Packers Numbers Notebook: Stats from their 24-21 win over the Vikings
Following are a few stats you may not have known from Green Bay’s win over Minnesota.
1. The Packers are now 39-13-1 against divisional foes (Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota) in the Mike McCarthy era. They are 14-3 against the Lions, 13-4-1 against the Vikings, and 12-6 against the Bears. The Pack is 21-4-1 against these three teams at home since 2006 and 18-9 on the road. McCarthy is 6-3 on the road against each of the three teams.
2. The Pack scored first in the game for the seventh time this season in 11 games. They are 6-1 in games when they score first in 2014. Since 2006, Green Bay is 59-19-1 (.753 winning percentage) and are 25-4-1 in regular season games (.850 winning percentage) when they score first in the game.
3. Twice yesterday the Packers scored touchdowns from the one yard-line (once on an Eddie Lacy run and on a pass from Aaron Rodgers to Richard Rodgers). In the 14 times when the Packers have had the ball on the one yard-line since the start of last season, the Packers have scored 12 TDs, four by pass and eight by run. Lacy has seven of those TDs.
4. Jordy Nelson has now gained 1,000 or more yards receiving in three different seasons with the Packers. Donald Driver holds the team record with seven 1,000-yard receiving seasons. James Lofton and Sterling Sharpe had five such seasons. Nelson joined Greg Jennings and Antonio Freeman with three 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
5. Rookie tight end Richard Rodgers had his first career TD yesterday. The Packers have now had at least two rookies score TDs in four consecutive seasons. Rookie wide receiver Davante Adams has three scores this year. Green Bay has had at least one rookie score a touchdown in every season since 2004.
6. In the previous two games the Packers had scored 42 and 30 points in the first half. Yesterday they held a 14-10 lead over Minnesota. It was the fourth game this year where the Packers had 14 or fewer points at half (they are now 2-2 in those games). In 17 games since 2013 where the Packers have had 14 or fewer points at halftime, their record is 7-9-1.
7. Eddie Lacy gained 125 yards rushing on 25 carries in the contest. It was Lacy’s third career game where he had 25 or more carries (the Pack is 2-0-1 in those games). In the 70 games since 1966 where the Packers had a running back with 25 or more carries, the team is 56-12-2 (.814 winning percentage). In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), Ahman Green leads the franchise with 15 games where he had 25-plus carries.
8. Aaron Rodgers had a pair of TD passes and reached 30 TD passes in a season for the fourth time in his career. Brett Favre holds the team record with the most 30-plus TD seasons with eight. The only other Packers QB with 30 or more TD passes in a season was Lynn Dickey. Since 2008, when Rodgers became the Packers starting QB, Drew Brees has the most 30-plus TD seasons in the league with six. Peyton Manning has had five.
9. The Packers had less than 25 points in a game for only the fourth time this season (it was their first win this season with fewer than 25 points in a game). They are 8-0 this year in games where they score 24 or more points. Since McCarthy took over the coaching chores, the Packers are 23-34 (.404 winning percentage) in games where they score fewer than 25 points.
10. Rodgers had less than 210 yards passing for only the 21st time in 107 career starts (regular season and playoffs). The Packers are 14-7 in games where Rodgers has less than 210 yards passing in a game.
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