Packers Numbers Crunches-Week #4
Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 17-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).
- The 17-3 win over the 49ers in San Francisco (and in the Pacific time zone-PST) was the Packers first win in a PST game since November 6, 2011 when they defeated the San Diego Chargers in San Diego 45-38. The Packers had lost five straight in PST games; they are 7-6 in all games against an opponent in the PST since 2000.
- The Packers have had eight drives of 10 plays or more in the first four games. They have scored six TDs, one field goal and missed a field goal in those eight drives. The Redskins top the league with 13 10-play drives this year. The Packers are tied for second with six TDs in 10+play drives.
- Green Bay has scored 13 TDs and seven field goals on their 39 drives this season (a scoring percentage of 51.3%). Only three teams have scored on 50% or more of their drives this season: New England (68%), Arizona (52%) and the Packers.
- The Pack has scored 38 points and allowed only six points in the first quarter through the first four games, a plus 32. That +32 ranks first in the league for first quarter scoring. Cincinnati is second with a plus-29.
- Green Bay had only seven points at halftime in the game. Typically this is not a good sign for the team; the Packers are now 11-13-1 in games since 2008 when they have seven or fewer points at halftime.
- Tight end Richard Rodgers had a TD reception in the game, his fourth career TD. The Packers are 4-0 in the four games where Rodgers has a TD catch. His five receptions in yesterday’s game tied a career high
- Mason Crosby missed a field goal in the game, the 48th game of his career where he missed a field goal. The team is 35-13 in games he missed at least one field goal. Of those 13 losses, the Packers lost the game by three points or less in seven of those games.
- John Kuhn scored his 22nd career TD. He is one of two players (non-QBs) who has 20 or more TDs with less than 1,200 all-purpose yards in a career; he has 22 TDs and 1,164 career all-purpose yards. The other player is Hank Bauer who played with the Chargers from 1977-82. He had 20 TDs and only 648 career all-purpose yards.
- Aaron Rodgers rushed for 33 yards in three attempts in the contest. It was the 24th game of his career where he ran for 30 or more yards. The Pack is 16-8 in those games.
- Green Bay had a 14-point lead going into the fourth quarter yesterday in San Francisco. The team is now 52-0 in games where they have a lead of 14 points or more going into the final period on the road. They are 79-1 in games where they have a 10-point or more going into the fourth quarter on the road. The only loss was a 16-13 OT loss to the Redskins on October 10, 2010.
- This was the 36th game since 1970 for the Packers when their defense had six or more sacks in the game. The Pack is 35-0-1 in those games. It was the first time since 1978 that the team had six or more sacks in consecutive games (they had seven sacks versus the Chiefs on Monday night).
- This is the first season since Aaron Rodgers became the starting QB that he has started the year with no interceptions in the first four games of the year.
- Sam Shields had his second interception of the year. He now has 17 career picks. The interesting thing about his 17 interceptions is that he has never scored on one of those interceptions. He is one of four active players in the league with 15 or more career interceptions without an interception returned for TD. He is one of six Green Bay players in history with 15 or more career interceptions without a TD. Mark Lee holds the Packers record with 31 interceptions, none returned for TD.
- This was the sixth time since 2010 that the Packers “D” held the opposition to three or fewer points in a game since 2010, tied for second in the league. It was also the 12th time since 2010 that they held opponents under 10 points in a game. That ranks tied for fourth in the league.
- The Packers allowed the 49ers only 196 total yards in the game. It was the sixth time since 2010 that the team held opponents under 200 total yards. The Pack is 6-0 in those games.
- Since he became the Packers starting QB in 2008, Rodgers has had no interceptions in 65 different games. The team is 54-11 (.831) in those games. The Pack has won 20 of their last 22 in games where Rodgers does not throw an interception.
- Eddie Lacy carried the ball 18 times for 90 yards, a 5.0/yards per carry. The team is 10-2-1 when Lacy gains 90-plus yards rushing in a game; 12-2-1 when he carries the ball 18 or more times in a game; and 12-3 when Lacy has a yards per carry average of 5.0 or higher in a contest.
- The Packers scored less than 20 points in a game for the 64th time since 2000. That ranks 31st in the league; the Patriots have the fewest games where they scored under 20 points with 61 since 2000. Green Bay is 18-46 (.281 winning percentage) in games where they score less than 20 points
(Jerry Tapp is the author of the book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know.”)