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Packerstats 2020: Game 6, 35-20 win over the Houston Texans

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 35-20 win over the Houston Texans in Houston on October 25.

  • With their win, the Packers avoided back-to-back losses. The last time they lost consecutive games was in 2018 when they lost three straight in Games #10 through Game #12 of that season. Since 2018, the Packers are 8-3 after a loss.
  • The Packers have now won six of their last eight games against AFC South opponents.
  • Green Bay is now 4-1 all-time against the Texans including 3-0 in games played in Houston.
  • The Packers got on the scoreboard first on an Aaron Rodgers-to-Davante Adams TD pass in the first quarter. The Pack has now won 12 of their last 14 games when they score seven or more points in the first quarter.
  • The Packers have now scored on their opening drive in all six of their games this season. Conversely, the Texans have now punted on their first drive of the game in all six of their games this season.
  • The second and third TDs of the game for the Packers were TD passes from Rodgers to Jace Sternberger and Malik Taylor. For both Sternberger and Taylor, it was their first regular season TD in their career. Sternberger and Taylor became the 39th and 40th players to be on the receiving end of a Rodgers TD pass.
  • Green Bay held a 21-0 lead at halftime. The have now won 14 straight games when they keep their opponents scoreless in the first half. The Packers are 26-4 since 2012 when they tally 20 or more points in the first half.
  • Of Rodgers four TD passes yesterday, three were on plays of less than five yards. Of Rodgers 17 TD passes this season, 10 were of less than 10 yards (58.9%). In his career, Rodgers has 178 regular season TD passes of less than 10 yards which is 46.7% of his 381 career regular season TD passes.
  • The Packers are now 23-3 in games when Rodgers has four or more TD passes. The last time the Pack lost a game where Rodgers had four or more TD passes was in 2016 in a 33-32 loss to Atlanta.
  • Davante Adams had two TD receptions in the game, the second game this season he has had a pair of scores. He has 10 career games where he had two or more TD receptions; the Packers are 10-0 in those games.
  • Green Bay held a 28-7 lead at the end of the fourth quarter. The team has now won 100 straight games when they have a lead of 20 points or more going into the fourth quarter.
  • Adams had 13 catches for 196 yards. The 196 receiving yards was a career high. It was his 11th career game with 10 or more receptions in a game. That is first on the Packers all-time list. Donald Driver and Sterling Sharpe each had seven regular season games where they had 10 or more receptions (tied for second place).
  • Running back Jamaal Williams had a TD run in the contest. The Packers are 9-6 when Williams scores any points in a game.
  • Williams had 114 scrimmage yards in the game (77 rushing, 37 receiving). He became the 30th player in Green Bay history to have eight or more career games with 100 or more yards from scrimmage.
  • Mason Crosby did not attempt a field goal in the game. Of his 214 career regular season games, Crosby has not attempted a field goal in only 31 of those games.
  • Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 132.4. Green Bay is 29-1 in regular season games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 130 or higher. The 132.4 Passer Rating was 97 points higher than his 35.4 Passer Rating in the previous game. In the four games where he had a Passer Rating under 40 in his career, his next game Passer Rating was 108.1, 139.9, 77.1 and 132.4.
  • Former Packers receiver Randall Cobb had eight catches for 95 yards. The eight receptions were the most for Cobb in a game where he was not wearing a Packers uniform and it was the most he had in a game since 9-9-2018 when he had nine catches for 142 yards for the Packers in a 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears.
  • The Packers offensive line did not allow a sack in the game. The team is 35-10 since 2000 when they do not allow a sack in a game.
  • Green Bay has now won 34 straight games when they score 35 or more points in a game.
  • The Pack has now won 12 straight games when they allow 20 or fewer points in a regular season.

Packerstats 2020: Game 5, 38-10 loss to Tampa Bay

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 38-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs in Tampa Bay on October 18.

