1933 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Curly Lambeau
Home Field City Stadium (Green Bay)
Borchert Field (Milwaukee)
Results
Record 5-7-1
Place 3rd NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1932 1934

The 1933 Green Bay Packers season was their 13th season in the National Football League (NFL). This was the first year of divisional play and Green Bay competed in the Western Division.[1] The club posted a 5-7-1 record under coach Curly Lambeau, the first losing season in team history.[2] Beginning this season, the Packers began playing some home games at Borchert Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to draw additional revenue,[2] starting October 1, 1933 against the New York Giants.[3][4]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[4][edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 September 17 Boston Redskins T 7-7 0-0-1
2 September 24 Chicago Bears L 14-7 0-1-1
3 October 1 New York Giants (Mil.) L 10-7 0-2-1
4 October 8 Portsmouth Spartans W 17-0 1-2-1
5 October 15 Pittsburgh Steelers W 47-0 2-2-1
6 October 22 at Chicago Bears L 10-7 2-3-1
7 October 29 Philadelphia Eagles W 35-9 3-3-1
8 November 5 at Chicago Cardinals W 14-6 4-3-1
9 November 12 at Portsmouth Spartans L 7-0 4-4-1
10 November 19 at Boston Redskins L 20-7 4-5-1
11 November 26 at New York Giants L 14-6 4-6-1
12 December 3 at Philadelphia Eagles W 10-0 5-6-1
13 December 10 at Chicago Bears L 7-6 5-7-1

Week 1: vs. Boston Redskins[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 0 7 7
Packers 0 0 7 0 7



at East Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 17, 1933
  • Attendance: 5,000

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 3 Rose 8 yard touchdown pass from Herber (Grove kick)
Redskins 4 Frankian 33 yard touchdown pass from Westfall (Musick kick)

Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 14 {{{RTotal}}}
Packers 0 0 7 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at East Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 24, 1933
  • Attendance: 10,000

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 3 Goldenberg 1 yard touchdown run (Monnett kick)
Bears 4 Johnsos 46 yard touchdown pass from Hewitt (Manders kick)
Bears 4 Hewitt recovered blocked kick in end zone (Manders kick)

Week 3: vs. New York Giants[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 7 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Packers 0 0 0 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 1, 1933
  • Attendance: 12,467

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Giants 1 Strong 39 yard field goal
Giants 2 Burnett 19 yard touchdown pass from Newman (Newman kick)
Packers 4 Goldenberg 3 yard touchdown run (Blood pass from Herber)

Week 4: vs. Portsmouth Spartans[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Packers 7 0 3 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at East Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 8, 1933
  • Attendance: 5,200

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 1 Bruder 1 yard touchdown run (Grove kick)
Packers 3 Hinkle 30 yard field goal
Packers 4 Blood 30 yard touchdown pass from Monnett (Monnett kick)

Week 5: vs. Pittsburgh Pirates[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Packers 7 20 13 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at East Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 15, 1933
  • Attendance: 4,000

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 1 Hinkle 1 yard touchdown run (Monnett kick)
Packers 2 Monnett 7 yard touchdown run (Monnett kick failed)
Packers 2 Goldenberg interception returned 67 yards for a touchdown (Grove kick)
Packers 2 Goldenberg 3 yard touchdown run (Monnett kick)
Packers 3 Bruder 52 yard touchdown run (Herber kick)
Packers 3 Monnett 12 yard touchdown run (Engelmann kick failed)
Packers 4 Engelmann 40 yard lateral for touchdown from Monnett after 9 yard pass from Herber (Monnett kick)

Week 6: at Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Bears 0 0 0 10 {{{HTotal}}}


at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: October 22, 1933
  • Attendance: 19,000

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 2 Blood 43 yard touchdown pass from Herber (Monnett kick)
Bears 4 Johnsos 24 yard touchdown pass from Grange (Manders kick)
Bears 4 Manders 30 yard field goal

