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1979 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Bart Starr
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Place 4th NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1978 1980

The 1979 Green Bay Packers season was their 61st season overall and their 59th in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–11 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a fourth-place finish in the NFC Central division. The offense was still one of the worst in the NFL and the defense could not pick up the slack finishing dead last against the Run. Only notable win Packers had was a 27-14 victory on Monday night against the New England Patriots

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
115Eddie Lee IveryRunning BackGeorgia Tech
244Steve AtkinsRunning BackMaryland
371Charles JohnsonDefensive TackleMaryland
6153Dave SimmonsLinebackerNorth Carolina
7184Rich WingoLinebackerAlabama
8193Ron CassidyWide ReceiverUtah State
9235John ThompsonTight EndUtah State
10264Frank LockettWide ReceiverNebraska
11290Mark ThorsonDefensive BackOttawa
12318Bill MoatsPunterSouth Dakota

Undrafted free agentsEdit

1979 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Bobby Kimball Wide Receiver Oklahoma
Wylie Turner Defensive Back Angelo State

RosterEdit

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 at Chicago Bears L 3–6 Soldier Field 0–1
56,515
2 New Orleans Saints W 28–19 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–1
53,184
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 21–10 Lambeau Field 1–2
55,498
4 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–21 (OT) Metropolitan Stadium 1–3
46,524
5 New England Patriots W 27–14 Lambeau Field 2–3
52,842
6 at Atlanta Falcons L 7–25 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 2–4
56,184
7 Detroit Lions W 24–16 Milwaukee County Stadium 3–4
53,930
8 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3–21 Tampa Stadium 3–5
67,186
9 at Miami Dolphins L 7–27 Orange Bowl 3–6
47,741
10 New York Jets L 22–27 Lambeau Field 3–7
54,201
11 Minnesota Vikings W 19–7 Milwaukee County Stadium 4–7
52,706
12 at Buffalo Bills L 12–19 Rich Stadium 4–8
39,679
13 Philadelphia Eagles L 10–21 Lambeau Field 4–9
50,023
14 at Washington Redskins L 21–38 RFK Stadium 4–10
51,682
15 Chicago Bears L 14–15 Lambeau Field 4–11
54,207
16 at Detroit Lions W 18–13 Pontiac Silverdome 5–11
57,376

StandingsEdit

Template:1979 NFC Central standings

Awards and recordsEdit

In popular mediaEdit

The Packers versus Bears game of week 15 was used in an episode of That '70s Show ("Street Fighting Man") and was part of the seventh season. Eric invites his father, Red, to the game at Lambeau Field. Oddly, the Packers win in this episode, as opposed to real life, where they lost.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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 Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1979 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIV


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