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1983 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Bart Starr
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8-8
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 1983 Green Bay Packers season was their 63rd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 8-8 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a 2nd place finish in the NFC Central division. The 1983 season was the last that the Packers played under Bart Starr. The team set an NFL record for most Overtime Games played in one season with 5 games.[1] Week seven featured a Monday Night Football Game, which Green Bay won 48-47, which is the highest aggreate score in MNF history. It was voted one of the ten best Packer games and is featured on the NFL Films collection, "The Green Bay Packers Greatest Games"

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Offseason

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1983 Packer Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11 Green Bay Packers Tim Lewis Cornerback Pittsburgh
48 Green Bay Packers Dave Drechsler Guard North Carolina
104 Green Bay Packers Mike Miller Wide Receiver Tennessee
132 Green Bay Packers Brian Thomas Running Back Pittsburgh
160 Green Bay Packers Ron Sams Guard Pittsburgh
188 Green Bay Packers Jessie Clark Running Back Arkansas
216 Green Bay Packers Carlton Briscoe Defensive Back McNeese State
243 Green Bay Packers Robin Ham Center West Texas State
253 Green Bay Packers Byron Williams Wide Receiver Texas Arlington
271 Green Bay Packers Jimmy Thomas Defensive Back Indiana
299 Green Bay Packers Bucky Schribner Punter Kansas
327 Green Bay Packers John Harvey Linebacker USC

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Score Record Streak Notes
1 9-4-1983 at Houston Oilers W,41-38 O.T. 1-0 1W
2 9-11-1983 Pittsburgh Steelers L,21-25 1-1 1L
3 9-18-1983 Los Angeles Rams W,27-24 2-1 1W
4 9-26-1983 at New York Giants L,3-27 2-2 1L Monday Night Football
5 10-2-1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,55-13 3-2 1W
6 10-9-1983 at Detroit Lions L,14-38 3-3 1L
7 10-17-1983 Washington Redskins W,48-47 4-3 1W Highest M.N.F Aggregate Score
8 10-23-1983 Minnesota Vikings L, 17-20 O.T. 4-4 1L
9 10-30-1983 at Cincinnati Bengals L,14-34 4-5 2L
10 11-6-1983 Cleveland Browns W,35-21 5-5 1W
11 11-13-1983 at Minnesota Vikings W,29-21 6-5 2W
12 11-20-1983 Detroit Lions L,20-23 O.T. 6-6 1L
13 11-27-1983 at Atlanta Falcons L,41-47 O.T. 6-7 2L
14 12-4-1983 Chicago Bears W,31-28 7-7 1W
15 12-12-1983 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,12-9 O.T. 8-7 2W 5 O.T. Games, an NFL record
16 12-18-1983 at Chicago Bears L,21-23 8-8 1L

Standings

NFC Central
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 347 286
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 429 439
Chicago Bears 8 8 0 .500 311 301
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 316 348
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 241 380

Statistics

Passing

Player Attempts Completion Percentage Yards Avg Long TD Int Rating
Lynn Dickey 484 289 59.7% 4458 9.21 75 32 29 87.3

Receiving

Player Receptions Yards Average TD Long
James Lofton 58 1300 22.4 8 74
John Jefferson 57 830 14.6 7 36
Paul Coffman 54 814 15.1 11 74
Gerry Ellis 52 603 11.6 2 56

Rushing

Player Attempts Yards avg TD Long
Gerry Ellis 141 696 4.9 4 71
Eddie Lee Ivery 86 340 4.0 2 21
Jessie Clark 71 328 4.6 0 42
Harlan Huckleby 50 182 3.6 4 20

Defensive

Player Sacks INT'S Yards Average TD Long
John Anderson 4.5 5 54 10.8 1 27t
Greg Boyd 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Byron Braggs 5.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
George Cumby 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Douglass 5.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Johnnie Gray 0.0 2 5 2.5 0 5
Charles Johnson 3.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ezra Johnson 14.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Jolly 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Jim Laughlin 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22
Mark Lee 0.0 4 23 5.8 0 15
Cliff Lewis 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tim Lewis 0.0 5 111 22.2 0 46
Randy Scott 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12

Records

  • Lynn Dickey, Club Record, Most Passing Yards in One Season, 4,458. First NFC Quarterback to ever throw for over 4,000 yards.
  • NFL record, Most Overtime Games played in one season, (5)
  • NFC Central record, Most Interceptions in a season by a passer other than the quarterback (3, Cliff Lewis).

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 388
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