Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 16-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on December 23.
- Games at Lambeau Field in December against division opponents are normally a certain win for the Packers. Prior to Saturday night’s game, the Packers since 2000 had been 14-1 in December games at Lambeau against NFC North opponents. They had also won nine straight of those contests.
- Since 2000, the Packers have played the most games in the league under 20 degrees, 16. They are now 9-6-1 in those games. The Bears are second in this category with 10 games played below 20 degrees since the start of this century. Seven teams have not played a regular season game below 20 degrees since 2000: Arizona, Baltimore, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington.
- The Vikings scored first in the game (and were obviously the only team to score in the game). Green Bay is 10-8 since 2010 in games at Lambeau when their opponents score first. They have now lost six of the last nine of those games.
- Minnesota held a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Since 2006, the Packers are 1-4 in games at Lambeau when the opposition tallies 10 or more points in the first quarter.
- Green Bay was behind by 10 points at halftime, 10-0. Since 2000, the Pack is now 6-34 in games where they are behind by 10 or more points at half.
- Minnesota held a 13-0 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Packers are 1-33-1 since 2000 in games where they are behind by 13 or more points heading into the fourth quarter.
- Both the Packers and Vikings were 4-for-15 in third down attempts in the game. Green Bay certainly did not help themselves by going 0-for-4 in fourth down attempts in the game.
- Quarterback Brett Hundley had two interceptions and no TD passes in the game. It was his second career game with zero TD passes and two or more interceptions in the same game. Brett Favre tops this stat for the Packers with 22 games where he had no TD passes and two or more interceptions in the same contest. He is followed by Bart Starr with 17 games, Tobin Rote with 13 and Lynn Dickey with 12. Aaron Rodgers has only one career regular season games where he had no TD passes and two or more interceptions.
- The Packers will not make the playoffs for the first time since 2008, a run of eight consecutive years making the playoffs. That ranks as the second longest streak in league history, tied with Dallas (1966-73), the L.A. Rams (1973-80), Pittsburgh (1972-79) and San Francisco (1983-90). Three teams, the 1975-83 Dallas Cowboys, the 2002-10 Indianapolis Colts and the 2009-17 New England Patriots are tied for the NFL’s longest streak of playoff appearances with nine consecutive seasons. The Patriots will go for the record next year, hoping for a tenth consecutive playoff appearance.
- Green Bay was shutout at Lambeau for the second time this season, the first year that has happened since 2006.
- Green Bay had zero points at halftime and are now 13-69-2 (.167 winning percentage) since 1966. They were held scoreless at halftime in three games this season, the most since 2006 when they were held scoreless at halftime in four games.
- The Packers defense allowed under 17 points in the game. It was their first loss in a game where they held the opponents under 17 points since they lost 14-12 to Seattle in 2012. Since 2006, Green Bay is 57-4 in games where they hold the opposition under 17 points in a game. This was the first since 2004 that the Packers lost a game at Lambeau when they hold the opponents under 17 points (Green Bay lost that game 14-7 to the New York Giants). The Packers had won 41 straight at Lambeau when they held opponents under 17.
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 27-21 win over the Cleveland Browns on December 10.
- Of the seven wins this season for the Packers, only two have come against teams that are currently above .500 (Seattle, 8-5, and Dallas, 7-6). The combined win-loss record today of the teams the Pack has beaten this season is 32-59 (.352). The combined record of the six teams that have beaten the Packers this season is 52-26 (.667). All six are currently above .500. Would’ve been kind of embarrassing if the teams that had beaten the Packers this year included the Browns at 1-12, huh?
- The last time the Packers lost to a team in the regular season that ended the year with fewer than four wins was in 2009. In Week #9 that year, the Packers lost to the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Bucs ended the year 3-13; the Pack ended the season 11-5.
- Green Bay had three drives of 11 or more plays in the game… they scored TDs on two of them; on one, they turned the ball over on downs. For the season, the Packers have had 26 drives of 10 plays or more, scoring 10 TDs and nine FGs, a 73% scoring rate on those 10-play or longer drives. The Packers have had 111 drives of less than 10 plays, scoring 24 TDs and four FGs, a 25.2% scoring rate on drives of less than 10 plays.
- Green Bay was behind 14-7 at halftime in the game. They are now 10-11 in road games since 2010 when they are behind by seven points or more at halftime.
- The Packers were behind by 14 points (21-7) entering the fourth quarter. Since 1970, the Packers were 0-63 in games where they had a 14-point or larger deficit going into the fourth quarter in a road game. It was actually the first time the Packers won a game on the road after being behind by 14 or more points going into the fourth quarter since 1957, a string of 77 games.
- Rookie running back Jamaal Williams scored a pair of TDs for the second game this season. He became only the third Green Bay rookie to score two or more TDs in multiple games for the Pack. The others: Gerry Ellis in 1980 and Travis Williams in 1967.
- This was the third overtime win for the Packers this season, most in franchise history. They won two OT games in 2000 and 1983.
- Green Bay scored 14 points in fourth quarter. Since 1970, they are now 20-14 in games on the road when they score 14 or more points in the fourth quarter. Since 2006, however, the start of the Mike McCarthy era, they are 11-3 when they score 14+points in the fourth quarter on the road.
- Not only did the Packers score 14 points in the fourth quarter, but they held the Browns scoreless in the fourth. The Packers are now 6-3 in road games when they score 14 or more points and hold the opposition scoreless in the fourth quarter.
