Packers Numbers Notebook: Stats from their playoff loss to Seattle

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Here are a few stats you may not know from the Packers 28-22 overtime loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship Game.

1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix became the first Green Bay rookie to intercept a pass (he intercepted two Russell Wilson passes) in the playoffs since Sam Shields intercepted a pair of passes in the January 23, 2011 playoff game versus the Bears. Other Packers rookies who intercepted a pass in the playoffs: Tyrone Williams, Craig Newsome, George Teague and Herb Adderley.

2. Green Bay scored first in the game and are now 19-10 in playoff games when they score first.

3. The Packers had a 13-0 lead after the first quarter. It was the fifth time in Packers playoff history that they had a 13-point lead after one quarter. They are now 3-2 in those games; they also lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on January 11, 2004 in a playoff game where they led the Eagles 14-0 after the first quarter. That game also ended in overtime with a Packers loss.

4. Green Bay held Seattle scoreless in the first quarter, the 20th time in their playoff history. It was only their fifth loss in such games in the post-season when they hold their opponents scoreless in the first quarter.

5. Mason Crosby kicked five field goals for the Packers in the contest, becoming the ninth placekicker since 1966 (the Super Bowl era to have five or more field goals in a playoff game. Kickers are 6-3 in these playoff games when they kick five-plus field goals  for their teams.

6. Clinton-Dix became the fourth Green Bay player to have two or more interceptions in a playoff game. The others: Sam Shields (1/23/2011), Tramon Williams (1/15/2011) and Eugene Robinson (1/4/1997). It was the first time the Pack lost a playoff game when one of their players intercepted two or more passes in a game.

7. Green Bay had five takeaways in the game. NFL teams are 67-9 (.882 winning percentage) in games when they have had five or more takeaways in a playoff game since 1966. This was the first loss by a team in the playoffs with five-plus takeaways since the Raiders lost to the Jets 17-14 in a playoff game in 1983 when they had five takeaways.

8. The Packers had a 16-point lead at halftime. Prior to the loss by the Packers yesterday, teams with a 16-point (or more) lead in a playoff game since 1966 were 85-3. Prior to yesterday’s loss, the Packers were 14-0 in playoff games since 1966 when they had a lead of 10 points or more.

9. The Packers had a nine-point lead going into the fourth quarter. In the Super Bowl era, teams with a lead of nine points or more going into the fourth quarter of a playoff game are 245-12 (includes the Packers loss), a .953 winning percentage.

10. The Packers became only the second team in the playoffs since 1966 to have four or more interceptions and lose the game. Defenses with four-plus interceptions in a game are now 42-2 in playoff games since ’66.

11. Green Bay allowed Seattle to score 15 points in the fourth quarter, the second time in their playoff history that they have allowed an opponent to score 15 or more in the last period. The other game was a 37-20 playoff loss to the New York Giants on January 15, 2012.

12. With his QB Rating of 44.3 for the game, Seattle’s Russell Wilson became the sixth QB to have a playoff game QBR under 50 versus the Packers. He was the first QB to win a playoff game with that low of a QBR. The lowest QBR versus the Packers in a playoff game was Tampa Bay’s Trent Dilfer on January 4, 1998 when the Pack defeated the Bucs 21-7. Dilfer’s QBR for the game was 27.5.

13. This was only the seventh playoff game in Packers history where they scored only one offensive touchdown. They are 3-4 in such games.

14. With 157 yards, Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch became the fifth opposing player to rush for over 150 yards in a playoff game versus the Packers. The others: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco (1/12/2013, 181 yards), Terrell Davis, Denver (1/25/1998, 157 yards), Emmitt Smith, Dallas (1/14/1996, 150 yards) and Barry Sanders, Detroit (1/8/1994, 169 yards). The Packers have won only one of these five playoff games when an opposing players had 150 or more yards rushing, that was the 1994 contest versus the Lions.

15. By going five-for-five in the field goal department in the game, Mason Crosby has now made 19 of 21 field goal attempts in the post-season (90.5%). Crosby is one of only seven kickers (minimum of 10 playoff field goals attempted) to have made 90% or more of his FG attempts in the post-season. The seven:
Steven Hauschka (currently with Seattle) 12-for-12, 100.0%
Martin Gramatica 13-for-14, 92.5%
John Kasay 23-for-25, 92.0%
Steven Gostkowski (currently with New England) 20-for-22, 90.9%
Chuck Nelson 10-for-11, 90.9%
Mason Crosby (currently with Green Bay) 19-for-21, 90.5%
Brad Daluiso 9-for-10, 90.0%

16. In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), there have been 27 playoff games that went to overtime. The Packers have now lost four of those games, most in the league.

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