Packerstats 2017: Game #16, 35-11 loss to Detroit
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 35-11 loss to the Detroit Lions on December 31.
- The 35-11 final score was only the second time in NFL history that a game ended with that score. The other time was September 26, 2013 when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the St. Louis Rams, 35-11.
- This was the first time in Packers history that they ever ended the game scoring exactly 11 points.
- The last game of the season had been good to the Packers this century. Prior to Sunday’s finale, Green Bay was 14-3 in their last game of the season since 2000. That was the second-best record of the 32 teams; Pittsburgh was 15-2 (they upped their last-game-of-the-season record since 2000 to 16-2 with a win on Sunday).
- Green Bay had won three straight division road games in December until Sunday. They are now 7-6 in December division road games since 2004.
- The Pack scored first in the contest with a Mason Crosby field goal. In the last five seasons, Green Bay is 36-9-1 (.793) when they scored first in the game.
- Green Bay had four turnovers in the game. In the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006), the Packers are 2-10 when they have four or more turnovers in a game. If they have three or more turnovers, they are 6-22 (.214) since 2006; with two or more turnovers in a game since 2006, they are 29-44 (.397).
- Green Bay is 65-27-1 (.704) since 2010 in games when they scored in the first quarter.
- The Packers allowed the Lions to score 17 points in the second quarter. Since 2006, Green Bay is 11-17 if they allow the opponents to score 14 or more points in the second quarter.
- Detroit had a 20-3 lead at halftime. Under McCarthy, the Pack is 5-15 when the opposition scores 20 or more points in the first half.
- The Packers ended the season 7-9, their first losing season since 2008. It had been the third longest streak of winning seasons (or non-losing seasons) in the NFL. The Patriots have not had a losing season since 2000; the Steelers have not had a losing season since 2003.
- Detroit’s Ezekiel Ansah had three sacks in the game. The last opposing player to get three or more sacks in a game was Dwight Freeney with Arizona on December 27, 2015. Freeney is now a teammate of Ansah’s.
- The 24-point loss was the worst road defeat since the Packers lost by 30 points, 38-8, to the Cardinals in 2015. This was the fifth time in the series with the Lions that Detroit has beaten the Packers by 24 or more points in a home game for the Lions. The worst defeat for the Packers on the road against Detroit was a 34-0 drubbing in 1973.
- Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passed for over 300 yards with three TD passes in the game. It was his 17th career game with 300 yards passing and three TD passes in his career… all before the age of 30 (he turns 30 on February 7 this year). Those 17 games ranks third in this stat category; Dan Marino had 26 such games before he turned age 30… Aaron Rodgers ranks second with 19 games with 300 yards passing and three or more TD passes before the age of 30.
Packertats 2017: Game #15, 16-0 loss to Minnesota
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.
Packerstats 2017: Game #14, 31-24 loss to Carolina
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers on December 17.
- Playing games in the Eastern Time Zone (EST) has certainly made the Packers pretty “average.” The team is now 15-17 (.469) since 2010 in games played in the EST. They have lost five of their last eight games played in the EST.
- The score was tied at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. Green Bay is 21-14 (.600) since 2010 in games that are tied at the end of the first quarter, but are 10-11 in those games that are played on the road.
- Davante Adams scored a TD in the game, a TD pass from Aaron Rodgers. He now has 26 career TD pass receptions. He is one of only 24 players in NFL history to have 25 or more TD pass receptions prior to his 25th birthday. Randy Moss leads this group with 53 TD receptions. With yesterday’s TD reception, Adams passed Randall Cobb for the most TD receptions prior to his 25th birthday with the Green Bay Packers franchise; the pair had been tied at 25. Adams is also now third on the all-time Packers list for most career TDs before the age of 25. Eddie Lacy tops this list with 29. He is followed by Paul Hornung with 27 and then Adams at 26. Cobb with 25 and Ahman Green with 24 complete the top five in this category. Adams does not turn 25 until December 24, so he will have one more game at the age of 24… this Saturday night versus Minnesota (that’s if he passes concussion protocol this week and plays in the game).
- The Pack led at halftime, 14-10. Since 2010, they are now 23-7 (.767) in those games when they have the lead at halftime on the road.
- Aaron Rodgers had three interceptions in the game for only the fourth time in his career (regular season games). Green Bay is 0-4 in those games. The other interesting thing about these four games is they were all played on the road and they were all played against NFC South opponents (Tampa Bay twice, New Orleans and Carolina).
- The Packers had four turnovers in the game and are now 5-25 (.167) since 2000 in those games. They are 1-16 (.059) in games on the road since 2000 when they have four or more turnovers.
- The Panthers scored 21 points in the second half. Green Bay is 7-9 (.438) since 2010 when they allow the opposition to score 20 or more points in the second half.
