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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- Warriors join exclusive multiple 60-win club

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP The Golden State Warriors this season won 67 games, the third straight season with 60 or more wins. They became the sixth team to win 60 or more games in three consecutive seasons and the first since the Chicago Bulls did it in 1996, 1997 and 1998. For the record the teams that have won 60 in three consecutive years were: Milwaukee Bucks: 1971, 1972, 1973 Boston Celtics: 1980, 1981, 1982 Boston Celtics: 1984, 1985, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Chicago Bulls: 1996, 1997, 1998 Golden State: 2015, 2016, 2017 The Warriors were not the only team ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- Players who have had multiple games of 3 HRs

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP Earlier this week Yoenis Cespedes of the New York Mets slugged three home runs in a game versus the Phillies. He became the first player with three long balls in a game this season, and he became the first Mets player in history to have two or more games with three (or more) homers in a career. Since 1913 there have been 103 players who have hit three or more home runs in a game multiple ...

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Brewers feeling effects of poor drafts

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI   In the last 10 years, the Milwaukee Brewers have had little luck in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, due to poor selections and lack of player development. The Brewers inability to draft and develop is a reason why the franchise is now rebuilding.  Take a look back at the Brewers first-round picks dating to the 2007 draft, along with options in this year’s draft with the ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- Fast start important for MLB teams

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP They say hope springs eternal in spring training. Each of the 30 MLB teams has a certain degree of optimism and many feel they can not only make the playoffs but also contend for the championship. All too often, however, April brings a dose of reality when the games start to count and losses start to pile up. Getting off to a good start in April sure helps. Consider this: Only seven of the 30 playoffs ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- Westbrook could take 2,000 shots this season

Posted on Sunday, April 09, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP Russell Westbrook is the favorite to win the NBA’s MVP Award this season. He is averaging a triple-double this season (31.7 points per game to go along with 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per contest). On Friday night, he became only the second player (Oscar Robertson was the first) to average a triple-double in a season. Westbrook also has 41 triple-doubles this season and needs one more to set the record he shares with the “...

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Cubs poised to repeat

Posted on Monday, April 03, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI Opening Day is only a few days away and it will be intriguing to see if the Chicago Cubs can repeat as World Series champions. Here are the teams I believe will each claim a spot in the MLB playoffs AL East: Boston Red Sox With the off-season acquisition of left-hander Chris Sale, the Red Sox have one of the best starting rotations to go with their core of young, talented position players. AL ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- Bumgarner makes MLB history with his bat

Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP Madison Bumgarner is good, really good. We know he is one of the top pitchers in the majors. But he also made MLB history by hitting two home runs on Opening Day (April 2, 2017). Bumgarner hit a pair of homers in the Giants Opening Day game versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. He became the 21st pitcher to homer on his team's Opening Day, but the first to hit two dingers in his team's first game ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- Which seeds will play for NCAA title?

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP The NCAA men’s basketball Final Four begins Saturday with two games… the winners will advance to the championship game on Monday night. There is a possibility that two number one seeds will face off in the title game: Number one Gonzaga faces #7 South Carolina in one semi-final game and North Carolina, the other #1 seed, will play #3 Oregon in the other contest. Over the past 37 years (since 1980) of the tournament, a #1 seed ...

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Brewers fans need to see the big picture

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017



BY DAN ZIELLINSKI Opening Day is less than a week away and the Milwaukee Brewers are about to officially begin their second season of the rebuilding process. Year No. 1 of the rebuild was a success, even though the Brewers only won 73 games, as young players like Zach Davies and Jonathan Villar showed promise and potential for the future. With the regular season beginning on April 3, the Brewers will once again be one of the worst teams in ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- The last time a MLB team finished in last place

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP Last season the Atlanta Braves were one of six teams to finish in last place in their division. What makes this all the more interesting is that it was their first year in last place since 1990, a span of 26 years! The other five teams that finished in last place were Cincinnati, Minnesota, Oakland, San Diego and Tampa Bay. For Oakland and Cincinnati, they also finished in last place in 2015. The Twins last season as ...

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Packers should roll the dice on Levy

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI After first signing a pair of tight ends in Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendrick and then adding a pair of defensive players, now is the time for Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson to take a chance on free-agent middle linebacker DeAndre Levy. A Milwaukee native, Levy played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin before spending the first eight seasons of his NFL career with the Detroit Lions, who released him on March 9. ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: Most career NBA games without scoring

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP Here's a couple of NBA stats that I hope you will find interesting... Forty-something scorers. It goes without saying that the NBA is a league of "young" talent. There was, however,  a game last week that went largely unnoticed that showcased a 40-something player reliving his heyday. Memphis Grizzlies player Vince Carter on March 13 scored 24 points in 30 minutes. Big deal, right? Well, at age 40 years and 46 days, Carter became the sixth player 40 ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers -- Top 10 picks in the NFL Draft

Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP The NFL off-season is in full swing ... the free agent signing period over the last week has brought about a lot of action as players are finding new teams (and teams are finding new players), and although the NFL Draft is a month away, Mock Drafts are a major topic on NFL and individual team websites. The NFL Draft is one way that teams can change their fortunes in a quick way. Let's look ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: 60-40 teammates

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP If you are a Milwaukee Brewers fan, you already know that Jonathan Villar led the majors last season with 62 stolen bases and that Chris Carter tied for the National League home run title with 41 homers. But what you may not know is that these (now-former) Brewers teammates in 2016 became the fifth set of MLB teammates to have a 60-40 season ... one player with 60 or more steals and a teammate with 40 or more HRs. Here's ...

