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Packers Numbers Crunches: Playoff Game #2

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 26-20 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals in their divisional playoff game on January 16, 2016 (the stats all reflect playoff games unless otherwise noted).

  1. Green Bay is now 16-9 in Saturday games (regular season and playoff) since 1966. They are now 9-3 in Saturday playoff games.
  2. Packers are now 2-3 in games that have ended with the score 26-20.
  3. Mason Crosby is one of the most accurate playoff kickers in post-season history. He is now 23-for-25 in playoff games in his career, a 92 percent accuracy rate. That ranks tied for third of all kickers in the post-season (minimum of 10 playoff game field goal attempts). He is one of only seven kickers with a field goal made percentage of 90 or better in playoffs. Seattle kicker Steven Hauschke tops the list at 93.8 percent (15-of-16).
  4. With their OT loss, Green Bay becomes the first team in NFL history to lose back-to-back OT playoff losses in consecutive years. The Pack’s five OT playoff losses since 1966 are the most all-time (second are the Colts with four).
  5. Green Bay did not score in the first quarter and are now 6-7 since 1966 in playoff games where they do not score in the first quarter.
  6. Julius Peppers had a sack in the game. He is one of 28 players age 35 or older to have a playoff sack. His 2.5 playoff sacks at age 35+ is tied for sixth all-time.
  7. Arizona had a 7-6 lead over the Packers at halftime. The Packers are now 3-14 when they are behind at halftime of a playoff game (since 1966).
  8. Green Bay had one turnover to two for the Cardinals. The Pack have now lost their last three playoff games when they have fewer turnovers than the opponents. The Packers are 17-7 in playoff games since 1966 when they have two or more takeaways.
  9. Aaron Rodgers was sacked only once in the game while the Pack defense sacked Carson Palmer three times. Green Bay is now 14-8 in playoff games when they allow one or no sacks in a game; they are 15-6 when the defense sacks the opposition QB three times or more in a playoff contest.
  10. Green Bay had a three-point lead going into the fourth quarter. The team is now 23-4 in playoff games since ’66 when they have a three-point lead or more going into the final period.
  11. The Pack defense had two interceptions and is now 11-4 in playoff games when they intercept the opponents two or more times.
  12. Rookie Demarious Randall had one of the two picks. The first-year player became the sixth Packers rookie to have an interception in a playoff game since 1966. The others: Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix, Sam Shields, Tyrone Williams, Craig Newsome and George Teague.
  13. Rodgers had a QB Rating of 77.9 for the game. In his 13 playoff starts, the Pack is 5-1 when Rodgers has a QBR of 100 or more, 1-2 if his QBR was between 80-99.9, and is 1-3 if Rodgers QBR was below 80.
  14. Green Bay is 1-5 in playoff games when Rodgers has an interception (he had one interception on Saturday). They are 6-1 in playoff games when he does not throw an interception.
  15. Jeff Janis became the ninth Green Bay Packers player to have two or more receiving TDs in a playoff game since 1966. The last was Greg Jennings in the 2011 Super Bowl.
  16. Janis had seven receptions for 145 yards. The 145 yards is the third highest for a Packers receiver in a playoff game. Jermichael Finley (159) and John Jefferson (148) are 1-2 on the list. Janis is one of five receivers for the Pack to have 140 or more receiving yards in a playoff contest.
  17. The Packers held the Cards to only 40 yards rushing in the game. It was the ninth time since 1966 that the Packers held their opponents under 50 yards rushing in a playoff game, but it was their first loss.
  18. Green Bay allowed 10 points in the fourth quarter. They are 2-9 in playoff games since ’66 when they allow 10 or more points in the fourth quarter. It is interesting to note that in the Packers last five playoff losses (this year and the previous four years of playoffs) the Pack allowed 10 or more points in each of those fourth quarters.
  19. Larry Fitzgerald had eight catches for 176 yards. That was the most receiving yards by an opposing player in a playoff game versus the Pack in the Super Bowl era.
  20. Eddie Lacy had 89 yards on 12 rushing attempts in the game. In the four playoff games that Lacy had 70 or more yards rushing, the Packers are 1-3.
  21. In their 18 playoff losses since 1966, the Packers have lost five of those games at home, one at a neutral site, and 12 on the road. The Cowboys have the most playoff wins over the Pack since 1966 with four. The 49ers are next with three. The Cardinals and Giants follow with two apiece.

