1957 Green Bay Packers season
The 1957 Green Bay Packers season was their 39th season overall and their 37th season in the National Football League. After an opening win, the club posted a 3–9 record under fourth-year head coach Lisle Blackbourn and finished last in the Western Conference. It was Blackbourn's final season at Green Bay, who was replaced by Ray McLean in January 1958 for just one year, succeeded by Vince Lombardi in 1959.
|1957 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head coach||Lisle Blackbourn|
|Home field||City Stadium|
County Stadium (Milwaukee)
|Division place||6th NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1957 season also marked the Packers' move from City Stadium to new City Stadium, which was opened with a win over the Chicago Bears in week one on September 29. It was renamed Lambeau Field in August 1965 in memory of Packers founder, player, and long-time head coach, Curly Lambeau, who had died two months earlier.
|1||1||Paul Hornung||Halfback||Notre Dame|
|4||41||Carl Vereen||Offensive tackle||Georgia Tech|
|10||111||Gary Gustafson||Guard||Gustavus Adolphus|
|11||124||Jim Roseboro||Back||Ohio State|
|12||135||Ed Sullivan||Center||Notre Dame|
|13||148||Jim Morse||Back||Notre Dame|
|14||159||Rudy Schoendorf||Tackle||Miami (OH)|
|15||172||Pat Hinton||Guard||Louisiana Tech|
|23||268||John Symank||Defensive back||Florida|
|25||292||Jerry Johnson||Tackle||St. Norbert|
|1||September 29||Chicago Bears||W 21–17||1–0||City Stadium|
|2||October 6||Detroit Lions||L 24–14||1–1||City Stadium|
|3||October 13||Baltimore Colts||L 45–17||1–2||Milwaukee County Stadium|
|4||October 20||San Francisco 49ers||L 24–14||1–3||Milwaukee County Stadium|
|5||October 27||at Baltimore Colts||W 24–21||2–3||Memorial Stadium|
|6||November 3||New York Giants||L 31–17||2–4||City Stadium|
|7||November 10||at Chicago Bears||L 21–14||2–5||Wrigley Field|
|8||November 17||Los Angeles Rams||L 31–27||2–6||Milwaukee County Stadium|
|9||November 24||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 27–10||3–6||Forbes Field|
|10||November 28||at Detroit Lions||L 18–6||3–7||Briggs Stadium|
|11||December 8||at Los Angeles Rams||L 42–17||3–8||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
|12||December 15||at San Francisco 49ers||L 27–20||3–9||Kezar Stadium|
|NFL Western Conference|
|San Francisco 49ers||8||4||0||.667||7–3||260||264||W3|
|Los Angeles Rams||6||6||0||.500||5–5||307||278||W2|
|Green Bay Packers||3||9||0||.250||2–8||218||311||L3|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|Green Bay Packers roster|
Rookies and first-year players in italics
Awards, records, and honorsEdit
- "Crowd of 32,132 fills Green Bay's new City Stadium, sees Packers upset Bears". Milwaukee Journal. September 30, 1957. p. 7-part 2.
- "Packer board backs Lambeau Field idea". Milwaukee Journal. UPI. August 3, 1965. p. 18-part 2.
- "'Lambeau Field' voted by council". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. August 5, 1965. p. 3-part 2.
- "Curly Lambeau is stricken and dies of a heart attack". Lawrence (Kansas) Daily Journal World. Associated Press. June 2, 1965. p. 18.
- "Lambeau, Packer founder, dies; led club to 6 pro league titles". Milwaukee Journal. June 2, 1965. p. 19.