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Packers Number Crunches: Game #10


Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 30-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings on November 22 (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. With a 30-13 win in the 3:25pm game time start, the Packers have now won eight straight in Sunday games that have started in the late afternoon (3pm to 430pm starts, local time). In the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006), the Packers are 25-8 (.758 winning percentage) in these games, and are 20-5 in these games dating back to 2010.
  2. Green Bay scored in the first quarter on a pair Mason Crosby field goals. They have now won 14 of their last 17 when they score in the first quarter of a game. Since 2000 they are 119-49-1 (.707) in these games. They are 48-10-1 (.822) since 2000 in division games when they score in the first quarter.
  3. The temperature at game time was 30 degrees. The Pack is 11-1-1 in games that start in temperatures below 32 degrees since 2010. Those 13 games are the most in the NFL since that year.
  4. Mason Crosby tied his career-high with five made field goals (he had five versus Detroit on October 6, 2013 at Lambeau Field). Green Bay is 11-0 when Crosby has made four or field goals in a game; they are 17-0 when Crosby scores 13 or more points in a game.
  5. The Pack had a 10-point lead at halftime. They are now 64-5 in games since 2000 when they are ahead by 10 or more points at half. They are 19-4 in road games since 2000 with a 10-point or larger lead at halftime.
  6. In the three Packers losses they have scored nine times in 38 drives (26.7 percent). In their seven wins they have scored 35 times in 71 drives (49.3 percent). They are 5-0 in the five games where they scored on 50% or more of their drives; they are 2-3 in games where they scored on less than 50 percent of their drives.
  7. In the seven Pack wins, they have 29 sacks. In their three losses, zero sacks.
  8. Eddie Lacy carried the ball 22 times for 100 yards. Green Bay is now 6-1-1 when Lacy gains 100 or more yards in a game; they are 11-2-1 when Lacy carries the ball 20 or more times in a contest. The eight games in between yesterday’s 100-yard game and the last time he gained 100 yards rushing in a game was the longest stretch of games where he gained less than 100 yards in a game.
  9. James Jones had six catches for 109 in the game. The Pack is now 9-3 in games where he tallies 100 or more yards receiving. Jones has 38 TDs in his teams’ 79 wins and 12 TDs in his teams’ 50 losses.
  10. Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball 13 times for 45 yards in the game. In 14 regular season games against the Packers Peterson has rushed for over 100 yards eight times. The 45 yards in yesterday’s game tied his career-low against Green Bay. On November 11, 2007, his rookie season, he had 45 yards on 11 carries versus the Packers.
  11. The Packers are now 87-7 since 2000 in games where they score 30 or more points; they are 34-1 in division games. They are 59-1 since 2000 in games where they allow less than 14 points in a game; they are 26-1 in division games.
  12. Aaron Rodgers was 16-for-34 in the game, completing 47.1 percent of his passes. It was the sixth game he started in his career where his completion rate was under 50 percent. The Packers are now 3-3 in those games. In games where Rodgers completes under 60 percent of his passes, Green Bay is 11-18.
  13. The Packers had six sacks and five made field goals… it was only the 17th time in the NFL in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) that a team had six or more sacks and five or more field goals in the same game. It was the first time for the Packers in their history.