 

Packers Numbers Crunches: Game #15

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 38-8 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on December 27 (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. Green Bay won three and lost one game to the NFC West this season. In the Mike McCarthy era, the team is 15-7 against the NFC West with five of those seven losses coming on the road. The Pack is 5-5 in their last 10 games against NFC West foes.
  2. The game was scoreless after the first quarter. It was the second scoreless game after one quarter for the Pack this season. Green Bay is 22-14 in games that are tied 0-0 after the first quarter since 2000 (10-12 on the road; 12-2 at home).
  3. Arizona scored first in the game. Since 2010, the Pack is 23-16 when the opponents score first, but only 7-12 in such games since 2013.
  4. The Packers QBs were sacked nine times in the game. They are 1-11 in games since 2000 when their QB is sacked five times or more in a game.
  5. Green Bay is 3-6 in games the last two years when Aaron Rodgers throws at least one interception in a game.
  6. Yesterday was the 10th time in Coach McCarthy’s tenure as head coach (since 2006) that the team was held without a point in the first half. They are 2-8 in those games.
  7. The Packers had four turnovers in the contest. It was only the third game with four-plus turnovers since 2010. That is tied with the St. Louis Rams for the second fewest in the league since 2010. (The Seahawks have had only two such games since 2010.)
  8. It was the fifth defeat of 30 points or more for the Packers since 2000.
  9. Arizona QB Carson Palmer had a 102.2 QBR. It was his second QBR over 100 against the Pack; he did it in October 2005 as a member of the Bengals in a 21-14 win. He had a 102.2 QBR in that game.
  10. It was the ninth game since 2006 that the Packers scored less than 10 points in a game. They are 2-7 in those games.
  11. Here’s an interesting stat for you… the Packers held the Cardinals scoreless in the first and last quarters of the game. Prior to yesterday’s loss they had won 29 straight games when they held the opposition scoreless in quarters one and four. Since 1966 (the Super Bowl era) the Pack is 102-24 (.810) in games when they keep their opponents off the scoreboard in the first and last quarters of a game.
  12. The Pack gave up two scores on fumbles returned for a TD. It was the third time this has happened to the Packers since 1966. The other games were in 1971 (versus the Giants) and 1984 (versus the Broncos).
  13. Green Bay gained an average of 2.8 yards per play in the game, the second lowest total in the last 10 seasons. The lowest was 2.5 yards per play in a Nov. 19, 2006 loss (35-0) to the Patriots.
  14. Clay Matthews did not have a tackle for the second consecutive game. He has had zero tackles in seven of the 100 regular season games he has played for the Pack.
  15. The Packers had 178 total yards to the Cardinals’ 381. It was the third time since 2006 that the Packers offense was held under 180 yards and the defense allowed 360 or more yards in a game. Since 1966 it has happened in 16 games, 14 of them were when the Packers were the road team.
  16. Yesterday’s 30-point loss is tied for the second worst defeat by the Packers in the McCarthy era. It’s also the fourth straight year that they have lost at least one game by 20 or more points in a season.

Packers Numbers Crunches: Game #14

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Following are a few stats you may not know from the Packers 30-20 win over the Oakland Raiders on December 20.

