1979 Green Bay Packers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-11
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Bart Starr (5-11)
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
1979 Green Bay Packers Roster
1979 Green Bay Packers Results

The Green Bay Packers of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 5 wins and 11 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Green Bay eked out just 246 points, while the defense yielded 316. David Whitehurst threw for 2,247 yards. Paul Coffman snagged 56 passes, while James Lofton accumulated 968 receiving yards.

Terdell Middleton carried the ball for a team-best 495 yards for the Packers, and Eric Torkelson also contributed to the rushing attack.

Johnnie Gray picked off 5 opponent throws.

Bart Starr coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
David Whitehurst32217955.622477.0103.1185.6783225664.5
Lynn Dickey1196050.47876.654.243.4521512071.7
David Beverly2150.02311.500.000.0230091.7
James Lofton100.
Totals44424054.130576.9153.4225.078 47376


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Terdell Middleton1314953.828 2
Eric Torkelson984014.115 3
Steve Atkins422395.760 1
Nate Simpson662353.622 1
Barty Smith572013.523 3
Ricky Patton371343.614 0
David Whitehurst18734.117 4
Walter Landers17412.414 0
Eddie Ivery3248.011 0
Steve Wagner11616.016 0
Lynn Dickey5132.60
Jim Culbreath581.60
James Lofton1-1-1.0-1 0
Aundra Thompson2-18-9.0-7 0
Totals48318613.960 14


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Coffman5671112.778 4
James Lofton5496817.952 4
Aundra Thompson2539515.850 3
Barty Smith191558.222 1
Eric Torkelson191397.314 0
Terdell Middleton181558.629 1
Nate Simpson11464.210 0
Walter Tullis1017317.352 1
Steve Atkins10898.919 0
Ron Cassidy610217.023 0
Ricky Patton6416.80
Walter Landers56012.055 1
Jim Gueno12323.023 0
Totals240305712.778 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Tom Birney10770.09777.828
Chester Marcol181688.910440.028
John Anderson2150.011100.04


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
David Beverly69278540.465

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Odom15805.319 0
Johnnie Gray13614.718 0
Totals281415.019 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Odom2962221.431 0
Aundra Thompson1534623.1100 1
Mike McCoy1124822.541 0
Howard Sampson34515.021 0
Sammy Johnson11616.016 0
Mike Wellman11010.010 0
Steve Wagner188.00
Totals61129521.2100 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnnie Gray56613.235 0
Mike Douglass37324.346 0
Mike McCoy36020.038 0
Rich Wingo2136.513 0
Estus Hood284.00
Mike Hunt11313.013 0
Steve Luke11010.010 0
Charles Johnson100.00
Totals1824313.546 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring: