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-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.
PACKERSTATS-Game #1-2018 season
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears on September 9.
- The Packers have now won nine of their last 11 games against the Bears at Lambeau Field.
- This was the fifth regular season game in the long series with the Bears that the game was decided by one point. The Packers have won each of those five one-point games. The last one-point game in the series was back in 1997, a 24-23 win by the Packers.
- Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky had a 77.2 Passer Rating in the game. The highest passer rating of a Bears QB in a game at Lambeau Field is 124.4 by Jim Harbaugh in a contest in 1990 won by the Bears 31-13.
- The Bears scored first in the game, but it was the sixth straight time that the Bears scored first in a game against the Packers and lost that contest.
- The Packers were scoreless in the first half. The team is now 5-19 in games versus the Bears when they do not score in the first two quarters. Since 2000, Green Bay is 6-13 in regular season games when they are held scoreless in the first half.
- Green Bay QBs were sacked four times in the game. Green Bay is 56-133-3 (.299 winning percentage) in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) when they allow four or more sacks in a game
- The Pack was behind 17-0 at halftime. It was only the third time in 17 games since 2000 that the Packers have won a game where they were behind by 17 or more points at halftime. They are 5-48-1 (.102 winning percentage) in regular season games in the Super Bowl era where they are behind by 17 or more points at half.
- This was the first time in Packers history that they won a regular season game where they were behind by 17 or more points going into the fourth quarter. They had been 0-104 in those games prior to the win over the Bears.
- The Packers tallied 21 points in the fourth quarter, the 16th time since 1966 that they did so. They are now 14-2 in games where they score 21 or more points in the fourth quarter of a regular season game.
- Randall Cobb had nine catches for 142 yards (and the game-winning TD). The 142 yards receiving were a career-high.
- It was the fifth time in Cobb’s career that he had nine or more catches and more than 100 yards receiving in a game.
- The 142 yards for Cobb was the third-highest receiving yards by a Packers player in the opening game of the season in team history. The highest total is 165 yards receiving by Billy Howton in Game One of the 1957 season. James Lofton had 154 yards receiving for the Pack in the first game of the 1983 campaign.
- Aaron Rodgers had three TD passes in a game for the 59th time in his career. He ranks sixth all-time in this category behind Peyton Manning (93), Drew Brees (80), Tom Brady (78), Brett Favre (72) and Dan Marino (62). Rodgers is now four three-TD games behind Favre, who had 63 such games with the Packers.
- Rodgers had three TD passes and no interceptions, the 42nd time in his career that he has done that. He ranks fourth all-time in this stat behind Brady (55), Manning (51) and Brees (43).
- Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 130.7, the fifth time in his career that he had a Passer Rating above 130 against the Bears. The Packers are now 26-1 in regular season games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating above 130.
The Green Bay Packers open their 2018 regular season on September 9 hosting the Chicago Bears. The game is a Sunday Night contest.
The Packers in the Super Bowl era are 20-16-1 in season-opening games played at home and they have won five of their last six games to start the season as the home team.
Here are a handful of stats for the Packers in the first game of the season as the home team
- The last season-opening game played at home that the Packers won was last season when they defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 17-9.
- Of the 37 season openers at home since 1966, the Packers are 3-0 on Monday, 1-0 on Thursday, 1-0 on Saturday, and 15-16-1 on Sundays.
- The last first game of the season loss at home was in 2012 when Green Bay lost 30-22 to San Francisco.
- The 2018 game against the Bears is a 7:20pm (local) start. The Pack is 0-5 in season-opening games at home since 1970 that started at 1pm; 2-4 in contests that started from 3pm to 6:59pm; 4-0 in those games that started between 7pm and 8pm.
- The Packers have played three overtime games in the season opener played at home… they were 2-1 in those games.
- Green Bay since 1966 is 10-7-1 in season openers at home that were decided by eight points or less; they were 10-9 in games that were decided by more than eight points.
Aaron Rodgers will start his 11th season opener as the Packers starting QB. He has a 7-3 record in season openers. Here’s a trio of stats re: Rodgers season-opening starts for the Packers since 2008.
- Rodgers, Tom Brady and Joe Flacco have each won seven season-opening games since 2008, topping the league in that category. Matt Ryan, Alex Smith, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler follow, each with six wins in opening-season games.
- Rodgers is third in the stat for most opening game TD passes since 2008 with 19, Drew Brees tops the list with 25. Here are the Top 10 in this category since 2008.
Drew Brees, 25
Philip Rivers, 20
Aaron Rodgers, 19
Tom Brady, 18
Peyton Manning, 17
Matthew Stafford, 17
Jay Cutler, 16
Tony Romo, 16
Matt Ryan, 16
Ben Roethlisberger, 14
Alex Smith, 14
- Rodgers’ Passer Rating in season-opening games is just under 100. Brees tops this stat at 106.5. Here are the QBs with the best Passer Rating in season openers since 2008 (based on a minimum of 100 pass attempts in season opening games).
Drew Brees, 106,5
Peyton Manning, 104.9
Matt Ryan, 102.1
Tony Romo, 100.1
Aaron Rodgers, 99.9
Derek Carr, 99.0
Tom Brady, 98.6
Philip Rivers, 96.6
Ryan Fitzpatrick, 94.9
Alex Smith, 94.6
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Based on the opponents on the Green Bay Packers 2018 schedule, is QB Aaron Rodgers likely to have a great, good, or challenging season?
In 142 regular season starts with the Pack, Rodgers has a 94-48 record. His career Passer Rating is 103.8, and he has completed 65.1% of his passes. With those numbers as the foundation, let’s take a look the teams against which he has had the best, and worst, career stats.
First, Passer Rating. Of the 10 teams that Rodgers has his best career regular season Passer Rating, five are on the 2018 schedule… a good sign for Packers fans. Of the 10 teams that Rodgers has the worst Passer Rating, only two are on the schedule this year.
Here are the Top 10 and Bottom 10 for Rodgers with regards to regular season Passer Ratings. (A * indicates that team is on the Packers 2018 schedule.)
L.A. Chargers 132.5
Kansas City 113.3
L.A. Rams 117.5*
Considering that the Packers will play the Vikings and Lions twice, the above means that Rodgers will play seven of his (hopefully) 16 games this season against teams that he has had success (or at least success, statistically speaking, in Passer Rating).
Tampa Bay 84.4
New York Jets 87.4
New England 95.4
For the record, Rodgers has a 106.1 Passer Rating in NFC games and a 97.3 Passer Rating in AFC contests.
Secondly, Rodgers is undefeated in his regular season starts versus five teams, two of which (Jets and Rams) are on the 2018 schedule. Rodgers is 4-0 against the Rams, and 2-0 against the Browns, Raiders, Jets and Chargers. He has a losing regular season record (under .500) against seven foes: Atlanta (2-4), Carolina (2-3), Cincinnati (1-2), Indianapolis (1-2), Pittsburgh (0-1), Tennessee (1-2) and Washington (1-2). Of this list of seven opponents, two are on the ’18 schedule… the Falcons and Redskins.
Finally, Rodgers regular season completion rate is 66.7% against NFC opponents and 60.5% versus AFC foes. Of the five teams that he has his best career pass completion percentage, only one (Atlanta) is on the schedule this season; of the five teams that he has his worst pass completion percentage, Rodgers will face four of them this season, Buffalo, the Jets, New England and Miami, ironically all AFC East squads.
Here are the Top 5 and Bottom 5 teams for Rodgers when it comes to pass completion percentage in his career.
New Orleans 70.0%
New York Jets 52.6%
New England 56.0%
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