Moment 16 Postseason Taste

Postseason Taste
Photo credit: AP / Tom Lynn
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January 08, 1983

In the 16-team Super Bowl tournament that resulted from the strike-shortened season, the Packers win their first playoff game since the Ice Bowl, 41-16 over the Cardinals, and the goalposts at Lambeau are torn down for what proved to be the last time.

Lynn Dickey threw for 260 yards and tied a Green Bay postseason record with four touchdown passes as the Packers led 28-3 in the second quarter and never looked back. John Jefferson also set a (then) team playoff record with 148 yards receiving on six catches, two for touchdowns. His 60-yard TD grab started the scoring for the Packers. Eddie Lee Ivery also had two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving).

One week later, the Packers’ brief return to the postseason ended with a 37-26 loss at Dallas in the second round. Green Bay rolled up 466 yards of total offense, highlighted by receiver James Lofton’s 71-yard run for a touchdown, but five turnovers proved too much to overcome.
Postseason Taste
Photo credit: AP/ NFL Photos