Week 7: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 2 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Packers 14 0 0 21 {{{HTotal}}}


at East Stadium, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 29, 1933
  • Attendance: 3,007

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 1 Goldenberg 2 yard touchdown run (Grove kick)
Packers 1 Engelmann interception returned 45 yards for a touchdown (Grove kick)
Eagles 2 Hanson 35 yard touchdown pass from Kirkman (Kirkman kick)
Eagles 3 Safety, Hinkle fumbled in end zone
Packers 4 Goldenberg 15 yard touchdown pass from Monnett (Grove kick)
Packers 4 Blood 13 yard touchdown pass from Monnett (Monnett kick)
Packers 4 Goldenberg blocked punt returned 34 yards for a touchdown (Monnett kick)

Week 8: at Chicago Cardinals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 7 7 {{{RTotal}}}
Cardinals 0 0 6 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: November 5, 1933
  • Attendance: 5,000

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 3 Monnett 21 yard touchdown run (Monnett kick)
Cardinals 3 Nesbitt 2 yard touchdown run (kick failed)
Packers 4 Hinkle 1 yard touchdown run (Grove kick)

Week 9: at Portsmouth Spartans[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Spartans 0 0 7 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at Universal Stadium, Portsmouth, Ohio

  • Date: November 12, 1933
  • Attendance: 7,500

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Spartans 3 Caddel 7 yard touchdown run (Presnell kick)

Week 10: at Boston Redskins[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 7 0 {{{RTotal}}}
Redskins 0 6 7 7 {{{HTotal}}}


at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Date: November 19, 1933
  • Attendance: 16,399

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Redskins 2 Musick 1 yard touchdown run (kick failed)
Redskins 3 Pinckert interception returned 65 yards for a touchdown (Musick kick)
Packers 3 Hinkle 1 yard touchdown run (Monnett kick)
Redskins 4 Musick 3 yard touchdown run (Musick kick)

Week 11: at New York Giants[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 6 {{{RTotal}}}
Giants 7 0 10 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, New York, New York

  • Date: November 26, 1933
  • Attendance: 17,000

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Giants 1 Burnett interception returned 84 yards for a touchdown (Strong kick)
Giants 3 Badgro 35-yard touchdown pass from Newman (Strong kick)
Giants 3 Strong 30-yard field goal
Packers 4 Gantenbein 24-yard touchdown pass from Herber (kick failed)

Week 12: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 3 0 7 {{{RTotal}}}
Eagles 0 0 0 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 3, 1933
  • Attendance: 9,500

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Packers 2 Hinkle 32 yard field goal
Packers 4 Hinkle 2 yard touchdown run (Grove kick)

Week 13: at Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 0 6 {{{RTotal}}}
Bears 0 7 0 0 {{{HTotal}}}


at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: December 10, 1933
  • Attendance: 7,000

Scoring summary[edit | edit source]

Team Qtr Play Description (Extra Point)
Bears 2 Ronzani 42 yard touchdown pass from Molesworth (Manders kick)
Packers 4 Monnett 85 yard punt return for a touchdown (kick blocked)

Standings[edit | edit source]

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT = Winning Percentage, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972

NFL Western

[4][5]

W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 10 2 1 .833 133 82
Portsmouth Spartans 6 5 0 .545 128 87
Green Bay Packers 5 7 1 .417 170 107
Cincinnati Reds 3 6 1 .333 38 110
Chicago Cardinals 1 9 1 .100 52 101

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NFL History by Decade 1931-1940. National Football League. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Green Bay Packers (1919-Present). The Sports E-Cyclopedia. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
  3. History of the Milwaukee Brewers. TrueBlueCrew.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1933 National Football League (PDF). The NFL History Network. Elias Sports Bureau and Pro Football Research Association Linescore Committee. Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
  5. NFL Historical Standings. National Football League. Retrieved on 2007-12-14.
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