(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.)
After the Packers loss to the Washington Redskins, 42-24, in a Week #11 contest, the Pack’s record was a dismal 4-6. The chances of a 10-win season looked rather slim.
We all know what happened… they won six straight, finished at 10-6 and won the NFC Central.
The 10 wins last season was the 12th time this century that the Packers had won 10 or more games in a season. That is the most of any NFC team since 2000. The New England Patriots have won 10 or more games in 15 of the 17 seasons from 2000-16 to top the list.
Here’s a look at the number of 10-win seasons each franchise has had since 2000.
15: New England
12: Green Bay
8: Denver, Seattle
7: New York Giants
6: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Kansas City, New Orleans
5: Carolina, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Minnesota, N.Y. Jets, San Francisco, Tennessee
4: Arizona, San Diego/L.A. Chargers, Oakland, Tampa Bay
3: L.A. Rams
2: Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Washington
With a win last night, the Los Angeles Dodgers collected their 80th victory of the season. With a record of 80-33 (a .708 winning percentage), the Dodgers are on a pace to win 115 games. The franchise record is 105 wins set by the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Dodgers franchise has won 100 or more games in a season six times: 1899 (the Brooklyn Superbas), the 1941, 1942 and 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, and the 1962 and 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers.
Before the Dodgers’ fans make plans for a World Series victory parade, however, it should be noted that of the six times the Dodgers won 100 or more games in a season, they went to the World series three times… and lost each time!