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Packerstats 2018: Game 9, 31-12 win over Miami Dolphins

PACKERSTATS-Game #9-2018 season

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-12 win over the Miami Dolphins on November 11.

  • The Packers have now five of their last six games at home against AFC East opponents. They are 8-4 at home versus AFC teams since 2000.
  • Green Bay is 25-11 (.694 winning percentage) at home since 2000 in games that started in the afternoon (3:00 pm to 3:30 pm starts); they are 46-29 (.613) since 2000 in all games (home and road) that started in that later afternoon timeslot.
  • The Packers are now 5-10 (.333) all-time in games versus the Dolphins, although Green Bay has won five of the last seven contests played between the two franchises. Green Bay has their worst all-time winning percentage in all games (regular season and playoffs) versus the Dolphins and Jets (they are 4-8 against the Jets, also .333).
  • The four teams the Packers have beaten this year currently have a combined record of 16-22 (.421). The four teams the Packers have lost to this year are a combined 25-13 (.658).
  • Green Bay is 4-0-1 at home and 0-4 on the road. The last time the Pack went undefeated at home was in 2014 when they ran the table with an 8-0 record. The last time they went winless on the road was in 1958 when they went 0-6. The last time they won only one road game in a season was in 2005 when they went 1-7.
  • Prior to yesterday’s game, Aaron Rodgers lowest Passer Rating in regular season games was against AFC East opponents… 84.8. Second lowest was against AFC North teams at 93.8. Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 112.1 in the game, the highest PR of his career against the Dolphins (the previous two games his PR was 84.5 and 99.7)
  • Green Bay won the coin toss and is now 62-20-1 at home in games where they win the coin toss. They have won 14 of their last 18 games in Green Bay when they win the coin toss.
  • Frank Gore had 90 yards rushing on 13 carries in the game for the Dolphins. At age 35, Gore’s 90-yard rushing performance was the most by a 35-year-old (or older) running back in a regular season game versus the Packers in Packers history. Previous high was 70 yards rushing by 35-year-old Joe Perry of the Baltimore Colts in a game in 1962.
  • Green Bay had two takeaways in the game. They are now 18-8 (.692) since the 2014 season in games where they get two or more takeaways in a contest.
  • The Pack scored first in the game and is now 41-6-2 (.857) at home since 2010 in games where they score first.
  • Davante Adams had a pair of TD receptions. Green Bay is 7-0 in games when Adams has two or more TD receptions; they are 19-8-1 (.696) in games where Adams has at least one TD reception in a game.
  • Green Bay had the lead after each of the three quarters. They led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter, and are now 38-5-1 (.875) at home since 2010 when they have the lead after the first quarter… led 14-9 at halftime, and are now 42-3-1 (.924) at home since 2010 when they have the lead at halftime… led 28-12 at the end of the third quarter, and are now 43-0-1 at home since 2010 when they have the lead after the end of the third quarter.
  • Aaron Jones had 145 yards rushing on 15 carries. The 145 yards was a career-high. His career average per carry is now 6.12 yards. Of all players in NFL history that have 150 or more career carries, Jones ranks eighth all-time in yards per carry. Michael Vick tops the list with a 7.0 yards per carry average. The seven players ahead of Jones on this list: Vick, 7.0; Tavon Austin, 6.81; Bobby Douglas, 6.47; Randall Cunningham, 6.36; Black Bortles, 6.34; Greg Landry, 6.17; Colin Kaepernick, 6.13.
  • Miami placekicker Jason Sanders had four field goals in the game. There have been 44 games in Packers history where an opposing kicker made four or more field goals. Green Bay is 12-31-1 (.284) in those games. Most field goals made in a game versus the Packers is seven, made by Dallas’ Chris Boniol in a game won by Dallas 21-6 on November 18, 1996.
  • Green Bay’s defense had six sacks in the contest. They are 13-0-1 in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006) in games where they have six or more sacks.
  • The Pack did not allow the Dolphins to score either a rushing or passing TD in the game. Since 2000, the Packers are 27-2 in games where their defense does not allow a rushing or passing TD.
  • Green Bay had 195 yards rushing in the game. Since McCarthy took over as head coach in 2006, the team is 9-1-1 in games where they compile 190 or more yards rushing in a game.
  • Green Bay is now 46-4 (.920) since 2010 in games where they score 30 points or more.
  • Miami scored only 12 points in the game. The Pack is now 25-1 since 2010 in games where their opponents score under 14 points in a game.
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Today’s Sports Stat: November 10, 2018

The Green Bay Packers face the Miami Dolphins in a game that many would say is a “must-win” for the Packers. With a 3-4-1 record at the midway point of the season, it’s hard to imagine the Pack getting a playoff berth this season without a win against the Dolphins. A 3-5-1 record would be a major mountain to climb to try to get one of the six playoff spots in the NFC.

