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1981 Green Bay Packers

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.7, Offense: 0.7, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 324 points (20.2/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 361 points (22.6/g), 20th.
 Differential of -37 points (-2.3/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-9.0.

Coach: Bart Starr (8-8-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: John Meyer

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

Team Info

Director of Player Personnel Dick Corrick
Corporate General Manager Bob Harlan
Business General Manager Tom Miller
President Dominic Olejniczak
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 324 4859 1044 4.7 41 17 30 308 286 514 3189 24 24 5.6 174 478 1670 11 3.5 104
Team Defense 361 5185 1087 4.8 54 24 18 326 284 505 3087 18 30 5.7 168 546 2098 21 3.8 140
Lg Rank Offense 14 23 15 9 15 10 14 10 20 22 22 26 21 27
Lg Rank Defense 20 9 1 2 23 14 10 10 3 9 21 19 26 11

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 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Bears 16 9 20 346 153 193 3 20 306 161 145 4
2 Sun September 13 boxscore L 1-1 Atlanta Falcons 17 31 22 396 300 96 5 19 335 219 116 4
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 23 35 19 200 78 122 4 19 203 26 177 3
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-3 Minnesota Vikings 13 30 22 316 245 71 2 28 410 253 157 3
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-3 @ New York Giants 27 14 27 363 215 148 1 17 262 221 41 2
6 Sun October 11 boxscore L 2-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 21 19 298 203 95 4 22 371 199 172 2
7 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-5 San Francisco 49ers 3 13 13 241 163 78 1 21 337 211 126 1
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-6 @ Detroit Lions 27 31 23 382 307 75 3 24 409 238 171 2
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 3-6 Seattle Seahawks 34 24 25 377 195 182 3 15 221 102 119 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-6 New York Giants 26 24 13 267 185 82 2 17 321 233 88 7
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-6 Chicago Bears 21 17 18 247 133 114 2 20 253 88 165 3
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 5-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 37 14 282 212 70 4 23 348 138 210 3
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 6-7 @ Minnesota Vikings 35 23 24 409 294 115 4 23 404 376 28 5
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 7-7 Detroit Lions 31 17 24 333 265 68 20 360 217 143 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 8-7 @ New Orleans Saints 35 7 17 318 202 116 16 252 165 87 6
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 8-8 @ New York Jets 3 28 8 84 39 45 3 22 393 240 153 4

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
12 Lynn Dickey 32 QB 13 13 6-7-0 204 354 57.6 2593 17 4.8 15 4.2 75 7.3 6.4 12.7 199.5 79.0 40 298 5.82 4.97 10.2
17 David Whitehurst 26 qb 9 3 2-1-0 66 128 51.6 792 7 5.5 5 3.9 46 6.2 5.5 12.0 88.0 72.8 10 78 5.17 4.56 7.2 1 1
19 Rich Campbell 23 2 0 15 30 50.0 168 0 0.0 4 13.3 27 5.6 -0.4 11.2 84.0 27.5 2 11 4.91 -0.72 6.3
31 Gerry Ellis 24 FB 16 16 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
Team Total 25.6 16 8-8-0 286 514 55.6 3576 24 4.7 24 4.7 75 7.0 5.8 12.5 223.5 73.5 52 387 5.63 4.57 9.2 1 1
Opp Total 16 284 505 56.2 3353 18 3.6 30 5.9 6.6 4.68 11.8 209.6 63.7 36 266 5.7 3.9 6.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
31 Gerry Ellis 24 FB 16 16 196 860 4 29 4.4 53.8 12.3 65 499 7.7 3 46 4.1 31.2 1359 7 5
25 Harlan Huckleby 24 RB 16 12 139 381 5 22 2.7 23.8 8.7 27 221 8.2 3 39 1.7 13.8 602 8 3
34 Terdell Middleton 26 rb 14 3 53 181 0 34 3.4 12.9 3.8 12 86 7.2 1 27 0.9 6.1 267 1 2
33 Jim Jensen 28 rb 15 1 27 79 0 15 2.9 5.3 1.8 5 49 9.8 0 16 0.3 3.3 128 0 1
12 Lynn Dickey 32 QB 13 13 19 6 0 13 0.3 0.5 1.5 6 0 8
17 David Whitehurst 26 qb 9 3 15 51 1 15 3.4 5.7 1.7 51 1 4
40 Eddie Lee Ivery 24 rb 1 1 14 72 1 28 5.1 72.0 14.0 2 10 5.0 0 8 2.0 10.0 82 1 0
32 Steve Atkins 25 3 0 11 12 0 15 1.1 4.0 3.7 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.3 0.7 14 0 1
83 John Jefferson 25 WR 13 13 2 22 0 15 11.0 1.7 0.2 39 632 16.2 4 41 3.0 48.6 654 4 0
89 Aundra Thompson 28 wr 3 2 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 2 30 15.0 0 25 0.7 10.0 32 0 0
26 Eric Torkelson 29 9 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 4 0 0
80 James Lofton*+ 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 71 1294 18.2 8 75 4.4 80.9 1294 8 0
82 Paul Coffman 25 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 55 687 12.5 4 29 3.4 42.9 687 4 1
81 Gary Lewis 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 31 10.3 0 15 0.2 1.9 31 0 0
84 Fred Nixon 23 wr 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 27 13.5 0 19 0.3 3.4 27 0 2
88 Ron Cassidy 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.6 6 0 1
67 Karl Swanke 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.3 0.5 2 1 0
Team Total 25.6 16 478 1670 11 34 3.5 104.4 29.9 286 3576 12.5 24 75 17.9 223.5 5246 35 31
Opp Total 16 546 2098 21 3.8 131.1 34.1 284 3087 10.9 18 17.8 192.9 5185 39 42

