Rodgers posts sixth consecutive zero-interception game; Packers-Panthers notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 19, 2014 – 6:20 pm

PACKERS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT WITH 38-17 VICTORY OVER CAROLINA
The Packers improved to 5-2 on the season with their fourth consecutive victory, a 38-17 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay has now won 10 straight games in the month of October, the longest current winning streak by any NFL team in a calendar month.

With today’s victory, the Packers have now posted at least one winning streak of four or more games each of the past six seasons (2009-14), the only NFL team to accomplish that feat over that span.

Green Bay is off to a 3-0 start at home for the second straight season, the first time since 2001-02 that the Packers have done so in back-to-back seasons.

The Packers are off to a 5-2 start for the second straight season and have posted a record of 5-2 or better through the first seven games in three of the past four seasons (7-0 in 2011, 5-2 in 2013).

The Packers will go on the road to take on the New Orleans Saints (2-4) next Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It will be Green Bay’s first visit to New Orleans since 2008.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
Today’s paid attendance was 78,106. It was the 304th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

QB Aaron Rodgers posted his sixth consecutive zero-interception game, tying Bart Starr’s franchise record (min. 15 attempts a game) set in 1964.

Rodgers brought his streak of consecutive attempts without an interception to 192, his career high and the second-best mark in franchise annals (Starr, 294, 1964-65).

Rodgers joined Patriots QB Tom Brady (2007) as the only players in NFL history to register four straight three-TD/zero-INT games in a single season.

With 18 TD passes and one INT this season, Rodgers became the first player in league history to throw for 18-plus TDs and one or zero INTs in the first seven games of a season.

Rodgers’ completion percentage of 86.36 (19 of 22) was a career high (min. 20 attempts) and was the third-best single game mark in franchise annals.

Rodgers’ passer rating of 154.5 on Sunday was the second best of his career and ranks third in team history (min. 20 attempts).

Rodgers joined Brady (2007) as the only NFL quarterbacks to register two 150-plus rating games in the first seven contests of a season. Rodgers had a 151.2 rating at Chicago in Week 4.

WR Randall Cobb’s 3-yard TD catch in the second quarter gave him eight TD grabs this season, the most by a Packer through seven games since Billy Howton had nine in 1956.

Cobb has caught at least one TD pass in six of seven contests this season and has 10 TD grabs over his last eight regularseason games.

WR Jordy Nelson caught a TD pass for the fourth consecutive game, a career high, when he hauled in a 59-yarder from Rodgers in the first quarter. It is the longest streak by a Packer since Cobb’s four-gamer in 2012.

With four receptions on Sunday, Nelson now has 349 for his career as he moved past Max McGee (345) for No. 9 in franchise history.

CB Casey Hayward recorded an interception for the second straight game, the second time in his career he has done so (three straight, Weeks 5-7, 2012).

LB Sam Barrington and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix started their first career NFL games on Sunday.

P Tim Masthay posted a season-high gross average of 55.2 yards on five punts.


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