1941 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachCurly Lambeau
Home fieldCity Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record10–1
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoff (at Bears) 14–33

The 1941 Green Bay Packers season was their 23rd season overall and their 21st season in the National Football League. The team finished with a 10–1 record under founder and head coach Curly Lambeau, earning a tie for first place in the Western Conference with the defending league champion Chicago Bears. They split their season series, each winning on the road, and met in a playoff in Chicago to determine who would host the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game. The Packers lost 14–33 in the first post-season game ever played between the archrivals; the next came over 69 years later, in the NFC Championship game on January 22, 2011.

Offseason

NFL draft

Main article: 1941 NFL draft

Round Pick Player Position School/club team
1 7 George Paskvan Back Wisconsin
3 21 Bob Paffrath Back Minnesota
5 37 Ed Frutig End Michigan
6 46 Herm Rohrig Defensive back Nebraska
7 57 Bill Telesmanic End San Francisco
8 66 Bill Kuusisto Guard Minnesota
9 77 Tony Canadeo Halfback Gonzaga
10 86 Mike Byelene Back Purdue
11 97 Paul Heimenz Center Northwestern
12 106 Mike Enich Tackle Iowa
13 117 Ed Heffernan Back St. Mary's (CA)
14 126 Del Lyman Tackle UCLA
15 137 Johnny Frieberger End Arkansas
16 146 Ernie Pannell Tackle Texas A&M
17 157 Bob Saggau Back Notre Dame
18 166 Heige Pukema Guard Minnesota
19 177 Bob Hayes End Toledo
20 186 Jim Strasbaugh Back Ohio State
21 192 Joe Bailey Center Kentucky
22 196 Bruno Malinowski Back Holy Cross

Regular season

Main article: 1941 NFL season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 14 Detroit Lions W 23–0
2 September 21 Cleveland Rams W 24–7
3 September 28 Chicago Bears L 17–25
4 October 5 Chicago Cardinals W 14–13
5 October 12 Brooklyn Dodgers W 30–7
6 October 19 at Cleveland Rams W 17–14
7 October 26 at Detroit Lions W 24–7
8 November 2 at Chicago Bears W 16–14
9 November 16 Chicago Cardinals W 17–9
10 November 23 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 54–7
11 November 30 at Washington Redskins W 22–17

Playoffs

Main article: 1941 NFL playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Divisional December 14 at Chicago Bears L 14–33

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 10 1 0 .909 7–1 396 147 W5
Green Bay Packers 10 1 0 .909 7–1 258 120 W8
Detroit Lions 4 6 1 .400 3–4–1 121 195 W1
Chicago Cardinals 3 7 1 .300 1–6–1 127 197 L2
Cleveland Rams 2 9 0 .182 1–7 116 244 L9

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

Roster

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Howard White "Smiley" Johnson (Guard)[1]

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Howard White "Smiley" Johnson (Linebacker)[2]

Defensive backs

Special teams

Practice squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. ^ Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame