Packers Preview: Stats you need to know… The Team (Part Two)
Over the next weeks until the 2015 NFL season starts on September 10, I will be posting some stats from my book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know.” It is now available in ebook form through Amazon and Barnes and Noble; cost is $9.99. Amazon is now accepting pre-orders for the printed versions (cost $12.99) which has a release date of September 10.
104 The Packers in 2014 became the seventh NFL franchise to have two (or more) players amass 1,000 or more career points with the team. Ryan Longwell holds the team record with 1,054 points; Mason Crosby now has 1,037 career points with the Pack. The other franchises with multiple players with 1,000 career points with the team:
Chicago (Kevin Butler and Robbie Gould)
Cleveland (Lou Groza, Phil Dawson and Don Cockroft)
Detroit (Jason Hanson and Eddie Murray)
Kansas City (Nick Lowery and Jan Stenerud)
New England (Stephen Gostkowski, Adam Vinatieri and Gino Cappelletti)
Tennessee/Houston (Al Del Greco and Rob Bironas)
There are only two non-kickers who have totaled over 1,000 points in their NFL careers: Jerry Rice (1,256 points) and Emmitt Smith (1,052 points).
109 The last year the Packers started the season losing their first two games was in 2006. The Denver Broncos have not started a season 0-2 since 1999, the longest stretch in the league.
118 The Packers are 8-22-1 (.421 winning percentage) since 2000 in games where they had only seven points (or less) entering the fourth quarter. That was the case in 2014 when they faced Detroit in Week #3. They lost that game 19-7.
123 One key to the Packers success in 2014 was their ability to score quickly (and often) in the first quarter. Green Bay led the NFL in 2014 with 151 points in the first quarter. They were third in the league with 159 points scored in the second quarter, and led the league with 310 points in the first half. But the second half was a different story for the Pack. The Packers were 12th in the league in third quarter scoring (84 points) and 21st in fourth quarter scoring (92 points). They were 19th in the league in second half scoring (176 points). One more note: The Packers allowed opponents to score 133 points in the fourth quarter, third most in the league.
131 In Week #3 of the 2014 season, the Packers held the Detroit Lions to under 20 points. Unfortunately, the Packers were only able to score seven points in the game. Since 2000, Green Bay is 92-13 (.876) in games where they hold opponents under 20 points. The Packers have won 13 of their last 14 games when their defense keeps the opposition under 20 points.
148 Green Bay has won 24 of their last 26 regular season games in which their defense had two or more interceptions. Since 2000 the team is 73-13 (.849) in such games. In the playoffs the Packers are 3-1 in games where the “D” has two or more interceptions.
155 The Packers were tied at halftime in two games in 2014, both losses to New Orleans and Buffalo. Green Bay has now lost six straight in games where they are tied at halftime. The team is 3-10 since 2000 in games where they are tied at half.
161 In their 55-14 win over the Bears on November, 9, the Packers had six different players score a touchdown: Brandon Bostick, Randall Cobb, Casey Hayward, Eddie Lacy, Jordy Nelson and Andrew Quarless. That tied the team record for most players scoring TDs in a game; six players scored TDs in the Pack’s 55-7 win over Tennessee in 2012. The six: Cobb, Ryan Grant, DaJuan Harris, Greg Jennings, Aaron Rodgers and James Jones.
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