(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)
Winning at home is a big part of success in the NFL. For the Packers, winning their eight games each year at Lambeau has been a source of pride for the team.
From 2010 to 2016 (the last seven seasons), NFL teams playing at home have won 56.9 percent of all regular season games (1017-770-5). Leading the way were the New England Patriots who in the last seven years were 49-7 at home, a .875 winning percentage. Second on the list… the Green Bay Packers at 45-10-1 (.813). They were the only two teams that had a winning percentage over .800 at home from 2010-2016.
Following are the home winning percentages of each NFL team from 2010-2016.
New England .875… Green Bay .813
Seattle .768… Baltimore .750… Pittsburgh .714
Denver .696…Arizona .670… New Orleans .643… Atlanta .625… Cincinnati .625… Indianapolis .625… Kansas City .607
San Francisco .598… Houston .589… Minnesota .589… Detroit .571… New York Giants .571… Carolina .554… New York Jets .536… San Diego .536… Buffalo .518… Dallas .500… Philadelphia .500
Miami .482… Chicago .464… Oakland .464… St. Louis/L.A. Rams .429… Washington .429
Tennessee .393… Cleveland .357… Jacksonville .357… Tampa Bay .357
Last night Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff made his major league debut and got the victory in the team’s 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay. Woodruff pitched 6.1 innings, with no earned runs surrendered.
Woodruff became the fourth Brewers pitcher in team history to make his major league debut with the Brewers, pitch six or more innings, give up zero earned runs, and get the win. The others: Jim Slaton (April 14, 1971), Steve Woodard (July 28, 1997) and Chris Saenz (April 24, 2004).
Here’s an interesting fact about Saenz’s game on April 24, 2004: It was his first and only career start in the majors. He is the only pitcher since 1900 to pitch six or more innings, give up no earned runs and get the win in his only career MLB start.