PACKERS TOP RAMS, 24-10, TO IMPROVE TO 5-0
– The Packers beat the St. Louis Rams, 24-10, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field to improve to 5-0 on the season. It marks Green Bay’s second 5-0 start (also 2011) in the last 50 seasons (1966-2015).
– Including playoffs, the Packers have now won 12 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, which is the second-longest home winning streak under McCarthy (13 from 2010-11).
– The Packers have won seven straight games in the regular season and 12 of their last 13.
– Green Bay is off to a 3-0 start at Lambeau Field for the third consecutive season.
– The Packers led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter today. Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has outscored its opponents, 134-24, in the first quarter at Lambeau Field, and has held double-digit leads in eight of 11 games. The Packers have held their opponents scoreless in eight of 11 contests.
– Green Bay has scored in the first quarter in 21 straight regular-season games, the longest current streak in the NFL.
– The Packers intercepted QB Nick Foles four times on the afternoon, their first four-INT game since Sept, 13, 2012, vs. Chicago. Entering today, Foles had never thrown more than two INTs in a game.
– The Packers will stay home in Week 6 to take on the Chargers next Sunday, San Diego’s first visit to Lambeau Field since 2007 and only its fifth game all-time at the stadium. Green Bay will have its bye in Week 7.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,432, the 312th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– QB Aaron Rodgers threw an interception in the first quarter, stopping his streak of passes without an INT in the regular season at 197 (fourth longest in team history). It also halted ended his INT-free streak at Lambeau Field at 492 attempts and 44 TD passes, both NFL records (including playoffs, 586 attempts and 49 TD passes). His last INT at home came vs. Minnesota on Dec. 2, 2012.
– WR James Jones’ 65-yard TD catch in the third quarter was Green Bay’s longest offensive play of the season and Jones’ longest TD reception since an 83-yarder vs. Detroit on Oct. 6, 2013. It was his seventh career TD catch of 65-plus yards.
– Jones has registered a TD catch in all three games at Lambeau Field this season.
– WR Ty Montgomery posted his second TD catch in the last three games, a 31-yard TD grab on Green Bay’s opening drive that was the longest reception of his career.
– CB Quinten Rollins registered a 45-yard INT return for a TD in the first quarter, the first Green Bay rookie to score on an interception since S Marques Anderson in 2002 (vs. Detroit, Nov. 10).
– Rollins posted two INTs, becoming the first Green Bay rookie to register two INTs in a game since Casey Hayward (at Houston, Oct. 14, 2012).
– The November 2002 game against Detroit was also the last time the Packers had an offensive player (RB Najeh Davenport) score a TD and a defensive player (Anderson) score a TD in the same game like they did on Sunday,
– DB Micah Hyde also posted an INT in the first quarter, giving Green Bay two first-quarter INTs for the first time since Dec. 23, 2012, vs. Tennessee.
– LB Clay Matthews recorded a team-high 1.5 sacks on Sunday. Dating back to Week 8 of last season, he has registered at least one sack in 10 of the last 14 games.
– CB Damarious Randall opened the game at LCB, the first start of his NFL career.
– K Mason Crosby attempted one field goal (good from 35 yards), bringing his career total for FG attempts to 277. That ties Ryan Longwell (1997-2005) for the most in franchise history.
– The Packers posted three sacks on the afternoon to bring their season total to 20, the most by the team through five games since Green Bay recorded 21 in 2001.
– Green Bay registered a sack in its 40th regular-season consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.
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