Here are a few stats you may not know from the Packers 26-21 win over the Cowboys in their NFC Divisional playoff game. (These playoff game stats reflect Packers playoff games since 1966, start of the Super Bowl era, unless noted otherwise.)
1. The Packers scored first in the game, the 13th straight game where they scored first. They are 11-2 in those games. Since the start of the 2012 season, the Packers are 22-6-1 (.776) in all games when they score first. Green Bay is 15-7 in playoff games since 1966 when they score first in the contest.
2. Green Bay shut-out the Cowboys in the fourth quarter. It was the 10th playoff game where the Packers have held their opponents scoreless in the final quarter; they are 8-2 in such playoff games.
3. The Pack had 10 points at halftime, behind 14-10. In the previous 14 playoff games where they had only 10 or fewer points at halftime, the Packers won only three of those 14 games.
4. The Packers were behind at half. In the 15 previous playoff games where they were behind at halftime, the Packers won only two of those 15 contests.
5. Rookies Davante Adams and Richard Rodgers each had a TD in the playoff game versus the Cowboys. They became the 11th and 12th rookie players to score a playoff TD for the Packers. The last Packers rookie to score a playoff TD was James Starks in 2011. Adams and Rodgers were only the second set of Packers rookies to score TDs in the same playoff game since Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson did so on January 12, 2008 in a playoff game against the Seahawks.
6. Green Bay was behind by a point going into the fourth quarter. Previous to yesterday’s game, the Packers were 1-14 in playoff games where they were behind going into to the fourth quarter. The only win was a 33-27 OT victory over Seattle on January 4, 2004.
7. Rookie receiver Davante Adams had seven receptions for 117 yards. He became only the second Packers rookie receiver to have 100 or more yards receiving in a playoff game for the Pack. The other: Javon Walker had five catches for 104 yards in the playoff loss to Atlanta on January 4, 2003.
8. Dallas running back DeMarco Murray gained 123 yards rushing against the Packers. He was the 10th running back to gain 100-plus yards against the Packers in a playoff game. It was only the third time the Packers won a playoff game when they allowed a 100-yard rusher by the opposition.
9. Including the NFL Championship Games played from 1933-69, the Packers are 11-4 in championship games, most NFC title game wins. The Packers lost title games in 2007, 1995, 1960 and 1938.
10. Green Bay had two 100-yard receivers in the game, Adams with 117 yards, Randall Cobb had 116. They became the third set of Packers teammates to each have a 100-yard receiving game in the playoffs. It first happened on January 6, 1996 (Robert Brooks and Keith Jackson in a win over San Francisco) and Jermichael Finley and Greg Jennings (in a loss to Arizona).
11. This was Aaron Rodgers fourth three TD, 300-yard passing game in the playoffs, tying him with Kurt Warner and Tom Brady for second in that category (Peyton Manning has five such games).
12. Eddie Lacy gained 101 yards on 19 carries. Since 1966, the Packers are 6-2 in playoff games when they have a 100-yard rusher in a playoff contest. The other Packers running backs who gained 100-plus yards in a playoff game: Edgar Bennett, Ryan Grant, Ahman Green, Dorsey Levens (three times), James Starks.
13. Green Bay had one turnover in the game. Since 2000, NFL teams that have zero or one turnover in a playoff game are 118-55 (.682). The Packers are 6-2 in playoff games since 2000 when they have one or no turnovers in the game.
14. Aaron Rodgers had QB Rating of 125.4 in the game, the second highest playoff QBR in his career (he had a 136.8 QBR in the January 15, 2011 playoff win over Atlanta). In 10 playoff starts, Rodgers has had six games with a QBR over 100 (the Packers are 5-1 in those games). Rodgers has had a 125 or higher QBR in 24 regular season starts; the Packers are 23-1 in those games.
15. This was the Packers first playoff game in history where they had a quarterback with over 300 yards passing (Rodgers 316 yards), a running back with over 100 rushing (Lacy 101 yards), and two receivers each with over 100 yards receiving (Adams 117 yards, Cobb 116 yards).