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


Packers Numbers Crunches: Week #8

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Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 29-10 loss to the Denver Broncos (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. Yesterday’s loss now gives the Packers a 1-6 record versus the Broncos in games in Denver, In addition, the Packers are now 5-7 in games played in the Mountain Time Zone.
  2. Denver scored first in the game. The Pack is now 3-5 in their last eight games when the opponents score first. Since 2010, the Packers have scored first 51 times while the opponents have scored first in 36 games.
  3. Green Bay was held scoreless in the first quarter and they have now lost six of their last seven when they do not score in the first quarter. The Pack is 13-10 since 2010 in games where they were held scoreless in the first period.
  4. The Packers also were held to only seven points in the first half. They are only 2-4-1 in the last seven games when they had seven or fewer points in the first half.
  5. With a halftime deficit of 10 points (they were behind 17-7) the Packers are now 4-26 since 2000 in games where they are behind by 10 points or more at half.
  6. For only the fifth time since 2010, the Packers defense did not have a sack. Carolina is the only team to have fewer games with no sacks since 2010 with four.
  7. Aaron Rodgers had only 77 yards passing in 22 attempts, 3.5 yards per attempt. That was the lowest yards per attempt in a game that he has started in his career. His previous low was 4.2 in a 7-3 loss to Detroit in December, 2012.
  8. The Packers entered the fourth quarter behind by 14 points. They are 0-22 since 2000 when they are behind by 14 or more points entering the final quarter. Their last win when they were behind by 14 or more points going into the fourth quarter was on September 20, 1992 when they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 24-23 after being behind by 14 points going into the last quarter.
  9. Green Bay is 4-8 since 2000 in games when they allow a safety.
  10. This was the third straight year that the Packers defense allowed an opponent to have over 150 yards rushing and over 300 yards passing in the same game. In 2014 it was a game versus New Orleans; in 2013 a game against the Lions.
  11. This was the first time the Pack defense has allowed 500 or more total yards in consecutive games since 1957.
  12. Broncos QB Peyton Manning did not have a TD pass in the game, the 31st time in his career. His teams are 19-12 in those games. Manning averaged 11.72 yards per attempt last night, the 19th time in his career where his yards per attempt in a game was 11 yards or more. His teams are 17-2 in those games.
  13. The Packers allowed 500 total yards, but their “break-but-don’t-bend” defense allowed under 30 points (29 to be exact) in the contest. This has happened 68 times in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). Both Kansas City and Miami have played in five games where they allowed 500+ total yards and opponents scored under 30 points. Arizona, Atlanta, Green Bay and New Orleans have had four such games since 1966.
  14. Mason Crosby kicked a 56-yard field goal in the game. It was his 25th 50-yarder in his career. The Packers are 18-7 in games where Crosby makes a 50-yarder in the game.
  15. This was the 14th game in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006) that the Packers did not lead at any point in the game. New England has played the fewest games where they never led in the game with 13 games.

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



Packers Numbers Crunches: Week #6


Following are some stats you may not know from the Packers 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers. All stats are from the regular season unless otherwise noted.

  1. The Packers are now 7-1 in their last eight home games versus AFC West teams. The last loss to an AFC West team at Lambeau was on October 12, 2003 when Green Bay lost 40-34 in overtime to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers are 12-2 in their last 14 games against AFC West foes.
  2. Green Bay is now 10-1 all-time against the Chargers, a .909 winning percentage. That winning percentage is the Pack’s best versus all NFL teams. The next best is a 4-1 record (.800 winning percentage) against the Baltimore Ravens. San Diego’s 1-10 (.091) record versus the Packers is their worst against any team. The Chargers next worst record against an opponent is 1-8 versus the Atlanta Falcons.
  3. The Packers are 10-5 in their last 15 games when the game is an afternoon start (3pm to 4pm CST kickoff). They have now won seven straight games that start in that time.
  4. James Starks became the 22nd Green Bay player since 1966 (Super Bowl era) to have a rushing and pass receiving TD in the same game. Eddie Lacy had three such games last season. Ahman Green tops the franchise list with nine such games since 1966.
  5. Starks 65-yard run for TD in the first quarter was the 19th longest rushing TD in Packers history and the 11th longest rushing TD from scrimmage at Lambeau. Ahman Green has the team record with a 98-yard TD run. Starks became the second oldest Packer to score on a TD run of 65 yards or more. Green was 13 days older when he ran for a 70-yard TD run on October 22, 2006.
  6. The Pack had the lead after the end of the first quarter and have now won 15 straight (11 straight at Lambeau) when they lead after the first quarter. They also had the lead at halftime and have now won 17 straight when they are ahead at halftime.
  7. San Diego’s Keenan Allen had 14 catches for 157 yards. He became the fourth receiver to have 14 or more catches in a game versus the Packers. The last receiver to have 14-plus receptions in a game against Green Bay was Buffalo’s Andre Reed in 1994 when he had 15 catches.
  8. Chargers’ QB Philip Rivers became the 13th opposing QB to pass for over 400 yards in a game versus the Packers (he had 503 yards passing). The Packers are now 7-7 in games where the opposing QB has 400-plus yards passing. Note: Drew Brees had two games with 400-plus yards passing against Green Bay.
  9. Rivers became the first opposing QB to complete 40 passes against the Packers in a game. He also became the third QB to attempt 60 or more passes in a game (Rivers attempted 65 passes) against the Packers (Miami’s Joey Harrington had 62 attempts in a 2006 game; the 49ers Steve Young had 65 attempts in a 1996 contest). The Packers have won all three of the games where the opposing QB attempted 60-plus passes.
  10. Starks had his third 100-yard rushing game in his career (he carried the ball 10 times for 112 yards). It was the eighth time in Packers history that a player had over 100 yards rushing with 10 or fewer attempts. At age 29 and 235 days, Starks became the ninth oldest Green Bay Packers player to rush for over 100 yards in a game. The last Green Bay player 29 years of age or older to gain 100 yards rushing in a game was Ahman Green on December 13, 2006 at age 29-290 days.
  11. This was the 15th game in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) that a Packers defense allowed 500 or more total yards in a game. With the win yesterday, the Pack is now 4-11 in those games, although they are 3-3 in such games at home. It’s interesting to note that although they gave up 500-plus yards to the Chargers, the 20 points scored by San Diego is the fewest of any team that gained 500 or more total yards in a game against the Packers.
  12. Yesterday was the 30th game since 2010 that Green Bay scored in each of the four quarters. They are now 27-3 in those games and have won 11 straight when they score in each of the four quarters.
  13. The Packers had only 22 minutes of possession in the game. It was only the second win (in 23 games) since 1966 when they had 22 or fewer minutes of possession in a game. The other win was a 48-47 win over the Redskins in 1983 on Monday Night Football.

