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1983 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Bart Starr
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1982 1984

The 1983 Green Bay Packers season was their 63rd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 8–8 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. The 1983 season was the last that the Packers played under Starr. The team set an NFL record for most overtime games played in one season with 5,[1] winning three. In October on Monday Night Football, Green Bay defeated the Washington Redskins, 48–47, in the highest scoring game in MNF history. It was voted one of the ten best Packer games and is featured on the NFL Films collection, "The Green Bay Packers Greatest Games."

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # Player Position College
11Tim LewisCornerbackPittsburgh
48Dave DrechslerGuardNorth Carolina
104Mike MillerWide Receiver Tennessee
132Brian ThomasRunning BackPittsburgh
160Ron SamsGuardPittsburgh
188Jessie ClarkRunning BackArkansas
216Carlton Briscoe Defensive BackMcNeese State
243Robin HamCenterWest Texas State
253Byron WilliamsWide Receiver Texas Arlington
271Jimmy Thomas Defensive Back Indiana
299Bucky ScribnerPunterKansas
327John HarveyLinebackerUSC

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1983 Green Bay Packers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches


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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Score Record Notes Venue Attendance
1 September 4 at Houston Oilers W,41-38 (OT) 1-0 Astrodome
44,073
2 September 11 Pittsburgh Steelers L,21-25 1-1 Lambeau Field
55,154
3 September 18 Los Angeles Rams W,27-24 2-1 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,037
4 September 26 (Mon) at New York Giants L,3-27 2-2 Giants Stadium
75,308
5 October 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,55-13 3-2 Scored an NFL-record 49 points in the 1st half Lambeau Field
54,272
6 October 9 at Detroit Lions L,14-38 3-3 Pontiac Silverdome
67,738
7 October 17 (Mon) Washington Redskins W,48-47 4-3 Highest M.N.F Aggregate Score Lambeau Field
55,255
8 October 23 Minnesota Vikings L, 17-20 (OT) 4-4 Lambeau Field
55,236
9 October 30 at Cincinnati Bengals L,14-34 4-5 Riverfront Stadium
53,349
10 November 6 Cleveland Browns W,35-21 5-5 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,089
11 November 13 at Minnesota Vikings W,29-21 6-5 Metrodome
60,113
12 November 20 Detroit Lions L,20-23 (OT) 6-6 Milwaukee County Stadium
50,050
13 November 27 at Atlanta Falcons L,41-47 (OT) 6-7 Atlanta Stadium
35,688
14 December 4 Chicago Bears W,31-28 7-7 Lambeau Field
51,147
15 December 12 (Mon) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,12-9 (OT) 8-7 5 O.T. Games, an NFL record Tampa Stadium
50,763
16 December 18 at Chicago Bears L,21-23 8-8 Soldier Field
35,807

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
Detroit Lions 970.563347286
Green Bay Packers 880.500429439
Chicago Bears 880.500311301
Minnesota Vikings 880.500316348
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2140.125241380

StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Attempts Completion Percentage Yards Avg Long TD Int Rating
Lynn Dickey 484 289 59.7% 4458 9.21 75 32 29 87.3

ReceivingEdit

Player Receptions Yards Average TD Long
James Lofton 58 1300 22.4 8 74
John Jefferson 57 830 14.6 7 36
Paul Coffman 54 814 15.1 11 74
Gerry Ellis 52 603 11.6 2 56

RushingEdit

Player Attempts Yards avg TD Long
Gerry Ellis 141 696 4.9 4 71
Eddie Lee Ivery 86 340 4.0 2 21
Jessie Clark 71 328 4.6 0 42
Harlan Huckleby 50 182 3.6 4 20

DefensiveEdit

Player Sacks INT'S Yards Average TD Long
John Anderson 4.5 5 54 10.8 1 27t
Greg Boyd 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Byron Braggs 5.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
George Cumby 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Douglass 5.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Johnnie Gray 0.0 2 5 2.5 0 5
Charles Johnson 3.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ezra Johnson 14.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Jolly 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Jim Laughlin 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22
Mark Lee 0.0 4 23 5.8 0 15
Cliff Lewis 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tim Lewis 0.0 5 111 22.2 0 46
Randy Scott 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12

RecordsEdit

  • Lynn Dickey, Club Record, Most Passing Yards in One Season, 4,458. First NFC Quarterback to ever throw for over 4,000 yards.
  • NFL record, Most Overtime Games played in one season, (5)
  • NFC Central record, Most Interceptions in a season by a passer other than the quarterback (3, Cliff Lewis).

ReferencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 388
  2. All Time Coaches Database. Packers.com. Retrieved on February 22, 2011.

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