Davante Adams goes into the 2018 NFL season as the #1 receiver on the Green Bay Packers depth charts. Over the past two seasons, Adams has caught 22 TD passes, 12 in 2016 and 10 last season.
The interesting thing about Adams’ stat line over the past two campaigns is that while he had 10 or more TD receptions in the last two seasons, he did not reach the 1,000-yard milestone in either of those seasons. Adams had 997 yards receiving in 2016 and 885 in 2017.
Adams was one of two receivers in the NFL last season to have 10 or more TD receptions with less than 1,000 yards receiving. The other? New Packers tight end Jimmy Graham; he had 10 TD catches and only 520 receiving yards for the Seattle Seahawks.
Adams became only the sixth receiver in NFL history to have 10 or more TD receptions and less than 1,000 yards receiving in consecutive seasons. He joined Bob Hayes (1967, 1968), Nat Moore (1977, 1978), Daryl Turner (1984, 1985), Stephone Paige (1985, 1986) and Julius Thomas (2013, 2014).
Adams also became the 76th player in the Super Bowl era to have at least one season with 10 or more TD receptions with less than 1,000 yards receiving. It has happened 96 times since 1966 with 17 players doing it multiple times since that year.
Here are the 17 players with two or more NFL seasons with 10 or more TD receptions and less than 1,000 receiving yards since 1966.
3: Antonio Gates, Bob Hayes, Paul Warfield
2: Davante Adams, Bob Chandler, Gary Collins, Vernon Davis, Al Denson, Tony Gonzalez, Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Nat Moore, Stephone Paige, Lynn Swann, Julius Thomas, Daryl Thomas, Wesley Walls
Adams is the fifth Packers receiver since 1966 with a 10-TD season without reaching the 1,000-yard receiving milestone… Paul Coffman did it in 1983 (11 TD catches, 814 yards), Keith Jackson did it in 1996 (10 TD catches, 505 yards), Greg Jennings did it in 2007 (12 TD catches, 920 yards) and James Jones did it in 2012 (14 TD catches, 784 yards).
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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.
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 35-14 win over the Chicago Bears on September 28.
- The Packers have now won three of their last four Thursday night games versus the Bears.
- Davante Adams had a TD reception in the contest. Green Bay is 13-2 in games when Adams scores a TD.
- The Pack scored 14 points in the first quarter. Since 2000, they are 34-4 (.895) in games when they score 14 or more points in the first quarter. They have won 22 straight when they tally 14 or more in the first quarter.
- Green Bay has now won 17 of their last 19 when they get four or more takeaways in a game. They had four against the Bears.
- The Packers held a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. They have now won seven straight when they hold the opposition scoreless in the first quarter. They are 63-8 (.887) when they hold their opponents scoreless at home since 2000.
- Green Bay has won 33 of their last 35 games when they scored 20 or more points before halftime. They held a 21-7 lead at half.
- The Bears missed a field goal attempt in the contest. Green Bay is 12-7 since 2012 in games when the opponents miss at least one field goal attempt.
- Aaron Rodgers had four TD passes in the game, giving him 21 regular season games where he had four or more TD passes. The Pack is 18-3 in those games. The 21 games are tied with Dan Marino for fifth on the all-time list (Peyton Manning tops the list with 35 games with 4+ TD passes in a game). Rodgers also has two playoff games with four or more TD passes; the Packers were 1-1 in those two contests.
- Green Bay had a 28-7 lead going into the fourth quarter. They are now 114-1 in games where they hold a 20-point or larger lead going into the final quarter. The only loss was in 1952.
- Jordy Nelson was on the receiving end of two Rodgers TD passes in the game. Green Bay is now 15-0 in games when Nelson scores two or more TDs in a contest.
- Green Bay scored in each quarter in the game. Since 2000, the Pack is 66-12 (.846) in games when they score in each of the four quarters. They have now won 18 straight when they score in each quarter of a game. Their last loss at home when they scored in each quarter was in 2008 to Dallas.
- Mason Crosby had a relatively quiet evening other than kicking five extra points; he did not attempt a field goal. It was only the 22nd game in his career that he did not attempt a field goal. He has attempted a field goal in 142 of 164 regular season games for the Packers.
- Martellus Bennett had six receptions in the contest. Bennett’s teams are 9-10 when he catches six or more passes in a game.
- Green Bay was held to less than 200 passing yards (169 to be exact). In games since 2000 when the Pack has less than 200 yards passing, they are 44-27 (.619).
- The Pack has now won 19 of their last 20 games when they score 30 or more points. Since 2000, the Packers are second in the league with 102 games with 30 or more points (the Patriots top the list with 117 games). Green Bay is 94-8 (.992) since 2000 when they tally 30 or more points in a game.
