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1969 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Phil Bengtson
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8-6
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1968 1970

The 1969 Green Bay Packers season was their 49th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 8-6 record under coach Phil Bengston, earning them a 3rd place finish in the NFC Central division.

The Glory Was Gone Edit

Without the disciplined guidance of Vince Lombardi steering the Packers for the first time in a decade, Green Bay started the season strong at 5-2, but stumbled down the stretch. Plagued by injuries and inconsistent play, the team clawed their way to their 10th winning season in the last 11 years.

Regardless of the winning record, by season's end several future Hall of Famers departed or retired (among those who retired or departed that year were the likes of Willie Davis and Herb Adderley.), leaving the team scrambling to rebuild its depleted roster. As eager as Packer fans were to recapture the winning ways of Lombardi, it was obvious Titletown would have to wait to regain its luster.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

The NFL Draft was held on Tuesday, January 28, 1969. The Packers had the 12th pick overall and selected Rich Moore, a Defensive Tackle from Villanova.[1] At this stage of the draft, several high profile players, such as running backs Calvin Hill and Ron Johnson, quarterback Terry Hanratty, and defensive lineman Dave Foley, Ted Hendricks and Fred Dryer were still available. The selection of Moore was made by Phil Bengtson.[1] The Packers Personnel Director Pat Peppler and Lombardi both disagreed with the selection. After the draft, Lombardi announced that he was leaving the club to coach the Washington Redskins.

Pick # Player Position College
12Rich MooreDefensive Tackle Villanova
38Dave BradleyTackle Penn State
64John SpilisWide Receiver Northern Illinois
90Perry WilliamsRunning Back Purdue
116Bill HayhoeDefensive Tackle USC
142Ken VinyardPlacekicker Texas Tech
168Larry AgajanianDefensive Tackle UCLA
194Doug GosnellDefensive Tackle Utah State
220Dave HamptonRunning Back Wyoming
246Bruce NelsonTackle North Dakota State
272Leon HardenDefensive Back UTEP
298Tom BuckmanTight End Texas A&M
324Craig KoinzanLinebacker Doane
350Rich VoltzkeRunning Back Minnesota-Duluth
376Dan EcksteinDefensive Back Presbyterian
402Dick HewinsWide Receiver Drake
428John MackRunning Back Central Missouri State

PreseasonEdit

On August 30, a crowd of 85,532 fans viewed a doubleheader at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. In the first contest, the Chicago Bears played the AFL’s Buffalo Bills, while the Cleveland Browns hosted the Green Bay Packers in the second match.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 21 Chicago Bears W 17-0 Lambeau Field
50,861
2 September 28 San Francisco 49ers W 14-7 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,184
3 October 5 at Minnesota Vikings L 19-7 Memorial Stadium
60,740
4 October 12 at Detroit Lions W 28-17 Tiger Stadium
58,384
5 October 19 at Los Angeles Rams L 34-21 LA Coliseum
78,947
6 October 26 Atlanta Falcons W 28-10 Lambeau Field
50,861
7 November 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 38-34 Pitt Stadium
46,403
8 November 9 at Baltimore Colts L 14-6 Memorial Stadium
60,238
9 November 16 Minnesota Vikings L 9-7 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,321
10 November 23 Detroit Lions L 16-10 Lambeau Field
50,861
11 November 30 New York Giants W 20-10 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,156
12 December 7 at Cleveland Browns L 20-7 Cleveland Stadium
82,137
13 December 14 at Chicago Bears W 21-3 Wrigley Field
45,216
14 December 21 St. Louis Cardinals W 45-28 Lambeau Field
50,861

StandingsEdit

Western Conference
Central Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Minnesota Vikings 1220.857379133
Detroit Lions 941.692259188
Green Bay Packers 860.571269221
Chicago Bears 1130.071210339

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss,p. 454, Simon & Schuster, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. Rockin’ the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League, p.439, Jeffrey J. Miller, ECW Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-55022-797-0

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