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.  Thus earning them a first-place finish in the NFL's Western Division.
|1936 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head coach||Curly Lambeau|
|Home field||City Stadium,|
Wisconsin State Fair Park
|Division place||1st NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Won 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. The favored Packers had won the two regular season meetings with Boston and won 21–6 for their fourth NFL Championship, first earned by playoff victory, and first since the three-championship streak of 1929–1931.
The Packers' 1936 schedule began with six consecutive home games, with the remainder of the season on the road.
|1936 Green Bay Packers draft|
|1||7||Russ Letlow *||G||San Francisco|
|2||16||J. W. Wheeler||T||Oklahoma|
|5||43||Darrell Lester||Center||TCU||Began career with Packers in 1937|
|7||61||Wally Fromhart||Back||Notre Dame|
|9||79||J. C. Wetsel||G||SMU|
|Made roster * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|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|
|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.
|Championship||December 13||at Boston Redskins||W 21–6||Polo Grounds||Recap|
|NFL Western Division|
|Green Bay Packers||10||1||1||.909||5–1–1||248||118||T1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
Awards and recordsEdit
- Arnie Herber, NFL Leader, Passing Yards (1,239)
- 1936 Green Bay Packers on databaseFootball.com
- "Play-off game is definitely set at Polo Grounds". Milwaukee Journal. December 7, 1936. p. 6, part 2.
- "Bays, Boston play for crown in N.Y. Sunday". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 8, 1936. p. 14.
- McGrath, John (January 10, 2006). "Redskins history lesson". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
- "Packers beat Boston 21-6, for pro crown". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 14, 1936. p. 11.
- Keuchle, Oliver E. (December 14, 1936). "Packers win pro championship; passes beat Boston, 21 to 6". Milwaukee Journal. p. 4, part 2.
- "Arnold Herber's arm hurls Green Bay Packers into pro championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 14, 1936. p. 9.
- "1936 Green Bay Packers Draftees". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
- Charles G. Clarke (director), "Pigskin Champions," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937. —Short film.