Packers Numbers Crunches-Week 7 versus the Bears

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Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 26-10 win over the Chicago Bears on October 20.

  • The Packers scored first in the game with a Mason Crosby field goal in the first quarter. Green Bay is 13-6 against the Bears since 2000 when they score first in the game and they have won seven of their last 10 against the Bears when they score first.
  • Green Bay is 10-5 on Thursday in their last 15 games played on that day of the week.
  • The Bears were scoreless after the first quarter. The Packers are 25-5 in their last 30 games when they hold their opponents scoreless in the first quarter. They are, however, only 4-4 in the last eight games when they shutout their opponents in the first period.
  • The Pack had a 90-yard drive stopped when they failed to score on the one-yard line. This 90-yard drive without any points was the first 90-yard (or more) drive in the NFL this season by any team that did not result in a touchdown.
  • Green Bay had a 6-3 lead at half. Since 2010 the team is 12-15-1 when they score less than seven points by halftime in a game.
  • Davante Adams had 13 receptions for 132 yards and two TD pass receptions. He was the first Packers player to have 10 receptions, 100 yards and two TDs in a game since Jordy Nelson did it September 28, 2014 against the Bears. Since 1970, there has been six games by Packers players with 10-100-2 TDs… in addition to Adams and Nelson, Javon Walker, Antonio Freeman and Sterling Sharpe accomplished this, Sharpe did it twice.
  • Ty Montgomery had 60 yards rushing and 66 yards receiving in the game. He was the first 60-60 player for the Pack since Ahman Green in 2006 in a game versus the Lions (he had 63-68 in that game). Montgomery had nine rush attempts and 10 pass receptions in the game. He became the first Packers player with nine receptions and nine rushing attempts in a game since Ahman Green in 2000 against the Bucs (he had 27 rushing attempts and nine receptions).
  • Green Bay had a 13-10 lead going into the fourth quarter. Since 2010, the Packers are 60-6 when they lead going into the final quarter, and they have now won 28 straight.
  • Aaron Rodgers attempted 56 passes, second most in his career. In the 26 games where Rodgers attempted 40 or more passes, the team is 10-16.
  • Green Bay had 39:36 time of possession to Chicago 21:24. In games where they have 39 or more minutes TOP in a non-OT game, the Packers are 7-1 since 2000.
  • The Packers scored 20 points in the second half. They have now won 21 of their last 23 when they score 20 or more in the second half of a game.
  • Green Bay had 406 total yards compared to only 186 for the Bears. Since 1970, this was the 14th game where they had over 400 yards in a game and held the opposition under 200… they were 11-3 in those games.
  • The defense held Chicago without an offensive touchdown (rushing or passing). It was the 26th time since 2000 that the “D” had done that in a game… the team is 24-2 in those games. They have now won 13 of the last 14 when they hold the opponents to no offensive TDs.
  • Adams (13), Randall Cobb (11) and Montgomery (10) each had over 10 receptions in the game, the first time in Packers history that three receivers had done that and only the second time in NFL history. In fact, the Pack had never had two players each have 10 or more receptions in the same game in their history.
  • For Montgomery, who had 10 receptions in last week’s game against the Cowboys, he became the first player in Packers history to have 10 or more receptions in back-to-back games.
  • The Packers have now won seven straight when they score 25 or more points in a game and they have won 22 of their last 23 when they tally 25 or more in a contest. They are 54-7-1 (.879) winning percentage since 2010 when they score 25 or more in a game. The 62 games are second in the league behind the New England Patriots 72 games with 25 or more points. NFL teams that have scored 25 or more points in a game since 2010 have a .813 winning percentage.
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One response

  1. Just a correction on one of the stats… Montgomery became the first Packers receiver to catch 10 passes in back-to-back weeks. Sterling Sharpe caught 10 passes in back-to-back games on Oct, 10 and 24, 1993. There was a bye in between those two games.

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