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Stearns has Brewers heading in right direction

Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2017




BY DAN ZIELINSKI In year one of the Milwaukee Brewers rebuild, the team won a surprising 73 games. Record wise, the Brewers exceeded expectations while players like Zach Davies and Jonathan Villar showed promise for the future.  With the regular season beginning on April 3, the Brewers will once again be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2017. While fans want to see the Brewers win games, it’s not about immediate results. Instead, this season ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: Current MLB players who played 10 seasons with the same team

Posted on Saturday, March 04, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP Let's start this blog with a quiz: There have been 15 players who played one or more games in 10 or more different seasons with the Brewers. Can you name these 15 Brewers who have played 10 or more seasons with the Brew Crew? (Answer below.) One thing free agency did for baseball was it made staying with one team for an entire career almost a thing of the past. While many players may play 10 or more ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: most career points without an NBA All-Star appearance

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP When players get a chance to play in the NBA, there are various outcomes they hope for: a long career, an NBA Championship, the Hall of Fame, an All-Star Game appearance (or more), enough money to not have to worry for the rest of their life. You get the point. But let's deal with one aspect a player hopes for: To be considered an All-Star. We just saw the 2017 NBA All-Star Game played in ...

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Milwaukee Panthers will get up close and personal look at Brewers

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI For a third straight year, the Milwaukee Panthers baseball team will face the Milwaukee Brewers in an exhibition game at Maryvale Baseball Park in Arizona on Friday.  “It’s a unique opportunity that only three or four colleges have in the country,” said Panthers head coach Scott Doffek. “We are extremely thankful the Brewers have given us the chance.” With the Brewers gearing up for the start of ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: Brogdon has Rookie of the Year credentials

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017



PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL TENNESSEN   BY JERRY TAPP "With the 36th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks select Malcolm Brogdon, guard from the University of Virginia." When the Bucks selected Brogdon in the second round of last year's draft, there wasn't much fanfare, in fact, most Bucks fans probably had little idea what the team was getting with Brogdon. Almost a year later, the team, its fans and the NBA are taking notice of ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: Winning 57 or more home games in a season

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, the start of baseball in 2017 is upon us. Here's just a small taste of some baseball analytics to get you ready for the upcoming season. Two interesting elements of the Chicago Cubs success last season was their dominance at home (57-24) and a 15-5 record in interleague play. Let's, however, focus on their winning ways at Wrigley Field. The Cubs last year became the 36th team in ...

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Here is how Brewers 2017 roster could shake out

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017




BY DAN ZIELINSKI Baseball is quickly approaching with Milwaukee Brewers pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training today and full squad workouts starting on Feb. 18. The Brewers will have a lot of competition in camp with veterans, non-roster invites and prospects vying for starting positions and roster spots. Here is how I see the 25-man roster looking when the Brewers break camp for the start of the 2017 season: Pitching Staff Junior Guerra, RHP Zach Davies, RHP ...

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Zielinski: Bucks need to jettison Kidd, reassess their situation

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI The Milwaukee Bucks have dropped 11 of their last 13 games and, with rising star Jabari Parker out indefinitely with his second ACL injury to his left knee, it’s time for the organization to reevaluate this season and the future. The nearly three-year experiment of Jason Kidd as the head coach needs to end. The Bucks also need to play their young players, allowing them to develop and to prove they are part of ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: NBA All-Star Game points by each team since 2005

Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP Milwaukee Bucks fans will see something they haven't seen in more than a decade on February 19: They will see a player from their team playing in the NBA All-Star Game. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be a starter for the East squad in the game, making him the first Bucks player to play in the NBA All-Star Game since Michael Redd in 2004. In that 2004 game, Redd tallied 13 points. Since that game in '04, two teams, Miami ...

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Falcons will soar against Patriots

Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2017



BY GERY WOEFEL The New England Patriot have been there and done that. The Atlanta Falcons? Not so much. The fact New England has been a frequent visitor to the Super Bowl and Atlanta hasn’t seems to make the former team a strong favorite to win today’s 51st Super Bowl in Houston. Indeed, it’s hard to pick against the Patriots and their iconic coach Bill Belichick and living legend of a ...