16. In playoff games since 1966, the Packers are 14-2 in games when they scored 28 or more points. They are 10-14 when they score under 28 points in a playoff game. They are 9-12 when they score 26 or fewer points in a playoff game.
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Here’s a look at some stats you might not know from the Packers 30-20 win over the Lions.
1. Micah Hyde returned his second punt for a TD in 2014 yesterday. He became the fifth Packers player to have two or more punt returns for TD in a season. The last player was Will Blackmon in 2008. Other Packers with two or more punt returns for TD in a season: Desmond Howard, three in 1996; Willie Wood, two in 1961; and Billy Grimes, two in 1950.
2. The Pack had a 7-0 lead over the Lions after the first quarter. They had the lead after the first quarter in 10 of their 16 games this season, compiling a 9-1 record in those games. (The only loss was in the first game of the year versus the Seahawks; the Packers led after the first quarter, but eventually lost the game.) Green Bay is 38-7-1 (.837 winning percentage) since 2010 in games where they have the lead after the first quarter.
3. The Packers ended the season with only 13 turnovers, tied with New England for fewest in the league. Only four teams previous to this year had 13 or fewer turnovers in an NFL season: San Francisco, 10 (2011); New England, 10 (2010) and Miami and the New York Giants (each 13 in 2008). The previous turnover low for the Pack in a season was 14 in 2011.
4. Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson had a pair of TD receptions in the contest. Since 1966, the Packers have allowed 115 receivers to have two of more TD receptions in a game. Johnson has now had four such games versus the Packers, most of any opponent receiver.
5. The Packers fell four points short of setting the team record for most points scored at Lambeau Field in a regular season. They ended the year with 318 points at home, an average of 39.8 pts. per game. The team record is 321 points scored by the 2011 Packers. The 2014 Packers became the fourth team in NFL history to score 300 or more points at home in a season, joining the 2011 New Orleans Saints (329 points), the 2011 Packers (321 points) and the 2013 Denver Broncos (316 points).
6. Jordy Nelson (13 TDs), Eddie Lacy (13 TDs) and Randall Cobb (12 TDs) became the third trio in football history to score 12 or TDs in a season for a team. They join the 1961 AFL Houston team and the 2013 Denver Broncos with three teammates with 12 or more TDs in a season.
7. The Packers had a 21-14 lead over the Lions going into the fourth quarter in yesterday’s game. With the win, the Packers are now 40-2 (.952 winning percentage) since 2011 in games where they had the lead going into the fourth quarter. They have now won 44 straight at home in games where they had the lead going into the fourth quarter. The last loss was on October 14, 2007 when they had a three-point lead over the Bears going into the fourth quarter, but lost the game 27-20.
8. Aaron Rodgers had a rushing TD in the game. The Packers are 12-10 (.545 winning percentage) in games (including playoffs) where Rodgers has a rushing TD, but they are 7-2 at home in games where Rodgers has a rushing TD.
9. Dom Capers defense held the Lions to a pass completion percentage under 50% in the game. Since 2000, the Packers are 42-10 (.808 winning percentage) when they hold their opponents under 50% in pass completions in a game.
10. Green Bay has now won 43 consecutive games at home when they hold the opposition to 20 or fewer points in a game at Lambeau. The last game they lost at home when opponents scored 20 or fewer points at Lambeau was in November of 2005 when they lost to Minnesota 20-17.
11. The 2014 Packers finished a perfect 8-0 in games at Lambeau. They became the fifth Packers team to go undefeated at Lambeau in a season. The other years: 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2011.
12. This is the 17th post-season appearance for the Packers since 1993. They will be the second seed for the third time (2007 and 1997). It will also be the fifth time since 1993 that they will have a bye for the first week of the playoffs. In those other four years, the Packers have compiled a playoff game record of 6-3 in games when they had a bye the first week of the playoffs. Here is a look at the playoff game record for the Packers when they were seeded #1 through #6 since 1993:
#1 Seed: 3-1
#2 Seed: 3-2
#3 Seed: 3-4
#4 Seed: 3-4
#5 Seed: 0-2
#6 Seed: 5-1
The Packers won the Super Bowl after the 1996 regular season as the #1 seed; they were the number 6 seed in their last Super Bowl-winning year.