  1. Green Bay went 3-1 against the AFC West this season. In the Mike McCarthy era, the Packers are 10-2 versus the AFC West; they also went 3-1 in 2011 and were 4-0 in 2007. They were 6-0 at home and 4-2 on the road in those games.
  2. Running back John Kuhn scored on a five-yard run in the contest. It was Kuhn’s 23rd regular season TD. Sixteen of his 23 TDs came from less than five yards out. His longest TD was a 10-yard pass reception in 2009 versus the Rams. Kuhn’s longest run for TD was eight yards; yesterday’s five-yard TD run was the second longest run for TD in his career.
  3. The Pack scored first in the game and has now won four straight when they score first in a game on the road. Since 2006 the Packers are 23-14 when they score first in an away game.
  4. Rookie corner back Demarious Randall returned an interception for TD in the first quarter. Green Bay is 32-3 in games since 2000 when they have an interception returned for TD and they have now won 14 straight in those games.
  5. Randall is the third Packers rookie to score a TD for the team this season (fellow rookies Ty Montgomery and Quinten Rollins scored TDs earlier this year). It is the most rookies to score a TD for the team since 2007 when four rookies scored TDs (Ryan Grant, Tramon Williams, James Jones and DeShawn Wynn).
  6. Green Bay is now 31-3 since 2010 in games when they intercept two or more passes in a game.
  7. The Pack scored 14 points in the first quarter and are now 10-2 since 2000 in games on the road when they tally 14 or more points in the first quarter.
  8. They had a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The last time the Packers lost a game on the road when they had a 14-point (or more) lead at the end of the first quarter was in November of 1984.
  9. New England and the Packers this year became the ninth and 10th teams in NFL history to make the playoffs in seven straight years (during the Super Bowl era, since 1966). Dallas (1975-83) and Indianapolis (2002-10) top the league by making the playoffs in nine straight seasons.
  10. Green Bay had the lead at halftime and has now won 10 straight when they lead at half in a road contest. They are 52-14 since 2000 when they lead at half in an away game.
  11. Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper became the 12th rookie receiver to have two or more TD receptions versus the Packers since 1966. He also had over 100 yards receiving in the game, the 16th rookie player to reach that milestone versus the Packers since ’66.
  12. James Jones had a TD reception in the game. The Pack is 7-0 this season when Jones scores a TD and they are 31-7 in games when Jones has scored a TD in his career for the Packers.
  13. The Pack had the lead going into the fourth quarter and is now 60-15 since 2000 when they have the lead after the third quarter in a road game.
  14. Green Bay scored 30 points in the contest and are 26-3 during Mike McCarthy’s tenure (since 2006) when they score 30 or more in a game.
  15. The Packers had the first 19-play drive of the 2015 season in the NFL in the game. Since 2010 there have been 13 times when a team had a drive of 19 plays or more. The Pack could only muster a field goal after the 19-play drive. In the 13 drives of 19 plays or more since 2010, six ended with a TD, four ended with a made field goal, two ended with a missed field goal, and one ended on downs. This was the first 19-play (or longer) drive for the Packers since 2004.
  16. Julius Peppers had 2 ½ sacks in the game, the 27th time in his career that he has had two or more sacks in a game. It was his second game with two-plus sacks as a member of the Packers. Peppers’ teams are 19-8 when he collects two or more sacks in a game.
  17. Aaron Rodgers had a QB Rating of 68.8 in the game. It was the 10th start in his career where his QBR was under 70 and only the second win. The other win was in 2010 when the Pack defeated the Jets 9-0; Rodgers QBR in that game was 59.7.

(Jerry Tapp is the author of the recently-published book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know”)

 

 