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It is hard to pick against Belichik, Brady

Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI This year’s Super Bowl will be one of the best in recent memory. The Atlanta Falcons have a dynamic offense that was the NFL’s top-scoring offense in the regular season, and the New England Patriots had the No. 1-ranked defense. Even with the Patriots' stout defense, expect a high-scoring game that comes down to the wire. This matchup features two of the top quarterbacks in NFL MVP Matt Ryan and ...

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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2017



This year’s Super Bowl will be one of the best in recent memory. The Atlanta Falcons have a dynamic offense that was the NFL’s top-scoring offense in the regular season, and the New England Patriots had the No. 1-ranked defense. Even with the Patriots' stout defense, expect a high-scoring game that comes down to the wire. This matchup features two of the top quarterbacks in NFL MVP Matt Ryan and four-time Super Bowl ...

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The key to winning the Super Bowl -- lead at halftime

Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP OK, let's say you are watching the Super Bowl on Sunday and the Patriots score a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter and take a 14-3 lead going into the second quarter. With an 11-point lead after the first quarter, are the Pats assured of a victory? How well have Super Bowls teams done with a lead of 10 points or more in the first quarter? Or ... let's say New England has the lead ...

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Tapp-ing into the Numbers: NFL playoff games

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2017



BY JERRY TAPP We are just a couple of days away from Super Bowl 51 and the end of the 2016 NFL season. Many people are choosing sides hoping for either the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons to come out victorious, while others really don’t care who wins… they just hope for a good game. Will it be a close game? If history has anything to say about it, then we can expect a ...

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NFL Matchups-Playoffs (Super Bowl)… Stats you need to know

Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2017



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the final game for the NFL season, a matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons ... and a handful of stats you need to know about this Super Bowl. SUPER BOWL LI Atlanta vs. New England All-time series: New England leads the series 7-6 Playoffs: First meeting between the two teams in the playoffs Last time: New England defeated Atlanta 30-23 in the 2013 season. New England ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS -- Playoff Week vs. Falcons

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017



COMPILED BY JERRY TAPP Here are several stats you may not know from the Packers 44-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on January 22, 2017 (the stats all reflect playoff games unless otherwise noted). Green Bay is now 5-4 in NFC Championship Games in the Super Bowl era (since 1966). They are 2-1 at home and 3-3 in road NFC title games. They have now lost three of the last four NFC title games in ...

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Injuries will catch up with the Packers today

Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2017



The Green Bay Packers are riding an eight-game winning streak and playing as well as anyone in the NFL playoffs. But, they are facing one of the league’s most dynamic offenses in the Atlanta Falcons. These two teams met in October, combining to score 65 points. Expect to see at least that many points scored this time around in the NFC Championship Game.  While Aaron Rodgers is playing at a historic level, the Packers injuries ...

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Brewers should reevaluate role for Peralta

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI When Wily Peralta pitched 198 innings and went 17-11 with a 3.53 ERA in 2014, it appeared Peralta would be a mainstay in the Milwaukee Brewers pitching rotation for the years to come. Now Peralta’s future is unknown. With at least seven pitchers vying for five starting spots this season, Peralta’s job in the rotation is in jeopardy. It begs the questions: Should the Brewers convert Peralta into a reliever? There have been ...

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NFL Matchups-NFC and AFC Championship Games … Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the AFC and NFC Championship games for this Sunday and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. NFC Championship Game Green Bay  @ Atlanta All-time series: Green Bay leads 17-14 All-time playoffs: Green Bay leads 2-1 Last meeting: Atlanta defeated Green Bay 33-32 on October 31, 2016 EXTRA POINTS: Green Bay has won four of the last five against the Falcons … The Packers have ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS -- Playoffs Week 2 vs. Cowboys

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017



 Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 34-31 playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys on January 15. (All stats are playoff stats unless otherwise noted.) The Packers are now 7-7 in divisional round playoff games since 1990 (4-1 at home, 3-6 on the road). The win over Dallas was their first division round playoff win on the road since 2010 when they defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Jan. 15, 2011 (same ...

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Zielinski: Rodgers, Packers will keep rolling

Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI   In mid-October, the Dallas Cowboys stormed into Lambeau Field and beat the Green Bay Packers by 14 points. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott torched the Packers defense, gaining 157 yards on the ground. Dallas was clearly the better team in that Week 6 matchup, but now in the divisional round of the playoffs, it’s a different story. The Packers are riding a seven-game winning streak and playing as well as anyone in the playoffs. ...

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Are Brewers, Dodgers ready to wheel and deal?

Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI Players report to spring training in just over a month and don’t be surprised if Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns makes a flurry of moves by mid-February. Last year, Stearns made two major deals right before spring training, dealing shortstop Jean Segura to Arizona on Jan. 30 and left fielder Khris Davis to Oakland on Feb. 12.  Could Stearns make headlines once again this year? Besides acquiring bullpen help, trading Ryan Braun ...