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Following are a few stats you may not know from the Packers 21-13 loss to the Bills.
- Aaron Rodgers had more interceptions than touchdown passes (two interceptions, no TD passes) for only the seventh time in his career (as a starting QB). The Packers are now 0-7 in games where Rodgers has more interceptions than TDs in a game.
- Rodgers ran the ball three times for 27 yards in the contest. Since 2008, Rodgers has the fourth most rushing yards among quarterbacks with 1,770. Ahead of Rodgers during this timeframe are Cam Newton (2,457), Michael Vick (2,151) and Russell Wilson (1,752).
- Green Bay was behind at the end of the first quarter, 7-3. Since 2010, the Pack is 12-11 in games where they are behind after the first quarter.
- Tramon Williams had an interception in the game. It was his 18th interception since 2010; he is tied with Ed Reed for second on the list of most interceptions since 2010. Leading the list is Seattle’s Richard Sherman with 23. There are 15 players who have had 15 or more interceptions since 2010. Green Bay’s Sam Shields is also on that list with 15 picks.
- The game was tied at 10-10 at halftime. The Packers have now lost eight straight in games where they are tied at halftime. They are 3-10 in such games since 2010.
- Green Bay’s special teams yesterday allowed a punt return for TD for the first time since September 8, 2011 against the Saints. It was the 10th punt return opponents have returned for a TD since 1983. The Packers are 5-5 in those games.
- The Packers were trailing 16-10 after the third quarter. With the loss, they are now 6-15-1 since 2010 in games where they going into the fourth quarter behind in the contest.
- Buffalo QB Kyle Orton defeated the Packers for the fifth time in his career. It was also the fourth different team that Orton has played for that faced the Packers (Buffalo, Chicago, Denver and Kansas City). Since 1966 (the beginning of the Super Bowl era), Fran Tarkenton has the most wins versus the Pack with 12. Former Bears’ QB Jim McMahon is second with 11.
- Rodgers had zero TD passes for only the ninth time in his Green Bay regular season starts. The Pack is 3-6 in the regular season in such games and 1-0 in playoff games where he fails to throw a TD pass.
- Rodgers had two interceptions for the 11th time in his career as Green Bay’s starting QB, his second this season. He is 5-6 in regular season games with two-plus interceptions in a game; he is 1-0 in playoff games with two picks.
- With scoring only 13 points in the loss, the Packers have now lost eight straight when they score 14 or fewer points in a game. Since 2000, they are 5-32 in such games. In the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006), the Packers are 3-16 in games where they score 14 or fewer points in a game.
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Here’s a few stats you may not know from the Packers win over the Falcons.
1. Eddie Lacy scored a pair of TDs last night giving him 11 for the season. With Jordy Nelson having 12 TDs and Randall Cobb having 10, this is the first time in Packers history that they have had three players with 10 or more TDs in a season. The last time two players had 10-plus TDs in a season was in 1997 when Dorsey Levens and Antonio Freeman both had 12.
2. The Packers allowed the Falcons to score 30 points in the second half. It was the 11th time an opponent has scored 30 or more points in the second half of a game versus the Packers. This was the first time of those 11 occasions that the Packers won the game.
3. Green Bay’s offense gained 502 yards in the contest, the 22nd time in team history that they reached that mark. They are 20-1-1 in those games; the team has won 13 straight when they gain 500 or more yards in a game.
4. The Packers are now 8-6 versus the NFC South (Atlanta, Carolina and New Orleans) in the Mike McCarthy era.
5. Green Bay has six running plays of 20 yards or more this season… three of them occurred last night. James Starks had two runs (21 yards and 41 yards) while Eddie Lacy had a 22-yard run.
