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.
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.
With Aaron Rodgers getting the clearance to play this week and Packers fans giddy with anticipation for what could happen over the next three weeks (and beyond) , how about an ARod stat to get everyone excited for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers…
Not only are the Packers’ faithful glad to have Aaron back at QB, but there is also optimism that Rodgers may have another weapon at his disposal that didn’t seem present prior to his injury: A solid running game. A pair of rookie running backs, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams, has given the team a new level of excitement with their play in Rodgers’ absence. Just think, Aaron Rodgers with a solid running attack… things could get interesting.
Let’s add a few numbers to this speculation. A QB with a 100.0 Passer Rating and a running game that totals 100 or more yards in a game are just two stats that seem to indicate success in those two aspects of the offense.
Since 2008, when Rodgers became the Packers starting QB:
- The Packers are 67-12 (.848 winning percentage) in regular season games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 100 or above.
- The Packers are 67-20-1 (.767) in games where the offense has 100 or more yards rushing in a contest.
- There have been 49 games since ’08 when the Packers Passer Rating has been above 100.0 and the team rushed for 100 or more yards in the same contest. The Pack is 46-3 (.939) in those games.
- If we look at 110 or more yards rushing in a game and a Passer Rating of 110 or higher in the same game, Green Bay is 31-0 since 2008 and the team is 71-1 when they reach these two stat milestones in a game since 1970.
- Green Bay is 52-5 in regular season games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 110 or higher in that game.
You can imagine how explosive the Green Bay offense could be if Rodgers is playing at his usual high level and the running game, with Jones and Williams, eat up a chunk of yards.
For the record, a team having a Passer Rating of 100 or above and gaining 100 or more yards rushing in the same game is a pretty lethal weapon. NFL teams that reach these two stat numbers in a contest are 687-92-3 (.880 winning percentage) since 2010. In fact, every NFL teams except one, the Browns, has won 70% or higher of their games since 2010 when they gain 100 or more yards on the ground and have a QB Passer Rating above 100 in the same game.
Keep an eye on these two stats this Sunday. It could be a telling factor in whether or not the Packers will charge towards (and into) the playoffs this season.
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Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 26-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints on October 22.
- The loss to the Saints was the fourth straight loss to an NFC South team. The Packers have lost five of their last seven to NFC South opponents.
- The Packers lost their last game before the bye week for the first time since 2014 when they lost to the same Saints prior to their bye week that season. Green Bay is 5-3 in the games prior to the bye week since 2010.
- Drew Brees’ 84.4 Passer Rating in the game was the lowest of his career versus the Packers. He did, however, have his seventh consecutive game with 300 or more passing yards against the Pack. Brees is the only opposing QB to have a 135 or higher Passer Rating against the Packers twice in his career.
- Aaron Jones’ 46-yard TD run was the longest run for the Packers this season.
- Scoring first in home games is usually a good sign for Green Bay. They are now 39-6-1 (.859 winning percentage) in games at Lambeau since 2010 when they score first in the contest.
- Damarious Randall had an interception for the third consecutive games. It was the first time a Packer defender had an interception in three consecutive games since Casey Hayward did it in Games, 5-6-7 in the 2012 campaign.
- Green Bay is now 79-15 (.840) since 2000 in games where the defense gets two or more interceptions.
- The Saints did not score in the first quarter. Since 2010, Green Bay is now 44-12 (.786) in games when they hold opponents scoreless in the first quarter. The loss yesterday at Lambeau was only the third time since 2010 that the team lost a game when they held the opponents scoreless in the first quarter; they are now 32-3 since 2010.
- Green Bay held a 14-7 halftime lead. The Packers are 48-2 in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006) at Lambeau Field when they have a lead of seven points or more at halftime. The other loss was on October 7, 2007… the Packers had a 17-7 halftime lead over the Bears but lost that home game 27-20.
- The Pack had 181 yards rushing in the game, the most since they had 226 versus the Bears last season. Green Bay is 4-3-1 since 2013 in games where they get 180 or more yards rushing in a contest.
- New Orleans held a 16-14 lead over the Packers going into the fourth quarter. Green Bay is 5-11-1 at home in their last 16 games when they are behind going into the last quarter.
- Green Bay did not score a point in the third quarter. They have now lost 14 of their last 20 when they are held scoreless in the third quarter. They are 25-34-1 (.425) under Mike McCarthy when they do not score in the third quarter.
- New Orleans had 485 total yards of offense in the game. Since 2010, Green Bay is 10-7 when the “D” allows 450 or more total yards in a game. They have, however, lost three straight and seven of their last 11 games when they give up 450+ yards to an opponent.
- Packers rookie running back Aaron Jones had 131 yards rushing on 17 carries. It was his second 100-yard game this season. He joins four other rookie running backs for the Packers to have two or more 100-yard rushing games in their rookie campaigns with the Pack. The others: Eddie Lacy, Ryan Grant, Samkon Gado and John Brockington. Grant leads this group with five 100-yard games as a Packers rookie.
- Green Bay had only 23:04 time of possession in the game. Since 2000, Green Bay is 5-15 (.333) in games when they have less than 24 minutes time of possession in a game.
- Green Bay had only 79 yards passing in the game. It was the fourth time with McCarthy as head coach that the team was held to under 100 yards in the passing game. They are now 0-4 in those games. They also had no TD passes in the contest. Green Bay is 8-14 since 2006 (.364) when they did not have a TD pass in a game.
- The Pack has now lost nine of their last 10 when they are held under 20 points in a game. Under McCarthy, the team is 11-32 in games when they score less than 20 in a game, 7-10 (.418) in home games.