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1976 Green Bay Packers season

The 1976 Green Bay Packers season was their 58th season overall and their 56th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–9 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a fourth-place finish in the NFC Central division. The Packers struggled, and finished in last place in the NFC Central with a 5-9 record, as the Quarterback position began to resemble a revolving door, as Lynn Dickey became the latest young Quarterback to struggle with Interceptions.

1976 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachBart Starr
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record5–9
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

OffseasonEdit

1976 Expansion DraftEdit

Green Bay Packers selected during the Expansion Draft
Round Overall Name Position Expansion Team
0 0 Ken Hutcherson Linebacker Seattle Seahawks
0 0 Al Matthews Defensive back Seattle Seahawks
0 0 Barry Smith Wide Receiver Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 23 Mark Koncar Offensive tackle Colorado
3 72 Mike McCoy Cornerback Colorado
4 101 Tom Perko Linebacker Pittsburgh
5 132 Aundra Thompson Running back East Texas State
8 218 Jim Burrow Defensive back Nebraska
9 245 Jim Gueno Linebacker Tulane
10 274 Jessie Green Wide receiver Tulsa
11 301 Curtis Leak Wide receiver Johnson C. Smith
12 328 Melvin Jackson Guard USC
13 355 Bradley Bowman Defensive back Southern Miss
14 386 John Henson Running back Cal Poly
15 413 Jerry Dandridge Linebacker Memphis State
16 440 Mike Timmermans Guard Northern Iowa
17 467 Ray Hall Tight end Cal Poly

RosterEdit

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 San Francisco 49ers L 26–14 Lambeau Field
54,628
2 September 19, 1976 at St. Louis Cardinals L 29–0 Busch Memorial Stadium
48,842
3 September 26, 1976 at Cincinnati Bengals L 28–7 Riverfront Stadium
44,103
4 October 3, 1976 Detroit Lions W 24–14 Lambeau Field
55,041
5 October 10, 1976 Seattle Seahawks W 27–20 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,983
6 October 17, 1976 Philadelphia Eagles W 28–13 Lambeau Field
55,398
7 October 24, 1976 at Oakland Raiders L 18–14 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
52,232
8 October 31, 1976 at Detroit Lions L 27–6 Pontiac Silverdome
74,992
9 November 7, 1976 New Orleans Saints W 32–27 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,936
10 November 14, 1976 at Chicago Bears L 24–13 Soldier Field
52,907
11 November 21, 1976 Minnesota Vikings L 17–10 Milwaukee County Stadium
53,104
12 November 28, 1976 Chicago Bears L 16–10 Lambeau Field
56,267
13 December 5, 1976 at Minnesota Vikings L 20–9 Metropolitan Stadium
43,700
14 December 12, 1976 at Atlanta Falcons W 24–20 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
23,436

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings(1) 11 2 1 .821 5–1 9–2 305 176 W2
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 4–2 7–5 253 216 L1
Detroit Lions 6 8 0 .429 2–4 5–7 262 220 L2
Green Bay Packers 5 9 0 .357 1–5 4–8 218 299 W1

Awards and recordsEdit

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