Bonus stat: The Packers get a bye next week, Week #7 of the season. When they Packers have had a bye on Weeks #3-#6 in a season, they are 4-5 in the next game. When they have a bye on Weeks #7-#10 in a season, they are 13-4 in the game following that bye.

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

Packers Numbers Crunches


Here are 12 stats you may not know from the Packers 31-23 win over the Bears (the stats all reflect regular season games unless otherwise noted).

  1. Behind 13-10 at half, the Packers defeated the Bears for only the second time when they were behind at half to the Bears in Chicago. The other time was in 1998 when the Pack was down by three at half to the Bears in Chicago and came back to win that game 16-13. The Packers are 8-49 (.140) in the all-time series against the Bears when they are behind at halftime (home or away).
  2. Matt Forte became the 22nd runner to gain 100 yards rushing in a regular season game against the Packers since 2000. Forte has 141 yards on 24 carries. The Packers are 12-9-1 (.568) in these games. Forte became the 50th runner to gain 140-plus yards rushing against the Packers since 1960; Green Bay is 10-38-2 .220) in those games.
  3. The Packers did not have a turnover in the contest. They are now 53-6-1 (.892) since the turn of the century in games where they did not have a turnover. They are 14-0-1 in their last 15 games dating back to October 14, 2012.
  4. Clay Matthews had his sixth career interception in the game. The Packers are 6-0 in games when Matthews intercepts a pass.
  5. James Jones made a triumphant return in a Packers uniform with a pair of TD pass receptions. It was the sixth time in his career that he had two or more TD pass receptions in a game. The last was December 16, 2012 when he had three against the Bears. In fact, three of Jones six multi-TD games were against the Bears.
  6. The Packers have now won 10 straight games when they score 30 or more points in a regular season contest. The team is 34-3 (.919 winning percentage) in games when they score 30-plus in a game since 2010. They rank tied for second (with the Broncos) in the NFL since 2010 with 37 games with 30-plus points scored. The Patriots have scored 30-plus in 48 games since 2010.
  7. Eddie Lacy had 85 yards rushing on 19 carries. The Pack is 13-2-1 in games when Lacy gets 16 or more carries in a game; they are 11-3-1 when Lacy has 80 or more rushing yards in a game.
  8. The Green Bay defense surrendered 23 points to the Bears. Since 2010, the Packers are 41-9 (.820 winning percentage) if they hold opponents under 24 points in a season game. They have now won 23 of their last 25 when the “D” holds the opposition under 24 points.
  9. Aaron Rodgers had his 44th three-TD pass game of his career, and his sixth versus the Bears. The Pack is 37-7 (.841) in these games. His QB Rating was 140.5, the 11th time he has been over the 140.0 mark in a game (the Pack are 11-0 in those games). It was also the fourth time he was above 140.0 against the Bears.
  10. The 2015 season opener was the 68th time since 2000 that the Packers scored in every quarter in a game. They are 56-12 (.824) in these games, and have now won eight straight when they get on the board in each period.
  11. Rookie returner Ty Montgomery had 106 yards in return yardage in the game. He became the first rookie to have over 100 return yards in his first game with the packers since Randall Cobb did it in 2011.
  12. Winning the first game of the year has been a good omen for the Packers over the last 15 seasons. The Packers won their first game of the year in eight of those seasons, 2001, ‘02, ‘04, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ’11. The Packers ended those season with a combined 89-39 record (.695 winning percentage). They also made the playoffs in seven of those eight seasons. In those seven seasons (2000, ’03, ’05, ’06, ’12, ’13, ’14) when they lost the first game of the season, the Packers were a combined 62-49-1 (.554 winning percentage) and made the playoffs in four of those seven years.

