Packerstats 2020: Game 7, 28-22 loss to Minnesota
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 28-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Green Bay on November 1.
- The Packers are now 9-7-1 since 2015 versus NFC North opponents in games at Lambeau Field. From 2010-14, the Packers were 13-1-1 at Lambeau Field against NFC North opponents.
- In their last 11 games against the Vikings, the Pack is 4-6-1.
- In the two Packers-Vikings games this season, the road teams were victorious. It was the first time the road teams were victorious in this season-series since 2015.
- Green Bay is now 5-15 in their last 20 November games. The last time the Packers had a winning record in November was in 2014 when they went 4-0.
- Green Bay again scored on their first possession of the game. They are the only team to do so this season.
- Davante Adams had a career-high three TD receptions in the game. It was, however, the first game the Packers have lost when Adams has two or more receiving TDs. The Pack was previously 10-0 in those games.
- The score was tied 14-14 at halftime. The Packers are 10-16 since the 2017 season when they allow the opposition to score 14 or more points in the first half.
- Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook became only the third player in history to score four or more TDs in a game versus the Packers. The others: DeAngelo Williams for Carolina in 2008 and Bobby Douglass for the Bears in 1973.
- The Vikings outscored the Packers 14-0 in the third quarter to take a 28-14 lead. The Pack is 5-20 in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) when they are outscored by 14 or more points in the third quarter. They have lost 12 of their last 13 games (dating back to 1995) when they are outscored by 14 or more points in the third quarter.
- Dalvin Cook had 163 yards rushing on 30 carries in the game. The Packers are 9-36 in their history when an opponent players rushes for 150 or more yards in a game. Cook became only the fourth player in history to rush for 150 or more yards in two or more games against the Packers. The others: Walter Payton, Adrian Peterson and Barry Sanders.
- Davante Adams had seven receptions for 53 yards, a 7.6 yards per catch average. It was the lowest yards per catch for Adams since last year in a game versus the 49ers when he had seven catches for 43 yards, a 6.1 average.
- Green Bay had nine accepted penalties for 85 yards. Since 2010, the Packers are 14-12 when they have nine or more penalties in a game. The team is 6-10 since 2010 if they have 85 or more penalty yards in a game. They have lost seven of their last 10 games when they have 85 or more penalty yards in a game.
- Aaron Rodgers had three TD passes in the contest, all to Adams. It was the 68th regular season career game where Rodgers had three or more TD passes. The 68 games rank fifth on the list behind Drew Brees (94), Peyton Manning (93), Tom Brady (89) and Brett Favre (72). The Packers have lost 14 games when Rodgers has three or more TD passes; that ranks tied for fifth on the list.
- For the second consecutive week, Mason Crosby did not attempt a field goal. It was the first time in his career that he went consecutive weeks without attempting a field goal in a game.
- Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins had a Passer Rating of 138.1. When Cousins has a Passer Rating of 120 or higher, his teams are 17-2. The 138.1 was his highest Passer Rating of the year. In seven career games against the Packers, Cousins has had a Passer Rating of 100 or better in five games; he had a Passer Rating under 60 in the other two games.
- The Packers had 400 total yards in the game. They had won six straight games when they had 400 or more total yards in a contest.
- Since the 2015 season, Green Bay is 6-22-1 in games where they allow the opposition to score 28 or more points. They are 2-6-1 in games at Lambeau since 2015 when the opponents tally 28 or more points.
- The Pack is 8-23 since 2015 when they score 22 or fewer points in a game.
- Green Bay scored 30 points or more in each of their five victories; in their two losses, they scored 10 and 22 points. In their five wins, they committed no turnovers; in their two losses, they committed three turnovers. In their five wins, they had four takeaways; in their two losses they had zero takeaways.
- Of their 27 TDs this season, only five came from outside of 20 yards. Thirteen of their 27 TDs this year were from five yards or less.
- This was the second time in their career that the Packers lost a game 28-22. The other time was on January 18, 2015 when they lost 28-22 to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game.