1986 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachForrest Gregg
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record4–12
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone

The 1986 Green Bay Packers season was their 68th season overall and their 66th season in the National Football League. The team finished with a 4–12 record under coach Forrest Gregg, earning them 4th-place finish in the NFC Central division.

The Packers reached their nadir on the afternoon of November 23 at Soldier Field vs. their ancient archrivals, the Bears. After Mark Lee intercepted Jim McMahon in the second quarter, Green Bay defensive end Charles Martin picked up McMahon and slammed him shoulder-first into the artificial turf, causing a season-ending injury to the Chicago quarterback. Martin was ejected by referee Jerry Markbreit and suspended two games by Commissioner Pete Rozelle.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1986 Green Bay Packers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
2 41 Kenneth Davis RB Texas Christian
3 72 Robbie Bosco QB Brigham Young
4 84 Tim Harris DE Memphis State
98 Dan Knight OT San Diego State
5 125 Matt Koart DT USC
6 145 Burnell Dent LB Tulane
7 183 Ed Berry LB Utah State
8 210 Micheal Cline DT Arkansas State
9 236 Brent Moore DT USC
10 263 Gary Spann LB Texas Christian
= Pro Bowler

Personnel

Staff

1986 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President – Robert J. Parins
  • Corporate Assistant to the President – Bob Harlan
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Corrick
  • Director of Player Procurement – Chuck Hutchison

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – John Hilton

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Virgil Knight

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Roster

1986 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

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Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 7 Houston Oilers L 3–31 0–1 Lambeau Field
54,065
Recap
2 September 14 at New Orleans Saints L 10–24 0–2 Louisiana Superdome
46,383
Recap
3 September 22 Chicago Bears L 12–25 0–3 Lambeau Field
55,527
Recap
4 September 28 at Minnesota Vikings L 7–42 0–4 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
60,478
Recap
5 October 5 Cincinnati Bengals L 28–34 0–5 Milwaukee County Stadium
51,230
Recap
6 October 12 Detroit Lions L 14–21 0–6 Lambeau Field
52,290
Recap
7 October 19 at Cleveland Browns W 17–14 1–6 Cleveland Stadium
76,438
Recap
8 October 26 San Francisco 49ers L 17–31 1–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
50,557
Recap
9 November 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 3–27 1–8 Three Rivers Stadium
52,831
Recap
10 November 9 Washington Redskins L 7–16 1–9 Lambeau Field
47,728
Recap
11 November 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–7 2–9 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,271
Recap
12 November 23 at Chicago Bears L 10–12 2–10 Soldier Field
59,291
Recap
13 November 28 at Detroit Lions W 44–40 3–10 Pontiac Silverdome
61,199
Recap
14 December 7 Minnesota Vikings L 6–32 3–11 Lambeau Field
47,637
Recap
15 December 14 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–7 4–11 Tampa Stadium
30,099
Recap
16 December 20 at New York Giants L 24–55 4–12 Giants Stadium
71,351
Recap

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears(2) 14 2 0 .875 7–1 10–2 352 187 W7
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 6–2 8–4 398 273 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 277 326 L4
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 3–5 3–9 254 418 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 1–7 1–13 239 473 L7

Statistics

Passing

Player Attempts Completion Percentage Yards Avg Long TD Int Sacks Rating
Randy Wright 492 263 53.5 3247 6.60 62 17 23 33 66.2
Vince Ferragamo 40 23 57.5 283 7.08 50 1 5 3 56.6
Chuck Fusina 32 19 59.4 178 5.56 42 0 1 1 61.7

Receiving

Player Receptions Yards Average TD Long
James Lofton 64 840 13.1 4 36
Phil Epps 49 612 12.5 4 53t
Walter Stanley 35 723 20.7 2 62
Eddie Lee Ivery 31 385 12.4 1 42
Gerry Ellis 24 258 10.8 0 29
Paul Ott Carruth 24 134 5.6 2 19
Kenneth Davis 21 142 6.8 1 18
Dan Ross 17 143 8.4 1 16
Ed West 15 199 13.3 1 46t
Gary Ellerson 12 130 10.8 0 32
Jessie Clark 6 41 6.8 0 12
Mike Moffitt 4 87 21.8 0 34
Nolan Franz 1 16 16 0 16
TOTALS 305 3708 12.2 18 62

Awards and milestones

Hall of Fame Inductions

In 1986 Packer great Paul Hornung was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Lee Roy Caffey, LB, 1964–69

Irv Comp, B, 1943–49

References

  1. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "All Time All Players Database". Packers.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2011.