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.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 22 Ron Hallstrom Guard Iowa
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
8 210 Thomas Boyd Linebacker Alabama
9 237 Charles Riggins Defensive End Bethune-Cookman
10 264 Eddie Garcia Placekicker SMU
11 294 John Macauley Center Stanford
12 321 Phil Epps Wide Receiver TCU

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Coaches/Staff[edit | edit source]

1982 Green Bay Packers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches


Roster[edit | edit source]

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 season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

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

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:1982 NFC standings

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

NFC First Round[edit | edit source]

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 Round[edit | edit source]

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 records[edit | edit source]

  • Led NFL in Points Scored, (226)

References[edit | edit source]

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

Exernal links[edit | edit source]

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