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Packers Numbers Crunches: Game #15

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 38-8 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on December 27 (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. Green Bay won three and lost one game to the NFC West this season. In the Mike McCarthy era, the team is 15-7 against the NFC West with five of those seven losses coming on the road. The Pack is 5-5 in their last 10 games against NFC West foes.
  2. The game was scoreless after the first quarter. It was the second scoreless game after one quarter for the Pack this season. Green Bay is 22-14 in games that are tied 0-0 after the first quarter since 2000 (10-12 on the road; 12-2 at home).
  3. Arizona scored first in the game. Since 2010, the Pack is 23-16 when the opponents score first, but only 7-12 in such games since 2013.
  4. The Packers QBs were sacked nine times in the game. They are 1-11 in games since 2000 when their QB is sacked five times or more in a game.
  5. Green Bay is 3-6 in games the last two years when Aaron Rodgers throws at least one interception in a game.
  6. Yesterday was the 10th time in Coach McCarthy’s tenure as head coach (since 2006) that the team was held without a point in the first half. They are 2-8 in those games.
  7. The Packers had four turnovers in the contest. It was only the third game with four-plus turnovers since 2010. That is tied with the St. Louis Rams for the second fewest in the league since 2010. (The Seahawks have had only two such games since 2010.)
  8. It was the fifth defeat of 30 points or more for the Packers since 2000.
  9. Arizona QB Carson Palmer had a 102.2 QBR. It was his second QBR over 100 against the Pack; he did it in October 2005 as a member of the Bengals in a 21-14 win. He had a 102.2 QBR in that game.
  10. It was the ninth game since 2006 that the Packers scored less than 10 points in a game. They are 2-7 in those games.
  11. Here’s an interesting stat for you… the Packers held the Cardinals scoreless in the first and last quarters of the game. Prior to yesterday’s loss they had won 29 straight games when they held the opposition scoreless in quarters one and four. Since 1966 (the Super Bowl era) the Pack is 102-24 (.810) in games when they keep their opponents off the scoreboard in the first and last quarters of a game.
  12. The Pack gave up two scores on fumbles returned for a TD. It was the third time this has happened to the Packers since 1966. The other games were in 1971 (versus the Giants) and 1984 (versus the Broncos).
  13. Green Bay gained an average of 2.8 yards per play in the game, the second lowest total in the last 10 seasons. The lowest was 2.5 yards per play in a Nov. 19, 2006 loss (35-0) to the Patriots.
  14. Clay Matthews did not have a tackle for the second consecutive game. He has had zero tackles in seven of the 100 regular season games he has played for the Pack.
  15. The Packers had 178 total yards to the Cardinals’ 381. It was the third time since 2006 that the Packers offense was held under 180 yards and the defense allowed 360 or more yards in a game. Since 1966 it has happened in 16 games, 14 of them were when the Packers were the road team.
  16. Yesterday’s 30-point loss is tied for the second worst defeat by the Packers in the McCarthy era. It’s also the fourth straight year that they have lost at least one game by 20 or more points in a season.
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Packers Numbers Crunches: Game #14

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Following are a few stats you may not know from the Packers 30-20 win over the Oakland Raiders on December 20.

