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 26-20 win over the Tampa bay Bucs on December 3.
- The Packers have now won seven straight December home games. In the Mike McCarthy era, the Pack is 22-3 in December home games.
- The Bucs scored first in the game. The Packers had lost six of their last nine when the opponents scored first in a game at Lambeau. Green Bay is now 10-7 in home games when the opposition scores first since 2010.
- The Packers had the halftime lead, 17-10. Since 2010, Green Bay is 41-2 in home games when they have the lead at halftime.
- Clay Matthews had 2.5 sacks in the contest. It was his 14th career game with two or more sacks. Green Bay is 10-3-1 in those games.
- Dean Lowry had a sack and TD (on a fumble recovery) in the game. He is the first defender to have a sack and a TD in the same game since Clay Matthews on November 7, 2010. He is the seventh player to have a sack and TD in the same game since 1970. The others: Matthews, Charles Woodson, Al Harris, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Gabe Wilkins and Bryce Paup.
- The Pack “D” had seven sacks in the game. It was their first seven-sack game since Sept. 28, 2015 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay is 19-0 since 1970 in games where the defense gets seven or more sacks.
- The Packers offense had only 13 completed passes in the game. It was the 16th game since 2000 where the team completed less than 15 passes in a game. They are 7-9 in those games.
- Green Bay had only 77 net yards passing in the game. It was only the seventh time since 2000 that they had fewer than 100 yards passing in a game. It was only their second win in those games.
- The OT win was the second this season for the team. The last time they won two or more games in overtime in a season was 2000. Green Bay is 13-15-5 in overtime games since 1978; they are 3-4-1 in OT games during McCarthy’s tenure.
- A pair of rookies scored TDs in the game, Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. Last season a pair of rookies scored TDs in the same game… Geronimo Allison and Trevor Davis.
- Aaron Jones became the sixth player in team history to have his only running attempt in a game be a TD run of 20 or more yards. The others: Donald Driver, Phil Epps, James Lofton, Jon Staggers and Lamar McHan.
- Green Bay is now 4-1 this season in games where they score 24 or more points in a game, 2-5 in games where they score fewer than 24.
- Rookie running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams have both run for 100 or more yards in a game this season. They are the third pair of Green Bay rookie running backs to have a 100-yard rushing game in the same season since Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin in 2013 and Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson in 2007.
- The Packers ran only 53 plays in the game. Since 2000, the Packers are 18-16 in games where they run under 55 plays in a game.
- Green Bay had 199 yards rushing in the contest. Since 2000, Green Bay is now 18-2-1 in games where they have 190 or more yards rushing in a game.
- QB Brett Hundley was 13-for-22 for 84 yards in the game. It was his second career game where he had 20 or more pass attempts but less than 100 yards passing in the game. He becomes the eighth Green Bay QB to have two or more games with 20 or more pass attempts and less than 100 yards passing. The others: Carlos Brown, Lynn Dickey, John Hadl, Tobin Rote, Bart Starr, David Whitehurst and Randy Wright. Rote and Whitehurst top the list with five such games in their Green Bay careers.
Football fans know that turnovers can play a big part in whether or not a team wins a game. But there are those rare occasions when winning the turnover “battle” (even by a big margin) did not lead to victory.
Ask the Green Bay Packers. Last Sunday the Packers forced the Pittsburgh Steelers into three turnovers and did not turn the ball over once, but the end result was a Steelers’ win.
Since 2010, the Packers had been 10-0 (prior to the loss to the Steelers) in games where they had zero turnovers and three or more takeaways. They became the second NFL team this season to lose a game when they have zero turnovers in a game and three or more takeaways. NFL teams in 2017 are now 20-2 (.909) in such games. The other loss was suffered by the Detroit Lions who had zero turnovers and three takeaways in a September 24 loss to Atlanta.
Since 2010, NFL teams are 242-11 (.957) in games when they have zero turnovers and three or more takeaways in a contest. The New England Patriots top the league with 19 such games… they have won all 19.
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Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 26.
- Green Bay is now 27-20 (.574) versus the AFC in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006).
- Ben Roethlisberger is now 3-0 against the Packers in the regular season. His four TD passes on Sunday were the most for him against the Pack in a game. He has nine TD passes and three interceptions in those three regular season contests. The Packers did beat Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XLV.
