PACKERSTATS-Game #15-2019 season
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 23-10 road win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, December 23.
- The Packers have held their opponents under 16 points in each of their last four games. They have held the opposition under 20 points in eight of their 15 games so far this season, compiling an 8-0 record in those contests.
- Green Bay has scored 20 or more points in 12 of their games this season. They are 11-1 in those games.
- The Packers were 13-6-2 against the Vikings this decade.
- Green Bay has now won three straight Monday night games in December. They are 7-4 all-time on Monday night in December.
- This was the 15th game of the season. The Pack is 14-6 in the 15th game of the season since 2000.
- That was only the third victory on the road versus an NFC North team in their last eight contests. They are 18-11 versus NFC North teams on the road since 2010.
- They saw their top three offensive weapons, Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams each commit a turnover in the game. It was only the second time this season the Packers had three or more turnovers in a game. Ironically, they won both games. Since Rodgers took over as QB in 2008, the Packers are now 5-17 in games where they have three or more turnovers in a game.
- The Vikings scored first in the game after an Aaron Jones fumble. Since 2000, the Packers are now 33-54 (.379) in road games when the opponents score first.
- Mason Crosby was three-for-three in field goal attempts in the game. He has now made 46-of-51 field goal attempts against the Vikes, a .902 percentage rate. The 46 made against Minnesota is the most versus any team in his career. He has made three or more field goals in a game 44 times in his career with the Packers. The team is 36-7-1 (.830) in those games.
- Aaron Rodgers had an interception in the game, only the third this season. It is the 64th game in his career that he had an interception. Green Bay is 29-35 (.453) in games where Rodgers has one or more interceptions. It was only the fifth game in his career where he had at least one interception and did not have a TD pass in the same game. This was the first of those five games where the Packers won the game.
- Za-Darius Smith had 3.5 sacks in the game. That’s the most sacks by a Packers player in a game since Clay Matthews had 3.5 sacks in a September 13, 2012 game against the Bears. He became the eighth Packers player to have 3.5 or more sacks in a game since 1982. Green Bay is 7-1 since 1982 when they have a player accumulate 3.5 or more sacks in a game.
- Green Bay was behind 10-9 at halftime. The team is now 21-51 (.292) since 2000 in road games when they are behind at halftime.
- Kevin King made his fifth interception of the year, the sixth of his career. Green Bay has never lost when King makes an interception.
- Davante Adams had 13 receptions for 116 yards. The 13 catches tied his career high. It was his ninth career game with 10 or more receptions. That is the most in Packers history (since 1950). Donald Driver and Sterling Sharpe are tied for second with seven games with 10 or more catches. It was the third game in his career that Adams had 12 or more catches in a game; that is also a Packers record. Jordy Nelson, Ken Payne and Vince Workman are the only other Packers to have a regular season game with 12 or more catches since 1950.
- Aaron Jones scored a pair of rushing TDs in the game and now has 19 touchdowns for the season. That ties him with Jim Taylor (19 in 1962) for the most TDs in a season by a Packers player. Jones has one game to try to break the single-season record of TDs of 20 held by Ahman Green since 2003. There have been 24 NFL players who have scored 20 or more touchdowns in a single season. Jones would become the 25th if he scores next week against the Lions.
- Green Bay had a 17-10 lead at the end of the third quarter. Green Bay has now won 10 straight road games when they have a lead of seven points or more. The Pack is 46-3 (.939) in road games since 2000 when they go into the fourth quarter with a lead of seven points or more.
- Kenny Clark had a sack for the third straight game.
- Aaron Jones became the 14th Packers player to rush for 150 or more yards in a game. He carried the ball 23 times for 154 yards. Green Bay is 7-1 in games where Jones gets 90 or more rushing yards; they are 7-2 in games where Jones carries the ball 15 or more times in a game.
- The Packers defense allowed the Vikings to gain only 139 total yards. That is the lowest total by a Packers’ opponent since they held Tampa Bay to only 109 total yards in a game on December 21, 2014. The Pack has now won 11 straight games when they hold the opposition to under 150 total yards in a game.
- The Vikings had only seven first downs in the contest. Green Bay is 25-5-1 (.823) in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) in games where they hold the opponents to less than 10 first downs.
- Green Bay scored in every quarter in the game. The Packers are now 20-2-1 since the 2015 season when they score in every quarter of a game.
- The Packers have won each of their four games this month. They have a chance to go 5-0 in December for the first time in team history if they defeat the Lions on December 29.
- The Pack is 5-0 versus NFC North opponents this season. If they defeat the Lions next week, they will go 6-0 versus the NFC North for the first time since 2011.