  1. Green Bay went 3-1 against the AFC West this season. In the Mike McCarthy era, the Packers are 10-2 versus the AFC West; they also went 3-1 in 2011 and were 4-0 in 2007. They were 6-0 at home and 4-2 on the road in those games.
  2. Running back John Kuhn scored on a five-yard run in the contest. It was Kuhn’s 23rd regular season TD. Sixteen of his 23 TDs came from less than five yards out. His longest TD was a 10-yard pass reception in 2009 versus the Rams. Kuhn’s longest run for TD was eight yards; yesterday’s five-yard TD run was the second longest run for TD in his career.
  3. The Pack scored first in the game and has now won four straight when they score first in a game on the road. Since 2006 the Packers are 23-14 when they score first in an away game.
  4. Rookie corner back Demarious Randall returned an interception for TD in the first quarter. Green Bay is 32-3 in games since 2000 when they have an interception returned for TD and they have now won 14 straight in those games.
  5. Randall is the third Packers rookie to score a TD for the team this season (fellow rookies Ty Montgomery and Quinten Rollins scored TDs earlier this year). It is the most rookies to score a TD for the team since 2007 when four rookies scored TDs (Ryan Grant, Tramon Williams, James Jones and DeShawn Wynn).
  6. Green Bay is now 31-3 since 2010 in games when they intercept two or more passes in a game.
  7. The Pack scored 14 points in the first quarter and are now 10-2 since 2000 in games on the road when they tally 14 or more points in the first quarter.
  8. They had a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The last time the Packers lost a game on the road when they had a 14-point (or more) lead at the end of the first quarter was in November of 1984.
  9. New England and the Packers this year became the ninth and 10th teams in NFL history to make the playoffs in seven straight years (during the Super Bowl era, since 1966). Dallas (1975-83) and Indianapolis (2002-10) top the league by making the playoffs in nine straight seasons.
  10. Green Bay had the lead at halftime and has now won 10 straight when they lead at half in a road contest. They are 52-14 since 2000 when they lead at half in an away game.
  11. Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper became the 12th rookie receiver to have two or more TD receptions versus the Packers since 1966. He also had over 100 yards receiving in the game, the 16th rookie player to reach that milestone versus the Packers since ’66.
  12. James Jones had a TD reception in the game. The Pack is 7-0 this season when Jones scores a TD and they are 31-7 in games when Jones has scored a TD in his career for the Packers.
  13. The Pack had the lead going into the fourth quarter and is now 60-15 since 2000 when they have the lead after the third quarter in a road game.
  14. Green Bay scored 30 points in the contest and are 26-3 during Mike McCarthy’s tenure (since 2006) when they score 30 or more in a game.
  15. The Packers had the first 19-play drive of the 2015 season in the NFL in the game. Since 2010 there have been 13 times when a team had a drive of 19 plays or more. The Pack could only muster a field goal after the 19-play drive. In the 13 drives of 19 plays or more since 2010, six ended with a TD, four ended with a made field goal, two ended with a missed field goal, and one ended on downs. This was the first 19-play (or longer) drive for the Packers since 2004.
  16. Julius Peppers had 2 ½ sacks in the game, the 27th time in his career that he has had two or more sacks in a game. It was his second game with two-plus sacks as a member of the Packers. Peppers’ teams are 19-8 when he collects two or more sacks in a game.
  17. Aaron Rodgers had a QB Rating of 68.8 in the game. It was the 10th start in his career where his QBR was under 70 and only the second win. The other win was in 2010 when the Pack defeated the Jets 9-0; Rodgers QBR in that game was 59.7.

(Jerry Tapp is the author of the recently-published book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know”)

 

 

