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1982 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Bart Starr
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 5–3–1
Place 3rd NFC
Playoff Finish Won First-round Playoffs
Lost Second-round Playoffs
Timeline
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1981 1983
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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.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
122Ron HallstromGuardIowa
371Del RodgersRunning backUtah
498Robert BrownLinebackerVirginia Tech
5126Mike MeadeRunning backPenn State
6152Chet ParlavecchioLinebackerPenn State
7183Joel WhitleyDefensive backUTEP
8210Thomas BoydLinebackerAlabama
9237Charles RigginsDefensive endBethune-Cookman
10264Eddie GarciaKickerSMU
11294John MacauleyCenterStanford
12321Phil EppsWide receiverTCU

Undrafted free agentsEdit

1982 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Larry Rubens Linebacker Montana State

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1982 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President – Robert J. Parins
  • Corporate Assistant to the President – Bob Harlan
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Corrick

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


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RosterEdit

1982 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
00 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 Los Angeles Rams W 35–23 Milwaukee County Stadium
53,694
2 September 20, 1982 at New York Giants W 27–19 Giants Stadium
68,405
- 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
44,681
4 November 28, 1982 at New York Jets L 15–13 Shea Stadium
53,872
5 December 5, 1982 Buffalo Bills W 33–21 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,655
6 December 12, 1982 Detroit Lions L 30–10 Lambeau Field
51,875
7 December 19, 1982 at Baltimore Colts T 20–20 (OT) Memorial Stadium
25,920
8 December 26, 1982 at Atlanta Falcons W 38–7 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
50,245
9 January 2, 1983 at Detroit Lions L 27–24 Pontiac Silverdome
64,377

StandingsEdit

Template:1982 NFC Central standings

National Football Conference
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 8 1 0 .889 190 128
Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 .667 226 145
Green Bay Packers 5 3 1 .611 226 169
Minnesota Vikings 5 4 0 .556 187 198
Atlanta Falcons 5 4 0 .556 183 199
St. Louis Cardinals 5 4 0 .556 135 170
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 4 0 .556 158 178
Detroit Lions 4 5 0 .444 181 176
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
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250
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PlayoffsEdit

NFC First RoundEdit

Green Bay Packers 41, St. Louis Cardinals 16
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 6 0 7

16

Packers 7 21 10 3

41

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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 RoundEdit

Dallas Cowboys 37, Green Bay Packers 26
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 6 13

26

Cowboys 6 14 3 14

37

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

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 recordsEdit

  • Led NFL in Points Scored, (226)

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1982 NFL Draft1982 NFL strikeNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XVII

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