  • Aaron Rodgers had two interceptions and no TD passes in the game. In five career games against Tampa Bay, Rodgers has eight TD passes and nine interceptions. Tampa Bay is the only team in the league that Rodgers has more interceptions than TD passes in his career.
  • In games that the Packers have won, Rodgers in his career has 282 TD passes and 37 interceptions, a ratio of 7.6 TD passes to one interception. In games the Packers have lost, Rodgers has 94 TD passes and 49 interceptions, a TD/Interception ratio of 1.92.
  • Game time temperature was 88 degrees. The Packers are 7-8-1 since 2000 in games where the temperature was 80 degrees or higher at game time.
  • Green Bay is 7-7 in their last 14 games that started in the 3:00 to 4:00pm kickoff time.
  • The Packers have now lost five of their last six games following the bye week.
  • Green Bay is 6-7 against the Bucs since 2000. In the last 10 games the Pack has played in Tampa Bay, they are 2-8.
  • Since 2010, Green Bay is 3-12 in games where they score 10 or fewer points.
  • The Pack held a 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. Since 2010, the Packers are now 34-7 in games where they tally 10 or more points in the first quarter.
  • Rodgers two picks were the two Packers turnovers in the game. Since 2016, the team is 6-13 in games where they have two or more turnovers.
  • This was the 16th regular season game in Rodgers’ career where he had two or more interceptions. The team is 7-9 in those games.
  • Rodgers Passer Rating was a dismal 35.4. It was the third lowest Passer Rating in his career; his worst was 34.3 against the Buffalo Bills on 12-14-2014.
  • Tampa Bay had a 28-10 lead at halftime. The Pack has lost 11 of their last 15 games when they give up 20 or more points to the opposition in the first half.
  • The Bucs scored 28 points in the second quarter. It was the 96th time in team history that the Packers allowed an opponent to score 28 or more points in the second quarter. The Packers are 2-94 in those games.
  • The Packers were sacked five times by the Bucs defense. Green Bay is 5-18 since the 2010 season when their QBs are sacked five or more times in a game.
  • JK Scott punted the ball seven times in the game. It was the first time he punted seven or more times in a game since the Pack’s 14th game last year.
  • Aaron Jones had 10 carries for 15 yards, a 1.5 yards per carry average. It was the second worst yards per carry average in Jones career; he had four carries for minus two yards in a game on 12-10-2017 against the Cleveland Browns, a -1.5 average.
  • The Packers offense could muster only 201 total yards. They have lost their last 11 games when they have fewer than 210 total yards in a game.
  • The Bucs did not have an accepted penalty in the contest. It was the first time since 1997 that a Packers opponent did not have a penalty in a game. In fact, in the Super Bowl era (since 1966), there have now been only four times where an opponent had zero penalties in a game versus the Packers.
  • This is the third straight year that the Packers have lost a regular season game by 28 or more points. In 2018 they lost to the Detroit Lions, 31-0; in 2019 it was a 37-8 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Green Bay did not have a takeaway in the contest. The team is now 3-18 since the 2015 season in games where the defense does not have a takeaway.
  • The Packers have a 4-1 record. They have now started 4-1 in a season 12 times in the Super Bowl era. In the previous 11 times that they started 4-1, they made it to the playoffs nine times; twice they won the Super Bowl (1966 and 1996), twice they advanced to the conference title game but lost (2007, 2019). They have started 5-1 six times since 1966.
  • Odd stat of the game: Packers running back Jamaal Williams had two tackles in the game. That was more than defensive standout Za’Darius Smith had in the game; he had no solo tackles and only had an assist on a tackle.

Stats the Fact, Jack: October 12, 2020

Stats the Fact, Jack-October 12, 2020

(A weekly look at several sports stats you may not know)

As a fan of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s and the Big Red Machine, Joe Morgan was one of my favorite players. He recently passed away at the age of 77. He was a Hall of Famer, a 10-time All-Star and two-time NL MVP. Here are a few stats you may not know about Morgan and his career.