Packers Numbers Crunches… Game #13

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 28-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on December 13 (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. Sam Shields had the only interception in the contest. It was the 18th pick of his career with the Pack. He still does not have a “Pick-6” and now ranks third on the Packers all-time list with the most interceptions without returning one for a TD. Mark Lee had 31 interceptions without a TD return and Dave Robinson had 21.
  2. The game was tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. It was the first game with a scoreless first quarter for both teams for the Packers since Nov. 28, 2013 against the Lions. Green Bay is now 22-13 in such games since 2000.
  3. Green Bay had a 15-play drive that ended on fourth down when they could not score from the one-yardline. It was only the second 15-play drive that did not result in a score for the Packers since 2010. They had scored on 14 of 15 15-play drives since then.
  4. The Packers had a 14-0 lead at halftime. Since 2006, the Packers have now won 11 straight when they score 14 or more points by halftime. They are now 18-1 since 2006 when they hold the opponents scoreless in the first half, and they are now 27-1 since 2006 when they have a 14-point (or more) lead at halftime.
  5. The Cowboys rushed for 171 yards in the game. The Packers are 21-33-1 when their opponents have 150 or more yards rushing in a game.
  6. Eddie Lacy had 124 yards rushing on 24 carries and James Starks had 71 yards rushing on 11 carries. Since 2000 the Packers are 7-0 when they have two players each rush for 70 yards or more.
  7. Green Bay had 230 yards total rushing for the game on 44 carries. It was their first game with 200-plus yards rushing since 2009 and the first home game with 200-plus yards rushing since 2008. The team is now 45-3-2 in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) in games with 200 or more rushing yards.
  8. The Pack had over 37 minutes time of possession in the game and are now 20-2 in non-overtime games since 2000 when they have over 37 minutes T.O.P. in a contest.
  9. Dom Capers’ defense held the Cowboys to only seven points for the game. Green Bay is 97-4 since 1966 when they hold the opposition to seven points or less in a regular season game.
  10. The Packers “D” also did a great job on Dallas’ wide receiver Dez Bryant who had only one catch for eight yards. It was his seventh game in his 83-game career that he had one or no catches in a game and the eight yards were the third lowest of his career.
  11. Coming into this season, the Packers were 14-6 since 2010 in the final four games of a season (Games 13 through 16). That record tied them with the Carolina Panthers for the best record in the NFC. The New England Patriots were 17-3 in the last four games of the year since 2010, tops in the league. All three of the teams mentioned above won yesterday in Game #13 of the 2015 season.
  12. Green Bay had two rushing TDs in the game; they are now 36-9-1 since 2000 when they score two or more TDs via the run in a game.
  13. The Pack is now 35-13-1 when Clay Matthews has a sack.
  14. The defense allowed the Cowboys to get a first down on a third down play only once in yesterday’s contest. When the Packers allow zero or one third-down conversion in a game since 2000 they are 31-19.
  15. Dallas was only able to gain 99 yards passing in the game. Since 2000 the Packers are 24-8 when they allow fewer than 120 yards passing in a game and they are 14-5 since 2000 when they hold the opponents under 100 yards passing in a contest.
  16. The Packers are now 53-14 since 2000 when they intercept at least one pass in a game.
  17. Yesterday’s game was only the eighth time since the 2004 season that the Packers had more rushing yards than passing yards in a game (they are 6-2 in those games). With over 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing in the same game, it was the first time since 2009 that they reached the 200-yard mark in both in the same game. They are 8-0 in such games since 2000 and 19-1 when they have done it since 1966.

(Jerry Tapp is the author of the recently-published book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know”)

 

 

Brewers sever ties with another one-year slugger

Adam Lind

Adam Lind

 

For the second time in two years the Milwaukee Brewers have said good-bye to a player who had 20 or more home runs after just one season with the club.

With the trade of Adam Lind to Seattle, the Brewers traded his 20 home runs in 2015 to the Mariners for three teenage prospects. Lind spent one year with the team. In 2014 the Brewers signed Mark Reynolds to a free agent contract. He went on to hit 22 home runs in his only season with the Brewers; he signed a free agent contract with the division-rival Cardinals for 2015.

In the Brewers history there have been 11 players who played only one season with the Brewers and had 12 or more home runs in that lone season with the club. Leading the way for the franchise was Don Mincher who hit 25 home runs for the Seattle Pilots (the precursor to the Brewers) in 1969. That off season the Pilots/now Brewers traded Mincher to the Oakland A’s.

Here’s a look at the players who played only one season for the franchise yet hit 12 or more home runs in that season.

Player, HR’s, only season with team (games played that season)
Don Mincher, 25, 1969 (140)
Mark Reynolds, 22, 2014 (130)
Dave Parker, 21, 1990 (157)
Adam Lind, 20, 2015 (149)
Matt Stairs, 16, 2002 (107)
John Vander Wal, 14, 2003 (117)
Devon White, 14, 2001 (126)
Juan Francisco, 13, 2013 (89) *
Kevin Reimer, 13, 1993 (125)
Corey Koskie, 12, 2006 (76)
Joe Oliver, 12, 1995 (97)

  • Most home runs in Brewers history with fewer than 100 games played for the team in a career.

