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Packers Numbers Notebook: Stats from their playoff win over Dallas


Here are a few stats you may not know from the Packers 26-21 win over the Cowboys in their NFC Divisional playoff game. (These playoff game stats reflect Packers playoff games since 1966, start of the Super Bowl era, unless noted otherwise.)

1. The Packers scored first in the game, the 13th straight game where they scored first. They are 11-2 in those games. Since the start of the 2012 season, the Packers are 22-6-1 (.776) in all games when they score first. Green Bay is 15-7 in playoff games since 1966 when they score first in the contest.

2. Green Bay shut-out the Cowboys in the fourth quarter. It was the 10th playoff game where the Packers have held their opponents scoreless in the final quarter; they are 8-2 in such playoff games.

3. The Pack had 10 points at halftime, behind 14-10. In the previous 14 playoff games where they had only 10 or fewer points at halftime, the Packers won only three of those 14 games.

4. The Packers were behind at half. In the 15 previous playoff games where they were behind at halftime, the Packers won only two of those 15 contests.

5. Rookies Davante Adams and Richard Rodgers each had a TD in the playoff game versus the Cowboys. They became the 11th and 12th rookie players to score a playoff TD for the Packers. The last Packers rookie to score a playoff TD was James Starks in 2011. Adams and Rodgers were only the second set of Packers rookies to score TDs in the same playoff game since Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson did so on January 12, 2008 in a playoff game against the Seahawks.

6. Green Bay was behind by a point going into the fourth quarter. Previous to yesterday’s game, the Packers were 1-14 in playoff games where they were behind going into to the fourth quarter. The only win was a 33-27 OT victory over Seattle on January 4, 2004.

7. Rookie receiver Davante Adams had seven receptions for 117 yards. He became only the second Packers rookie receiver to have 100 or more yards receiving in a playoff game for the Pack. The other: Javon Walker had five catches for 104 yards in the playoff loss to Atlanta on January 4, 2003.

8. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray gained 123 yards rushing against the Packers. He was the 10th running back to gain 100-plus yards against the Packers in a playoff game. It was only the third time the Packers won a playoff game when they allowed a 100-yard rusher by the opposition.

9. Including the NFL Championship Games played from 1933-69, the Packers are 11-4 in championship games, most NFC title game wins. The Packers lost title games in 2007, 1995, 1960 and 1938.

10. Green Bay had two 100-yard receivers in the game, Adams with 117 yards, Randall Cobb had 116. They became the third set of Packers teammates to each have a 100-yard receiving game in the playoffs. It first happened on January 6, 1996 (Robert Brooks and Keith Jackson in a win over San Francisco) and Jermichael Finley and Greg Jennings (in a loss to Arizona).

11. This was Aaron Rodgers fourth three TD, 300-yard passing game in the playoffs, tying him with Kurt Warner and Tom Brady for second in that category (Peyton Manning has five such games).

12. Eddie Lacy gained 101 yards on 19 carries. Since 1966, the Packers are 6-2 in playoff games when they have a 100-yard rusher in a playoff contest. The other Packers running backs who gained 100-plus yards in a playoff game: Edgar Bennett, Ryan Grant, Ahman Green, Dorsey Levens (three times), James Starks.

13. Green Bay had one turnover in the game. Since 2000, NFL teams that have zero or one turnover in a playoff game are 118-55 (.682). The Packers are 6-2 in playoff games since 2000 when they have one or no turnovers in the game.

14. Aaron Rodgers had QB Rating of 125.4 in the game, the second highest playoff QBR in his career (he had a 136.8 QBR in the January 15, 2011 playoff win over Atlanta). In 10 playoff starts, Rodgers has had six games with a QBR over 100 (the Packers are 5-1 in those games). Rodgers has had a 125 or higher QBR in 24 regular season starts; the Packers are 23-1 in those games.

15. This was the Packers first playoff game in history where they had a quarterback with over 300 yards passing (Rodgers 316 yards), a running back with over 100 rushing (Lacy 101 yards), and two receivers each with over 100 yards receiving (Adams 117 yards, Cobb 116 yards).

16. In playoff games since 1966, the Packers are 14-2 in games when they scored 28 or more points. They are 10-14 when they score under 28 points in a playoff game. They are 9-12 when they score 26 or fewer points in a playoff game.

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