- QB Brett Hundley was 35-for-46 with three TD passes and a 76.1% pass completion rate for the game. Only three Green Bay QBs have had a game with three or more TD passes and a completion rate of 75% or higher. The two: Aaron Rodgers (he did it twice) and Brett Favre (he did it once).
- Hundley’s 46 pass attempts made him the seventh Packers QB in team history to attempt 45 or more passes in a game. Favre tops the list with 26 games with 45 or more pass attempts, followed by Rodgers with 12. They are followed by Don Majkowski (4), Randy Wright (3), Lynn Dickey (2), Bart Starr (1) and Hundley.
- Davonte Adams had two TD receptions and 10 catches for the game. He becomes only the second Packer in history to have two TD pass receptions and 10 or more catches in the same game in multiple contests. The other is Sterling Sharpe (he did it in 1989 and 1993). Adams did it last season and this year. Four others players did it once: Jordy Nelson, Javon Walker, Antonio Freeman and Max McGee.
- Adams now has five career games with two or more TD receptions. Jordy Nelson tops the team list with 15 career games with two or more TD receptions.
- The Packers did not commit a turnover in the game and are now 19-5 since 2010 in road games when they do not have a turnover.
Green Bay quarterback Brett Hundley had no TD passes and three interceptions in his team’s 23-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, November 19.
Hundley became the first Packers QB since Scott Tolzien in 2013 to have a game with no TD passes and three or more interceptions. Tolzien had no TD passes and three interceptions in a November 17, 2013 game against the New York Giants.
There have been 48 games in Packers history where their QB had three or more interceptions with no TD passes. The Pack is 6-42 in those games.
Hundley also became the 19th Green Bay QB to reach these numbers in a contest. Brett Favre and Bart Starr each had seven such games in their careers with the Packers, tied for most in team history.
Here are the 19 Green Bay QBs with the most games with no TD passes and three or more interceptions in the same contest.
7 games: Brett Favre, Bart Starr
6 games: Lynn Dickey
5 games: Tobin Rote
3 games: Babe Parilli, David Whitehurst, Randy Wright
2 games: Zeke Bratkowski, Don Horn, Jerry Tagge
1 game: Carlos Brown, Rich Campbell, Anthony Dilweg, John Hadl, Don Majkowski, Tom O’Malley, Bobby Thomason, Scott Tolzien
Did you notice the name that was not on the above list? Yes, Aaron Rodgers has never had a game with zero TD passes and three or more interceptions.
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Green Bay QB Brett Hundley not only lost his first career start with the Pack last week against the Saints, but his performance (statistically speaking) was certainly not what he or Packer Nation was expecting.
Hundley became the first Green Bay QB since Brett Favre to attempt 25 or more passes in a game and have less than 100 yard passing (Favre was 13-for-28 for 92 yards in a November 16, 2003 game against Tampa Bay). Hundley attempted 25 passes for only 87 yards in his first start in relief of injured QB Aaron Rodgers last week.
Hundley became the eighth Packers QB to attempt 25 or more passes in a game and tally less than 100 yards passing. In addition to Hundley and Favre, the other Green Bay QBs since 1970 to have these passing stats in a contest were: Don Majkowski (1988), Lynn Dickey (1976, 1977, 1981), David Whitehurst (1978, 1979), Carlos Brown (1976), John Hadl (1975) and Jerry Tagge (1973).
Since the 1970 merger, there have been 168 games in the NFL where a team’s QB attempted 25 or more passes and ended the game with less than 100 yards passing. It was done by 132 different QBs. Five QBs did it three times… Matt Cassel (four times), Mark Brunell, Lynn Dickey, David Krieg and Dan Pastorini (three times each).
On Sunday, Brett Hundley will become the fourth quarterback not named Aaron Rodgers to start a game at QB for the Packers since 2008.
There have been 150 regular season games played by the Pack since the start of the 2008 season, the year Rodgers became the starting QB (taking over for Brett Favre). Since then, Rodgers has started 141 regular season games. Matt Flynn started six games at QB for the Packers; Scott Tolzien started two, and Seneca Wallace started one game for the Pack at QB since the ’08 campaign.
The Packers can only hope that Hundley has better luck in his first start for the Packers than the previous three signal-callers. Flynn’s first start at QB replacing Rodgers was on December 19, 2010. The team lost to the Bears 37-24. In that game, Flynn was 24-for-37 for 251 yards, with three TD passes and one interception. His Passer Rating was 100.2 in that game.
Wallace’s first start as a Packer QB was on November 10, 2013. It didn’t last long. Wallace sustained a groin injury in the first quarter of the game, which ended up being a 27-13 loss to the eagles. Wallace was five-for-five in the game for 25 yards with a Passer Rating of 87.5. Wallace had previously started 21 games in his career (14 with the Seahawks and seven with the Browns). Ironically, that start with the Pack was Wallace’s last game in the NFL.
Tolzien started his first game at QB for the Packers just one week after Wallace’s start (on November 17, 2013). The Packers lost that contest 27-13 to the New York Giants. Tolzien was 24-for-34 for 339 yards in the game; he did, however, have three interceptions and no TD passes. His Passer Rating was 65.7 in the game.
Will Hundley’s first career start against the New Orleans Saints have a different result than the three QBs who started their first games in relief of Aaron Rodgers? Packers Nation are just hoping for a “W” in the game.