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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)