Packers Numbers Crunches: Week #8
Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 29-10 loss to the Denver Broncos (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).
- Yesterday’s loss now gives the Packers a 1-6 record versus the Broncos in games in Denver, In addition, the Packers are now 5-7 in games played in the Mountain Time Zone.
- Denver scored first in the game. The Pack is now 3-5 in their last eight games when the opponents score first. Since 2010, the Packers have scored first 51 times while the opponents have scored first in 36 games.
- Green Bay was held scoreless in the first quarter and they have now lost six of their last seven when they do not score in the first quarter. The Pack is 13-10 since 2010 in games where they were held scoreless in the first period.
- The Packers also were held to only seven points in the first half. They are only 2-4-1 in the last seven games when they had seven or fewer points in the first half.
- With a halftime deficit of 10 points (they were behind 17-7) the Packers are now 4-26 since 2000 in games where they are behind by 10 points or more at half.
- For only the fifth time since 2010, the Packers defense did not have a sack. Carolina is the only team to have fewer games with no sacks since 2010 with four.
- Aaron Rodgers had only 77 yards passing in 22 attempts, 3.5 yards per attempt. That was the lowest yards per attempt in a game that he has started in his career. His previous low was 4.2 in a 7-3 loss to Detroit in December, 2012.
- The Packers entered the fourth quarter behind by 14 points. They are 0-22 since 2000 when they are behind by 14 or more points entering the final quarter. Their last win when they were behind by 14 or more points going into the fourth quarter was on September 20, 1992 when they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-23 after being behind by 14 points going into the last quarter.
- Green Bay is 4-8 since 2000 in games when they allow a safety.
- This was the third straight year that the Packers defense allowed an opponent to have over 150 yards rushing and over 300 yards passing in the same game. In 2014 it was a game versus New Orleans; in 2013 a game against the Lions.
- This was the first time the Pack defense has allowed 500 or more total yards in consecutive games since 1957.
- Broncos QB Peyton Manning did not have a TD pass in the game, the 31st time in his career. His teams are 19-12 in those games. Manning averaged 11.72 yards per attempt last night, the 19th time in his career where his yards per attempt in a game was 11 yards or more. His teams are 17-2 in those games.
- The Packers allowed 500 total yards, but their “break-but-don’t-bend” defense allowed under 30 points (29 to be exact) in the contest. This has happened 68 times in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). Both Kansas City and Miami have played in five games where they allowed 500+ total yards and opponents scored under 30 points. Arizona, Atlanta, Green Bay and New Orleans have had four such games since 1966.
- Mason Crosby kicked a 56-yard field goal in the game. It was his 25th 50-yarder in his career. The Packers are 18-7 in games where Crosby makes a 50-yarder in the game.
- This was the 14th game in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006) that the Packers did not lead at any point in the game. New England has played the fewest games where they never led in the game with 13 games.
(Jerry Tapp is the author of the recently-published book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know”)