In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), 22 teams had a 3-4-1 record after eight games (the Packers are the 23rd team). Of those 22, only three went on to reach the playoffs that season (13.6%). The three teams:

1972 San Francisco 49ers (finished the season 8-5-1)
1981 New York Jets (finished the season 10-5-1)
2014 Carolina Panthers (finished the season 7-8-1)

A win against the Dolphins would significantly increase the Packers chances of making the playoffs. There were nine teams that were 4-4-1 after nine games (since 1966). Of those nine, three made the playoffs (that’s 33.3%). The three: the 1969 Houston Oilers (they ended the season 6-6-2), and two of the teams mentioned above… the ’72 49ers and the ’81 Jets.

On the other hand, there have been 20 teams that were 3-5-1 after nine games since 1966. Of those 20, only one, the 2014 Panthers, made it to the playoffs; that’s only 5%.

Yes, a win versus Miami would certainly be a step towards increasing their chances of reaching the 2018 playoffs.

  • Green Bay receiver Davante Adams leads the team with 58 catches for 730 yards. That puts him on a pace to end the season with 116 catches and 1,460 yards. Only two receivers in Green Bay history have caught 100 or more passes and gained more than 1,400 yards receiving in the same season: Robert Brooks in 1995 (102 catches for 1,497 yards) and Sterling Sharpe in 1992 (108 receptions for 1,461 yards). The only other receiver to catch 100 or more passes in a season for the Pack was Sharpe with 112 in 1993, a team record. In addition to Sharpe and Brooks compiling 1,400 or more yards receiving in a season, there were three other times when a receiver had over 1,400 yards receiving for Green Bay: Sharpe in 1989 (1,423 yards), Antonio Freeman (1,424 yards in 1998) and Jordy Nelson in 2014 (1,519 yards in 2014… the team record).

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Packerstats 2018: Game #7, 29-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams

PACKERSTATS-Game #7-2018 season

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 29-27 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on October 28.

  • The Packers have now lost five of their last seven contests on the road versus the NFC West. They have also lost four of their last six games played in Pacific Standard Time stadiums.
  • The temperature at game time was 82 degrees. Since 2000, Green Bay is 7-7-1 in games played in 80 degrees or warmer.
  • Davante Adams had a pair of 40-yard plays in the game (one for 48 yards, another for 41). Adams tops the team with three 40-yard plays this season. Since 1994, Adams has 12 40-yard plays to his credit. That ranks him fifth on the Packers team. Donald Driver tops the list with 36, followed by Greg Jennings (33), Jordy Nelson (29) and James Jones with 19.
  • The Pack scored first in the contest and is now 46-21 (.687 winning percentage) in away games when they score first.
  • Green Bay held the Rams scoreless in the first quarter with a 7-0 lead. Although the Packers are 45-14 (.763) since 2010 in games where they hold their opponents scoreless in the first quarter, the Pack has lost four of their last five games when their opponents do not score a point in the first quarter.
  • Green Bay’s defense had five sacks in the game. They are now 33-9-1 (.779) in games since 2000 when they sack the opposition QB five or more times.
  • The Rams scored their first points on a safety. It was the first safety given up by the Packers since 11/1/2015 against the Denver Broncos. Green Bay is 9-5 (.643) since 2000 when they allow a safety.
  • The Packers had a 10-8 lead at halftime. In the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006), the team is now 37-13 (.740) in road games where they have a lead at halftime.
  • Davante Adams had five receptions for 133 yards. It was his third straight game with 130 or more receiving yards. He became only the second player in Green Bay history to have three straight games with 130 or more receiving yards. The other was James Lofton who did it in three consecutive games in 1984. Adams became only the 28th player in NFL history to have three straight games with 130 receiving yards. There are seven players who top the list with four consecutive games with 130 receiving yards; the last was the Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. in 2015.
  • Green Bay allowed the Rams’ offense to compile 416 total yards. Since 2006, the Pack is 28-23-2 (.547) when the opponents tally 400 or more total yards in a game.
  • The Packers were only two-for-nine in third down attempts in the game, a paltry 22.2%. Green Bay is 7-15-1 (.326) in games in the McCarthy era when they convert on less than 25% of their third down attempts.
  • Green Bay had only 25:50 minutes time of possession in the game. They are now 9-16 (.360) since 2006 when they have less than 26 minutes time of possession in a game.
  • Aaron Rodgers had a 102.9 Passer Rating in the contest, the third straight game where his Passer Rating was above 100. His career-high is 12 consecutive games with a Passer Rating above 100; he did that in the first 12 games of the 2011 season.
  • Aaron Jones had another good game with 12 carries for 86 yards, a 7.2 per attempt average. Jones has had five games this season with a 5.0 yards per attempt (minimum of five attempts). His five games with a 5.0 yards per carry is tied for the most in the NFL this season with Kerryon Johnson (Detroit) and Phillip Lindsay (Denver).
  • The Packers defense had three players each with seven solo tackles: Jaire Alexander, Clay Matthews and Blake Martinez. That was the most players with seven or more solo tackles since October 18, 2015 against San Diego when Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Micah Hyde, Nate Palmer and Damarious Randall each had seven or more solo tackles. For Matthews, it was the most solo tackles in a game since November 9, 2014 when he had a career-high nine solo tackles. Alexander became the first Packers rookie with seven or more solo tackles in a game since Josh Jones did it last season.
  • The Packers held the Rams to five punts in the first five drives of the game. In their remaining seven drives of the game, the Rams offense had three TDs, two field goals and two punts.
  • The Packers are now 85-18-1 (.822) when they score 27 or more points in a game.

