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Today’s Sportstats: December 9, 2019

PACKERSTATS-Game #13-2019 season

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 20-15 home win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, December 8.

  • The Packers are now 9-4 in their last 13 games versus the NFC East.
  • Green Bay is 5-0 against the Washington Redskins since 2000 in games at Lambeau Field.
  • The Pack has won all five of their 12:00pm starts this season.
  • Green Bay won the coin toss and is now 14-5 since 2015 in home games when they win the coin toss.
  • New punt returner Tyler Ervin had 51 yards in four punt returns. He is the first Packers player to have 50 or more punt return yards since Trevor Davis did it on December 10, 2017 (he had 63 punt return yards on two returns), the 13th game of the 2017 campaign… almost two years to the date.
  • Aaron Jones had a rushing TD in the game. He now has 15 TD in the season with three games remaining. He became the seventh player in Packers history to score 15 or more TDs in a season. Jim Taylor scored 15 or more TDs in three seasons; the others, who all did it once: Ahman Green(2003), Sterling Sharpe (1994), Don Hutson (1942), Paul Hornung (1960), Jordy Nelson (2011).
  • Green Bay scored first in the game and is now 13-3-1 (.794) in their last 17 home games when they score first in the contest.
  • The Packers defense had four sacks in the game. They are 29-7-1 (.797) since 2010 in games where the defense has four or more sacks.
  • Adrian Peterson had a TD for the Redskins in the game. AP has 17 career TDs versus the Packers in his career. That is the second most versus the Packers over a career. Walter Payton had 19 career TDs versus the Pack to top the list. Behind Peterson are Calvin Johnson and Lenny Moore, each with 15 career TDs against Green Bay.
  • Green Bay held the ‘Skins scoreless in the first quarter. Green Bay is now 36-6 (.857) in home games since 2010 when they do not let the opposing team score in the first quarter.
  • The Packers tallied 14 points in the first quarter but then did not score in the second quarter. It was the 11th time in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) that the Packers had 14 or more points in the first quarter but was scoreless in the second quarter. They are 9-2 in those games.
  • Aaron Jones had 134 yards rushing on 16 carries, an 8.4 yards per carry average. It was his second career game with more than 100 yards in a game and a yards per carry above 8.0. He is the eighth Packers player to have 100/8.0 in multiple games with the team.
  • Green Bay has played in seven one-score games (games decided by eight points or less) this season and has a 6-1 record in those games.
  • Aaron Jones had 192 yards from scrimmage in the game (134 rushing, 58 receiving). It was his second game this season where he had 190 or more yards from scrimmage… he had 226 yards from scrimmage in Week #6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is only the sixth Packers players to have multiple career games with 190 or more yards from scrimmage. The others: Carroll Dale, Ahman Green, Billy Howton, Dorsey Levens and Jim Taylor.
  • Green Bay is 9-1 this season when they score 20 or more points in a game. Since 2010, the Pack is 93-22-2 (.803) in regular season games when they score 20 or more points.
  • Mason Crosby made a pair of field goals in the game. It was the 97th regular season game in his career where he made two or more field goals, Green Bay is 68-27-2 (.711) in those games. In 71 of those games, he did not miss a field goal as was the case yesterday. Green Bay is 49-21-1 (.697) in games where Crosby makes two or more field goals without missing in a game.’
  • The 20-15 final score was only the second time in their career that the Packers played in a 20-15 score game. The other time was a 20-15 loss to Tampa Bay on 11-12-2000.
  • Adrian Amos had a sack and an interception in the contest. He is the first Packers player to have each in a game since Nick Perry had a sack and interception versus the Chicago Bears on October 20, 2016 against the Bears.
  • Green Bay had 174 rushing in the game. They have now won four straight games when they tally 170 or more rushing yards in a game and have won six of their last seven when they reach 170 yards rushing in a game.