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NFL Matchups-Playoffs (Divisional Round)… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the four NFL playoff games for this weekend (Saturday January 14 and Sunday January 15) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. SATURDAY Seattle @ Atlanta All-time series: Seattle leads series 10-6 Playoffs: Atlanta leads 1-0 Last time: Seattle defeated Atlanta 26-24 (2016)Seattle has won two straight over Atlanta. ... Seattle is 3-2 in the last five games played in Atlanta. ...  three of the last ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS -- Playoffs Week 1 vs. Giants

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017



  Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 38-13 playoff win over the New York Giants on January 8. (All stats are playoff stats unless otherwise noted.) The Packers are now 17-5 in home playoff games. They are 6-5 at home in the playoffs since 2000 and have now won three of their last four. Since 2001, the Packers have won the coin toss in a playoff game 11 times and ...

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Packers will not overcome Giant obstacle

Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2017



Earlier in the season, the Green Bay Packers knocked off the New York Giants, 23-16, at home. However, the Giants have a history of success in the playoffs at Lambeau Field recently. Eli Manning led the Giants into Lambeau and beat the Packers on their way to winning the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2011. Even though the Packers are riding a six-game winning streak, don’t be surprised if the Giants end the Packers season once again. ...

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Brewers may have a gem in Ponce

Posted on Friday, January 06, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI A second round pick in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Division II Cal Poly by the Milwaukee Brewers, right-hander Cody Ponce is living up to the early-round selection, excelling in his first two professional seasons.  In his first two years in pro ball, Ponce tallied a 4.02 ERA with 109 strikeouts and 26 walks in 123 innings between Rookie, Class-A and Class-A Advanced. Although he’s had to adjust to life as a pro ...

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NFL Matchups-Playoffs (Wild Card Weekend)… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2017



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the four NFL playoff games for this weekend (Saturday January 7 and Sunday January 8) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. SATURDAY Oakland @ Houston All-time series: Houston leads 6-4 Playoffs: First meeting between the teams in the playoffs Last time: Oakland defeated Houston 27-20 in 2016      Oakland has won three of the last four against the Texans ... Oakland has won ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS-Week 17 versus Lions

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2017



Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions on January 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. For the 11th straight year the Packers won three or more games against division opponents (they were 5-1 this season). The Packers made the playoffs for ...

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Zielinski: Packers will win in familiar fashion

Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2017



BY DAN ZIELINSKI Green Bay’s season comes down to one game. Riding a five-game winning streak, the Packers face the Detroit Lions on the road in a Week 17 matchup that will decide the NFC North Division winner. The loser could miss the playoffs entirely. Both teams can make the playoffs if the game ends in a tie or if Washington loses to the New York Giants. The Packers beat the Lions 34-27 in Week 3 at ...

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Tapp: Packers hoping history is a good omen in season fina

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016



BY JERRY TAPP It seems appropriate that the final game of the 2016 NFL regular season should come down to a game between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. The winner of this game will win the NFC North and secure a home game for the first round of the playoffs. The Lions are looking for their first divisional since 1993 while the Packers are hoping to regain their hold on the NFC North crown that they lost ...

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NFL Matchups-Week 17… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week 17 (all games are being played on Sunday, January 1). Note: These are all division games. Each game will have the leader of the all-time series, who won the game earlier this season between the two teams, and three stats of interest about the all-time series between the teams Baltimore @ Cincinnati: Baltimore leads the all-time series 23-20. The Ravens defeated the Bengals 19-14 earlier ...

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Upon Further Review--PACKERSTATS--Week 16 vs. Vikings

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 ...

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Packers will exact revenge today

Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI After starting the season 5-0, the Minnesota Vikings have gone a dismal 2-7 and are in danger of missing the playoffs. On the other sideline, the Green Bay Packers are the hottest team in the NFL, riding a four-game winning streak. Aaron Rodgers has continued to prove doubters wrong and is performing at a MVP caliber level. With increase in production from the running game the last few weeks, it makes the Packers offense ...

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NFL Matchups-Week 16: Stats You Need to Know

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week #16 (Dec. 22, 24, 25, 26) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. New York Giants @ Philadelphia (Thursday):  The Giants lead the series 86-81-2. The Eagles have won four of the last five. The Giants won 28-23 on November 6. Philly is 5-2 in the last seven home games against the G-Men. The Eagles have scored 23 or more points in five ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS-Week 15 vs. Bears

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016



Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 30-27 win over the Chicago Bears on December 18. Game time temperature was 9 degrees. The Packers are now 7-8 in games when the temperature is below 10 degrees, 3-5 on the road and 4-3 at home. Of the 13 NFL games that were played below 10 degrees since 2000, the Packers have played in seven of them. Green Bay has now won seven of their ...