Packers Numbers Crunches: Game #12

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 27-23 victory over the Detroit Lions on December 3 (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. The win over the Lions assures the Packers their 10th straight season with at least three wins in the division. Their last sub-.500 record within the division was in 2005 when they were 1-5.
  2. This was the first win in Packers history where they allowed 17 or more points in the first quarter. Sixteen times since 1945 the team allowed opponents to score 17 or more points in the first period; in the previous 15 games they eventually lost that game.
  3. The Packers were scoreless at halftime for the 14th time since 2000. They are now 4-10 in those games. Their 14 games being scoreless at half since 2000 is tied for the third fewest in the league. The Saints have only been scoreless at halftime nine times in that timeframe. NFL teams since 2000 are 107-622 (.147 winning percentage) when they do not score in the first half.
  4. This was the 12th time since 2000 that the Packers were behind by 17 points or more at halftime. This was only the second win during that time. The other win was on December 15, 2013 when they were behind 26-3 at half to the Dallas Cowboys but eventually won the contest 37-36. Both of those games were on the road.
  5. Green Bay scored 14 points in the third quarter. Since 2006 they are now 22-4 in games when they score 14 or more points in the third quarter.
  6. Since 2000, the Packers have been behind going into the fourth quarter in 47 road games. This was only the sixth win in those games. The team is 4-13 in games on the road where they are behind by six points or less going into the final period.
  7. The Lions made three field goals in the game. Green Bay is 16-24-1 games since 2000 when the opposition makes three or more field goals in a game.
  8. Tight end Richard Rodgers had eight receptions for 146 yards in the game. He is the first tight end since Jermichael Finley in 2010 to have over 100 yards receiving in a game. Rodgers is the first TE for the Packers in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to have 140 or more receiving yards in a game.
  9. Aaron Rodgers had a rushing TD in the contest, the 21st rushing TD of his career. The Packers are 11-9 in the games where Rodgers has had one or more rushing TD. Rodgers also had two TD passes; the Pack is now 7-3 in games when Rodgers has two or more passing TDs and a rushing TD in the same game.
  10. The Packers scored 27 points in the second half. Since 2000, the Packers are 9-0 in games when they score 27-plus points in the second half. In the Super Bowl era they are now 22-2 in games when they tally 27 or more points in the second half.
  11. Green Bay had less than 70 yards rushing (24 carries for 67 yards). Since 2006 the Packers are 14-13 in games where they are held under 70 yards rushing in a game. They have been held under 70 yards rushing twice this year… both games against the Lions.
  12. Rodgers completed two-thirds of his passes in the game, 24-for-36 (66.7%). The Packers are now 50-9 in games Rodgers starts when he completes 66.7% or more of his passes. They have now won nine straight in those games.
  13. Green Bay must win their January 3 home game versus division rival Minnesota to avoid their first season with no home wins versus division opponents since 1973 when they were 0-2-1 in home games versus division foes. They were also 0-3 in division home games in 1968. It’s interesting to note that the Pack was 3-0 in division games on the road this year, the first time since 2011.

(Jerry Tapp is the author of the recently-published book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know”)

Packers Numbers Crunches: Game #11

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears on November 26 (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. The Packers are now 13-7 in regular season games versus the Bears in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006). It is interesting to note, however, that the team is 12-3 in games versus the Bears on Sundays since 2006, but are now 1-4 in non-Sunday games versus the Bears since ’06.
  2. In their seven losses to the Bears since 2006, the Packers scored under 21 in each of those games. In 12 of their 13 wins against the Bears since 2006, they scored over 21 points.
  3. Green Bay has now lost two straight in games when they hold the opponents scoreless in the first quarter. Since 2000 the Packers are 89-26 (.774) when they hold the opponents scoreless in the first period.
  4. Eddie Lacy had a TD reception in the game. It was the first game the Packers lost when Lacy had a receiving TD (they are now 4-1). The team is 14-7-1 in games where Lacy has at least one TD.
  5. Since 2010, the Pack is now 12-15-1 in games when they are behind at half. Since 2013 that record is 4-9-1.
  6. Green Bay is now 3-3 in games since 2000 when they are behind by one point at halftime.
  7. In the last two seasons the Packers are now 1-8 in games when they trail going into the fourth quarter.
  8. Aaron Rodgers’ 62.4 QBR was the lowest of any of his starts at Lambeau Field. His previous low at home was 80.1 versus the Dallas Cowboys on September 21, 2008. His lowest career QBR was 34.3 last season in a game versus the Buffalo Bills.
  9. Rodgers has now gone five straight games with a QBR under 100, the longest stretch in his career. He also now has four consecutive games where he had a completion percentage under 60%, also the longest stretch of his career.
  10. Green Bay has two turnovers in the game and is now 4-8 in the last 12 games where they had two or more turnovers.
  11. The Pack has now lost 19 games by one score (eight points or less) since 2010. Three of the losses were at the hands of the Bears, most by any team.
  12. Green Bay had four losses in the month of November for the first time since 2013. They also had four losses in November in 2008.
  13. The Packers were held scoreless by the Bears in the second half of the game yesterday. It was the 10th time since 2006 that they did not score a point in the second half since 2006 (they are 2-8 in those games). NFL teams that do not score in the second half of a game are 56-414 (.119 winning percentage) since 2006.
  14. The Green Bay defense did not have a takeaway in the game, the 14th time since 2010. They are 4-10 in those games.
  15. Yesterday was only the second time in 13 regular season starts versus the Packers that Jay Cutler did not throw an interception.

(Jerry Tapp is the author of the recently-published book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know”)