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

Packers preview: Stats you need to know… Opposing teams and players

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Until the 2015 NFL season starts on September 10, I will be posting some stats from my book, “250 Stats Every Packers Fan Needs to Know.” It is now available in ebook format through Amazon and Barnes and Noble (cost is $9.99). Amazon and Barnes & Noble are now accepting pre-orders for the printed versions (cost $12.99) which has a release date of September 10.

201 In the last 10 regular seasons (2005-14), the Packers are tied with the New Orleans Saints in allowing the most quarterbacks to have games with 400 or more passing yards. Both teams have allowed eight such games in the last 10 seasons. The eight QBs who have thrown for 400-plus yards in the last 10 years versus the Packers: Drew Brees (New Orleans, twice), Joey Harrington (Detroit), Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco), Cam Newton (Carolina), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh), Matt Schaub (Houston) and Matthew Stafford (Detroit).

209 There are seven quarterbacks in NFL history with 300 or more career touchdown passes. The Packers faced two of them in 2014, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Here’s a look at how well (win-loss record) each of these seven QBs have done in games versus the Packers:
Peyton Manning (530 TD passes) 1-2 against the Packers
Brett Favre (508 TD Passes) 2-2 against the Packers
Dan Marino (420 TD passes) 5-1 against the Packers
Drew Brees (396 TD passes) 3-3 against the Packers
Tom Brady (392 TD passes) 2-2 against the Packers
Fran Tarkenton (342 TD passes) 13-14-1 against the Packers
John Elway (300 TD passes) 2-1-1 against the Packers

213 The Packers had an unblemished season at Lambeau Field in 2014; they went 8-0 during the regular season and defeated the Cowboys in their only home playoff appearance for the 2014 post-season. Here’s a look at the last time (the year) each of the other 31 NFL franchises defeated the Packers in Green Bay:
Never: Baltimore, Denver (they did play a tie game in Green Bay)
1949: Arizona
1984: San Diego (this is the only loss the Packers have to the Chargers: they are 9-1 vs. San Diego)
1987: Oakland
1988: Indianapolis, Washington
1991: Buffalo, Detroit
1999: Seattle
2003: Kansas City
2004: Jacksonville, Tennessee
2005: Cleveland, Tampa Bay
2006: New England, New Orleans, New York Jets. St. Louis
2008: Atlanta, Carolina, Dallas, Houston (the only game the Texans have played in Green Bay)
2009: Cincinnati, Minnesota (they tied the Pack in a game in 2013)
2010: Miami
2012: New York Giants
2013: Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
2014: San Francisco (2013 playoff game played 1/5/2014)

216 Trivia Time: Can you name the seven current NFL franchises that Aaron Rodgers has not thrown three (or more) TD passes against in a game? Rodgers in 2014 had a three-TD game against the Eagles, the 24th team in his career that he has at least three TD passes in a game. In his 112 starts as Green Bay quarterback, Rodgers has thrown three-plus TDs in 48 of those games (regular season and playoff). The seven teams that Rodgers does not have a game with three-plus TDs: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Kansas City, New England, Oakland and Seattle.

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