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Zielinski: Packers will leave Bears out in the cold

Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2016



With fringed temperatures expected, the Green Bay Packers will attempt to extend their winning streak to four games as they face the Chicago Bears today in the Windy City. Green Bay beat Chicago 26-10 at Lambeau Field on Oct. 20 and, with another win against their rivals, the Packers will even the all-time series at 94-94-6. The Packers should beat the Bears once again, due to their defense’s outstanding play of late and having MVP ...

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NFL Matchups-Week 13… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016



Compiled by JERRY TAPP Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week #15 (Dec. 16, 18, 19, 20) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle (Thursday): Seattle leads the series 21-16. The Rams have won three straight against the Seahawks and four of the last five. The Seahawks are 9-1 in the last 10 games at home against the Rams. All four of the ...

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Now this would be a BLOCKBUSTER trade

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI In baseball, a team either wants to consistently be in World Series contention or sitting at the bottom of the pack, rebuilding and developing their farm system for future, consistent success. Stuck in mediocrity is where a team never wants to remain. For the last seven seasons, the Los Angeles Angels have been stuck in purgatory. With ageing, overpaid veterans and one of the worst farm systems in the game, there’s little ...

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Upon Further Review-PACKERSTATS-Week 14 vs. Seahawks

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016



Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 38-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks on December 11. The Packers have now won four of their last five against NFC West opponents. They are 16-7 against the NFC West during the Mike McCarthy era and 9-2 at home against that division since 2006. The temperature at game time was 26 degrees. Since 2000 they are 27-10-1 in games when the temperature is ...

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Packers could be left out in the cold

Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI With snow expected at kickoff for a second consecutive week, it will add to the intrigue when the Green Bay Packers take on the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon at Lambeau Field.  Last week, the Packers escaped with a 21-13 victory over the mediocre Houston Texans. But unlike the Texans, the Seahawks are an elite team that’s capable of winning the Super Bowl. The Seahawks have a track record of success in ...

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NFL Matchups--Week 14… Stats you need to know

Posted on Friday, December 09, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week 14 (Dec. 8, 11, 12) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Oakland @ Kansas City (Thursday):  Kansas City leads the series 61-52-2. They have won four straight against the Raiders and six of the last seven. The Chiefs have won the last three home games versus Oakland. They have scored 20 or more ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS-Week 13--versus Texans

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2016



Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 21-13 win over the Houston Texans on December 4. The Packers closed their 2016 games against AFC teams with a 2-2 record (they defeated Houston yesterday and beat Jacksonville earlier in the season; they lost to the Colts and Titans). Green Bay is 26-18 versus the AFC since 2006, 18-10 since 2010, and is 8-6 in their last 14 games against the AFC. Green Bay ...

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Chilly climes will benefit Texans

Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2016



After picking up a road win against Philadelphia on Monday Night Football, the Green Bay Packers return home to face the Houston Texans, who are first in the AFC South with a 6-5 record, on Sunday. With kickoff set for noon at historic Lambeau Field, the temperature is expected to sit in the mid-30s with the possibility of snow. The weather isn’t ideal for a Packers offense that wants to throw the ball nearly ...

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Puig is not what the Brewers need in a Braun trade

Posted on Friday, December 02, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI The off-season is in full swing and rumors are swirling that the Milwaukee Brewers are shopping star outfielder Ryan Braun in hopes of netting younger, controllable talent as they enter their second full year of the rebuilding process. This isn’t the first time Braun’s name has come up in trade speculation. During this past season, he was nearly dealt twice to the Los Angeles Dodgers for troubled outfielder Yasiel Puig, ...

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NFL Matchups-Week 13… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 15 NFL games for Week 13 (Dec. 1, 4, 5) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Dallas @ Minnesota (Thursday): Dallas leads the series 15-14 although the two teams are tied at 11 wins apiece in the regular season. The Vikings have won seven of the last nine in the series and have beaten the Cowboys in five straight games ...

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Antetokounmpo is fashioning historic stats line

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016



BY JERRY TAPP   Sixteen games does not a season make, but if the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo continues with his play that has highlighted the start of the 2016-17 season, he could be well on his way to getting people to forget he’s that player with the difficult name to prounounce and instead be known as one of the young superstars in the NBA. “The Greek Freak” on Tuesday, Nov. 29 played 34 minutes ...

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Packers miseries will continue tonight

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016



Over the past month, the Green Bay Packers have looked terrible, dropping four straight games to remove themselves from the playoff picture. It won’t get any easier for the Packers as they play the Eagles in Philadelphia tonight. Although the Eagles sit at the bottom of the NFC East - the league’s best division - with a 5-5 record, they are undefeated at home. The Eagles don’t have the weapons on ...

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NFL Matchups--Week 12--Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week 12 (Nov. 24, 27, 28) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Minnesota @ Detroit (Thursday): Minnesota leads the series 71-37-2. Detroit won earlier this season, 22-16. Detroit has won seven of the last 12 against the Vikings. The Lions are 4-2 in the last six games at home against Minnesota. Seven of the last 12 ...