  • Morgan won his two National League MVPs in back-to-back years, 1975 and 1976. He is one of 13 players to win back-to-back MVP awards. Other players to win back-to-back N.L. MVPs were: Ernie Banks, Mike Schmidt, Dale Murphy, Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols. Those players who won back-to-back American League MVPs were: Jimmie Foxx, Hal Newhouser, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Frank Thomas and Miguel Cabrera.
  • Morgan played 21 of his 22 seasons in the majors in the National League. His lone season in the A.L. was his last season, 1984, with the Oakland A’s.
  • He is one of 42 players in MLB history to have nine or more seasons with an on-base percentage above .400. He did it nine times, including six straight years.
  • He hit 268 home runs in his career. Seven of them came off of Don Sutton, most off any pitcher in his career.
  • Morgan is one of only 18 players in MLB history to have 90 or more triples and 250 or more home runs in a career. (He had 96 triples and 268 home runs.) He is one of only 15 players in baseball history to have 400 or more career doubles, 90 or more career triples, and 250 or more career home runs. Of these 15 players, 13 are in the Hall of Fame… the two that are not: Steve Finley and Vada Pinson.
  • He played in 50 post-season games, but his career post-season batting average was a dismal .182.
  • Most remember Morgan as a member of the Big Red Machine. But he played the first 10 seasons of his 22-year career with the Houston Astros.
  • Morgan wore uniform #8 for his eight-year career with the Reds. But he also wore numbers 12, 35 and 18 in his career.
  • Morgan was the runner-up in the 1965 National League Rookie of the Year voting. The winner that year was Jim Lefebvre of the Dodgers. Lefebvre, also a second baseman, played eight seasons in the majors with the Dodgers.
  • Morgan made his major league debut two days after his 20th birthday in 1963.
  • He is one of only 13 players in MLB history to have 100 or more walks in eight or more seasons. Barry Bonds tops the list with 14 seasons with 100 or more walks.
  • Morgan’s minor league career was short; he played one season in Single A ball and only one season in Double AA. He did not play at the Triple AAA level.
  • He had 2,517 career hits, but never had a 200-hit season… in fact, he never had more than 170 hits in a season (most hits he had in a season was 167 in 1973). He had 1,133 career RBIs, but only had one season where he had 100 or more RBI… he had 111 RBI in 1976.
  • Morgan had 268 career home runs and 689 career stolen bases. The only other player to reach these numbers was Rickey Henderson; Henderson had 297 career home runs and 1,406 career stolen bases.
  • The most strikeouts Morgan had in a season was 77 in his rookie year of 1965. He had a 1,865 career walks and 1,015 career strikeouts. He is one of only 28 players in MLB history to have more than 1,100 career walks and less than 1,100 career strikeouts.
  • Morgan is one of 33 players in MLB history to have 2,500 hits, 1,500 runs scored, 1,000 RBI and 250 home runs.
  • Morgan seemed to be more productive before the All-Star Game than after; his career batting average before the ASG was .281… after the ASG was .260.
  • In games his team won, Morgan had a career batting average of .302. In games his team lost, his career batting average was .235.
  • Morgan is one of 120 players who had 800 or more career extra-base hits. He ranks 110th on the list with 813.

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Packerstats 2020: Game 4, 30-16 win over Atlanta

  • PACKERSTATS-Game #4-2020 season

    Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

    Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 30-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field on October 5.

