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1969 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Phil Bengtson
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8–6
Place 3rd Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1969 Green Bay Packers season was their 51st season overall and their 49th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–6 record under coach Phil Bengtson, earning them a 3rd-place finish in the Central division.

The Glory Was Gone Edit

Without the disciplined guidance of Vince Lombardi steering the Packers for the first time in a decade, Green Bay started the season strong at 5–2, but stumbled down the stretch. Plagued by injuries and inconsistent play, the team clawed their way to their 10th winning season in the last 11 years.

Regardless of the winning record, by season's end several future Hall of Famers departed or retired (among those who retired or departed that year were the likes of Willie Davis and Herb Adderley), leaving the team scrambling to rebuild its depleted roster. As eager as Packer fans were to recapture the winning ways of Lombardi, it was obvious Titletown would have to wait to regain its luster.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The NFL Draft was held on Tuesday, January 28, 1969. The Packers had the 12th pick overall and selected Rich Moore, a Defensive Tackle from Villanova.[1] At this stage of the draft, several high profile players, such as running backs Calvin Hill and Ron Johnson, quarterback Terry Hanratty, and defensive lineman Dave Foley, Ted Hendricks and Fred Dryer were still available. The selection of Moore was made by Phil Bengtson.[1] The Packers Personnel Director Pat Peppler and Lombardi both disagreed with the selection. After the draft, Lombardi announced that he was leaving the club to coach the Washington Redskins.

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
12Green Bay Packers NFLRich MooreDefensive TackleVillanova
38Green Bay Packers NFLDave BradleyTacklePenn State
64Green Bay Packers NFLJohn SpilisWide ReceiverNorthern Illinois
90Green Bay Packers NFLPerry WilliamsRunning BackPurdue
116Green Bay Packers NFLBill HayhoeDefensive TackleUSC
142Green Bay Packers NFLKen VinyardPlacekickerTexas Tech
168Green Bay Packers NFLLarry AgajanianDefensive TackleUCLA
194Green Bay Packers NFLDoug GosnellDefensive TackleUtah State
220Green Bay Packers NFLDave HamptonRunning BackWyoming
246Green Bay Packers NFLBruce NelsonTackleNorth Dakota State
272Green Bay Packers NFLLeon HardenDefensive BackUTEP
298Green Bay Packers NFLTom BuckmanTight EndTexas A&M
324Green Bay Packers NFLCraig KoinzanLinebackerDoane
350Green Bay Packers NFLRich VoltzkeRunning BackMinnesota-Duluth
376Green Bay Packers NFLDan EcksteinDefensive BackPresbyterian
402Green Bay Packers NFLDick HewinsWide ReceiverDrake
428Green Bay Packers NFLJohn MackRunning BackCentral Missouri State

RosterEdit

Green Bay Packers 1969 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

On August 30, a crowd of 85,532 fans viewed a doubleheader at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. In the first contest, the Chicago Bears played the AFL’s Buffalo Bills, while the Cleveland Browns hosted the Green Bay Packers in the second match.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 Chicago Bears W 17–0 Lambeau Field
50,861
2 September 28, 1969 San Francisco 49ers W 14–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,184
3 October 5, 1969 at Minnesota Vikings L 19–7 Memorial Stadium
60,740
4 October 12, 1969 at Detroit Lions W 28–17 Tiger Stadium
58,384
5 October 19, 1969 at Los Angeles Rams L 34–21 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
78,947
6 October 26, 1969 Atlanta Falcons W 28–10 Lambeau Field
50,861
7 November 2, 1969 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–34 Pitt Stadium
46,403
8 November 9, 1969 at Baltimore Colts L 14–6 Memorial Stadium
60,238
9 November 16, 1969 Minnesota Vikings L 9–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,321
10 November 23, 1969 Detroit Lions L 16–10 Lambeau Field
50,861
11 November 30, 1969 New York Giants W 20–10 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,156
12 December 7, 1969 at Cleveland Browns L 20–7 Cleveland Stadium
82,137
13 December 14, 1969 at Chicago Bears W 21–3 Wrigley Field
45,216
14 December 21, 1969 St. Louis Cardinals W 45–28 Lambeau Field
50,861

Season summaryEdit

Week 1Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Bears 0 0 0 0 0
Packers 7 0 0 10 17


Week 2Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
49ers 0 0 7 0 7
• Packers 0 0 7 7 14

[3]


StandingsEdit

Template:1969 NFL Central standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss,p. 454, Simon & Schuster, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. Rockin’ the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League, p.439, Jeffrey J. Miller, ECW Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-55022-797-0
  3. Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-21.
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Related: 1969 AFL Season

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