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PACKERSTATS-Week 11 -- versus Redskins

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016



  Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 42-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on November 20. The Packers are now 5-5 in their last 10 night games. This is the first four-game losing streak for the Packers since 2008. They had the second longest time-span of not having a four-game losing streak coming into yesterday’s game. The New England Patriots top the league... they have not had ...

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Zielinski: Packers miseries will continue

Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI A Super Bowl favorite before the season, the Green Bay Packers are a train wreck, sitting with a 4-5 record after dropping three straight games and four of the last five. Now the Packers are in Washington D.C. to face the Redskins (5-3-1), who are in the hunt for an NF playoff spot and a better team than they were last season when the Packers beat them at home in the playoffs. ...

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Brewers draft class looking good

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2016




BY DAN ZIELINSKI   Over the last two years, the Milwaukee Brewers have gone from owning one of the game’s weakest farm systems to arguable the best in baseball. Their system will only get stronger as their recent MLB First-Year Player Draft picks continue to develop.    The Brewers had an outstanding 2016 draft, netting outstanding college players, while also selecting some high ceiling high school talent. Here is a report of some of the ...

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NFL Matchups-Week 11 ... Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 14 NFL games for Week #11 (Nov. 17, 20, 21) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). New Orleans @ Carolina (Thursday):  The Panthers lead the series 23-20 and have won six of the last nine versus the Saints. The Panthers are 3-1 in the last four games played at home against New Orleans. The last two games ended ...

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UPON FURTHER REVIEW--PACKERSTATS-Week 10 VS. TITANS

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016



Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp   Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 47-25 loss to the Tennessee Titans on November 13. Demarco Murray scored on a 75-yard run on the first play from scrimmage in yesterday’s game. It was the second longest run for TD versus the Packers since Adrian Petersen scored on an 82-yard run versus the Pack in 2012. It was the second longest TD run by an opponent ...

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Zielinski: Packers will rise to the occasion

Posted on Sunday, November 13, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI   With a 4-4 record through nine weeks of the season, the Green Bay Packers are in a must-win situation when they take the field against the Tennessee Titans on the road today. Although the division is still wide-open, the Packers are coming of a dismal performance against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday at home. Following the game, numerous players, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers, called out the team for a lack of energy. Now ...

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LaVall Jordan embraces the moment at UWM

Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI   The 2016-17 season will mark a new era of Milwaukee Panthers men’s basketball. After a disappointing 2015-16 season that saw the Panthers finish an underwhelming fifth in the Horizon League, head coach Rob Jeter was dismissed. Highly regarded Michigan assistant coach LaVall Jordan replaced Jeter, becoming the sixth head coach in Milwaukee’s Division I history. A 37-year-old first-time head coach, Jordan has already brought a buzz and enthusiasm to ...

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NFL Matchups - Week 10... Stats You Need To Know

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016



Here’s a look at the 14 NFL games for Week #10 (Nov. 10, 13, 14) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Cleveland @ Baltimore (Thursday):  The Ravens lead this series 26-9 and they have won 15 of the last 17 matchups against the Browns. The Ravens have also won seven of the last eight at home versus Cleveland. The last 10 games in the series were all decided by 10 points ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS-Week Nine versus Colts

Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2016



Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on November 6. The Packers are now 25-17 (.595 winning percentage) in games against the AFC during the Mike McCarthy era. Sunday was the 10th time since 1970 that the Pack allowed a kickoff return for TD. They are 6-4 in those games. It was only the fourth time since 2000 that the opposition scored 14 or more points ...

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Zielinski: Look for Rodgers to stay on fire

Posted on Sunday, November 06, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI After falling to the Atlanta Falcons on the road in Week 8, the Green Bay Packers will look to return to winning ways today when they face the Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field. Despite having one of the game’s top young quarterbacks in Andrew Luck, the Colts are one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL with a 3-5 record this season. Even with Luck playing at a MVP level, the Colts&...

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NFL Matchups-Week 9… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2016




Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 13 NFL games for Week #9 (Nov. 3, 6, 7) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Atlanta @ Tampa Bay (Thursday): Tampa Bay leads the series 24-22. The Bucs have won three straight over the Falcons. The teams have split the last 12 contests and have split the last six games played in Tampa Bay. Each of the last four ...

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Brewers lack resources to duplicate Cubs rebuild

Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2016



  BY DAN ZIELINSKI The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945, and fans of the Milwaukee Brewers daydream about their team reaching the pinnacle sooner than later. But, the Cubs’ situation is nowhere near the Brewers’ rebuilding plan. It took the Cubs four years of misery to rebuild the franchise and return to prominence. The Brewers, who started rebuilding in the middle of the 2015 season, will be lucky to ...