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 27-13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on November 28.
- The Packers have had a losing record on Monday nights during the Mike McCarthy era. Even with yesterday’s win, the Pack is 7-8 on Mondays since 2006, although they have now won three straight on Monday.
- Davante Adams had a pair of TD receptions in the game, the second time in his career. Green Bay is 18-2 in the last 20 games when a receiver gets two or more TD receptions in a contest.
- The Packers have won six of the last seven games on the road when they score first. Since 2006, the Pack is 25-15 when they score first in an away game.
- Green Bay had a 14-10 lead at halftime. Since 2010, the Packers are 22-6 when they have the lead at halftime in a game on the road. They have won 12 of their last 13 road games when they have the lead at half.
- Green Bay held a 17-13 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Packers have now won 11 straight when they have a lead of three points or more in a road game going into the fourth quarter.
- The Packers scored points in all four quarters in the game. They have now won 15 straight when they score in all four quarters; they are 85-15 in their last 100 games (dating back to 1995) when they score points in each of the four quarters.
- Adams had five receptions for 113 yards. It was his fourth career 100-yard receiving game… the Pack is 3-1 in those games.
- The Packers offensive line did not allow a sack in the contest. Since 2010, the team is 7-2 when the QB is not sacked in a game. Since 2000, the Packers are 31-10 when they do not allow a sack in a contest.
- Aaron Rodgers completed 30 of 39 passes (a completion percentage of 76.9). In the 25 starts when Rodgers completed 75% or more of his passes, the Packers are 24-1. The only loss was in 2010 to the Chicago Bears.
- The Pack did not have a turnover in the game and is 16-3 in their last 19 games when they do not turn over the ball. Since 2000, Green Bay is 61-9-1 when they have zero turnovers in a game.
Here are some stats you might not know from Green Bay’s win over the Patriots.
1. The Packers are now 6-0 this season in games at Lambeau Field. With remaining home games versus Atlanta and Detroit, the Pack could have their first undefeated home season since 2011. In the Super Bowl era (since 1966) the Packers were unbeaten at home in 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2011.
2. Green Bay held the Patriots to only seven points in the second half. The Packers have now won 31 straight in games when they hold their opponents to seven points or less in the second half in home games. They have won 25 of their last 29 games (all games) when they hold the opposition to seven or fewer points in the second half.
3. With nine wins and four games remaining, the Packers will likely end up with 10 or more wins for the 10th time in a season since 2000. Indianapolis and New England have each had 12 10-win seasons since 2000, tops in the NFL. The Packers are tied with the Eagles for most 10-win seasons since 2000 by NFC teams with nine.
4. Green Bay and New England played the eighth turnover-less game in the NFL this year. It was the Packers first such game this season; the Patriots have now played in two such games.
5. Rookie receiver Davante Adams led the Green Bay receivers with six catches for 121 yards. It was the 10th game in Packers history that a rookie receiver had 100 or more yards receiving in a game and the first since October 29, 2007 when James Jones had three catches for 107 yards. Adams is the eighth rookie receiver to have 100-plus receiving yards in a game (Greg Jennings and Sterling Sharpe did it twice in their rookie campaigns). The other four rookies to have 100 or more yards receiving in a game: Ruvell Martin, Lee Morris, Gerry Ellis and James Lofton.
6. The Pack held the Patriots scoreless in the third quarter. They are 18-2 since 2011 in games where they hold the opponents scoreless in the third quarter.
7. Green Bay had the ball for over 36 (36:35 to be exact) minutes in the game, a 13-minute advantage over the Patriots. Since 2000, the Packers 33-5 when they have a time of possession over 35 minutes (non-overtime games).
8. The Packers had a 23-14 lead at halftime in the game. They have now won 68 of their last 73 games when they hold the lead at halftime at home.
9. Placekicker Mason Crosby had four field goals. Since 1960, Green Bay is 39-1 in games where their kicker has four or more field goals. The only loss was in 1986 when Al Del Greco had four field goals in a 25-12 loss to the Bears.
10. There are seven quarterbacks in NFL history with 300 or more career touchdown passes. Yesterday’s opposing QB, Tom Brady, is one of the seven. Here’s a look at how well (win-loss record) each of these seven QBs has done in games versus the Packers: Peyton Manning, 527 TD passes (1-2 against the Packers); Brett Favre, 508 TD passes (2-2 against the Packers); Dan Marino, 420 TD passes (5-1 against the Packers); Drew Brees, 390 TD passes (3-3 against the Packers); Tom Brady, 387 TD passes (2-2 against the Packers); Fran Tarkenton, 342 TD passes (13-14-1 against the Packers); John Elway, 300 TD passes (2-1-1 against the Packers).
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