- Aaron Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 68.3. When Rodgers has a Passer Rating under 70, the Packers are a dismal 4-11.
- Kirk Cousins had a Passer Rating of 58.8, the sixth lowest in his career in a game he started. His teams are 0-6 when he has a Passer Rating under 60. Even more remarkable is that when Cousins has a Passer Rating below 85 in his career, his teams are 1-26… yes, 1-26. Cousins had two games with a Passer Rating under 60 this season, both against the Packers.
- The Packers had 383 total yards to only 139 for the Vikings. It was the 13th time in team history that they had over 350 total yards and held their opponents to under 150. They are 11-2 in those games.
- Green Bay had 37:32 time of possession to the Vikings 22:28. Green Bay is 42-5 (.894) in non-overtime games when they have 37 or more minutes TOP in a contest.
Packers set team record for most turnover-less games in a season
If you are looking for a reason for the Green Bay Packers success this season, you really don’t have to go much further than a quick look at the stat sheet. Specifically, take a look at the turnover column each game. Through the first 14 games of this season, the Packers have had nine games where they did not commit a turnover.
Those nine turnover-less games in 2019 set a franchise record for most games in a season with zero turnovers. The previous record was eight games in three different seasons: 2009, 2015 and 2016. In fact, there have now been six seasons in Packers history where they team played six or more games with zero turnovers… and all of them happened this century, In addition, the Pack had zero turnovers in seven games in 2014 and in six games in 2004.
Green Bay tops the NFL this season with the most turnover-less games. Baltimore is second in the league with seven such games followed by Buffalo, Arizona, Minnesota and New Orleans with six games each. It’s interesting to note that of the six teams with six or more games without a turnover this season, five of those teams have 10 or more wins already this season (the only team without 10 wins from the six teams is Arizona who has only four wins).
Teams this season that do not have a turnover in a game are 85-32, a .726 winning percentage.
With two games remaining on the 2019 schedule, the Packers still have a chance to tie the all-time record for most games in a season without a turnover. In 2010, the New England Patriots finished the year with 11 games where they did not have a turnover. A couple of turnover-less games in their final two contests against the Vikings and Lions would give the Packers a tie with the Patriots for most turnover-less games in a season with 11.
There have been six teams in NFL history that have had nine or more games in a season with no turnovers. The six:
11-New England, 2010
10-New England, 2016
9-Green Bay, 2019
9-Kansas City, 2017
9-New York Giants, 2008
There have also been 14 teams that had eight turnover-less games in a season.
Of the six teams listed above, the only team to win a Super Bowl that season was the 2016 Patriots.
In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), the Packers are now 119-24-2 (.828 winning percentage) in games where they do not have a turnover. Since 2000, that record is 78-4-2 (.840) for the Pack. If we take all of the NFL teams into consideration, teams that do not have a turnover in a game since 2000 have a combined record of 1714-519-5, a winning percentage of .767.
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PACKERSTATS-Game #12-2019 season
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-13 road win over the New York Giants on Sunday, December 1.
- The Packers are now 13-8 (.619) against the NFC East since 2010, including 7-5 on the road.
- This was the Pack’s first road win against the Giants since December 4, 2011. They have now won three straight games against the Giants.
- This win was only the third December win in their last nine December contests.
- It was 33 degrees at game time. Green Bay has now won five straight road games when the temperature was below 35 degrees when the game started.
- Green Bay’s Tremon Smith returned one punt for three yards in the game. That increased the Packers punt return yardage for the season to -8 yards from -11. Green Bay is the only one of the 32 NFL teams this season that has a negative punt return yardage. The NFL record for fewest punt return yardage in a season is 27 set by St. Louis in 1965. Stay tuned… this may be a record the Packers break this season.
- Green Bay scored first in the game and are now 20-12 (.625) in road games since 2010 when they score first.
- The Packers scored 14 points in the first quarter and led 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. They have now won six of their last eight road games when they score 14 or more points in the first quarter.
- Kevin King had his fifth career interception in the game. Green Bay has won each of the five games when King has a pick.
- The Pack had a 17-10 lead at halftime. They have now won eight straight road games when they have a lead of seven points or more at half.
- Green Bay led 17-13 going into the fourth quarter. They have now won 18 of their last 19 road games where they have a lead going into the fourth quarter.
- Davante Adams had a pair of TD receptions in the game. It was the eighth game of his career that he had two TD receptions; the Packers are 8-0 in those games.
- Aaron Rodgers had four TD passes, the 23rd time in his career. Green Bay is 20-3 (.870) in those games. Rodgers is now tied for fourth place all-time with Brett Favre for most games with four or more TD passes by an NFL QB.