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PACKERSTATS-Week Eight--versus Falcons

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2016



  Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 33-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on October 30. The Packers have now lost five of their last nine games they played on the road. They are also 7-11 in their last 18 non-division games on the road and 25-27 in non-division road games since 2006. Atlanta scored first in the game. Green Bay is 7-13 since 2013 when the other team scores ...

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Zielinski: It could be a loooong day for Pack

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI In Week 8, the Green Bay Packers head to Atlanta to face the dangerous Falcons. The Falcons are coming off two straight losses by a combined five points, while the Packers defense is riddled with injuries, especially in their secondary. Atlanta possesses one of the game’s top players in receiver Julio Jones. Leading the league with 830 receiving yards, Jones is a game-changing talent, who the Packers’ weak secondary will struggle to cover. ...

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NFL Matchups-Week Eight… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 13 NFL games for Week 8 (Oct. 27, 30, 31) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Jacksonville @ Tennessee (Thursday): The Titans lead the series 24-19. The teams have split the last 14 games played in the series. Nine of the last 10 games played between the two teams were decided by eight points or less, and four of the last 10 ...

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Upon Further Review --PACKERSTATS -- Week 7 vs. Chicago

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016



  Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 26-10 win over the Chicago Bears on October 20. The Packers scored first in the game with a Mason Crosby field goal in the first quarter. Green Bay is 13-6 against the Bears since 2000 when they score first in the game and they have won seven of their last 10 against the Bears when they score first. Green Bay is 10-5 ...

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Zielinski: It could become un-Bear-able for Packer Nation

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI Entering the season, the Green Bay Packers were a popular pick to win the Super Bowl. But through six weeks of the season, the Packers are far from postseason glory. After losing to the Dallas Cowboys at home in Week 6, the Packers (3-2) welcome the Chicago Bears (1-5) to Lambeau Field for a Thursday night showdown. The Packers are decimated with injuries. Their top three cornerbacks won’t play against the Bears, while ...

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NFL Matchups-Week Seven.. Stats You Need To Know

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016



Here’s a look at the 15 NFL games for Week #7 (Oct. 20, 23, 24) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Chicago @ Green Bay (Thursday): The Bears lead this series 94-92-6. The Packers have won 10 of the last 12, but the two teams have split the last four games played in Green Bay. Chicago has won four of the last five non-Sunday games versus the Pack. Green ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS-Week 6 vs. Dallas

Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016



  Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 30-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on October 16. The Packers defense allowed 30 points in a game for the 36th time since 2000. The Pack is now 7-29 in those games. When they allowed their opponents to score 30 or more points in a game at Lambeau, they are 3-9 since 2000. This was the 16th loss by 14 or more points in a ...

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Zielinski: Packers will have tough time keeping Elliott in check

Posted on Sunday, October 16, 2016



Through five weeks of the 2016-17 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers (3-1) have had only one major test, which came Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings on the road, with the Packers losing 17-14. Now in Week 6, the Packers face their next significant challenge in the Dallas Cowboys (4-1). This will be a matchup between the NFL’s top run defense in the Packers versus the Cowboys running attack that features rookie Ezekiel Elliott, who has ...

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NFL Matchups-Week Six… Stats you need to know

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp   Here’s a look at the 15 NFL games for Week Six (Oct. 13, 16, 17) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Denver @ San Diego (Thursday): The Broncos lead the series 63-49-1. They have won five straight and nine of the last 10 against San Diego. Denver has won the last five games played in San Diego. The teams spilt the two ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS - Week Five versus Giants

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016



  Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp   Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 23-16 win over the New York Giants on October 9. The Packers have been a pretty “average” team when it comes to night games over the past few years. Prior to yesterday’s win over the Giants, the Packers were 36-25 since 2000 in games that started after 6 p.m. They had lost four of their last ...

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Zielinski: Packers offense will keep rolling

Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI Under head coach Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers are 9-1 after the bye week. This year’s bye week came at a crucial time after key defensive players – Clay Matthews, Morgan Burnett and Letroy Guion -- sat out against Detroit in Week 3. But the New York Giants have a history of success winning big games at Lambeau Field with Eli Manning at quarterback. The Packers are allowing a low 1.8 yards per ...

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NFL Matchups-Week Five… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2016



BY JERRY TAPP Here’s a look at the 14 NFL games for Week Five (October 6, 9-10) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Arizona @ San Francisco (Thursday):  The 49ers lead the series 29-20. The teams have split the last six games. The Cardinals have won the last two games against the 49ers by a combined score of 66-20. The 49ers have won six ...

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"Packers are tough to beat after bye week' by Jerry Tapp

Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2016



BY JERRY TAPP   The Green Bay Packers do not play this week, getting an early bye in the 2016 season. Let’s take a look at how well the team has played prior to and after the bye week during the Mike McCarthy era, starting in 2006. Following are three stats from the past 10 seasons (2006-15). The game after the bye week: The Pack has played very well in the game after the bye week during McCarthy&...