    • Aaron Rodgers has 13 TD passes and no interceptions through the first four games of this season. No one expects Rodgers to go through the whole season without an interception, but here’s an interesting stat: The NFL record for most TD passes in a season without an interception is 10 by Steve Young in 1987. Rodgers with 13 TD passes and no interceptions and Patrick Mahomes with 11 TD passes and no interceptions this season each still have 12 games this season to challenge Young’s record. Stay tuned.
    • The Pack has won seven of their last eight games on Monday night dating back to 2014. Green Bay is 17-8 in Monday Night games at Lambeau since 1979.
    • Green Bay has now won four straight at home against the Falcons. They have won five of their last seven games against Atlanta, and hold a 17-14 regular season edge all-time over the Falcons.
    • The Pack is 4-0 to start the season for the first time since 2015. They have started 4-0 in six seasons; in those other five seasons, they won 10 or more regular season games in each of those years, and made the playoffs in each of those five seasons.
    • Since the 2015 season, Green Bay is 12-6 in games in the month of October. Since 2000, the Packers are 27-10 in October games played at Lambeau Field.
    • Atlanta’s Julio Jones came into Monday night’s contest as one of 15 players with three or more games with 100 yards receiving against the Packers. He finished the game with four receptions for 32 yards.
    • Green Bay got on the scoreboard first on an Aaron Rodgers-to-Aaron Jones TD pass. It was the first game this year that the Packers scored a TD in the first quarter.
    • The Packers held a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Green Bay is 15-7 since the 2016 season when they do not allow their opponents to score in the first quarter.
    • Atlanta’s 20-play drive that resulted in a field goal was the longest drive (by number of plays) in the NFL this season. It was the 16th 20-play (or more) drive in an NFL regular season game since 2001. The longest drive since 2001 was a 24-play drive by the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Panthers in a 2007 contest.
    • Packers tight end Robert Tonyan had six catches for 98 yards and three TDs, all career highs. He became the 15th Packers player to have three or more receiving TDs in a contest.
    • Mason Crosby missed an extra point in the game. He has missed an extra point in only 12 games in his career. The Pack is 10-2 in those games. He has missed two extra points in only one game in his career: October 8, 2017 versus Dallas.
    • Za’Darius Smith had three sacks in the game, the second time in his Green Bay career (he did it last year in a December game versus the Vikings). He became the eighth Green Bay player to have three or more sacks in two or more games with the Pack. The others: Kyler Fackrell, Kabeer Gbaia-Biamila, Tim Harris, Aaron Kampman, Clay Matthews, Bryce Paup and Reggie White. The Packers are 27-8 since 1983 when they have a player record three or more sacks in a game.
    • Aaron Rodgers had four or more TD passes in a game for the 25th time in his career. That ranks him fourth on the NFL all-time list behind Drew Brees (36 games), Peyton Manning (35) and Tom Brady (30). The Packers are 22-3 (.880) in games when Rodgers has four or more TD passes.
    • The Pack had a 20-3 lead at halftime. Since 2010, the team is 36-4 when they score 20 or more points in the first half.
    • Green Bay held the Falcons to 16 points in the game. They are now 70-4 since 2005 when they hold opponents under 17 points in a contest.
    • Rodgers completed 27 of 33 passes, an 81.8% completion rate. That is tied for the third highest completion rate in a game for Rodgers. His highest completion rate was 86.4 in a game versus the Carolina Panthers 10-19-2014. He completed 19 of 22 passes in that game.
    • Rodgers ended the game with four TD passes, completing 27 of 33 passes (81.8%), 327 passing yards and no interceptions. He is one of 20 NFL QBs in the league’s history to complete 80% or more of his passes, throw four or more TD passes, pass for 300 or more yards, and have no interceptions in a game. Rodgers has done it three times in his career.
    • The Packers have a bye this week. The game following a bye week has not been good for the Packers in the past few years; they have lost four of their last five games following a bye week. They will face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs in the game after the bye week.
    • Jamaal Williams caught eight passes for the Pack in the game for 95 yards. Both were career highs for him.
    • The Packers again had no turnovers in the game. Since the 2015 season, the Packers have had 39 turnoverless games, tops in the NFL. The Packers were 30-8-1 in those games. In their last 20 regular season games, the Packers have not had a turnover in 13 of those games, going 12-1.