- Randall Cobb got his first TD reception since Week #4 against the Bears. He had gone six games without a TD reception.
- Damarious Randall got an interception in the game. The Packers are 4-5 in games when Randall gets a pick.
- The Pack put 14 points on the scoreboard in the first quarter. They had won 22 straight when they tally 14 or more points in the first quarter. They are now 34-5 (.872) since 2000 when they score 14 or more points in the first quarter.
- They had the lead 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. Since 2000, Green Bay is 35-14 (.714) when they have the lead going into the second quarter.
- The score was tied at 14-14 at halftime. Green Bay is now 1-7 since 2010 in games where they are tied at halftime.
- Brett Hundley threw for three TD scores in the game. He is the first Packers QB other than Aaron Rodgers to have three or more TD passes in a game since Matt Flynn had four TD passes against Dallas on December 15, 2013. There have been only four Green Bay QBs to have three or more TD passes in a game in the last 25 years (since 1993): Hundley, Rodgers, Flynn and Brett Favre.
- The Packers defense had a pair of interceptions in the game. Since 2000, they are 79-16 (.832) in games where the “D” get two or more interceptions; they have, however, lost two straight.
- Pittsburgh had a better third down efficiency in the game: The Steelers converted on eight of 13 third downs (62%)… Green Bay was six for 13 (46%).
- Mason Crosby missed on his only field goal attempt in the game. Green Bay is now 6-6 since 2015 in games when Crosby misses a field goal.
- The game was tied at 21-21 going into the fourth quarter. Since 2000, the Pack is 10-6 (3-3 on the road) when there is a tie score going into the fourth quarter.
- If you need any proof that Jordy Nelson misses Aaron Rodgers, consider this: In the six games that Rodgers started this season, Jordy was targeted 38 times, had 25 catches for 290 yards and six touchdowns; in the five games started by Hundley, Jordy was targeted 26 times, has 13 catches for 113 yards and no TDs.
- The Packers had three takeaways in the game, usually a good omen for success. The Packers are now 23-4 (.852) since 2010 in games where they have three or more takeaways.
- Pittsburgh’s all-purpose back Le’Veon Bell rushed for 95 yards and had 88 yards in receptions in the game. He is the first opposing player to have 80 or more yards rushing and 80 of more yards receiving in the same game against the Packers since 2001. The last player was Cleveland’s Jamiel White on December 23, 2001 who had 131 yards rushing and 85 yards in receptions against the Packers.
- Roethlisberger had four TD passes. He is the 21st QB since 1970 to have four or more TD passes in a game against the Packers (Green Bay is 5-16 in those games). The last opposing QB to have four or more TD passes against the Pack was Marcus Mariota last season in Tennessee’s 47-25 win over Green Bay.
- Jamaal Williams became only the fourth Green Bay rookie in history to have a rushing TD and a receiving TD in the same game. The others: Samkon Gado (2005), Gerry Ellis (1980) and Travis Williams (1967).
- Scoring 28 or more points on the road has been a good benchmark for the Packers. Unfortunately, 28 points on Sunday was not enough. Green Bay is now 75-20 (.789) since 2000 in away games when they score 28 or more points.
There was a time when going into Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers meant certain defeat for opposing teams… not any more.
With consecutive home losses to Minnesota, New Orleans and Baltimore, the Packers have now lost three consecutive games at home in a season for the first time since 2006. And with a home game against the Tampa Bay Bucs on December 3, a potential fourth loss in a row at home looms large; the last time the Pack lost four straight at home in a season was back in 1991. (For the record, the Pack has never lost five straight at home in a single season!)
The team record for most consecutive losses at home is seven. It happened twice… from December 8, 1985 to November 9, 1986 and from November 21, 1976 to November 27, 1977.
Green Bay is currently 3-3 at home this season with two games remaining (they play the Vikings at Lambeau on December 23 in addition to the upcoming contest versus the Bucs). The last time the Packers finished below .500 at home was in 2006 when they were 3-5 (they also finished 3-5 at home the previous season). Since 1992 (the last 25 seasons), the Packers have finished under .500 at home in only those two seasons, a remarkable stretch of success at home.
A pair of wins in their final two home games would certainly help bring the Lambeau Field mystique back into play, but it’s safe to say that a win for the Packers at home is no longer a given these days.
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