6. The game was tied 7-7 after the first quarter. The Packers are now 37-25 since 2000 in games where they are tied at the end of the first quarter. They are 18-7 at home since 2000 in such games.
7. Green Bay is now 20-0 in games when the score 30 or more points in the first half.
8. The Packers have now scored 288 points in their seven games at Lambeau Field this season (an average of 41.1 points per game). They will need to score 34 points against the Lions in the final game of the season at Lambeau on December 28 to break the franchise record of 321 points at home in a season.
9. Atlanta receiver Julio Jones had 259 yards receiving in the game, the most by an opposing receiver against the Packers. He is the fourth receiver to pass the 200-yard mark in receiving against the Pack in the last three years. Reggie Wayne (212) and Calvin Johnson (244) did it in 2012, and Anquan Boldin (208) did it in 2013.
10. The Packers had a 17-point lead at halftime (31-14). They are now 68-3 in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) when they led by 17 points or more at halftime. Their only home loss when they have led by 17+ points at half was in 1983 against the Lions, a 23-20 overtime loss.
11. Jordy Nelson now has five TDs of 50 yards or more this season, most in the NFL. DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Steve Smith are tied for second with three each. Since 2010, Jordy has 14 TDs of 50-plus yards, again most in the league. The NFL record is 38 held by Jerry Rice.
12. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan had 375 yards passing and four TDs in the loss. It was the 38th game where an opposing QB had 300-plus yards passing and three-plus TD passes against the Packers. Drew Brees has the most games with these numbers against the Packers with four.
13. Green Bay allowed 37 points in the victory. They are now 6-79 in games where they allow 37 or more points in a game.
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With the Packers hosting the Falcons tonight, here’s a look at a few stats you may not know about the Pack:
1. Running back Eddie Lacy is one of four players that have 700 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving after 12 games.
2. Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson each have 10 TDs this season. The only other team to have two players with 10 or more TDs are the Denver Broncos (Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas). Eddie Lacy’s next TD will give him 10 for the season.
3. Aaron Rodgers is one of only two QBs this season with 25 or more sacks and a QB Rating over 100 (Rodgers has 25 sacks and a QBR of 118.6). The other QB? Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers.
4. Through 12 games, the Packers have had the fewest number of offensive drives with 126. However, they have scored on the highest percentage of their drives, 48.4%.
5. Green Bay has scored nine TDs of 50 yards or more (six offensive TDs, two interceptions for TD and a punt return for TD). They have given up only two TDs of 50-plus yards… a kick-off return to the Bears and a 50-yard pass play to the Saints.
6. The Packers have had only one turnover since their bye week (Week #9). They have had no turnovers in the last three games. Until they played in the turnover-less game against the Patriots last week, the Packers had a takeaway in 11 straight games.
7. The Packers opponent tonight, the Atlanta Falcons, have 32 overall TDs this season. The Packers have 32 passing TDs of their 46 overall touchdowns.
8. Green Bay has punted only 39 times this season. The only team with fewer punts this season through 12 games were the Baltimore Ravens with 38.
9. The Packers defense is one of six teams in the NFL this year with three interceptions returned for TD.
10. The Pack have had only 6.3% of their offensive drives this season end with a turnover. Only the Seattle Seahawks have a lower percentage (5.4%).
11. Through 12 games, NFL placekickers have made 940 of 945 extra points (99.5%). Green Bay’s Mason Crosby is one of the five kickers to have a failed extra point.
12. While the Packers rank third in the league with 32 TD passes, they rank 23rd in the NFL with most pass attempts.
13. Green Bay ranks first in the league through 12 games in turnover ratio (takeaways/turnovers). The last seasons where the Packers led the league in this category were 2009, 2002 and 1965.
14. A great stat courtesy of ESPN: If the Packers win tonight against the Falcons in Aaron Rodgers’ 100th career start, Rodgers will have a 68-32 record in his first 100 starts. Former Packers QB Brett Favre was 68-32 in his first 100 starts.
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