Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on September 15.
- The Packers are now 13-5-2 (.700) against the Vikings at Lambeau Field since 2000. They are 6-2-2 versus the Vikes at Lambeau in the last 10 contests.
- Dating back to 1997, Green Bay is 5-2-1 against the Vikings in September games.
- The Pack scored first in the contest. They are 8-2-2 since 2010 versus the Vikings when they score first in the game. Green Bay is 59-19-2 (.750) since 2010 in all regular season games when they score first.
- Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Geronimo Allison each scored TDs in the game. The Pack is 4-4 in games when Williams scores a TD; 7-5 in games when Jones scores a TD; and 3-2 in games when Allison scores a TD.
- Green Bay scored 14 points in the first quarter. Since 2000, the Pack is 36-6 (.857) in games where they tally 14 or more points in the first quarter. Green Bay has won 24 of their last 26 games when they score 14 or more points in the first quarter.
- The Packers “D” had four takeaways in the game. They have won six straight when they have four or more takeaways in a game, and have a 14-2 record (.875) since 2010 when the defense gets four or more takeaways in a game.
- Green Bay had an 11-point lead at halftime (21-10). At Lambeau Field since 2000, the Packers are 73-5-1 (.930) when they have a halftime lead of 10 points or more. They have won 24 of their last 25 games when they have a lead at halftime of 10 points or more on their home field.
- The Pack’s offense ran the ball 33 times for 144 yards. Green Bay has won 19 straight games when they run the ball 30 or more times in a game. They are 35-4-1 (.888) since 2010 in games when they run the ball 30 or more times in a game.
- Green Bay had a five-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Since 2015, the Pack is 19-0-1 in games when they have a lead of five points or more going into the fourth quarter. The last time they lost a game when they had a lead of five points or more going into the fourth quarter was in 2013.
- Minnesota’s Dalvin Cook had 154 yards rushing in the game. It was the 37th time in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) that an opposing running back had 150 or more yards rushing in a game versus the Packers. Green Bay is 9-28 (.243) in regular season games when an opposing running back has 150 or more rushing yards.
- Aaron Jones had a career-high 23 carries for the Packers in the game. He tallied 116 yards rushing, the fourth highest total in his career.
- Davante Adams had seven receptions for 106 yards. It was his 12th career 100-yard game. The Packers are 6-6 in those games.
- Aaron Rodgers had a pair of TD passes in the contest. It was the 107th game pf his career with two or more TD passes. Green Bay is 81-26 in those games. Brett Favre tops the team list with 141 games with two or more TD passes. Rodgers is tied for seventh all-time in the league; Favre ranks third on the list. Tom Brady has 167 career games with two or more TD passes, most in the NFL.
- The Packers did not score in the second half. Usually, that is not good news. They had lost eight straight games when they are scoreless in the second half, and since 2000, Green Bay is now 3-18 (.143) in games where they do not score in the second half. It was their first victory in a game where they did not score in the second half since 2011.
- Since 2010, the Pack is 85-21-2 (.796) when they score 20 or more points in a game. They rank fourth in the league since 2010 with 108 games with 20 or more points behind New England (129), New Orleans (116) and Philadelphia (110).
- Since 2010, the Pack is 44-9 (.830) when they hold their opponents under 20 points.
With Aaron Rodgers getting the clearance to play this week and Packers fans giddy with anticipation for what could happen over the next three weeks (and beyond) , how about an ARod stat to get everyone excited for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers…
Not only are the Packers’ faithful glad to have Aaron back at QB, but there is also optimism that Rodgers may have another weapon at his disposal that didn’t seem present prior to his injury: A solid running game. A pair of rookie running backs, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams, has given the team a new level of excitement with their play in Rodgers’ absence. Just think, Aaron Rodgers with a solid running attack… things could get interesting.
Let’s add a few numbers to this speculation. A QB with a 100.0 Passer Rating and a running game that totals 100 or more yards in a game are just two stats that seem to indicate success in those two aspects of the offense.
Since 2008, when Rodgers became the Packers starting QB:
- The Packers are 67-12 (.848 winning percentage) in regular season games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 100 or above.
- The Packers are 67-20-1 (.767) in games where the offense has 100 or more yards rushing in a contest.
- There have been 49 games since ’08 when the Packers Passer Rating has been above 100.0 and the team rushed for 100 or more yards in the same contest. The Pack is 46-3 (.939) in those games.
- If we look at 110 or more yards rushing in a game and a Passer Rating of 110 or higher in the same game, Green Bay is 31-0 since 2008 and the team is 71-1 when they reach these two stat milestones in a game since 1970.
- Green Bay is 52-5 in regular season games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 110 or higher in that game.
You can imagine how explosive the Green Bay offense could be if Rodgers is playing at his usual high level and the running game, with Jones and Williams, eat up a chunk of yards.
For the record, a team having a Passer Rating of 100 or above and gaining 100 or more yards rushing in the same game is a pretty lethal weapon. NFL teams that reach these two stat numbers in a contest are 687-92-3 (.880 winning percentage) since 2010. In fact, every NFL teams except one, the Browns, has won 70% or higher of their games since 2010 when they gain 100 or more yards on the ground and have a QB Passer Rating above 100 in the same game.
Keep an eye on these two stats this Sunday. It could be a telling factor in whether or not the Packers will charge towards (and into) the playoffs this season.
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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.