Saturday, January 16, 2016

1982 Playoff Win Over Cardinals

Today is the day the Green Bay Packers play the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. And we thought it would be appropriate that we feature the 1982 Playoff game between the two teams. In that year, the NFL players went on strike, which began on September 21, 1982, and lasted 57 days, ending on November 16, 1982. During this time, no NFL games were played. The strike occurred because the union demanded that a wage scale based on percentage of gross revenues be implemented. The strike ended with a players’ revolt against their own union, as some members suggested that NFLPA Executive Director Ed Garvey step down. As a result of the strike, the season schedule was reduced from 16 games to 9 — and the playoffs expanded to 16 teams (eight from each conference) for a "Super Bowl tournament." The following is from the 1983 Green Bay Packers Yearbook.

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