Originally posted on Packers Talk Radio Network  |  Last updated 6/30/13
The 1982 NFL season will always be remembered as “The Strike Season.” A 57 day player’s strike reduced the 16 game season to a 9 game season, and turned the playoffs into a tournament style event. For the die hard football fan, having nearly half of the games eliminated was tough to stomach. Luckily for Packers fans, this strike shortened season brought the team it’s biggest form of success in a decade, even if the success was short lived. Head Coach Bart Starr held the reigns for his eighth season in 1982, and was finally able to bring a sliver of success to the Packer faithful. The Packers finished the season 5-3-1, and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1972. Led by Quarterback Lynn Dickey, the Packers offense was one of the best in the league in 1982. James Lofton and John Jefferson were one of the best receiving tandems in the league, and Paul Coffman added to the mix from his TE position. They aired it out with the best of them, and were able to orchestrate a taste
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