PACKERS TOP THE 50-POINT MARK FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK IN 53-20 WIN VS. PHILADELPHIA
– The Packers improved to 7-3 on the season with a 53-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Combined with their 55-point output last Sunday vs. Chicago, it marked the first time in franchise history that the Packers registered back-to-back 50-point games. It was the fifth time in NFL history that a team accomplished the feat.
– Green Bay is off to a 5-0 start at home for just the second time in the last 12 seasons (also 2011). It marks only the Packers’ fifth 5-0 start at home since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (1996-97, 2002, 2011).
– With 30 points in the first half on Sunday, the Packers became the first team in NFL history to score 28-plus points in the first half of four consecutive home games.
– The Packers led 17-0 at the end of the first quarter on Sunday. In its last four home games, Green Bay has outscored its opponents 66-0 in the first quarter and 128-9 in the first half.
– Dating back to last season, Green Bay has scored 30-plus points in six consecutive home games, a franchise record.
– Sunday was the first time since 1983 that the Packers posted a rushing TD, a passing TD, an interception return for a TD and a punt return for a TD in the same game (vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 2, 1983).
– The Packers will travel to Minnesota next Sunday to take on the Vikings at 12 p.m. Green Bay will be looking to extend a franchise record by clinching a winning record in NFC North games for the ninth straight season (3-1 this season).
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,270, the 306th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– QB Aaron Rodgers has now thrown an NFL-record 322 passes at home without an interception, surpassing Patriots QB Tom Brady’s mark of 288 attempts from 2002-04.
– Rodgers has also thrown 29 consecutive TD passes at home without an interception, further extending his NFL record.
– Rodgers posted his seventh three-TD/zero-INT game this season, which is tied for second in NFL history with Broncos QB Peyton Manning (2013), trailing only Brady’s mark of eight games in 2007.
– Rodgers threw for 279 yards in the first half on Sunday, making him the only NFL quarterback in the last 25 seasons (1990-2014) to throw for 275-plus yards in the first half of three games in a season. Rodgers has thrown for 275-plus yards in the first half in each of the last three games (278 at New Orleans, 315 vs. Chicago).
– In five home games this season, Rodgers has completed 96 of 144 passes (66.7 percent) for 18 TDs and zero INTs for a 138.1 passer rating.
– WR Jordy Nelson had a 27-yard TD catch in the second quarter, giving him at least one TD catch in all five games at Lambeau Field this season.
– WR Randall Cobb recorded career highs for both catches (10) and receiving yards (129), eclipsing his previous highs of nine catches (three times) and 128 yards.
– DB Micah Hyde’s 75-yard punt return for a TD in the first quarter was the second of his career (93-yarder at Minnesota in 2013), which ties him for No. 3 in franchise history behind only WR Desmond Howard and CB Will Blackmon (three each). Hyde joins Falcons WR Devin Hester as the only players in the league to have a punt return TD in both of the last two seasons.
– With his 52-yard INT return for a TD in the third quarter, LB Julius Peppers became the first player in NFL history with 100 career sacks and four INT returns for TDs.
– Peppers also became the first linebacker in franchise history to post two INT returns for TDs in a single season.
– With his 49-yard fumble return for a TD and his 82-yard INT return for a TD last Sunday vs. Chicago, CB Casey Hayward became the first Green Bay defensive player to score a TD in back-to-back games since LB Keith McKenzie did so in 1999 (Weeks 13-14, fumble return for TD in both).
– LB Clay Matthews’ second-quarter sack of QB Mark Sanchez gave him 54.5 for his career as he surpassed DE Aaron Kampman (54.0) for No. 4 on the all-time franchise list. Matthews has had a full sack in each of the last three games.
– LB Nick Perry’s fumble recovery in the third quarter was the first of his career.
– The Packers posted a sack in their 30th consecutive game, further extending their franchise record. It is also the longest current streak in the NFL.
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