Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

The champions -- 1961

Jan. 28, 2011
 
Front row (left to right): Herb Adderley (26); Ben Davidson (72); Elijah Pitts (22); Lee Folkins (81); Ron Kostelnik (77); Nelson Toburen (61). Second row: Ken Iman (53); Willie Wood (24); Hank Gremminger (46); Tom Moore (25); Jerry Kramer (64); Fred (Fuzzy) Thurston (63); Jesse Whittenton (47); John Symank (27); Tom Bettis (65). Third row: Trainer Carl (Bud) Jorgensen; Bob Skoronski (76); Bart Starr (15); Gary Knafelc (84); Jim Ringo (51); Norm Masters (78); Dan Currie (58); Willie Davis (87); John Roach (10); Lew Carpenter (33); Equipment manager Gerald (Dad) Braisher. Back row: Bill Quinlan (83); Forrest Gregg (75); Emlen Tunnel (45); Ray Nitschke (66); Dave Hanner (79); Henry Jordan (74); Boyd Dowler (86); Jim Taylor (31); Ron Kramer (88); Bill Forester (71); Paul Hornung (5); Mac McGee (85). Press-Gazette archives
  • Filed Under

“I’ve never been associated with a loser and I don’t expect to be now,” Coach Vince Lombardi stated upon assuming command of the Packers in 1959.

Less than three years later, Lombardi was anything but as his team reached the pinnacle of professional football, going 11-3 and whipping the New York Giants 37-0 in the NFL title game.

In their drive to the top, the Packers forged the league’s best rushing attack (2,350 yards) and a defense that allowed the second fewest points in the circuit (223). Green Bay boasted the most accurate passing offense (57.8) and its quarterbacks were sacked for fewer yards than any other team’s (138). So powerful were the Packers that seven of their wins were by a two-touchdown margin or more.

“You’re the greatest team in the National Football League today,” a beaming Lombardi said following the title game. “And I mean it.”

Insiders Blog


What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
573 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
855 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1013 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1270 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports