Packers Notebook: Inside the numbers in their win over the Bears
Here’s a look at a few of the statistics that helped define the Packers 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
1. The Packers allowed the Bears to amass 496 yards of offense. It was the 120th time since 1966 (start of the Super Bowl era) that the Pack has allowed 400-plus yards on defense. Green Bay is 46-72-2 in such games (.392 winning percentage). The Packers are 3-4-1 in games since the start of the 2013 season where the defense gives up 400 or more yards.
2. The Packers allowed 235 yards rushing to the Bears. Prior to yesterday’s game, the Packers were 1-28-1 since 1966 when they allowed opponents to gain 230 or more yards rushing in a game. Their only other win was on December 2, 2012 when the Vikings gained 240 yards rushing, but the Packers won 23-14.
3. The Bears and Packers combined for 854 total yards yesterday. In the last 20 games where the Packers and their opponents combined for 800 or more total yards, the Packers are 13-6-1. The Packers are now 7-1 in such games versus the Bears. The Packers have played 11 games since 1966 against the Lions where the combined total yards of the two teams was over 800 yards, most of any opponent.
4. Green Bay had a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter in Sunday’s contest. It was their 44th straight win when they had a lead of 14 points or more starting the fourth quarter.
5. The Packers held the Bears scoreless in the third quarter. They are now 19-4 in the last 23 games they’ve played when they hold the opposition scoreless in the third quarter.
6. The Packers defense actually pitched a shutout in the second half yesterday. They have now won 19 straight in games where they hold the opponents scoreless in the second half.
7. Yesterday was the fifth time since 1966 that the Packers allowed 400 or more yards to their foes in a game yet won the game by 20 or more points. It happened in 1982, 2004 and 2011 to St. Louis, and in 1999 to Arizona. The biggest point differential was when they allowed 400-plus total yards in a game in 2004 when they beat the Rams by 28 points, 45-17.
8. Aaron Rodgers had four or more TD passes for the 13th time in the regular season. The Packers are 12-1 when he’s tossed 4-plus TD passes in a contest.
9. Mason Crosby made a 53-yard field goal in the game. The Packers are 15-6 when Crosby makes a field goal of 50 yards or more in a game.
10. The Packers are 2-2 after four games, the seventh time they have been 2-2 after four games since 2000. Only twice since 2000 have the Packers not made the playoffs after starting 2-2 in a season (2000, and 2008). The Packers were 1-3 or 0-4 in only three seasons since 2000; they failed to make the playoffs in two of those seasons (2005 and 2006).
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