1962 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Vince Lombardi
General Manager Vince Lombardi
Home Field City Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Record 13–1
Place 1st NFL Western
Playoff Finish Won NFL Championship Game (at Giants) 16-7
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1961 1963

The 1962 Green Bay Packers season was their 44th season overall and their 42nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 13–1 record under coach Vince Lombardi, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season by defeating the New York Giants 16–7 in the NFL Championship Game, the Packers second consecutive defeat of the Giants in the championship game. This marked the Packers' eighth NFL World Championship.

In 2007, ranked the 1962 Packers as the fifth-greatest defense in NFL history,[1] noting, "The great 1962 Packers had a rock-solid defense front to back, with five Hall of Famers: defensive linemen Willie Davis and Henry Jordan, linebacker Ray Nitschke, cornerback Herb Adderley, and safety Willie Wood. (They also had 1962 All-Pro linebackers Dan Currie and Bill Forester.) Green Bay gave up just 10.8 points per game, shutting out opponents three times. The Packers held opposing QBs to a 43.5 rating, due, in part, to Wood's league-leading nine interceptions. The Packers' defense allowed the Giants 291 yards in the NFL championship game, but held the Giants offense scoreless as the Packers won, 16–7 (New York scored on a blocked punt)."

The Packers' +267 point differential (points scored vs. points against) in 1962 is the best total of any NFL team in the 1960s.[2] Cold Hard Football Facts says that the 1962 Packers "may have been the best rushing team in the history of football. And that team etched in historic stone the image of Lombardi's three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust Packers that is still so powerful today."[3]


NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
114Earl GrosRunning BackLSU
228Ed BlaineGuardMissouri
341Gary BarnesWide ReceiverClemson
456Ron GassertDefensive TackleVirginia
565Chuck MorrisBackOle Miss
570Jon SchopfGuardMichigan
679John SutroTackleSan Jose State
684Oscar DonahueEndSan Jose State
798Gary CutsingerTackleOklahoma State
8112Jim TullisBackFlorida A&M
9126Peter SchenckBackWashington State
10140Gale WeidnerQuarterbackColorado
11154Jim ThrushTackleXavier
12158Joe ThorneBackSouth Dakota State
12168Tom PenningtonBackGeorgia
13182Tom KepnerTackleVillanova
14196Ernie GreenBackLouisville
15210Roger HoldinskyBackWest Virginia
16224Jimmy FieldBackLSU
17238Buck BuchananTackleGrambling
18252Bob JoinerQuarterbackPresbyterian
19266Jerry ScattiniHalfbackCalifornia
20280Mike SnodgrassCenterWestern Michigan
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection



1962 {{{team}}} staff
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Head coaches

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1962 Green Bay Packers roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad


Date Opponent Site Result Score'

Regular seasonEdit

The team was 7–0 at home and 6–1 on the road. It was the first time since 1944 that the club went undefeated at home.[5]


Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 16 Minnesota Vikings W 34–7 City Stadium
2 September 23 St. Louis Cardinals W 17–0 Milwaukee County Stadium
3 September 30 Chicago Bears W 49–0 City Stadium
4 October 7 Detroit Lions W   9–7 City Stadium
5 October 14 at Minnesota Vikings W 48–21 Metropolitan Stadium
6 October 21 San Francisco 49ers W 31–13 Milwaukee County Stadium
7 October 28 at Baltimore Colts W 17–6 Memorial Stadium
8 November 4 at Chicago Bears W 38–7 Wrigley Field
9 November 11 at Philadelphia Eagles W 49–0 Franklin Field
10 November 18 Baltimore Colts W 17–13 City Stadium
11 November 22 at Detroit Lions L  14–26 Tiger Stadium
12 December 2 Los Angeles Rams W 41–10 Milwaukee County Stadium
13 December 9 at San Francisco 49ers W 31–21 Kezar Stadium
14 December 16 at Los Angeles Rams W 20–17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Season summaryEdit

Week 4 vs. LionsEdit

Detroit Lions (3–0) at Green Bay Packers (3–0)
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 7 0 0


Packers 3 0 3 3


at City StadiumGreen Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

Week 11 vs. LionsEdit

Green Bay Packers (10–0) at Detroit Lions (8–2)
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 14


Lions 7 16 3 0


at Tiger StadiumDetroit, Michigan

Thanksgiving Day game


Round Date Opponent Result Score Game site TV Radio Time Attendance
NFL Championship December 30, 1962 at New York Giants W 16–7 Yankee Stadium NBC NBC 1:00 PM CST 64,892

All times are CENTRAL time

Game summaryEdit

1962 NFL Championship Game at New YorkEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Packers 3 7 3 3 16
Giants 0 0 7 0 7



Template:1962 NFL Western standings

Awards and recordsEdit


Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1962 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1962 AFL Season

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