PACKERSTATS-Game #15-2018 season
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 44-38 overtime win over the New York Jets on December 23.
- The Pack’s win over the Jets came in the 15th game of the season. The Packers are 18-7 (.720) in Game #15 games since 1994. That is the second-best winning percentage of all the NFL teams in Game #15 games. The New England Patriots are 19-6 (.760) in Game #15 games since ’94.
- Green Bay is now 5-8 (.385) in regular season games versus the Jets. They are one of four teams that the Packers have an all-time regular season winning percentage under .400; the others… Kansas City Chiefs (3-7-1 .318), Miami Dolphins (5-10 .333) and Buffalo Bills (5-8 .385). The victory on Sunday was only the second time in history that the Packers have defeated the Jets on their home field.
- With the win on the road, the Packers are now 7-23-1 since 1970 in road games against AFC East teams.
- Since 2000, the Packers are now 21-18 (.538) in all road games in December.
- The Jets scored first in the game. The Packers are 4-4 this season when their opponents score first in the game; they are 2-4-1 when they, the Packers, scored first in a 2018 contest.
- New York rookie QB Sam Darnold had a 128.4 Passer Rating in the game. It was the second highest ever Passer Rating by a rookie QB against the Packers; topping the list is a 149.6 Passer Rating by rookie QB Charlie Batch of the Detroit Lions on October 15, 1998.
- Darnold became the seventh rookie QB in history to have three TD passes in a game against the Packers. The Packers defense has given up three TD passes to a rookie QB in three straight seasons: 2016-Dak Prescott (Dallas); 2017-DeShone Kizer (Cleveland) and Darnold this season.
- Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passed the 4,000 yards passing mark for the seventh season in his career. That places him in a tie for sixth in this stat with Detroit’s Matthew Stafford. The players ahead of Rodgers: Peyton Manning (14 4,000-yards passing seasons), Drew Brees (12), Tom Brady and Philip Rivers (10) and Matt Ryan (8).
- Jets returner Andre Roberts returned a kickoff for a TD. It was the first kickoff returned for TD against the Packers since Indianapolis returned a kickoff for TD on November 6, 2016. It’s interesting to note that the Packers have now won seven of their last eight games when an opposing player returns a kickoff for a TD.
- The Jets had a 21-17 lead at halftime. Since 2000, the Packers are now 9-27 (.250) in games when the opposition tallies 20 or more points in the first half. They are now 4-20 (.167) in road games since 2000 when their opponents score 20 or more points in the first half.
- Green bay running back Jamaal Williams had 15 carries for 95 yards in the game. The 95 yards rushing was the second-most in a game in his career. With six receptions for 61 yards, Williams had 156 total yards for the day… that was a career-high.
- Davante Adams had the game-winning TD reception. Adams turns 26 today (December 24) and has 39 career TD receptions. That is the 10th most TD receptions by a player prior to turning 26. Randy Moss tops the list with 60.
- Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby made all three of his field goal attempts. The Packers are 25-7 (.781) in games when Crosby is perfect in a game with at least three field goal attempts.
- Rodgers had a pair of TD runs in the game. It was only the second regular season game in his career that he scored two TDs (the other was October 2, 2011 against Denver).
- Rodgers two TD runs and a two-point conversion run tallied him 14 points in the game. That was the most points he scored in a game in his career. Paul Hornung holds the team record with 33 points scored in a game. Rodgers became the 42nd Packers player to score 14 or more points in a game since 1950.
- Jets QB Sam Darnold became the first rookie QB in history to have three TD passes, 300 or more yards passing and no interceptions in a game versus the Packers.
- Green Bay is 14-8 (.636) since 2000 in games where both teams score 30 or more points in a game.
- Rodgers had 442 yards passing in the game, tied for the second-most in his career. His career-high is 480 yards passing in a 2013 games versus the Redskins. Green Bay is 5-2 in the seven games where Rodgers has 400 or more yards passing.
- Davante Adams had 11 catches in the game, the third most in his career. Green Bay is 4-3 in games when Adams has 10 or more catches in a contest. Adams had 71 yards receiving in the game; the 71 yards receiving was the fewest he has had in a game where he had 9 or more catches.
- Green Bay scored 18 points in the fourth quarter. They are now 32-4 (.889) in games in their history when they score 18 or more points in the fourth quarter.
- The Pack had 20 running attempts in the game. They are now 20-11-1 (.641) since 2016 in games when they run the ball at least 20 times in a game. They are 5-3-1 in games this season when they have 20 or more rushing attempts, 1-5 when they have fewer than 20 rushing attempts in a game.
- Green Bay had 540 total yards in the game. They are now 22-2-1 (.900) in team history when they have 500 or more total yards in a game.
- For the first time in a game in team history, the Packers had five receivers gain 60 or more yards via catches. Equanimeous St. Brown led the way with 94 receiving yards. He was followed by Marques Valdes-Scantling (75), Davante Adams (71), Jake Kumerow (68) and Jamaal Williams (61).
