Packers notch six takeaways in win over Seahawks

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 11, 2016 – 9:10 pm

PACKERS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT WITH 38-10 VICTORY OVER SEAHAWKS
WR Jordy Nelson– The Packers (7-6) posted their third straight win with a 38-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has now won the last seven meetings between the clubs at Lambeau Field (including playoffs) and eight of the last nine matchups at the stadium.

– Green Bay improved to 20-3 (.870) at home in the month of December under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. That winning percentage ranks No. 1 in the league since 2006. The Packers have a plus-31 turnover differential in those games.

– The Packers posted six takeaways (five INTs, one fumble recovery), their first six-takeaway game since Dec. 26, 2010, vs. the N.Y. Giants. With zero giveaways, Green Bay posted a plus-six turnover differential for the first time since Oct. 27, 1991, at Tampa Bay (eight takeaways, two giveaways).

– With two TDs on Sunday, QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson have connected on 57 TD passes as the duo tied the record (Brett Favre-Antonio Freeman) for the most productive TD combination in franchise history.

– The Packers will go on the road next Sunday to face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field at noon (CST). It will be the first of three straight NFC North games for Green Bay, the first time the Packers have ended the season with three contests against divisional foes since 2006.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,057, the 325th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers threw three TD passes, his eighth straight game with multiple TD passes, the longest current streak in the NFL and the second-longest one of his career (13-game streak in 2011).

– Rodgers’ 66-yard TD pass to WR Davante Adams gives him a TD pass of 65 yards or more in each of the last nine seasons (2008-16). Rodgers joins Drew Brees as the only QBs in the league to do so over that span.

– Rodgers registered a 150.8 passer rating (18 of 23, 246 yards, three TDs, no INTs), his fourth straight game with a 100-plus passer rating and his sixth 100-plus outing in the last eight contests. It marked the fourth game with a 150-plus rating in his career.

– With three TD passes on Sunday, Rodgers now has 32 for the season, his career-high third straight season with 30-plus TD passes. It is the second-longest streak in franchise history (Brett Favre, five straight, 1994-98).

– Sunday marked Rodgers’ 37th career game with three-plus TD passes and zero INTs as he moved past Favre (36) for the fourth most in NFL history.

– Rodgers posted a 158.3 passer rating in the first half (12 of 15, 202 yards, two TDs), the third time in his career that he has posted a perfect passer rating in the first half of a game (at Cleveland in 2009, vs. Detroit in 2010).

– In 16 career starts at Lambeau Field in the month of December, Rodgers has completed 331 of 493 passes (67.1 percent) for 4,396 yards and 39 TDs with five INTs for a 117.3 passer rating. The Packers have won 15 straight games at Lambeau Field in December with Rodgers as the starter.

– WR Jordy Nelsons two TD catches give him 12 for the season, the third time in his career he has had 12-plus TD catches. He joins WR Sterling Sharpe (three times) as the only two players in team history to do so.

– Nelson went over the 7,000-yard mark for his career (7,022), becoming just the fifth player in team history to do so.

– Adams’ 66-yard TD catch on the opening drive was the longest reception of his career. He finished with 104 receiving yards on four catches (26.0 avg.), his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season.

– WR Ty Montgomery scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, the first rushing TD of his career.

– WR Jeff Janis 19-yard TD run was the first rushing TD of his career.

– CB Damarious Randall registered a career-high two interceptions and a career-best 47 return yards on the INTs.

– DE Dean Lowry posted an 11-yard sack of QB Russell Wilson in the second quarter, his second straight game with a sack.

– DT Christian Ringo forced the first fumble of his career and S Kentrell Brice recovered it, the first fumble recovery of his career.

– The Packers intercepted QB Russell Wilson five times (Randall (twice), Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde, Quinten Rollins), the first time in Wilson’s career that he threw more than three INTs in a regular-season game.


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