What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Ravens game

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 13, 2013 – 10:00 am

131011-jolly-2009-300* Notes written by Packers public relations

– The Packers have posted at least 385 yards of offense in seven consecutive regular-season games, which matches the longest streak in team history (2011, Weeks 1-7).

– Green Bay ranks No. 3 in the league this season in yards per game (453.3). The Packers’ 1,813 yards this season are the most through four games in franchise history, besting the previous mark of 1,717 yards in 2011.

– The Packers have scored 207 points over their last six regular-season games, an average of 34.5 points per contest.

– Green Bay ranks No. 5 in the league in rushing yards per game (141.0), the first time that it has ranked in the top five in the league in rushing at any point in the season since the Packers finished the 2003 season ranked No. 3 in the NFL.

– The Packers have rushed for 135-plus yards in each of their last three games, the first time they have done so since Weeks 13-15 of 2006. Green Bay has rushed for 180-plus yards in two straight games, the first time it has done so since posting four straight in 2003 (Weeks 9-12).

– Green Bay has had a 50-yard run in each of the last two games, the first time it has done so in the same season since 2001 (Weeks 6, 8).

– The Packers have had at least one 100-yard receiver in three of four games this season. They are tied for No. 2 in the NFL through Week 5 with five 100-yard receivers on the season.

– Green Bay has not given up more than 110 net rushing yards in a game this season. The Packers rank No. 5 in the league in rushing defense (86.0 yards per game) though Week 5.

– Green Bay has registered nine sacks over its last two games.

– In his last 21 regular-season road starts, QB Aaron Rodgers has completed 471 of 707 passes (66.6 percent) for 6,011 yards (286.2 per game) and 52 TDs with nine INTs for a 112.2 passer rating. He has posted a 100-plus rating in 16 of those 21 games and 11 games with 300-plus passing yards.

– In his last 10 games against AFC foes (including Super Bowl XLV vs. Pittsburgh), Rodgers has posted a 110.4 passer rating, connecting on 227 of 353 passes (64.3 percent) for 2,820 yards and 29 TDs with five INTs. He has posted a passer rating of 95-plus in eight of those 10 contests.

– Rodgers has registered a 123.6 passer rating in his last nine starts in the month of October, completing 213 of 307 passes (69.4 percent) for 2,830 yards and 27 TDs with just three INTs.

– WR Randall Cobb has gone over the 100-yard receiving mark in four of his last seven regular-season games, posting 41 receptions for 604 yards (14.7 avg.) and three TDs over that span.

– WR James Jones has eclipsed the 100-yard receiving plateau in four of his last six regular-season games. He has caught 32 passes for 501 yards (15.7 avg.) and four TDs over that span. Jones has 19 catches for 339 yards (17.8 avg.) and two TDs over the last three games.

– WR Jordy Nelson has posted an 18.6-yard receiving average over his last seven regular-season games, catching 29 passes for 539 yards and five TDs.

– P Tim Masthay needs to place two punts inside the 20 to move ahead of Josh Bidwell (85) for the No. 2 spot in team history (since 1976).

– K Mason Crosby has made 13 consecutive field goals in the regular season, which is the longest current streak in the NFL. Crosby’s streak of 13 straight made FGs is tied for the sixth-longest streak in franchise annals. Crosby holds the franchise record with 23 straight (2010-11).

WEARING THE STRIPES
Today’s officiating crew includes referee Gene Steratore (114), umpire Bill Schuster (129), head linesman Wayne Mackie (106), line judge Jeff Seeman (45), field judge Bob Waggoner (25), side judge Mike Weatherford (116) and back judge Dino Paganelli (105).


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