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Packers Numbers Crunches: Season-finale versus the Lions

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Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions on January 1.

  1. The Packers won their season finale and are now a league-leading 21-5 in season finales since 1991. They have won 20 of the last 23 regular season ending games.
  2. For the 11th straight year the Packers won three or more games against division opponents (they were 5-1 this season).
  3. The Packers made the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year, a feat matched by the New England Patriots. The Packers and Patriots are the seventh and eighth teams in NFL history to make the playoffs in eight straight years. The league record is nine consecutive years; both the Dallas Cowboys (1975-83) and the Indianapolis Colts (2002-10) made the post-season in nine consecutive seasons. The other four teams that made it eight straight years: Dallas (1966-73), L.A. Rams (1973-80), Pittsburgh (1972-79) and San Francisco (1983-90)
  4. Coach Mike McCarthy has led the Packers to the playoffs nine times as head coach. He passes Curly Lambeau for most in team history… Lambeau led the Packers to eighth playoffs in his tenure as Packers coach.
  5. This was the eighth straight year that Green Bay had a winning streak of four games or more in a season.
  6. Green Bay finished 10-6 for the season. The Packers have 12 10-win seasons since 2000, most in the NFC. The Patriots have 15 10-win seasons since 2000 to top the NFL.
  7. The Packers scored 40 TDs via passes and 11 via the run. It was the 29th straight year that the team scored more passing TDs than rushing TDs in a season.
  8. Green Bay was 9-2 this season when they had one or no turnovers in a game. They were 8-1 in games where they had fewer turnovers than their opponents in a contest. For the season, the Packers were a +8 in turnovers… they had 17 turnovers and 25 takeaways.
  9. The Pack was 10-1 this season when they held their opponents under 30 points in a game.
  10. Yesterday’s game was scoreless after the first quarter. With the win, the Packers are now 8-4 in such games since 2010.
  11. The Packers scored first in the contest and have now won eight of the last nine times when they scored first as the away team. They are 15-8 in games since 2010 on the road when they score first.
  12. Green Bay was behind 14-10 at halftime. When the Pack is behind at halftime by three or more points, they had lost seven straight until yesterday’s game. They are 29-64-1 since 2000 when they are behind by three points or more at halftime, and 14-40 in those games played on the road.
  13. Aaron Rodgers ran the ball 10 times for 42 yards in the game. In his career, the Packers are 3-6 in games where Rodgers gains 40 or more yards rushing. The 10 rushing attempts in this game were the second most in Rodgers’ career (his career-high is 12 versus Atlanta in 2010).
  14. Rodgers ended the season with 40 TD passes. It was the 12th time in NFL history that a QB had 40 or more TD passes in a season… it was the second time in Rodgers’ career. He is now one of only four QBs in NFL history to have 40 or more TD passes in multiple seasons. The others Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino. Of the 12 times that a QB had 40 or more TD passes in a season, Rodgers has the two seasons with the fewest number of interceptions (seven in 2016 and six in 2011). Finally, Rodgers becomes the third oldest QB to throw for 40 or more TD passes in a season. Brees was 33 and Peyton Manning was 37.
  15. Rodgers had four TD passes, 300 yards passing and no interceptions in the game. It was the 10th time in his career that he was 4-300-0 in a game. That’s tied for the third most games in NFL history with Peyton Manning. Drew Brees leads the league with 18 games and Tom Brady is second with 14 games with four or more TD passes, 300 or more passing yards, and no interceptions.
  16. The Packers had 153 yards rushing in the game and held the Lions to 76 yards on the ground. In games where they tally 150 or more rushing yards and hold the opponents under 100, the Packers have now won five straight. Since 1970 they are 69-10-2 in such games and since 2000 they are 29-5 in games where they gain 150+ yards rushing and the opposition is held under 100 in the same game.
  17. Green Bay won the time of possession battle with 34:09 to Detroit’s 25:51. They have now won 11 of their last 12 when they have the ball for 34 or more minutes in a non-overtime game. Since 2000, the Packers are 48-10 when they have 34 or more minutes TOP in a non-OT contest.
  18. Rodgers led the league in TD passes this season with 40. He becomes the seventh Green Bay Packers QB to lead the league in TD passes in a season. The others: Brett Favre (1995, 1996, 1997, 2003), Lynn Dickey (1983), Tobin Rote (1955, 1956), Cecil Isbell (1941, 1942), Bob Monnett (1938) and Arnie Herber (1932, 1934, 1936).
  19. Jordy Nelson led the league with 14 TD via pass receptions. He becomes the sixth Packers player to lead the league in that category. The others: James Jones (2012), Sterling Sharpe (1992, 1994), Billy Howton (1956), Don Hutson (1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944) and Johnny Blood (1933).

Packers Numbers Crunches-Game Three vs. Detroit

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Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 34-27 win over the Detroit Lions on September 25.

  • Davante Adams scored the first TD of the game on a pass from Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are now 5-0 in games where Adams scores a TD.
  • Green Bay has now won their home opener in nine of the last 10 years. The last loss was in 2012 to the San Francisco 49ers.
  • The Pack scored 14 points in the first quarter and has now won 20 straight when they tally 14 or more points in the first quarter. They are 32-4 since 2000.
  • Jordy Nelson had a 49-yard reception in the game. Since his rookie season in 2008, Nelson has had 25 plays of 40 or more yards, most on the team in that timespan.
  • Nelson scored a TD for the third consecutive game for the third time in his career. It was the first time that he started the season by scoring a TD in three straight games.
  • Rodgers had four TD passes for the 18th time (regular season and playoffs) in his career. The Packers are 16-2 in those games.
  • Rodgers had four TDs on a 15-for-24 passing performance for 205 yards. It was the second fewest completions he’s had in a four-TD pass game, the fewest attempts and the fewest yards.
  • Green Bay was ahead 31-10 at halftime. They are now 17-0 since 1970 when they score 30 or more points in the first half.
  • Their 20-point lead at half makes them 40-0 since 1970 in games where they have a 20-point (or bigger) lead at halftime.
  • The Packers had a 17-point lead going into the fourth quarter (34-17) and have now won 17 straight in games when they have that big a lead going into the last quarter.
  • Running back Eddie Lacy had 103 yards on 17 carries in the game. Green Bay is now 9-2-1 (regular season and playoffs) when Lacy reaches the 100-yard mark in a contest.
  • Lions’ receiver Marvin Jones, Jr., had six catches for 205 yards. He is the fifth player since 2012 to tally over 200 yards receiving in a game versus the Packers. The others were: 2012: Reggie Wayne and Calvin Johnson; 2013: Anquan Boldin; 2014: Julio Jones.
  • The Lions scored 24 points in the second half. Green Bay is now 6-20 in games when their opponents score 24 or more points in the second half.
  • Since 2000, the Packers opponents have scored in each of the four quarters in a game 59 times. The Packers are 19-39-1 in those games, although they have won four of the last six.
  • Green Bay had less than 25 minutes Time of Possession (TOP) in the game. Since 2000, the Packers are now 7-18 when they have fewer than 25 minutes TOP in a contest.
  • The Packers “D” allowed over 400 yards in the game. The team is 31-25-1 since 2000 when they allow the opposition 400 or more total yards in a game.