- The game was the second-highest scoring overtime game in Green Bay history. The Pack lost an overtime game to the Falcons in Atlanta on November 27, 1983, 47-41, a combined 88 points.
- The 44-38 final score was the fifth time in NFL history that a game ended with that score. The last time was in 2012 when Carolina defeated New Orleans 44-38 on December 30.
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 34-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons on December 9.
- It was 26 degrees at game time. Since 2010, the Packers are 17-5-1 (.761 winning percentage) in games where the temperature is below 32 degrees at game time.
- Green Bay is now 12-5 (.706) since 2000 against the NFC South.
- The Packers now have an 18-16 lead in the all-time series against the Falcons (that includes a 2-2 record in the playoffs). Since 2010, Green Bay has won five of the nine games versus Atlanta.
- The Packers won the coin toss and are now 30-7-1 (.803) in games at Lambeau Field since 2010 when they win the coin toss.
- Atlanta scored first in the game. The Pack is 11-21 (.344) since 2014 in games when the other team scores first.
- Atlanta’s Julio Jones had eight receptions for 108 yards. It was his third career game against the Packers where he had 100 or more yards receiving. He is the 12th player in history to have three or more 100-yard receiving games against Green Bay. Randy Moss tops the list with seven.
- Davante Adams had another TD reception in the game, his 10th game this year with a TD reception. With three games remaining, Adams has a shot at the Green Bay record which is 11 games with a TD reception. Jordy Nelson had a TD in 11 games in 2016; Sterling Sharpe had TD catches in 11 games in 1992 and 1994.
- Bashaud Breeland had a TD on an interception, the first “Pick-6” for the Packers since Damarious Randall on October 8, 2017. The Packers have now won 16 straight when they have a player score a TD on an interception.
- Mason Crosby had a pair of field goals in the game giving him 301 for his career. He became the 31st kicker in NFL history to reach 300 made field goals in a career. His 80.1% field goal percentage ranks 20th of the 31 kickers who have 300 or more career field goals made. Three other kickers who played for Green Bay are also on the list of those with 300 or more career field goals: Ryan Longwell, Al Del Greco and Jan Stenerud.
- The Packers had a 20-7 lead at halftime. They have now won 29 straight games when they score 20 or more points by halftime in home games. Since 2000, Green Bay is 40-2 (.952) in home games when they score 20 or more points in the first half.
- Aaron Rodgers had 44 yards rushing in the game. That’s the most yards rushing for ARod in a game this season and the most since he had 60 yards rushing in a game on October 30, 2016… also a game against the Falcons.
- Randall Cobb was on the receiving end of a Rodgers TD pass. It was the 33rd game that Cobb caught a TD pass; Green Bay is 23-10 (.697) in those games.
- Rodgers broke the NFL record for most passes without an interception with 358 pass attempts. To put that record in perspective, there have been 930 times when a QB has passed 358 or more times in an NFL season. The fewest interceptions by a QB with 358 or more pass attempts in a season are two by Tom Brady in 2016. Of those 930 QBs with 358 or more pass attempts in an NFL season, 806 of those QBs had at last 10 interceptions that season.
- Clay Matthews had a sack. Green Bay is 45-18-1 (.711) in games when Matthews has at least a half-sack or more in a contest.
- Green Bay had scored 34 points heading into the fourth quarter. They have won 94 of their last 98 games where they had 30 or more points on the scoreboard heading into the fourth quarter.
- Breeland became the 12th Packer since 2002 to have an interception and fumble recovery in the same game for the team.
- Aaron Jones had a rushing TD for the fifth straight game. He became the 110th player in NFL history to have a rushing TD in five straight games. Other Packers on the list: Paul Hornung (7 straight games), Ryan Grant and Terdell Middleton (six straight games each). The NFL record is 18 straight games with a rushing TD by LaDainian Tomlinson.
- Rodgers had two TD passes and no interceptions in the game. It was the 69th game in his career that he had at least two TD passes and no interceptions in a game. He is fifth in this stat in the league; Tom Brady has 100 games, Drew Brees 77, Brett Favre 74 and Peyton Manning 73. Green Bay is 59-10 (.855) in games when Rodgers has two or more TD passes with no interceptions in a game.
- The Pack has now won 15 straight at home when they tally 30 or more points in a game. The team is 57-3 (.950) since 2000 at home when they reach the 30 point mark.
- Green Bay had zero turnovers. They are 38-4-2 (.886) at home since 2000 when they do not have a turnover in the game.
PACKERSTATS-Game #10-2018 season
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on November 15.
- The Packers are now 11-6 on Thursdays since 2000… 6-1 at home, 5-5 on the road.
- Green Bay is now 2-6 all-time versus the Seahawks in Seattle even though they lead the all-time series 13-9.
- They have now lost six of their last eight road games against NFC West teams. Since 2000, they are 9-10 on the road versus NFC West foes.
- Green Bay scored first in the game and is now 29-18 (.617) in away games when they tally the first points.