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Zielinski: One of the Brewers major offseason priorities is ...

Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2016



BY DAN ZIELINSKI   With the 2016 season coming to a close for the Milwaukee Brewers, it’s time to look ahead to the offseason. The Brewers have numerous decisions to make in regards to their 40-man roster. One player who’s a free agent at season’s end is slugging first baseman Chris Carter. After signing with the Brewers as a free agent on a one-year, $2.5 million deal last offseason, Carter exceeded expectations, hitting .222 ...

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NFL Matchups-Week Four… Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016



Compiled by Jerry Tapp Here’s a look at the 15 NFL games for Week Four (September 29, October 2-3) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted). Miami @ Cincinnati (Thursday): Miami leads this series 16-5. They have won three straight and 12 of the last 14 against the Bengals. The Dolphins are 7-1 in games in Cincinnati, and they are 5-0 against the Bengals in games not played ...

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Upon Further Review -- PACKERSTATS Week 3 vs. Lions

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 ...

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Zielinski: Another tight game for Packers

Posted on Saturday, September 24, 2016



After a sloppy and disheartening loss to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau Field for their first home game of the 2016 season to face the Detroit Lions. This is the Packers first home game in over a month, having played four straight games (two preseason/two regular season) on the road.  These two teams last met last December at Ford Field in Detroit when the Packers won on a 61-yard ...

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NFL Matchups-Week Three… Stats you need to know

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016



BY JERRY TAPP Here’s a look at the 16 games for the NFL in Week Three (September 22-26) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted) Houston @ New England (Thursday): The Patriots have won five of the six games played in this series. Houston has never won a game on New England’s home field. The Pats have won the last four and have ...

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"Brewers should contemplate moving Villar' By Dan Zielinski

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016



In a season full of struggles and defeats, one truly bright spot for the Milwaukee Brewers has been shortstop Jonathan Villar. In his first season with the Brewers, after being acquired this past offseason from the Houston Astros, Villar is batting .286 with 156 hits, 16 home runs and 56 RBIs in 626 at-bats. In 144 games, he’s also tallied 56 stolen bases in 72 attempts. Villar's having a career year and, at only 25 years old, he appears to have star potential ...

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Upon Further Review -- Packerstats Week 2 vs. Vikings

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016



Written and Compiled by Jerry Tapp   Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 17-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on September 18. This is the first season in the history of the Packers that they played their first two games of the season on the road. They went 1-1. Of the 53 teams that played their first two games of a season (since 2000) on the road, only seven went 2-0. The last team to ...

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Zielinski: Expect the Packers to exact some revenge today

Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2016



After losing at home in Week 17 last season to the Vikings, the Packers would like nothing better than to spoil their rival’s first game in their new stadium.  Expect the Packers offense to go up-tempo early to silence the loud and wild crowd and to jump on the scoreboard often. It won’t be easy, however, with the Vikings possessing one of the best defenses in the NFL. On the other side of ...

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NFL Matchups for Week Two ... Stats you need to know

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016



Here’s a look at the 16 games for the NFL in Week Two (September 15-19) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted) New York Jets @ Buffalo (Thursday): The Bills hold a 59-51 lead in the series. They have won five straight against the Jets and six of the last seven. The Bills have won the last four matchups in Buffalo. The Bills have scored 20 ...

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Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016



Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 27-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 11. The win over Jacksonville now gives the Pack a 7-7 record in games in Florida since 2000. They are now 30-34 (.469 winning percentage) in games in the Eastern time zone since 2000. Aaron Rodgers scored the 22nd rushing TD of his career. The Pack is 12-9 in games when Rodgers has one (or more) rushing TD. In games where he ...

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"1 Green Bay Packers Stats Until Kickoff" by Jerry Tapp

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016



With 10 wins in 2015 the Packers have won 10 or more games in a season 11 times since 2000. The New England Patriots have the most 10+ win seasons since 2000 with 14. Green Bay’s 11 seasons tops the NFC.     "2 Green Bay Packers Stats Until ...

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"2 Green Bay Packers Stats Until Kickoff" by Jerry Tapp

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016



The Packers are 20-37 in games since 2000 when they record less than 75 yards rushing in a game.   Green Bay has had less than 50 yards rushing in a game seven times since 2007. They have lost their last four games when they have under 50 yards rushing in the contest. Since 2000 the team is 7-0 when they have two runners each rush for 70 or more yards in the same game. In the Week #14 win over Dallas, the Packers rushing ...

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"3 Green Bay Packers Stats Until Kickoff" by Jerry Tapp

Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016



Green Bay has had a pretty decent record in games after the bye week (17-10 in the game after the bye since the bye week format started in 1990). But when they get their bye week during the season is another story; if the Packers have their bye week in Week #3-Week #7, the team is 8-8 in the game after the bye. If they have their bye week in Week #8-Week #10, the Packers are 9-2 in the game ...

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