1973 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Dan Devine
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 5–7–2
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1972 1974

The 1973 Green Bay Packers season was their 55th season overall and their 53rd season in the National Football League. The defending division champions posted a 5–7–2 record under third-year head coach Dan Devine, earning them a third-place finish in the NFC Central division.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke retired during training camp in late August.[1] Bart Starr left as quarterbacks coach to other business interests, which included a network broadcasting position with CBS.

NFL draft[edit | edit source]

1973 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 21 Barry Smith  Wide Receiver Florida State
3 74 Tom MacLeod  Linebacker Minnesota
6 152 Tom Toner  Linebacker Idaho State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Roster[edit | edit source]

1973 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 17 New York Jets W 23–7 1–0–0 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,124
2 September 23 Detroit Lions T 13–13 1–0–1 Lambeau Field
55,495
3 September 30 at Minnesota Vikings L 11–3 1–1–1 Metropolitan Stadium
48,176
4 October 7 at New York Giants W 16–14 2–1–1 Yale Bowl
70,050
5 October 14 Kansas City Chiefs T 10–10 2–1–2 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,583
6 October 21 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–7 2–2–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
80,558
7 October 28 at Detroit Lions L 34–0 2–3–2 Tiger Stadium
43,616
8 November 4 Chicago Bears L 31–17 2–4–2 Lambeau Field
56,267
9 November 11 St. Louis Cardinals W 25–21 3–4–2 Lambeau Field
52,922
10 November 18 at New England Patriots L 33–24 3–5–2 Schaefer Stadium
60,525
11 November 26 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–6 3–6–2 Candlestick Park
49,244
12 December 2 New Orleans Saints W 30–10 4–6–2 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,092
13 December 8 Minnesota Vikings L 31–7 4–7–2 Lambeau Field
53,830
14 December 16 at Chicago Bears W 21–0 5–7–2 Soldier Field
29,157

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Week 1[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 0 7 7
• Packers 3 10 3 7 23

[2]

Week 4[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Packers 7 0 6 3 16
Giants 7 0 0 7 14

[3]

Week 9[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 14 21
• Packers 10 12 0 3 25

[4]

Week 12[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 7 0 10
• Packers 3 10 7 10 30

[5]

Week 14[edit | edit source]

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
• Packers 7 7 0 7 21
Bears 0 0 0 0 0

[6]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:1973 NFC Central standings

References[edit | edit source]

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Washington
1973 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl VIII
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