- The defense had three interceptions. The Packers have now won 20 straight games when they have three or more interceptions in a contest.
- Rodgers was not sacked in the game. The Packers are now 33-10 (.767) since 2000 in games where their QB is not sacked in the game.
- Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 125.4 in the game. Green Bay is 34-3 (.919) when Rodgers has a PR of 125 or higher in a game.
- Green Bay has now won 14 straight games when they score 30 or more points.
- The Pack is now 69-1 since 2000 in games where they hold the opponents to less than 14 points in a game.
- Receiver Allen Lazard had his first 100-yard receiving game of his career. His previous high was 65 receiving yards in a game.
- The Packers are 9-3 for the seventh time in their history. In the previous six times, they won two NFL titles and made a pair of appearances in the Super Bowl.
- Green Bay scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and has now won eight of their last nine games when they tally 14 or more points in the fourth quarter.
- The 18-point margin in this game is tied for the biggest victory margin this season. Green Bay defeated the Oakland Raiders 42-24 for an 18-point victory on October 20.
- Through 12 games this season, Rodgers has only two interceptions. He has completed 266 of 413 passes with 22 TDs. The NFL record for most completions in a season with only two interceptions is 372 (held by Rodgers, last season); the most pass attempts in a season with only two interceptions is 597 (held by Rodgers, last season); and, the most TD passes in a season with only two interceptions is 28 (held by Tom Brady in 2016).
PACKERSTATS-Game #11-2019 season
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 37-8 road loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, November 24.
- The loss in a Sunday night game was the fifth defeat in their last seven games on Sunday night. The Packers are 6-10 since 2014 in Sunday night games.
- Green Bay has now lost five of their last seven games against the 49ers, including losing three of their last four road contests against the Niners.
- This was the 19th game since 2000 that the Pack scored less than 10 points in a game. That’s the fourth fewest in the league, The Packers are 3-16 in those games. New England has the fewest games with less than 10 points since 2000 with 12. NFL teams are 43-1026-2 (a .041 winning percentage) since 2000 in games when they score less than 10 points.
- The Packers allowed 35 or more points for the 18th time since the 2010 season. The team is 6-12 in those games. In fact, the six wins is tied for the most (with New Orleans) wins by a team since 2010 in games where they allow 35 or more points. NFL teams are 45-530-2 (.080) since 2010 in games where they allow 35 or more points.
- Green Bay allowed San Francisco to put 10 points on the scoreboard in the first quarter. They are 11-27 (.289) since 2000 in games where they allow the opposition to score 10 or more points in the first quarter. They are 5-20 (.200) in road games since 2000 when the opponents tally 10 or more points in the first quarter.
- San Francisco had a 23-0 lead at halftime. Green Bay is now 6-17 (.230) since 2000 in games when they do not score in the first half… that includes being 1-10 in those games on the road.
- Aaron Rodgers yards per attempt in the game was 3.15. That is the lowest of his career in a game. The Packers are 0-8 in games when Rodgers’ yards per attempt is under 5.0 for a game.
- It was the 23rd game in Rodgers’ career that he was sacked five or more times. Green Bay is 5-18 (.217) in those games.
- The Packers were 1-for-15 in third down conversion attempts, 6.7%. That is the second lowest third down conversion percentage in a game since 1991. The lowest was on October 17, 1999 when Green Bay was 0-for-8 in third down plays against the Broncos. Green Bay has not won a game since 1991 when their third down conversion percentage was under 14% in a contest.
- Rodgers had 104 yards passing in the game. That was the sixth lowest in his career in a game he started. Green Bay is 1-11 in games when Rodgers starts and has less than 170 yards passing in the game.
- The Pack had 198 total yards in the game. NFL teams are 21-181 (.104) since 2010 in games when they have less than 200 total yards. Green Bay is 0-6 since ’10 in these games.
- The Packers had only 81 yards passing in the contest. It was the eighth game with less than 100 yards passing since 2000. The Packers are 2-6 in those games.
- Green Bay’s yards per play in the game was 2.83. That was only the fifth time since 1990 that the Packers offense had a yards per play average under three yards. The lowest since 1990 was 2.5 against the New England Patriots on November 19, 2006.
- The Pack “controlled” the ball with 35:16 Time of Possession (TOP) to San Francisco’s 24:44. Usually that’s good news for the Packers. They are now 18-4-1 in games since 2010 when they have a TOP of 35 minutes or more. In fact, NFL teams since 2010 are 575-159-10 (.780) when they have 35 minutes or more TOP in a game.