- Green Bay allowed 31 points to Carolina in the game. They have now lost 10 of their last 11 when they allow 30 or more points to an opponent in a road game. They are 5-17 (.227) since 2010.
- Carolina QB Cam Newton had four TD passes and no interceptions in the game. He became the 12th opposing QB to have four or more TD passes and no interceptions against the Packers. The last opposing QB to do so was Tennessee’s Mark Mariota last season on November 13. Green Bay is 2-10 when an opponent QB has four or more TD passes and no interceptions in a game.
- Rookie running back Aaron Jones had three carries for 47 yards in the game, an average of 15.7 yards per carry. He became only the third Green Bay player in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to have a per-carry average of 15 yards or more in a game (minimum of three carries in the game). The others: Les Goodman, 1974 (three carries for 61 yards, 20.3 average) and DeShaun Wynn, 2008 (seven carries for 106 yards, 15.1 average).
- The Packers ran 67 plays in the game, 48 passes and 19 running plays. In games since 2000 when the Packers attempt 45 or more passes and less than 20 running plays, they are now 1-13.
- Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 71.5 in the game. Green Bay is 3-13 (.188) in games when Rodgers’ Passer Rating is under 72 (minimum of 10 pass attempts in the game). Thirteen of those 16 games were played on the road.
- Rodgers had only two interceptions in his four previous games against the Panthers, but three yesterday.
Packerstats 2017: Game #13, 27-21 OT win over Cleveland
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.
Packerstats 2017: Game 5, 35-31 win over Dallas
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys on October 8.
- The Packers have now won six of their last eight games vs NFC East teams. They have also won five of their last six regular season games against the Cowboys.
- The Pack won the coin toss and has won four of their last five games when they win the coin toss. They are 44-20-1 (.685) since 2010 in games when they won the coin toss.
- The Cowboys scored first in the game, but the Packers have now won three of their last four games when the opposition scores first in the game. Green Bay is 1-5 in the last six away games when the opponents score first.
- Although Mason Crosby missed a pair of extra points, the Packers are now 7-1 in games when Crosby misses an extra point. It was the first time Crosby missed two extra point attempts in a contest.
- Green Bay was behind 7-6 at the end of the first quarter. They are now 10-11 since 2010 in games when they trail at the end of the first quarter.
- The Packers allowed 21 points to the Cowboys in the first half. Green Bay is now 7-24 (.226) in games when they allow the opponents to score 20 or more points in the first half and 3-17 (.150) in those games played on the road.
- The Pack trailed 21-12 at halftime. They are now 5-10 since 2010 in games where they are behind by nine points or more at halftime.
- Green Bay did hold Dallas scoreless in the third quarter. The team has now won 21 of their last 24 games when they hold the opposition scoreless in the third quarter.
- The Packers trailed 21-15 going into the fourth quarter. Since 2000, the team is now 6-56-1 (.103) when they trail by six points or more going into the fourth quarter. They have trailed by six or more points going into the fourth quarter in three of their first five games this season.
- Rookie running back Aaron Jones rushed for 125 yards in the game. It was the 28th game in Packers history where a rookie rushed for 100 or more yards (16 different rookies have achieved this 100-yards rushing milestone for the Pack). His 125 yards rushing by a rookie in a game is the eighth most in Packers history.
- The Packers returned an interception for a TD for the first time since December 20, 2015. It was the 13th game since 2010 that the Packers returned an interception for a TD. The Pack is 13-0 in those games.
- This was Aaron Rodgers’ 41st career regular season game where he threw three or more TD passes with no interceptions in a game. That ranks fourth all-time. Drew Brees is third with 42 such games; Peyton Manning is second with 51, and Tom Brady tops the list with 53 games.
- Davante Adams had two TDs for the fourth time in his career… the Packers are 4-0 in those games. The team is 14-2 in games when Adams has one or more TDs.
- Ezekiel Elliott ran for 116 yards in the game for the Cowboys. There have been 34 times since 2010 that an opposing runner has rushed for 100 yards in a game (regular season or playoffs) versus the Pack. Green Bay is 17-16-1 in those games. Of the last five opposing runners to rush for 100 yards versus the Pack, Elliott has done it three times.
- Green Bay allowed the Cowboys to score 31 points in the game. Since 2010, Green Bay is now 8-19 (.296) in games when they allow 30 or more points. New England has the best record when they allow 30 or more points in a game, .368 (7-12). Green Bay is tied with Atlanta for the second-best record when they allow 30 points (the Falcons are also 8-19, .296). The Patriots, Packers and Falcons are the only three NFL teams to have records above .250 since 2010 in games when they allow 30 or more points to an opponent.