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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