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Packerstats 2020: Game 10, 34-31 loss to Indianapolis

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 34-31 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

  • The Packers scored 28 points in the first half and did not score in the second half until a last-second field goal tied the game and sent it into overtime. It was the 10th time in team history that they scored 28 or more points in the first half and three or less points in the second half. It was, however, the first time in team history that they lost a game when they scored 28 or more points in the first half and three or less points in the second half.
  • This was the Packers first overtime loss since they lost 23-20 to Miami on 10-17-2010. The Packers are 9-6-2 in overtime games since 2000.
  • The Pack has a 7-3 record through the first 10 games of the season. In 12 of the 21 seasons since 2000, the Packers had seven or more wins through the first 10 games of a season.
  • Green Bay has now played five games in Indianapolis versus the Colts and has never won a road game there. Since 1985, the Packers are 3-7 all-time against the Colts. They are 1-7-1 in road games versus the Colts since 1967.
  • In five games against the Packers, Philip Rivers has averaged 355 yards passing per game. The only other team that he has averaged more than 355 passing yards is against the Dallas Cowboys (369 yards per game).
  • Green Bay has now lost seven of their last eight road games in November. Since 2013, the Pack is 5-13 in November road games.
  • The Packers are 7-8 in their last 15 games that have started at 3:25pm (CST).
  • Green Bay had four turnovers in the contest. The last time they won a game when they had four or more turnovers was in 2010 when they four turnovers in a 28-26 win over Detroit. Since 2004, the Packers are 3-19 in games when they have four or more turnovers.
  • In their three losses this year, the Packers have seven turnovers. In their seven wins this year, they have one turnover.
  • The Packers scored first in the game on a Aaron Rodgers-to-Robert Tonyan TD pass. Prior to yesterday’s game, the Packers had won seven of their last eight games on the road when they scored first.
  • Aaron Rodgers threw an interception in the game. The Packers are 5-4 since 2018 in games when Rodgers has an interception. Rodgers also threw an interception in last week’s game. The last time Rodgers threw an interception in three straight games was in the first three games of the 2017 season.
  • Aaron Jones had a rushing TD in the game. Since 2018, only three players have 30 or more rushing TDs: Todd Gurley (38), Derrick Henry (37) and Aaron Jones (30).
  • Christian Kirksey had an interception for the Packers. It was the third pick in his career. All three of his interceptions came in a loss.
  • Davante Adams had a TD reception, the 10th of this season. It is the fourth season in his career that he had 10 or more TD receptions. He became the 23rd player in NFL history to have 10 or more TD receptions in four or more seasons. Randy Moss and Jerry Rice top the list, each with nine seasons with 10 or more TD receptions.
  • Rodgers had three TD passes and 311 yards passing in the game. It was the 38th regular season game in his career that he had three or more TD passes and 300 or more yards passing. The Pack is 30-8 in those games. His 38 games ranks fourth all-time behind Drew Brees (67), Tom Brady (57) and Peyton Manning (46).
  • Green Bay held a 28-14 lead at halftime. It was the first game since 1997 that they lost after scoring 28 or more points in their first half. Interestingly enough, that 1997 game was also against Indianapolis in Indianapolis. The Packers lost that gamer 41-38 after having a 28-27 lead at halftime.
  • The Pack held a 28-25 lead going into the fourth quarter. It was the first game they lost after having the lead going into the fourth quarter since November 15, 2018 when they lost to Seattle after having a four-point lead going into the final quarter.
  • Green Bay had only 27:49 time of possession in the game. Since 2018, the Packers are 4-6 in games when they have less than 28 minutes time of possession in a contest.
  • Green Bay avoided being shutout in the second half with a last-second field goal by Mason Crosby to tie the game and send it into overtime. Since 2000, Green Bay has lost 19 of 22 games when they were shutout in the second half.
  • The Colts had 116 penalty yards in the game. Prior to yesterday, the Packers had won 10 of their last 12 when their opponents have 100 or more penalty yards in a game.
  • The Packers amassed only 66 yards rushing in the game. Since 2013, they are 7-10 in games when they have less than 70 yards rushing.
  • Up until yesterday’s loss, the Packers had won 20 consecutive games when they scored 30 or more points. Their last loss when they tallied 30 or more points in a game was October 30, 2016 when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons 33-32. Since 2012, Green Bay is 42-5 when they score 30 or more points in a game.