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Mark Lee 23 KR/LCB/PR 16 16 20 187 1 94 9.4 14 270 0 31 19.3 457
84 Fred Nixon 23 wr 8 1 15 118 0 17 7.9 12 222 0 25 18.5 367
29 Mike McCoy 28 RCB 16 16 11 221 0 36 20.1 221
25 Harlan Huckleby 24 RB 16 12 7 134 0 27 19.1 736
34 Terdell Middleton 26 rb 14 3 6 100 0 30 16.7 367
82 Paul Coffman 25 TE 16 16 3 77 0 52 25.7 764
24 Johnnie Gray 28 SS 9 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 24 0 19 12.0 24
88 Ron Cassidy 24 10 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 6
30 Bill Whitaker 22 16 0 2 1 0 1 0.5 1
73 Byron Braggs 22 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
83 John Jefferson 25 WR 13 13 1 3 0 3 3.0 657
33 Jim Jensen 28 rb 15 1 1 15 0 15 15.0 143
Team Total 25.6 16 40 306 1 94 7.7 58 1066 0 52 18.4 6618
Opp Total 16 50 511 0 10.2 70 1183 0 16.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
16 Ray Stachowicz 22 P 16 0 82 3330 72 2 40.6
10 Jan Stenerud 39 K 16 0 2 2 8 7 9 9 3 2 2 2 24 22 91.7% 36 35 97.2%
50 Rich Wingo 25 LILB 16 16 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 25.6 16 2 2 8 7 9 9 3 2 2 2 24 22 91.7% 37 36 97.3% 82 3330 72 2 40.6
Opp Total 16 24 16 66.7% 45 43 95.6% 69 2739 39.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
12 Lynn Dickey 32 QB 13 13 0 8 3 -26 0
23 Maurice Harvey 25 FS 16 16 6 217 0 53 0 0 1 3 0 0
59 John Anderson 25 LOLB 16 16 3 12 0 8 0 0 0 4 22 0
22 Mark Lee 23 KR/LCB/PR 16 16 6 50 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Mike Douglass 26 ROLB 16 16 3 20 0 13 0 0 0 3 0 0
31 Gerry Ellis 24 FB 16 16 0 5 1 0 0
52 George Cumby 25 RILB 16 16 3 22 0 17 0 0 0 2 70 0
37 Mark Murphy 23 ss 16 7 3 57 0 50 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 David Whitehurst 26 qb 9 3 0 4 1 -2 0
29 Mike McCoy 28 RCB 16 16 2 20 0 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
38 Estus Hood 26 16 0 3 59 1 41 0
25 Harlan Huckleby 24 RB 16 12 0 3 0 0 0
78 Casey Merrill 24 RDE 16 13 0 0 3 0 0
34 Terdell Middleton 26 rb 14 3 0 2 1 0 0
61 Charlie Ane 29 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
82 Paul Coffman 25 TE 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
63 Terry Jones 25 NT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
84 Fred Nixon 23 wr 8 1 0 2 0 0 0
60 Kurt Allerman 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
32 Steve Atkins 25 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Ron Cassidy 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 Derrel Gofourth 26 LG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
24 Johnnie Gray 28 SS 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
69 Leotis Harris 26 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
33 Jim Jensen 28 rb 15 1 0 1 0 0 0
79 Mark Koncar 28 LT 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
80 James Lofton*+ 25 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
54 Larry McCarren 30 C 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
71 Arland Thompson 24 g 9 1 0 0 1 0 0
30 Bill Whitaker 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Rich Wingo 25 LILB 16 16 1 38 0 38 0
Team Total 25.6 16 30 495 1 53 0 0 31 38 64 0
Opp Total 16 52 42 18

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Jan Stenerud 39 K 16 0 35 22 101
25 Harlan Huckleby 24 RB 16 12 5 3 8 48
80 James Lofton*+ 25 WR 16 16 8 8 48
31 Gerry Ellis 24 FB 16 16 4 3 7 42
82 Paul Coffman 25 TE 16 16 4 4 24
83 John Jefferson 25 WR 13 13 4 4 24
38 Estus Hood 26 16 0 1 1 6
40 Eddie Lee Ivery 24 rb 1 1 1 1 6
22 Mark Lee 23 KR/LCB/PR 16 16 1 1 6
34 Terdell Middleton 26 rb 14 3 1 1 6
67 Karl Swanke 24 4 0 1 1 6
17 David Whitehurst 26 qb 9 3 1 1 6
50 Rich Wingo 25 LILB 16 16 1 1
Team Total 25.6 16 11 24 1 1 37 36 22 324
Opp Total 16 21 18 3 3 43 16 361