1936 Green Bay Packers season

The 1936 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise 's 18th season overall, 16th season in the National Football League, and the 18th under head coach Curly Lambeau. The team improved on their 8–4 record from 1935 and finished with a 10–1–1 record. [1] Thus earning them a first-place finish in the NFL's Western Division.

1936 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachCurly Lambeau
Home fieldCity Stadium,
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record10–1–1
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship (at Redskins) 21–6

The Packers met the Eastern Division champion Boston Redskins (7–5) in the NFL Championship Game, held at the Polo Grounds in New York City.[1][2][3][4] The favored Packers had won the two regular season meetings with Boston and won 21–6 for their fourth NFL Championship,[5][6][7] first earned by playoff victory, and first since the three-championship streak of 19291931.

The Packers' 1936 schedule began with six consecutive home games, with the remainder of the season on the road.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1936 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Russ Letlow *  G San Francisco
2 16 J. W. Wheeler  T Oklahoma
3 25 Bernie Scherer  End Nebraska
4 34 Theron Ward  Back Idaho
5 43 Darrell Lester  Center TCU Began career with Packers in 1937
6 52 Bob Reynolds  T Stanford
7 61 Wally Fromhart  Back Notre Dame
8 70 Wally Cruice  Back Northwestern
9 79 J. C. Wetsel  G SMU
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 13 Chicago Cardinals W 10–7 1–0 City Stadium Recap
2 September 20 Chicago Bears L 3–30 1–1 City Stadium Recap
3 Bye
4 October 4 Chicago Cardinals W 24–0 2–1 Wisconsin State Fair Park Recap
5 October 11 Boston Redskins W 31–2 3–1 City Stadium Recap
6 October 18 Detroit Lions W 20–18 4–1 City Stadium Recap
7 October 25 Pittsburgh Pirates W 38–10 5–1 Wisconsin State Fair Park Recap
8 November 1 at Chicago Bears W 21–10 6–1 Wrigley Field Recap
9 November 8 at Boston Redskins W 7–3 7–1 Fenway Park Recap
10 November 15 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 38–7 8–1 Ebbets Field Recap
11 November 22 at New York Giants W 26–14 9–1 Polo Grounds Recap
12 November 28 at Detroit Lions W 26–17 10–1 University of Detroit Stadium Recap
13 December 6 at Chicago Cardinals T 0–0 10–1–1 Wrigley Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PlayoffsEdit

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Recap
Championship December 13 at Boston Redskins W 21–6 Polo Grounds Recap

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 1 1 .909 5–1–1 248 118 T1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 3–3 222 94 L2
Detroit Lions 8 4 0 .667 3–3 235 102 W1
Chicago Cardinals 3 8 1 .273 1–5–1 74 143 T1

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

Awards and recordsEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b 1936 Green Bay Packers on databaseFootball.com
  2. ^ a b "Play-off game is definitely set at Polo Grounds". Milwaukee Journal. December 7, 1936. p. 6, part 2.
  3. ^ a b "Bays, Boston play for crown in N.Y. Sunday". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 8, 1936. p. 14.
  4. ^ a b McGrath, John (January 10, 2006). "Redskins history lesson". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  5. ^ "Packers beat Boston 21-6, for pro crown". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 14, 1936. p. 11.
  6. ^ Keuchle, Oliver E. (December 14, 1936). "Packers win pro championship; passes beat Boston, 21 to 6". Milwaukee Journal. p. 4, part 2.
  7. ^ "Arnold Herber's arm hurls Green Bay Packers into pro championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 14, 1936. p. 9.
  8. ^ "1936 Green Bay Packers Draftees". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 27, 2020.

External linksEdit