Packerstats 2018: Game 6, 33-30 win over San Francisco

PACKERSTATS-Game #6-2018 season

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 33-30 win over the San Francisco 49ers on October 15.

  • The Packers have now won six straight against the NFC West at home and are 16-3 since 2000 versus the NFC West at Lambeau Field.
  • Green Bay is now 8-9 on Monday Night games in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006).
  • The Pack has a bye next week; the win versus the 49ers gives the team an 8-5 record in games prior to the bye week during McCarthy’s tenure as head coach.
  • Aaron Rodgers Passer Rating in the game was 100.4. He has a career Passer Rating of 107.9 in October games, the highest of any month in his career.
  • With the win, Rodgers is now .500 in games on Monday night (8-8).
  • Rodgers is now 16-5 in games against the NFC West in his career, a .762 winning percentage.
  • The 49ers scored first in the game. The Packers are 5-6 in games at Lambeau when their opponents score first in the contest.
  • Green Bay scored on their first possession for the first time this season.
  • The Packers tallied 17 points in the first quarter. They are 10-1 in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) in games at Lambeau when they score 17 or more points in the first quarter.
  • San Francisco scored 14 points in the first quarter. Green Bay is now 5-5 in the Super Bowl era in games at Lambeau when the opposition scores 14 or more points in the first quarter.
  • The Green Bay defense had three takeaways in the game. The team has now won 21 games straight when they have three or more takeaways. They are 43-2 since 2000 in games where they have three or more takeaways.
  • The Packers were behind 24-20 at halftime. They are now 11-20-1 in games at Lambeau Field since 2006 when they are behind at halftime.
  • With four field goals and three extra points, Mason Crosby had 15 points in the game. Green Bay is 18-0-1 in games when Crosby has 13 or more points in the contest. The team is now 12-0-1 in games when Crosby makes four or more field goals in a game.
  • The Pack was behind 27-23 going into the fourth quarter. With the win, the Packers are now 20-19-1 at home since 2006 when they enter the fourth quarter behind in the game.
  • Rodgers had 425 yards passing for the second game in a row (he had 442 yards passing on Octo. 7 versus the Lions). It was the first time in his career that he had 400 or more yards passing in two consecutive games.
  • Green Bay had three receivers with 100 or more yards receiving: Devante Adams (132), Jimmy Graham (104) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling (103). It was the first game since 1980 that three Packers had three receivers with 100 or more yards receiving. That happened on October 12, 1980 when Eddie Lee Ivery (128), Paul Coffman (109) and Aundra Thompson (102) reached the milestone.
  • This was only the ninth win since 2010 for the Packers in a game where they gave up 30 or more points. They are 9-25 since 2010 in games when they allow the opponents to score 30 or more points.
  • Green Bay had 521 total yards for the second consecutive game. It was only the second time in team history that they had 500 or more total yards in consecutive games. It last happened in 1983.

Packerstats 2018: Game #5, 31-23 loss to the Detroit Lions

PACKERSTATS-Game #5-2018 season

Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-23 loss the Detroit Lions on October 7.

