What to watch for: Hawk, Lacy nearing franchise records

Posted by packers.com on December 22, 2013 – 1:25 pm

– Green Bay’s 5,561 yards this season (No. 4 in the NFL) are the second most by the team through 14 games in franchise history, trailing only the 5,569 yards posted in the first 14 games in 2011.

– The Packers have posted at least 300 yards of offense in 16 of their last 17 regular-season games.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 14 games this season and is tied for No. 2 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season franchise record set in 1995 (11).

– The Packers have posted eight takeaways in their last three games, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL behind Atlanta and Kansas City (11 each).

– Green Bay’s defense has recorded 15 sacks over the last five games, which is tied for No. 4 in the NFL over that span.

– The Packers have averaged 4.38 penalties per game since Week 8, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL over that span.

– Green Bay has allowed 10 second-half points over its last two games, tied for No. 2 in the NFL behind only Seattle (three points allowed).

– RB Eddie Lacy needs 78 rushing yards to set the franchise record for the most by a rookie in a season (John Brockington, 1,105 in 1971). Lacy has rushed for 977 yards over the last 10 games, which ranks No. 1 in the league over that span.

– WR Jordy Nelson needs 93 receiving yards for his second career 1,200-yard receiving season (1,263 in 2011). He would join Sterling Sharpe, Antonio Freeman, James Lofton, Greg Jennings and Donald Driver as the only players in team history to post two or more 1,200-yard receiving seasons.

– Nelson is tied for No. 2 in the NFL this season with 15 catches of 25-plus yards. That is one shy of the top mark by a Packer since 1994 (Nelson, 16 in 2011; Greg Jennings, 16 in 2010).

– Over the last two weeks, TE Andrew Quarless ranks No. 2 among NFL tight ends with 132 receiving yards and tied for No. 2 with 12 receptions. He is also tied for No. 1 with several TEs with two TD catches over that span.

– With 1,010 career tackles, LB A.J. Hawk needs five tackles to move past LB Nick Barnett (1,014) for No. 2 on the franchise’s all-time tackle list (since 1975) and 11 more to move past No. 1 John Anderson (1,020).

– LB Clay Matthews needs one sack to hit the 50-sack mark for his career. He is looking to become the fifth player in team annals (since 1982) to register 50 sacks in a Green Bay uniform (DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, DE Reggie White, LB Tim Harris, DE/LB Aaron Kampman).

– DE/LB Mike Neal has posted a sack in four of the last five games. He has registered a career-high 5.0 sacks on the season.

– K Mason Crosby has made at least one field goal in 13 consecutive games, the longest streak of his career and the third longest in franchise history behind only Ryan Longwell’s streaks of 15 games in 2004-05 and 14 games in 1997-98.

– Crosby has made a career-high five FGs this season from 50-plus yards (tied for No. 4 in the NFL). That is also the second most in a season in franchise history behind only Chris Jacke’s six 50-yarders in 1993.

– P Tim Masthay needs to place one punt inside the 20 for the 100th of his career. He ranks No. 2 in team history (since 1976) in the category behind only Craig Hentrich (104, 1994-97).

– With 280 punt return yards on the season, CB Micah Hyde needs 27 more to set the franchise record for the most punt return yards by a rookie in a season (Veryl Switzer, 306 in 1954).


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