Today’s Sports Stat: November 6, 2017



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These days with the NFL being such a “pass-happy” league, we don’t expect a running back to get 35 or more carries in a game. For the fourth time this season, however, it happened yesterday. Arizona’s Adrian Peterson had 37 carries in the Cardinals 20-10 win over San Francisco. He gained 159 yards.

It was the second time Peterson had 35 or more carries in a game… the other time was in a 2013 game when he was a member of the Minnesota Vikings. He had 35 rushing attempts for 211 yards in a game versus the Chicago Bears.

Since the 1970 merger, there have been 89 running backs that have had 35 or more rushing attempts in a game. In fact, there have been 146 games where a player carried the ball 35 or more times in a contest. Teams are 127-16-3 (.880 winning percentage) in those games.

Peterson became the 26th running back with two or more games with 35+ carries in a career. Walter Payton had the most career games with 35+ carries with seven. He is followed by Earl Campbell and Curtis Martin with six, and Ricky Williams with five.




99 Stats Until Kickoff: (#32) Rushing title no contest for Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson (Photo credit: Mike Morbeck)

From May 30 and every day until September 5… the start of the 2013 NFL season… Sports Stats ‘on Tapp’ will publish “99 Stats Until Kickoff” a daily dose of NFL stats that will get you ready for the 2013 NFL season.)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson first made a lot of news this season when he came back from knee surgery and performed much better than anyone (except for maybe Peterson himself) had expected.

Peterson last season became the seventh runner in NFL history to gain 2,000-plus yards (he gained 2,097) and fell nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson’s all-time record for most rushing yards in a season. “AP” did win his second rushing title in 2012; his first was in 2008 when he outdistanced Atlanta’s Michael Turner by a mere 61 yards for that year’s rushing crown.

What makes Peterson’s rushing title last season interesting is that unlike his narrow win in 2008, this 2012 rushing title was no contest. Peterson’s 2,097 yards was 484 yards more than runner-up, Washington Redskins’ rookie Alfred Morris. It was the fifth largest margin for a rushing title since 1970 (the NFL-AFL merger).

Here’s a look at the 10 rushing titles that were won by 300 or more yards since 1970. Topping the list is O.J. Simpson, who in 1973 gained 2,003 yards, 859 more than his closest competitor, Green Bay’s John Brockington.

Yards difference (Year), Rushing Leader (yards), Runner-Up (yards)

859 (1973) O.J. Simpson (2,003), John Brockington (1,144)
590 (2009) Chris Johnson (2,006), Steven Jackson (1,416)
579 (1977) Walter Payton (1,852), Mark Van Eeghen (1,273)
571 (1975) O.J. Simpson (1,817), Franco Harris (1,246)
484 (2012) Adrian Peterson (2,097), Alfred Morris (1,613)
474 (1980) Earl Campbell (1,934), Walter Payton (1,460)
421 (1984) Eric Dickerson (2,105), Walter Payton (1,684)
338 (1994) Barry Sanders (1,883), Chris Warren (1,545)
305 (1986) Eric Dickerson (1,821), Joe Morris (1,516)
303 (1997) Barry Sanders (2,053), Terrell Davis (1,750)

  • Peterson became the first of the seven men who reached the 2,000 yards rushing mark to do so after having less than 1,000 yards gained the previous season. In 2011, Peterson had 970 yards rushing, but he did miss the final four games of the season because of his knee injury.
  • It will be interesting to see how well Peterson performs after his 2,000-yard season this past year. Of the previous six men who had a 2,000-yard season, all of them had fewer yards the following season. In fact, all six of them had at least a decline of 562 yards or more the next season. Terrell Davis had the biggest decline, going from 2,008 in 1998 to only 211 yards the following season (he was sidelined by a right knee injury). Jamal Lewis went from 2,066 yards in 2003 to 1,006 the next year, a decline of 1,060 yards. Barry Sanders had the “best next year” of the 2,000-yard rushers; he went from 2,053 in 1997 to 1,491 the following season (a decline of “only” 562 yards).

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