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1944 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Curly Lambeau
Home Field City Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record 8–2
Place 1st NFL Western
Playoff Finish Won NFL Championship
Timeline
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1943 1945

The 1944 Green Bay Packers season was their 26th season overall and their 24th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–2 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season beating the New York Giants 14–7 in the NFL Championship Game, their sixth league title. Don Hutson led the NFL in touchdowns for a record-setting eighth time in his career.[1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
17Merv PregulmanGuardMichigan
322Tom KuzmaHalfbackMichigan
538Bill McPartlandTackleSt. Mary's (CA)
649Mickey McCardleBackUSC
760Jack TracyEndWashington
871Alex AgaseGuardIllinois
982Don WhitmireTackleAlabama/Navy
1093Bob KochBackOregon
11104Virgil JohnsonEndArkansas
12115Roy GiustiBackSt. Mary's (CA)
13126Bill BaughmanCenterAlabama
14137Don GriffinBackIllinois
15148Bert GisslerEndNebraska
16159Lou SheltonBackOregon State
17170Charley CusickGuardColgate
18181Hugh CoxBackNorth Carolina
19192Kermit DavisEndMississippi State
20203Bob JohnsonCenterPurdue
21214Jim CoxTackleStanford
22225Cliff AndersonEndMinnesota
23236John Wesley PerryBackDuke
24247Pete DeMariaGuardPurdue
25258Len LissTackleMarquette
26269Ray JordanBackNorth Carolina
27280Al GrubaughTackleNebraska
28291A. B. HowardEndMississippi State
29302Paul PaladinoGuardArkansas
30313Bob ButchofskyBackTexas A&M
31319Russ DealGuardIndiana
32325Abel GonzalesBackSMU

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 17, 1944 Brooklyn Tigers W 14–7
2 September 24, 1944 Chicago Bears W 42–28
3 October 1, 1944 Detroit Lions W 27–6
4 October 8, 1944 Card-Pitt W 34–7
5 October 22, 1944 Cleveland Rams W 30–21
6 October 29, 1944 at Detroit Lions W 14–0
7 November 5, 1944 at Chicago Bears L 0–21
8 November 12, 1944 at Cleveland Rams W 42–7
9 November 19, 1944 at New York Giants L 0–24
10 November 26, 1944 at Card-Pitt W 35–20
Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 17, 1944 at New York Giants W 14–7[2]
NFL Championship
by Quarter1234 Total
• Packers 0 14 0 0 14
Giants 0 0 0 7 7
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StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 8 2 0 .800 7–1 238 141 W1
Chicago Bears 6 3 1 .667 4–3–1 258 172 W2
Detroit Lions 6 3 1 .667 4–3–1 216 151 W4
Cleveland Rams 4 6 0 .400 4–4 188 224 L2
Card-Pitt 0 10 0 .000 0–8 108 328 L10

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

RosterEdit

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records and honorsEdit

  • Don Hutson, NFL Leader, Touchdowns
  • Don Hutson, NFL Record, Touchdown Leader, Eighth Time

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 408
  2. Video: B-29s Rule Jap Skies,1944/12/18 (1944). Universal Newsreel. 1944. https://archive.org/details/1944-12-18_B-29s_Rule_Jap_Skies. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-Oct-08.
Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Card-Pitt
Brooklyn Chicago
Philadelphia Cleveland
New York Detroit
Washington Green Bay
1944 NFL DraftNFL Championship


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