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Packerstats 2020: Game 9, 24-20 win over Jacksonville

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Green Bay on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

  • The Packers have now won five of seven games all-time versus the Jaguars including now winning three straight. In the seven games played between the two teams, the margin of victory has never been more than 10 points. In four of the seven games the margin of victory was four points or less.
  • Green Bay is now 8-2 since 2000 in games played at Lambeau Field against teams from Florida (Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa Bay).
  • With the win over Jacksonville, the Packers are now 6-8-1 in their last 15 games at Lambeau in November (dating back to 2013).
  • The Pack has now won nine of their last 11 games against AFC opponents. They are 15-7 against the AFC since 2015.
  • Jacksonville scored first in the game. The Packers, however, have won eight of their last nine games at Lambeau when the opposition scores first in the game.
  • The Packers first got on the scoreboard when Aaron Rodgers hit Marques Valdez-Scantling on a 78-yard TD pass. Since the start of the 2018 season, the Packers have had 20 plays of 50 yards or more. MVS has been on the receiving end of six of those plays, most on the team.
  • Jacksonville’s Keelan Cole, Sr., returned a punt for TD in the second quarter. It was the first punt returned for a TD against the Packers since December 14, 2014 in a game against the Buffalo Bills. The Packers are 6-5 in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) in regular season games when the opponents return a punt for TD.
  • Aaron Rodgers had two TD passes and a run for TD in the contest. It was the 25th time in his career that he had a rushing TD and TD pass in the same game. The Packers are 15-10 in those games.
  • Adrian Amos intercepted a pass for the Pack in the second quarter, the sixth of his career (three with the Packers and three with the Chicago Bears). His team has never lost when he gets an interception. The Packers are now 36-12-1 since 2015 in games when they intercept a pass in a game.
  • The Packers had two turnovers in the game, a fumble by Davante Adams and an interception thrown by Rodgers. Prior to yesterday’s game, the Packers were 6-14 in games when they committed two or more turnovers. Since 2010, the Packers have played in 53 games where they had two or more turnovers. That is third fewest in the league. The New England Patriots lead the league with only 43 games since 2010 with two or more turnovers in a game.
  • Mason Crosby connected on one field goal in the game. In the last 20 games where Crosby has made a field goal, the Pack is 17-3.
  • Green Bay had a 17-10 lead at halftime. Since 2010, the Packers are 42-1-1 in home games when they lead at halftime by seven points or more.
  • The Pack had three sacks in the game (one each by Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Rashan Gary). The team is 25-9 since 2016 in games when they have three or more sacks.
  • Davante Adams had eight receptions for 66 yards. He now has 492 career catches for the Packers, fifth on the team’s career reception list. He will likely in the next game or two join Donald Driver, Sterling Sharpe, Jordy Nelson and James Lofton as the Packers players who have caught 500 or more career passes with the team.
  • Aaron Rodgers now has 49,524 career passing yards and should become the 11th QB in league history to reach the 50,000 yard passing yardage mark in the next two or three games. Rodgers is 11th on the career passing list and 10th on the list is John Elway with 51,475.
  • The Jaguars Keelan Cole became the 48th player in NFL history to have a TD reception and a TD via punt return in the same game. The Packers had a player on this list: Walter Stanley, who had a punt return for TD and two TD pass receptions in a game on November 27, 1986.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a career-high 149 yards receiving in the game on four catches. MVS has 86 career receptions for an average of 17.4 yards per catch. Of all players in NFL history with 80 or more career receptions, MVS is one of 79 players with a career yards per catch of 17.4 or higher. Topping the list is Warren Wells at 23.13; he played from 1964-70 with the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders.
  • Rodgers threw an interception in the game. The Pack is 8-10 since 2016 in games when Rodgers has an interception.
  • Rodgers had 325 yards passing in the contest, the 64th regular season game in his career with 300 or more passing yards. That ranks tied for sixth on the all-time list with Ben Roethlisberger. Drew Brees leads this category with 122 games with 300 or more passing yards in a game.
  • Davante Adams had a TD reception in the game, the fifth game this year he had a TD reception of the seven games he’s played. He has had a TD reception in 41 of the 93 games he’s played for the Packers.
  • Adams has caught a TD pass in four straight games. His career high is five straight games. The Packers record is six straight games with a TD reception held by three players, Randall Cobb, Sterling Sharpe and Billy Howton.
  • The game was tied 17-17 going into the fourth quarter. Since 1994, the Packers are 17-9 in games when the score is tied going into the fourth quarter. At Lambeau Field, they are 11-4 since 1994 in games when they are tied going into the fourth quarter.

