(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.)
Football fans know that turnovers can play a significant role in the success (or lack of success) of an NFL team.
Last season the Packers were 9-2 in games when they had one or no turnovers in a game. In games where they had two or more turnovers, their record was 1-4 in 2016.
Over the last seven seasons (2010-16), the Pack’s winning percentage was .804 in games where they had zero or just one turnover in a game (the NFL winning percentage for teams that had zero or one turnover in a game from 2010-16 was .657). In games from 2010-16 where Green Bay had two or more turnovers in a game, their winning percentage was .447 (the NFL average was .306).
With each turnover, the chance of an NFL team winning a game decreases. Again, taking games from 2010-16, here’s a breakdown of winning percentages of NFL teams when they had 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 or more turnovers in a game.
Winning percentage of all NFL teams, 2010-16
0 turnovers .775 (Green Bay .866)
1 turnover .565 (Green Bay .727)
2 turnovers .393 (Green Bay .556)
3 turnovers .255 (Green Bay .143)
4 or more turnovers .126 (Green Bay .250)
The Brewers last night gave up five home runs to the Minnesota Twins. It was the third time this season that the Brew Crew pitching staff has surrendered five or more HRs to an opponent (June 17 vs. San Diego and July 27 vs. Washington).
The Milwaukee pitching staff has given up five or more home runs in a game 47 times in franchise history. The team is 4-43 (.085 winning percentage) in those games.
There have been 42 games this season where a pitching staff has given up five or more home runs in a contest. The Mets and Orioles pitching staffs top the list with four such games this season. MLB teams are 3-39 in these games. Astros pitchers have surrendered five or more HRs in two games this season, but they have won both of those games.