PACKERS TOP CHIEFS, 38-28, TO IMPROVE TO 3-0 ON THE SEASON
– The Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 38-28, on Monday night at Lambeau Field to improve to 3-0 on the season. It marks Green Bay’s first 3-0 start since 2011 and the third 3-0 start under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (also 2007).
– Including playoffs, the Packers have now won 11 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, which is tied for the second-longest home winning streak under McCarthy (11 from 2012-13, 13 from 2010-11).
– Green Bay improved to 16-3 in regular-season prime-time games under McCarthy, including wins in 14 of the last 15.
– The Packers led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter tonight. Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has outscored its opponents 120-24 in the first quarter at Lambeau Field, and has held double-digit leads in seven of 10 games.
– Green Bay outgained the Chiefs, 150 yards to 3 yards, in the first quarter.
– The Packers posted their second zero-turnover game this season. Green Bay has turned the ball over once this season, the fewest through the first three games since it posted the same number in 2009.
– Green Bay rushed for 123 yards as a team on 32 carries (3.8 avg.), its third straight 120-yard rushing game this season. It marks the first time since 1996 that the Packers have posted 120-plus rushing yards in each of the first three games.
– The Packers will head west in Week 4 to take on the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday, Green Bay’s first visit to Levi’s Stadium. Including playoffs, this will be the fifth meeting between the clubs since 2012.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,214, the 311th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– With 35 passing attempts and five TDs with zero interceptions, QB Aaron Rodgers has now thrown 486 passes and 43 TD passes during the regular season at Lambeau Field without an interception (including playoffs, 580 attempts and 48 TD passes), further extending his NFL records.
– Rodgers tied an NFL record (Kurt Warner, 1999-2000) by posting a 100-plus passer rating (138.5) and 15-plus attempts (35) in his 10th straight regular-season home game.
– Rodgers threw five TD passes, the fourth game of his career with five-plus TD passes, a franchise record (Brett Favre, three).
– Rodgers has 15 games with four-plus TD passes since 2010, second to only Saints QB Drew Brees (16) over that span.
– With 10 TD passes/zero INTs this season, Rodgers joins Peyton Manning (12/0, 2013) as the only QBs in NFL history to throw 10-plus TD passes and no INTs in the first three games of the season.
– Rodgers has not thrown an INT in 16 of the last 19 regular-season games.
– WR James Jones became the fourth Packer since the merger and the first since TE Keith Jackson (1996) to catch four TD passes in the first three games of the season. He became the first Green Bay WR to have four receiving TDs in the first three games since James Lofton in 1983.
– Jones has caught at least one TD pass in each of the first three games, the first Green Bay player to do so since TE Bubba Franks in 2001.
– Jones caught seven passes for a team-high 139 yards (19.9 avg.) and a TD, the third-best single-game yardage output of his career.
– WR Randall Cobb caught a career-high three TD passes, the first Packer to register three TD catches in a game since Jones did so at Chicago on Dec. 16, 2012.
– Cobb has 16 TD catches since 2014, which is tied for No. 1 in the NFL over that span with Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.
– WR Ty Montgomery scored the first TD of his career on an 8-yard pass from Rodgers in the first quarter.
– RB Alonzo Harris posted a 16-yard run on his first NFL carry.
– LB Clay Matthews recorded a team-high two sacks, the 13th two-sack game of his career. He is one shy of tying Tim Harris (14, 1986-90) for No. 3 in team history (Reggie White, 16; Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 15).
– LB Jayrone Elliott registered the first sack of his career when he brought down QB Alex Smith for a 10-yard loss in the third quarter.
– LB Joe Thomas posted his first career sack when he brought Smith down for a 2-yard loss in the first quarter.
– The Packers posted a season-high seven sacks as a team, their most since recording seven at Tampa Bay last season in Week 16.
– Green Bay registered a sack in its 39th regular-season consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.
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