|1982 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head Coach||Bart Starr|
|Home Field||Lambeau Field|
Milwaukee County Stadium
|Playoff Finish||Won First-round Playoffs|
Lost Second-round Playoffs
|Previous season||Next season|
The 1982 Green Bay Packers season was their 64th season overall and their 62nd season in the National Football League and shortened due to a players strike. The club posted a 5–3–1 record under coach Bart Starr. Due to the strike, the NFL ignored division standing and placed eight teams from each conference into the playoffs. The Packers finished the season in third place which earned them a playoff berth. The Packers beat the Cardinals 41–16 in the first round, but lost to the Dallas Cowboys 37–26 in the second. Their playoff berth was the first for the Packers in ten seasons, and their only playoff win from 1968 to 1992.
The strike prevented both games of the Bears–Packers rivalry from being played this year, making the Lions–Packers rivalry the longest-running annual series in the league. It also led to Milwaukee becoming the Packers primary home by happenstance, as three of their four regular season home games were played at Milwaukee County Stadium.
|3||71||Del Rodgers||Running back||Utah|
|4||98||Robert Brown||Linebacker||Virginia Tech|
|5||126||Mike Meade||Running back||Penn State|
|6||152||Chet Parlavecchio||Linebacker||Penn State|
|7||183||Joel Whitley||Defensive back||UTEP|
|9||237||Charles Riggins||Defensive end||Bethune-Cookman|
|12||321||Phil Epps||Wide receiver||TCU|
Undrafted free agents
|Larry Rubens||Linebacker||Montana State|
|1982 Green Bay Packers staff|
Special teams coaches
|1982 Green Bay Packers roster|
|1||September 12, 1982||Los Angeles Rams||W 35–23||Milwaukee County Stadium|
|2||September 20, 1982||at New York Giants||W 27–19||Giants Stadium|
|-||September 26, 1982||Miami Dolphins||Games not held due to 1982 NFL strike|
|-||October 3, 1982||Philadelphia Eagles||Games not held due to 1982 NFL strike|
|-||October 10, 1982||at Chicago Bears||Games not held due to 1982 NFL strike|
|-||October 17, 1982||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Games not held due to 1982 NFL strike|
|-||October 24, 1982||at Minnesota Vikings||Games not held due to 1982 NFL strike|
|-||October 31, 1982||Chicago Bears||Games not held due to 1982 NFL strike|
|-||November 7, 1982||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Games not held due to 1982 NFL strike|
|-||November 14, 1982||at Detroit Lions||Postponed until January 2, 1983 due to 1982 NFL strike|
|3||November 21, 1982||Minnesota Vikings||W 26–7||Milwaukee County Stadium|
|4||November 28, 1982||at New York Jets||L 15–13||Shea Stadium|
|5||December 5, 1982||Buffalo Bills||W 33–21||Milwaukee County Stadium|
|6||December 12, 1982||Detroit Lions||L 30–10||Lambeau Field|
|7||December 19, 1982||at Baltimore Colts||T 20–20 (OT)||Memorial Stadium|
|8||December 26, 1982||at Atlanta Falcons||W 38–7||Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium|
|9||January 2, 1983||at Detroit Lions||L 27–24||Pontiac Silverdome|
Template:1982 NFC Central standings
|National Football Conference|
|Green Bay Packers||5||3||1||.611||226||169|
|St. Louis Cardinals||5||4||0||.556||135||170|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||4||0||.556||158||178|
|New Orleans Saints||4||5||0||.444||129||160|
|New York Giants||4||5||0||.444||164||160|
|San Francisco 49ers||3||6||0||.333||209||206|
|Los Angeles Rams||2||7||0||.222||200||250|
NFC First Round
Green Bay Packers 41, St. Louis Cardinals 16|
Green Bay quarterback Lynn Dickey threw for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns en route to a 41–16 win. The Packers scored four touchdowns on four consecutive possessions. It was their first playoff victory since Super Bowl II.
NFC Second Round
Dallas Cowboys 37, Green Bay Packers 26|
The Cowboys scored touchdowns on two 80-yard drives while cornerback Dennis Thurman had 3 interceptions, including a 39-yard touchdown and one to clinch the victory. Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey threw for a franchise postseason record 332 yards and a touchdown, but his 3 interceptions were too costly to overcome. Receiver James Lofton caught 5 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, and also had a 71-yard touchdown run on a reverse play, which tied the record for longest running play in a playoff game at the time.
Green Bay finished the game with a franchise playoff record 466 total yards.
Awards and records
- Led NFL in Points Scored, (226)
- "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. http://nfl.packers.com/history/all_time_roster/coaches/. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
- (PDF) 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book. National Football League. p. 384. http://www.nfl.info/download/2010%20NFL%20Record%20and%20Fact%20Book.pdf. Retrieved February 22, 2011.