Packers Numbers Crunches… Game #13


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”)




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