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

The 1982 Green Bay Packers season was 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.


NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
122Ron HallstromGuard Iowa
371Del RodgersRunning Back Utah
498Robert BrownLinebacker Virginia Tech
5126Mike MeadeRunning Back Penn State
6152Chet ParlavecchioLinebacker Penn State
7183Joel Whitley Defensive Back UTEP
8210Thomas BoydLinebacker Alabama
9237Charles RigginsDefensive End Bethune-Cookman
10264Eddie GarciaPlacekicker SMU
11294John MacauleyCenter Stanford
12321Phil EppsWide Receiver TCU



1982 Green Bay Packers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches



1981 Green Bay Packers final roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
00 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 12 Los Angeles Rams W 35-23 Milwaukee County Stadium
2 September 20 at New York Giants W 27-19 Giants Stadium
3 November 21 Minnesota Vikings W 26-7 Milwaukee County Stadium
4 November 28 at New York Jets L 15-13 Shea Stadium
5 December 5 Buffalo Bills W 33-21 Milwaukee County Stadium
6 December 12 Detroit Lions L 30-10 Lambeau Field
7 December 19 at Baltimore Colts T 20-20 (OT) Memorial Stadium
8 December 26 at Atlanta Falcons W 38-7 Atlanta Stadium
9 January 2 at Detroit Lions L 27-24 Pontiac Silverdome


Template:1982 NFC standings


NFC First RoundEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 6 0 7 16
Packers 7 21 10 3 41

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

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 6 13 26
Cowboys 6 14 3 14 37

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)


  1. All Time Coaches Database. Retrieved on February 22, 2011.

Exernal linksEdit

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