1944 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachCurly Lambeau
Home fieldCity Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record8–2
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship
(at Giants) 14–7

The 1944 Green Bay Packers season was their 26th season overall and their 24th season in the National Football League. The team finished with an 8–2 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season beating the New York Giants 14–7 in the NFL Championship Game, their sixth league title. Don Hutson led the NFL in touchdowns for a record-setting eighth time in his career.[1]

Offseason

NFL draft

Main article: 1944 NFL draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 Merv Pregulman Guard Michigan
3 22 Tom Kuzma Halfback Michigan
5 38 Bill McPartland Tackle St. Mary's (CA)
6 49 Mickey McCardle Back USC
7 60 Jack Tracy End Washington
8 71 Alex Agase Guard Illinois
9 82 Don Whitmire Tackle Alabama/Navy
10 93 Bob Koch Back Oregon
11 104 Virgil Johnson End Arkansas
12 115 Roy Giusti Back St. Mary's (CA)
13 126 Bill Baughman Center Alabama
14 137 Don Griffin Back Illinois
15 148 Bert Gissler End Nebraska
16 159 Lou Shelton Back Oregon State
17 170 Charley Cusick Guard Colgate
18 181 Hugh Cox Back North Carolina
19 192 Kermit Davis End Mississippi State
20 203 Bob Johnson Center Purdue
21 214 Jim Cox Tackle Stanford
22 225 Cliff Anderson End Minnesota
23 236 John Wesley Perry Back Duke
24 247 Pete DeMaria Guard Purdue
25 258 Len Liss Tackle Marquette
26 269 Ray Jordan Back North Carolina
27 280 Al Grubaugh Tackle Nebraska
28 291 A. B. Howard End Mississippi State
29 302 Paul Paladino Guard Arkansas
30 313 Bob Butchofsky Back Texas A&M
31 319 Russ Deal Guard Indiana
32 325 Abel Gonzales Back SMU

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue
1 September 17 Brooklyn Tigers W 14–7 1–0 Wisconsin State Fair Park
2 September 24 Chicago Bears W 42–28 2–0 City Stadium
3 October 1 Detroit Lions W 27–6 3–0 Wisconsin State Fair Park
4 October 8 Card-Pitt W 34–7 4–0 City Stadium
5 Bye
6 October 22 Cleveland Rams W 30–21 5–0 City Stadium
7 October 29 at Detroit Lions W 14–0 6–0 Briggs Stadium
8 November 5 at Chicago Bears L 0–21 6–1 Wrigley Field
9 November 12 at Cleveland Rams W 42–7 7–1 League Park
10 November 19 at New York Giants L 0–24 7–2 Polo Grounds
11 November 26 at Card-Pitt W 35–20 8–2 Comiskey Park
12 Bye
12 Bye
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue
NFL Championship December 17 at New York Giants W 14–7 1–0 Polo Grounds
NFL Championship
1 234Total
• Packers 0 1400 14
Giants 0 007 7
  • Date: December 17
  • Location: Polo Grounds
  • Game attendance: 46,015
Source:[2][3]

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 8 2 0 .800 7–1 238 141 W1
Chicago Bears 6 3 1 .667 4–3–1 258 172 W2
Detroit Lions 6 3 1 .667 4–3–1 216 151 W4
Cleveland Rams 4 6 0 .400 4–4 188 224 L2
Card-Pitt 0 10 0 .000 0–8 108 328 L10

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

Roster

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Defensive backs

Special teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records and honors

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 408
  2. ^ Video: B-29s Rule Jap Skies,1944/12/18 (1944). Universal Newsreel. 1944. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-Oct-08.