In addition, eight players played multiple seasons with the Brewers but had less than 162 games played and hit 12 or more home runs for the club. Those players:

Joey Meyer, 18 HRs in 1988-89 (156 games)
Wayne Comer, 15 HRs in 1969-70 (160 games)
Phil Roof, 14 HRs in 1970-71 (151 games)
Gerardo Parra, 12 HRs in 2014-15 (146 games)
Junior Spivey, 12 HRs in 2004-05 (108 games)
Bobby Hughes, 12 HRs in 1998-99 (133 games)
Paul Householder, 12 HRs in 1985-86 (121 games)
Ted Savage, 12 HRs in 1970-71 (128 games)

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Packers Numbers Crunches: Game #12

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 27-23 victory over the Detroit Lions on December 3 (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. The win over the Lions assures the Packers their 10th straight season with at least three wins in the division. Their last sub-.500 record within the division was in 2005 when they were 1-5.
  2. This was the first win in Packers history where they allowed 17 or more points in the first quarter. Sixteen times since 1945 the team allowed opponents to score 17 or more points in the first period; in the previous 15 games they eventually lost that game.
  3. The Packers were scoreless at halftime for the 14th time since 2000. They are now 4-10 in those games. Their 14 games being scoreless at half since 2000 is tied for the third fewest in the league. The Saints have only been scoreless at halftime nine times in that timeframe. NFL teams since 2000 are 107-622 (.147 winning percentage) when they do not score in the first half.
  4. This was the 12th time since 2000 that the Packers were behind by 17 points or more at halftime. This was only the second win during that time. The other win was on December 15, 2013 when they were behind 26-3 at half to the Dallas Cowboys but eventually won the contest 37-36. Both of those games were on the road.
  5. Green Bay scored 14 points in the third quarter. Since 2006 they are now 22-4 in games when they score 14 or more points in the third quarter.
  6. Since 2000, the Packers have been behind going into the fourth quarter in 47 road games. This was only the sixth win in those games. The team is 4-13 in games on the road where they are behind by six points or less going into the final period.
  7. The Lions made three field goals in the game. Green Bay is 16-24-1 games since 2000 when the opposition makes three or more field goals in a game.
  8. Tight end Richard Rodgers had eight receptions for 146 yards in the game. He is the first tight end since Jermichael Finley in 2010 to have over 100 yards receiving in a game. Rodgers is the first TE for the Packers in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to have 140 or more receiving yards in a game.
  9. Aaron Rodgers had a rushing TD in the contest, the 21st rushing TD of his career. The Packers are 11-9 in the games where Rodgers has had one or more rushing TD. Rodgers also had two TD passes; the Pack is now 7-3 in games when Rodgers has two or more passing TDs and a rushing TD in the same game.
  10. The Packers scored 27 points in the second half. Since 2000, the Packers are 9-0 in games when they score 27-plus points in the second half. In the Super Bowl era they are now 22-2 in games when they tally 27 or more points in the second half.
  11. Green Bay had less than 70 yards rushing (24 carries for 67 yards). Since 2006 the Packers are 14-13 in games where they are held under 70 yards rushing in a game. They have been held under 70 yards rushing twice this year… both games against the Lions.
  12. Rodgers completed two-thirds of his passes in the game, 24-for-36 (66.7%). The Packers are now 50-9 in games Rodgers starts when he completes 66.7% or more of his passes. They have now won nine straight in those games.
  13. Green Bay must win their January 3 home game versus division rival Minnesota to avoid their first season with no home wins versus division opponents since 1973 when they were 0-2-1 in home games versus division foes. They were also 0-3 in division home games in 1968. It’s interesting to note that the Pack was 3-0 in division games on the road this year, the first time since 2011.

(Jerry Tapp is the author of the recently-published book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know”)