  • The Packers have now lost four of their last seven road games against division foes.
  • Green Bay is 11-9-1 versus the NFC North in the Mike McCarthy era; they 2-5-1 against the NFC North in their last eight games.
  • Aaron Rodgers had a 108.0 Passer Rating in the game. It was the first game in his career that he lost a game to the Lions with a Passer Rating over 100. He had been 11-0 against the Lions prior to this game when he had a Passer Rating over 100.
  • Detroit QB Matthew Stafford had a Passer Rating of 101.9 in the game. It was only the sixth career game in 16 starts that Stafford had a Passer Rating over 100 versus the Pack.
  • The Lions scored first in the game and have now won four of the last five games against the Packers when they score first in the contest.
  • Detroit scored 14 points in the first quarter. The Pack is 4-6-1 versus the Lions in their all-time games against the Lions when they allow Detroit to score 14 or more points in the first quarter.
  • Mason Crosby missed a career-record four field goal attempts. Consider this: He has attempted field goals in 156 regular season games for the Packers. He was perfect on his field goal attempts in 95 of those games. In the games where he has missed one or more field goals, the Packers are 44-16-1. Of the 16 games the Packers lost, the points Crosby left off the scoreboard with his misses would have given the Packers the win in only five of those games.
  • Green Bay had three turnovers in the game. They have now lost 14 of their last 15 games where they had three or more turnovers. The team is 13-48 (.213 winning percentage) when they have had three or more turnovers since 2000.
  • Although the Packers did not get shutout in the game, fans might have been wondering if they would ever score in the game when they were down 24-0 at halftime. The last time the team was shutout in a game was last year when they lost 23-0 to the Ravens. Since 2000, Green Bay has been shutout four times. Cleveland and Miami top the list with 12 and 11 shutouts respectively since 2000. Six teams, Indianapolis, Denver, Minnesota, New Orleans, Baltimore and San Diego, have each only been shutout once since 2000.
  • For the second game this season, the Pack did not score in the first half. Since 1966, Green Bay is 14-71-2 (.172) when they do not score in the first half.
  • The Packers are certainly having issues in the first half of the game. They are -29 in points the first quarter, -4 in the second quarter (a -33 in the first half) and +27 in the third quarter and +7 in the fourth quarter (+34 in the second half).
  • By-quarter scoring for the Packers: 1st quarter: 13, second quarter: 30, third quarter: 30; fourth quarter: 42)
  • Rodgers had 442 yards passing and three TD passes, the fourth time in his career he has reached 400/3 in a game in his career. Drew Brees ranks first with 12 such games. If you add in the fact that Rodgers did not have an interception in the game, it was Rodgers third career game with 400 or more passing yards, three or more TD passes and no interceptions. Only five QBs in NFL history have done that in three or more games: Rodgers (3), Ben Roethlisberger (4), Peyton Manning and Tom Brady (5 each) and Brees (9 games).
  • Green Bay had 12 accepted penalties for 112 yards. They are 13-11 since 2006 when they have 10 or more accepted penalties in a game and 8-6 in games since 2006 when they are assessed 100 or more yards in penalties.
  • The Packers had 521 total yards to Detroit’s 264. In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), there have been 194 games where one team had more than 500 total yards and their opponents had less than 300 in the game. Teams that get over 500 and their opponents less than 300 are 177-16-1 (.915) in those games. The Packers are 7-1-1 in such games when they get 500 or more total yards.
  • The 442 passing yards was the second most in Rodgers’ career (he had 480 on Sept. 15, 2013 versus the Redskins). Green Bay is 3-2 in the five games where Rodgers had 400 or more yards passing. They are 7-8 in the 15 regular season games where Rodgers has had 350 or more passing yards.
  • Davante Adams led the Packers receiving corps with 140 yards on nine catches. Green Bay is 3-5-1 when Adams has eight or more catches in a game, and is 4-3 when he has 100 or more yards receiving in a game. The 140 receiving yards was the second most in his career (he had 156 on Nov. 13, 2016 in a game versus the Titans).
  • Rookie receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling had seven receptions for 68 yards. He became the fourth rookie to have seven or more receptions in a game this century. The others: Jamaal Williams (2017), Davante Adams (2014) and Ruvell Martin (2006).
  • Adams had a receiving TD in his 10th straight road game. Since 2015, Adams tops the NFL with the most road TD receptions with 17.
  • Green Bay has allowed the Lions to score 30 or more points in only seven of the 37 games they’ve played since 2000, but the Lions are 5-2 in those games. The Pack has allowed 30+ points to the Lions in three straight games, losing each.
  • Green Bay is 0-6 in the last six games where they scored less than 25 points against Detroit.