Packerstats 2020: Game 8, 34-17 win over San Francisco

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 34-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco on Thursday, November 5.

  • The 17-point victory in San Francisco was the largest margin of victory for the Packers over the 49ers in San Francisco since November 29, 1999 when they defeated the ‘Niners 20-3.
  • The Packers have now won 10 of their last 15 Thursday games dating back to 2009.
  • Green Bay now leads the all-time series versus the 49ers 37-32-1, but it was only the third win over San Francisco in nine games since 2012.
  • The win was also only the third win in the last 10 games the Packers played in the Pacific Time Zone. Green Bay is 18-27 in Pacific Time Zone games in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).
  • The Pack is now 11-9 against NFC West opponents since 2010.
  • Green Bay lost the coin toss in the game; however, since 2016, the team is 20-13-1 in games where they lost the coin toss.
  • The Packers held a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. They have now won 13 of their last 16 games when they score seven or more points in the first quarter.
  • Raven Greene intercepted a pass for the Packers in the second quarter. It was the 18th straight game that the Packers have won when they intercept an opponent pass.
  • Green Bay held a 21-3 lead at halftime. Since 1966, the Packers are 58-1 in games where they have a lead of 18 points or more at halftime. The only loss was in 2012 in a game against the Indianapolis Colts. They held an 18-point lead at halftime (on the road), but the Colts came back in the second half for a 30-27 win.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a pair of TD receptions, the first career game where he had multiple TD catches. The Packers have won each of the last four games when MVS has a TD reception. Five of MVS’s seven TD receptions have gone for 40 or more yards.
  • Marcedes Lewis caught a one-yard TD pass from Aaron Rodgers. It was Lewis’ 36th career regular season TD. Of his 36 TDs, nine have been for one yard. Nineteen of his 36 TD catches have been under 10 yards.
  • Rodgers finished the game with four TD passes, no interceptions and 305 yards. It was the 14th game in his career that he had four or more TD passes, no interceptions and 300 or more passing yards. That places him third on the all-time list behind Drew Brees (22) and Tom Brady (16).
  • Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes (80.6%). Green Bay is 13-0 when Rodgers completes 80% or higher of his passes in a game.
  • Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 147.2 in the contest. It was the seventh highest Passer Rating of his career in a regular season game. Green Bay is 30-1 in games where Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 130 or higher in a contest.
  • The Packers defense had two takeaways in the game. They have now won 13 consecutive games when they have two or more takeaways.
  • Za’Darius Smith had a sack in the game. The Pack is 5-0 this season when Smith has a sack; 1-2 in games when he does not have a sack. In Smith’s career with the Pack, the team is 11-2 in games when he has a sack… Smith has 20.5 sacks in his career with the Packers, 18.5 of them have come in Packers victories.
  • Davante Adams had 10 catches for 174 yards. It was the third game this season that Adams had at least 10 catches and 150 or more receiving yards. He became the first player in team history to have 10 or more catches and 150 or more yards in three games in a season. He has five such games in his career, which is tied for 11th on the all-time NFL list. The most games with 10 catches and 150 or more receiving yards in a career is 10, held by four players: Antonio Brown, Andre Johnson, Julio Jones and Jerry Rice
  • Mason Crosby made a pair of field goals and is 11-for-11 this season. The highest field goal percentage he had in a season was last year… he was 22-for24 (91.7%). In the last two seasons he is 33-for-35 (94.3%).
  • The Packers had another turnover-less game. Since the 2018 season, the Packers top the NFL with 20 games with no turnovers. Second-best is Tennessee with 15. The Packers are 16-3-1 in these turnover-less games since 2018.
  • The Packers sit at 6-2 for the season. It is the seventh time since 200 that they have six or more wins in the first eight games of the season.
  • Green Bay has now won 20 consecutive games when they score 30 or more points in a game.
  • They have now won 12 consecutive games when they allow the opposition to score less than 20 points in a game.

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.

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.