Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
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.