- This was only the sixth time in NFL history that a team had 35 or more minutes TOP and less than 200 total yards in the same game. The last time was in 2006 when Carolina had 41:47 TOP in a game versus Atlanta when they tallied only 194 total yards. The Packers also accomplished this rare feat in 1991 in a game versus Minnesota when they had 36:19 TOP and 188 total yards. The Pack won that game 27-7.
PACKERSTATS-Game #10-2019 season
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 24-16 home win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, November 10.
- The Packers are one of only three teams this year that have already won more games this season than last season. The Packers have eight wins this year compared to only six last year. The other two teams… Oakland has five wins this season after only winning four last year; the San Francisco 49ers have eight wins this year compared to only four in 2018.
- It looks like the Pack continues to focus on keeping their opponents under 25 points. Green Bay is 8-0 this year in games when they hold the opposition to 24 or fewer points. They are 0-2 this season when the opponents score more than 24 points.
- Green Bay has now won four of their last five games in the week prior to their bye week.
- The Pack is now 5-2 against the Carolina Panthers at Lambeau Field.
- The Packers are now 12-7 against the NFC South since 2010. They are 9-1 against the NFC South in home games since 2010.
- Game time temperature was 34 degrees. The Packers are 38-10-1 (.786) in games at Lambeau since 2000 when the game time temperature is below 35 degrees.
- The Panthers scored first in the game. The Packers are now 14-22 (.389) since 2015 in games when the opponents score first.
- Aaron Jones had three rushing TDs in the contest. It was the fourth career game where Jones had two or more rushing TDs. The Packers are 4-0 in those games.
- The Packers defense had two takeaways. They are now 34-5 (.872) in home games since 2010 when they have two or more takeaways.
- Aaron Jones had three rushing TDs for the second game this season (he had four rushing TDs against Dallas earlier this season). He became only the fourth running back in Packers history to have two or more games with three or more rushing TDs in a Packers career. The others: Jim Taylor (6), Paul Hornung (4), Tobin Rote (2).
- Jones became the eighth Packers running back to have 10 or more rushing TDs in a season. (He now has 11 with six games to play… the team record for rushing TDs in a season is held by Jim Taylor; he had 19 in 1962.) The last Packers running back to have 10 or more rushing TDs in a season was Eddie Lacy with 11 in 2013.
- Preston Smith had a pair of sacks in the game. It was the fifth career game where he had two or more sacks. His teams are 5-0 in those games.
- Green Bay held a 14-10 lead at halftime. They have now won seven straight at home when they have a lead of four points or more at halftime. The team is 44-2-1 (.947) since 2010 when they have a lead of four points or more at halftime in home games.
- Tramon Williams had an interception in the game, the 29th of his Green Bay Packers career. That places him in 10th place all-time on the team list for career interceptions.
- Aaron Rodgers did not have a TD pass in the game, the second game this season where he did not have a TD pass. He has had 16 regular season games in his career where he did not have a TD pass in a start; the Packers are 6-10 in those games. Two of those wins came this season… a 34-24 win over Dallas where Aaron Jones had four TDs, and this win over Carolina where Jones had three TD runs.
- Davante Adams had seven catches for 118 yards, his 14th career game with 100 or more yards receiving. The Pack is 7-7 in those games. His 14 100-yard receiving games now puts him in 10th all-time on the Packers list for that stat. James Lofton tops the list with 32 100-yard receiving games as a Packer.
- The Packers had a 24-10 lead going into the fourth quarter. Since 2000, Green Bay has had 24 or more points going into the fourth quarter in 94 games. Their record in those games? 84-10 (.894).
- Green Bay had a 14-point leading going into the fourth quarter at home. They have now won 39 straight when they have a 14-point (or more) lead going into the fourth quarter. Their last loss when they had a 14-point lead at home going into the fourth quarter? October 12, 2003 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
- The Pack had 163 yards rushing in the game. The team is now 8-3-1 since 2010 when they have 160 or more yards rushing in a contest.
- Green Bay is now 8-2 for the season. They had an 8-2 record four other times since 1966… 1966, 1996, 1997 and 2002. They went to the Super Bowl in ’66, ’96 and ’97, winning the Super Bowl in 1966 and 1996.
- The game was a 3:25pm (local) start at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has won 11 of their last 13 games that started at 3:25pm at Lambeau.
- Aaron Jones had 93 yards on 13 rushing attempts, an average of 7.2 yards per carry. It was the fourth game of Jones’ career where he had a yards per carry average above 7.0 (minimum of 10 rushing attempts) in a game. That is second most in Packers’ history. Ahman Green had eight games with a 7.0 yards per carry average with the Pack.
- Green Bay has won five games this year by eight points or less. That’s tied for the second most this season. Seattle tops the list with six one-score wins (eight points or less) in the NFL this season… through games of Sunday November 10.