McCarthy registers 100th career win, Packers clinch fourth straight NFC North title

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 28, 2014 – 10:27 pm

141228-matthews-win-300– The Packers finished with a 12-4 record and clinched their fourth straight NFC North title with a 30-20 win vs. Detroit on Sunday at Lambeau Field. It marks the first time in franchise history that Green Bay has won four straight division crowns.

– Green Bay clinched a first-round bye and the No. 2 seed in the NFC in the postseason, the third time the Packers have been the No. 2 seed since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990.

– Green Bay finished 8-0 at home for just the second time in the last 12 seasons (also 2011). It marks only the Packers’ fifth 8-0 mark at home since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978 (1996-97, 2002, 2011).

– Since the NFL went to a 17-week schedule in 1990, the Packers have not lost a Week 17 home game (now 12-0).

– The Packers have won 23 straight regular-season games against the Lions in the state of Wisconsin, extending the longest regular-season home winning streak against one opponent in NFL history. Including a playoff victory in 1994, Green Bay has won 24 straight in Wisconsin against Detroit.

– The Packers finished the season with 486 total points, the second most in team history behind only the 560 scored in 2011. Green Bay’s 58 TDs on the season are the second most in a season in team annals (70 in 2011).

– The Packers finished with 318 points at home this season, becoming just the fourth team in NFL history to score 300-plus points at home in a season (2011 New Orleans, 329; 2011 Green Bay, 321; 2013 Denver, 316).

– Green Bay set a single-season franchise mark for fewest giveaways with 13, besting the mark of 14 in 2011.

– Green Bay set a single-season franchise record with 356 first downs on the season, surpassing the previous record of 354 first downs in 2004.

– The Packers finished with 6,178 total yards on the season, the fourth most in a season in team history. Four of the six 6,000-yard seasons have come under the direction (2009, 2011, 2013-14) of Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,408. It was the 309th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– McCarthy registered his 100th career win (including playoffs), joining Curly Lambeau (212) as the only coaches in team history with 100-plus victories. McCarthy has now coached the Packers to three seasons with 12-plus wins (regular season), the most in team annals.

– QB Aaron Rodgers finished the season with a passer rating of 112.2, his sixth consecutive season with a 100-plus rating (2009-14). No other QB in NFL history has had a streak of 100-rating seasons longer than four. Rodgers’ 112.2 passer rating was the second-best mark in a season in team history, trailing only his own rating of 122.5 in 2011.

– Rodgers extended two NFL records by bringing his streak at home to 418 consecutive passing attempts without an interception and 36 consecutive touchdown passes without an INT.

– Rodgers (240 attempts) joined Patriots QB Tom Brady (241 attempts in 2003) as the only QBs in NFL history to throw 200-plus passes at home in a season with no interceptions.

– Rodgers finished the season with five interceptions, the fewest by a Green Bay quarterback in a season (min. 200 attempts) since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.

– Rodgers posted a 139.6 passer rating on Sunday, his career-high seventh game with a 120-plus rating (six in 2011).

– With 86 receiving yards, WR Jordy Nelson finished the season with 1,519 receiving yards, the most in a season in team history as he surpassed WR Robert Brooks’ mark of 1,497 in 1995.

– Nelson finished the season with 98 receptions, the fourth most in team history.

– Nelson (13 TDs) and WR Randall Cobb (12) became just the fifth wide-receiver duo in NFL history to both catch 12-plus TD passes in the same season.

– Cobb caught four passes to finish with 91 receptions on the season, becoming just the fifth player in team history to reach the 90-catch mark in a season.

– RB Eddie Lacy posted 126 yards from scrimmage on Sunday, extending his single-season franchise record by going over the 100-yard mark from scrimmage for the ninth consecutive game.

– Lacy finished the season with 1,139 yards to become just the fourth player in team history to register back-to-back 1,100-yard rushing seasons (Jim Taylor, 1960-62; Ahman Green, 2000-04; Ryan Grant, 2008-09).

– With a 55-yard return for a TD in the first quarter, DB Micah Hyde tied the franchise career record for the most punt return TDs with three, matching the mark set by WR Desmond Howard and CB Will Blackmon.

– Hyde had two punt returns for TDs this season, becoming just the fifth player in team annals to return two or more punts for TDs in a season.

– The Packers finished with 152 rushing yards on 38 attempts (4.0 avg.), the most posted by a team vs. Detroit this season.

– Green Bay registered a sack in its 36th consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.


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