Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys on October 8.
- The Packers have now won six of their last eight games vs NFC East teams. They have also won five of their last six regular season games against the Cowboys.
- The Pack won the coin toss and has won four of their last five games when they win the coin toss. They are 44-20-1 (.685) since 2010 in games when they won the coin toss.
- The Cowboys scored first in the game, but the Packers have now won three of their last four games when the opposition scores first in the game. Green Bay is 1-5 in the last six away games when the opponents score first.
- Although Mason Crosby missed a pair of extra points, the Packers are now 7-1 in games when Crosby misses an extra point. It was the first time Crosby missed two extra point attempts in a contest.
- Green Bay was behind 7-6 at the end of the first quarter. They are now 10-11 since 2010 in games when they trail at the end of the first quarter.
- The Packers allowed 21 points to the Cowboys in the first half. Green Bay is now 7-24 (.226) in games when they allow the opponents to score 20 or more points in the first half and 3-17 (.150) in those games played on the road.
- The Pack trailed 21-12 at halftime. They are now 5-10 since 2010 in games where they are behind by nine points or more at halftime.
- Green Bay did hold Dallas scoreless in the third quarter. The team has now won 21 of their last 24 games when they hold the opposition scoreless in the third quarter.
- The Packers trailed 21-15 going into the fourth quarter. Since 2000, the team is now 6-56-1 (.103) when they trail by six points or more going into the fourth quarter. They have trailed by six or more points going into the fourth quarter in three of their first five games this season.
- Rookie running back Aaron Jones rushed for 125 yards in the game. It was the 28th game in Packers history where a rookie rushed for 100 or more yards (16 different rookies have achieved this 100-yards rushing milestone for the Pack). His 125 yards rushing by a rookie in a game is the eighth most in Packers history.
- The Packers returned an interception for a TD for the first time since December 20, 2015. It was the 13th game since 2010 that the Packers returned an interception for a TD. The Pack is 13-0 in those games.
- This was Aaron Rodgers’ 41st career regular season game where he threw three or more TD passes with no interceptions in a game. That ranks fourth all-time. Drew Brees is third with 42 such games; Peyton Manning is second with 51, and Tom Brady tops the list with 53 games.
- Davante Adams had two TDs for the fourth time in his career… the Packers are 4-0 in those games. The team is 14-2 in games when Adams has one or more TDs.
- Ezekiel Elliott ran for 116 yards in the game for the Cowboys. There have been 34 times since 2010 that an opposing runner has rushed for 100 yards in a game (regular season or playoffs) versus the Pack. Green Bay is 17-16-1 in those games. Of the last five opposing runners to rush for 100 yards versus the Pack, Elliott has done it three times.
- Green Bay allowed the Cowboys to score 31 points in the game. Since 2010, Green Bay is now 8-19 (.296) in games when they allow 30 or more points. New England has the best record when they allow 30 or more points in a game, .368 (7-12). Green Bay is tied with Atlanta for the second-best record when they allow 30 points (the Falcons are also 8-19, .296). The Patriots, Packers and Falcons are the only three NFL teams to have records above .250 since 2010 in games when they allow 30 or more points to an opponent.
Ben Roethlisberger had a rough day… five interceptions, no TD passes in the Steelers’ 30-9 loss to Jacksonville.
Roethlisberger became the 68th QB in NFL history to have a game (it was the 77th game) with five or more interceptions and no TD passes. The last QB to do this was last season when the Jets’ Ryan Fitzpatrick had six interceptions and no TD passes in a game versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
George Blanda holds the league record with four games with five or more interceptions and no TD passes. He is followed by Joe Ferguson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, John Hadl, Jim Hart, Joe Namath and Johnny Unitas, each who had two such games.
Teams that had a QB throw five interceptions and no TD passes in a game are 3-74; the last win was on November 18, 2012 when Atlanta’s Matt Ryan had five interceptions and no TD passes in the Falcons’ 23-19 win over Arizona.