Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 38-25 win over the Minnesota Vikings on December 24.
- With their win in Game #15 this season, the Packers are now 33-13-1 (.713 winning percentage) in Game #11 through Game #16 since 2009. They are one of only two teams to have a winning percentage over .700 in Game #11 through Game #16 since 2009. The other is the New England Patriots who are 36-11 (.761).
- The Packers are in the midst of a five-game winning streak. Here’s a few stats from the last five wins:
- The Packers have outscored opponents 154-85 in the five victories, averaging 30.8 points scored and allowing an average of 17 points per game.
- In the five games, the Packers have had only one turnover; they have 14 takeaways in the last five contests.
- Aaron Rodgers is 115-for-161 (71.4%) in pass attempts in the last five games. He has 11 TD passes and no interceptions.
- Jordy Nelson has caught 38 passes for 528 yards in the five wins with five TDs.
- Green Bay has now won nine of their last 10 December games. They are 33-13 in December since 2006 and 21-3 at home since ’06, Mike McCarthy’s first season as head coach.
- The game temperature was 37 degrees. Since 2010, the Pack is 21-7-1 in games that were played in temperatures under 40 degrees; they are 18-3-1 at home in those games.
- Jordy Nelson caught a pair of TD passes and now has 14 for the season. He has caught 10 or more TD passes in three seasons since 2011. Rob Gronkowski has four seasons with 10 or more TD passes since 2011 to top the league.
- Jordy has had 13 or more TD pass receptions in his career in three different seasons and is one of only seven players in NFL history to have three or more seasons with 13+ TD receptions.
- Green Bay scored 14 points in the first quarter. They have now won 21 straight when they tally 14 or more points in the first quarter and they are 33-4 since 2000 in those games.
- Jordy had nine receptions for 154 yards in the game with two TDs. It was his third career game with 150 or more receiving yards and two TDs in the same game. Jerry Rice tops the NFL with 17 games with two or more TD receptions and 150+ receiving yards in the same game. Antonio Freeman tops the Packers with five games while Carroll Dale follows with four games. Jordy is next with three games.
- Minnesota’s Adam Thielen had 12 catches for 202 versus the Pack in the game. He was the second player this season to have two or more TD receptions and over 200 yards receiving in the same game against the Packers.
- The Pack had a 28-13 lead at halftime. They have now won 16 straight when they score 28 or more points in the first half. Their last loss was to Indianapolis in 1997.
- The Packers defense had two takeaways. The team is 42-9 since 2010 when they have two or more takeaways in a game.
- After a scoreless third quarter, the Packers held a 28-13 lead going into the fourth quarter. They are 37-0 in the Mike McCarthy era (since 206) when they have a 15 point or larger lead going into the final period.
- Aaron Rodgers had four TD passes in a regular season game for the 19th time in his career. The Pack is 16-3 in those games. His QBR was 136.6… Green Bay is 25-1 when Rodgers has a QBR of 130 or higher in a game. It was the 19th game in his career that he had four or more TD passes and no interceptions in a game. That is good enough for sixth place on the all-time list. Peyton Manning leads QBs with 35 games with four or more TD passes and no interceptions.
- Green Bay did not have a turnover and is now 48-9-1 since 2006 when they do not turn the ball over in a contest. They are 27-3-1 at home in turnover-less games since ’06.
- The Vikings had 446 total yards in the game. In games since 2000 when the Packers allowed their opponents 400 or more total yards, they are 33-28-1.
- Nick Perry had a pair of sacks in the game. Since 2013, there have been 15 times when a Packers player had two or more sacks in a game… Perry has five of those games, tops on the team.
- The Packers have now won 60 straight games at home when they score 35 or more points in a game. Their last loss was in 1971 to the New York Giants, 42-40.