- Aaron Jones scored a pair of touchdowns, one via a run and one via a pass. He became the 30th Packer in team history to score both a rushing and receiving TD in a game. The Packers are now 48-17 (.738) in games when they have a player score a rushing and receiving TD in a contest. Ahmad Green holds the Packers record with nine games with a TD via run and TD reception in the same game.
- Kicker Mason Crosby missed a field goal in the three-point loss. In 204 career games (regular season and playoffs) with the Packers, Crosby has missed one or more field goals in a loss decided by three points or less nine times.
- The Pack tallied 14 points in the first quarter. They are now 20-11 (.645) in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) when they score 14 or more points in the first quarter in a road game.
- Green Bay held a four-point lead (21-17) at halftime. That’s usually good news for the Packers on the road… they are now 55-18 (.753) since 2000 in road games where they have the lead at halftime.
- Davante Adams had 10 receptions for 166 yards. He became the 11th player in team history to have 10 or more receptions and 150 or more receiving yards in a game. Sterling Sharpe tops this list with three games.
- Adams had 10 or more receptions for the sixth time in his career. He is now one game behind Donald Driver and Sterling Sharpe for most games with 10 or more receptions by a Packers player. The team is only 3-3 in games where Adams has 10 or more receptions.
- Kyler Fackrell had three sacks in the game for the second time this season. He became only the sixth Packer since 1983 to have multiple games in a season with three or more sacks. The others: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Tim Harris, Aaron Kampman, Clay Matthews and Reggie White.
- Green Bay held a four-point lead going into the fourth quarter. They are now 65-16 (.802) in road games in the McCarthy era (since 2006) when they have a lead going into the fourth quarter.
- Aaron Rodgers was sacked five times in the contest. The Pack is 5-22 (.185) since 2000 when their QBs are sacked five or more times.
- Rodgers threw for 332 yards and did not have an interception. It was the 35th game in his career that he had 300 or more yards passing and no picks in a game. That places him fourth all-time in this stat; the other three are Drew Brees (50 games), Tom Brady (47 games) and Peyton Manning (37 games). Green Bay is 28-7 (.800) when Rodgers had a 300-yard passing and no interception game.
- Seattle gained 173 yards rushing while the Packers rushing game was held to 43. Green Bay is 3-31-1 (.100) all-time in games where the opponents gain over 150 yards rushing and the Packers gain less than 50 yards rushing in the same game.
- The Pack did not have a turnover in the game. They are now 50-17 (.746) in road games since 1966 when they do not have a turnover.
- This is only the fourth season in McCarthy’s tenure that the team has lost five or more games on the road in a season. They lost six in 2008, and lost five road games in 2010, 2017 and now 2018.
- Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 128.7 in the game. It is only the third time in his career that the team has lost a game when Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 125 or better; they are now 31-3 (.912) in games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 125 or higher. All three losses were road games.
- Green Bay scored 21 points in the first half of the game, but could only tally three in the second half. The team is 18-6 (.750) in games since 1966 when they score 20 or more points in the first half but three or less in the second half.
The Green Bay Packers face the Miami Dolphins in a game that many would say is a “must-win” for the Packers. With a 3-4-1 record at the midway point of the season, it’s hard to imagine the Pack getting a playoff berth this season without a win against the Dolphins. A 3-5-1 record would be a major mountain to climb to try to get one of the six playoff spots in the NFC.
In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), 22 teams had a 3-4-1 record after eight games (the Packers are the 23rd team). Of those 22, only three went on to reach the playoffs that season (13.6%). The three teams:
1972 San Francisco 49ers (finished the season 8-5-1)
1981 New York Jets (finished the season 10-5-1)
2014 Carolina Panthers (finished the season 7-8-1)
A win against the Dolphins would significantly increase the Packers chances of making the playoffs. There were nine teams that were 4-4-1 after nine games (since 1966). Of those nine, three made the playoffs (that’s 33.3%). The three: the 1969 Houston Oilers (they ended the season 6-6-2), and two of the teams mentioned above… the ’72 49ers and the ’81 Jets.
On the other hand, there have been 20 teams that were 3-5-1 after nine games since 1966. Of those 20, only one, the 2014 Panthers, made it to the playoffs; that’s only 5%.
Yes, a win versus Miami would certainly be a step towards increasing their chances of reaching the 2018 playoffs.
- Green Bay receiver Davante Adams leads the team with 58 catches for 730 yards. That puts him on a pace to end the season with 116 catches and 1,460 yards. Only two receivers in Green Bay history have caught 100 or more passes and gained more than 1,400 yards receiving in the same season: Robert Brooks in 1995 (102 catches for 1,497 yards) and Sterling Sharpe in 1992 (108 receptions for 1,461 yards). The only other receiver to catch 100 or more passes in a season for the Pack was Sharpe with 112 in 1993, a team record. In addition to Sharpe and Brooks compiling 1,400 or more yards receiving in a season, there were three other times when a receiver had over 1,400 yards receiving for Green Bay: Sharpe in 1989 (1,423 yards), Antonio Freeman (1,424 yards in 1998) and Jordy Nelson in 2014 (1,519 yards in 2014… the team record).
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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.