simpson 25 15 3 66 235 1 22 3.6 15.7 4.4 11 46 4.2 0 10 0.7 3.1 281 1 2
33 Barty Smith 27 6 6 57 201 3 23 3.5 33.5 9.5 19 155 8.2 1 22 3.2 25.8 356 4 1
32 Steve Atkins 23 rb 7 1 42 239 1 60 5.7 34.1 6.0 10 89 8.9 0 19 1.4 12.7 328 1 1
30 Ricky Patton 25 rb 6 1 37 134 0 14 3.6 22.3 6.2 6 41 6.8 0 9 1.0 6.8 175 0 1
17 David Whitehurst 24 QB 13 13 18 73 4 17 4.1 5.6 1.4 73 4 3
42 Walter Landers 26 9 1 17 41 0 14 2.4 4.6 1.9 5 60 12.0 1 55 0.6 6.7 101 1 0
31 Jim Culbreath 27 4 0 5 8 0 6 1.6 2.0 1.3 8 0 0
10 Lynn Dickey 30 qb 5 3 5 13 0 8 2.6 2.6 1.0 13 0 2
40 Eddie Lee Ivery 22 1 0 3 24 0 11 8.0 24.0 3.0 24 0 1
89 Aundra Thompson 26 WR 15 15 2 -18 0 -7 -9.0 -1.2 0.1 25 395 15.8 3 50 1.7 26.3 377 3 3
80 James Lofton 23 WR 16 16 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 54 968 17.9 4 52 3.4 60.5 967 4 5
21 Steve Wagner 25 16 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 1.0 0.1 16 0 0
82 Paul Coffman 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 56 711 12.7 4 78 3.5 44.4 711 4 4
87 Walter Tullis 26 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 173 17.3 1 52 0.6 10.8 173 1 0
88 Ron Cassidy 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 102 17.0 0 23 0.8 12.8 102 0 0
51 Jim Gueno 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 23 23.0 0 23 0.1 1.4 23 0 0
Team Total 24.9 16 483 1861 14 60 3.9 116.3 30.2 240 3057 12.7 15 78 15.0 191.1 4918 29 37
Opp Total 16 639 2885 14 4.5 180.3 39.9 249 2762 11.1 21 15.6 172.6 5647 35 30

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Steve Odom 27 KR/PR 9 0 15 80 0 19 5.3 29 622 0 31 21.4 702
89 Aundra Thompson 26 WR 15 15 15 346 1 100 23.1 723
24 Johnnie Gray 26 FS 16 16 13 61 0 18 4.7 61
29 Mike McCoy 26 RCB 16 16 11 248 0 41 22.5 248
36 Howard Sampson 23 16 0 3 45 0 21 15.0 45
39 Sammy Johnson 27 3 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
21 Steve Wagner 25 16 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 24
65 Mike Wellman 23 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
Team Total 24.9 16 28 141 0 19 5.0 61 1295 1 100 21.2 6354
Opp Total 16 43 305 0 7.1 50 999 0 20.0

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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 29 P 16 0 69 2785 65 0 40.4
13 Chester Marcol 30 K 10 0 2 1 5 2 3 1 10 4 40.0% 18 16 88.9%
19 Tom Birney 23 k 6 0 3 3 2 2 3 2 1 9 7 77.8% 10 7 70.0%
59 John Anderson 23 lb 7 2 1 1 1 1 100.0% 2 1 50.0%
Team Total 24.9 16 5 4 8 5 6 3 1 20 12 60.0% 30 24 80.0% 69 2785 65 0 40.4
Opp Total 16 33 20 60.6% 36 32 88.9% 64 2515 39.3

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
24 Johnnie Gray 26 FS 16 16 5 66 0 35 0 0 3 4 0 0
29 Mike McCoy 26 RCB 16 16 3 60 0 38 0 0 1 2 0 0
80 James Lofton 23 WR 16 16 0 5 0 0 0
26 Eric Torkelson 27 FB 14 8 0 3 2 0 0
82 Paul Coffman 23 TE 16 16 0 4 0 0 0
34 Terdell Middleton 24 RB 14 12 0 3 1 0 0
84 Steve Odom 27 KR/PR 9 0 0 4 0 0 0
89 Aundra Thompson 26 WR 15 15 0 3 1 0 0
10 Lynn Dickey 30 qb 5 3 0 2 1 -1 0
53 Mike Douglass 24 RLB 16 16 3 73 0 46 0
48 Nate Simpson 25 15 3 0 2 1 0 0
17 David Whitehurst 24 QB 13 13 0 3 0 0 0
50 Rich Wingo 23 MLB 16 14 2 13 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Estus Hood 24 LCB 16 16 2 8 0 6 0
99 Charles Johnson 22 RDT 16 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Steve Luke 26 SS 16 16 1 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 John Anderson 23 lb 7 2 0 0 1 0 0
32 Steve Atkins 23 rb 7 1 0 1 0 0 0
70 Bob Barber 28 16 8 0 0 1 0 0
75 Carl Barzilauskas 28 5 5 0 0 1 0 0
77 Mike Butler 25 LDE 14 14 0 0 1 70 1
31 Jim Culbreath 27 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
69 Leotis Harris 24 RG 15 11 0 0 1 0 0
55 Mike Hunt 23 3 2 1 13 0 13 0
40 Eddie Lee Ivery 22 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
63 Terry Jones 23 ldt 12 5 0 0 1 0 0
72 Kit Lathrop 23 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Ricky Patton 25 rb 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
33 Barty Smith 27 6 6 0 1 0 0 0
83 John Thompson 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
52 Gary Weaver 30 LLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.9 16 18 243 0 46 0 0 37 25 69 1
Opp Total 16 47 30 16 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
19 Tom Birney 23 k 6 0 7 7 28
13 Chester Marcol 30 K 10 0 16 4 28
82 Paul Coffman 23 TE 16 16 4 4 24
80 James Lofton 23 WR 16 16 4 4 24
33 Barty Smith 27 6 6 3 1 4 24
89 Aundra Thompson 26 WR 15 15 3 1 4 24
17 David Whitehurst 24 QB 13 13 4 4 24
34 Terdell Middleton 24 RB 14 12 2 1 3 18
26 Eric Torkelson 27 FB 14 8 3 3 18
32 Steve Atkins 23 rb 7 1 1 1 6
77 Mike Butler 25 LDE 14 14 1 1 6
42 Walter Landers 26 9 1 1 1 6
48 Nate Simpson 25 15 3 1 1 6
87 Walter Tullis 26 16 1 1 1 6
59 John Anderson 23 lb 7 2 1 1 4
Team Total 24.9 16 14 15 1 1 31 24 12 246
Opp Total 16 14 21 2 32 20 1 316