Packers have allowed 171 rushing yards through 4 games

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 10, 2016 – 12:01 am

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– The Packers topped the Giants, 23-16, on Sunday night at Lambeau Field to improve to 3-1 on the season. Green Bay has won eight of its last nine Sunday night games played at home.

– The Packers allowed 43 yards rushing on 15 carries (2.9 avg.), bringing their four-game total to 171 rushing yards allowed on 86 attempts (1.99 avg.). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the second-fewest rushing yards allowed by a team through four games since the NFL began compiling individual stats in 1933, trailing only San Francisco’s mark of 157 yards allowed on 74 carries (2.12 avg.) in the first four games in 1995.

– Green Bay has won 11 consecutive home games during the month of October, the second-longest home winning streak in October in team history behind only a 16-game streak from 1928-32.

– The Packers improved to 9-2 under Head Coach Mike McCarthy in the game immediately following the bye. Green Bay has won 16 of its last 21 in the game right after the bye.

– Green Bay led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Packers have outscored their opponents, 179-19, in the first quarter in the last 17 regular-season games at Lambeau Field.

– The Packers posted season bests for total yards (406), rushing yards (147), first downs (23), sacks allowed (zero) and time of possession (36:38).

– Green Bay will stay at home next week to take on another NFC East foe when the Dallas Cowboys visit Lambeau Field for a 3:25 p.m. contest. Including playoffs, this marks the fourth straight season that the teams have met (2013-16).

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,401, the 320th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers2-yard TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson in the first quarter was the 50th between the duo in the regular season, the second most in team history behind only QB Brett Favre and WR Antonio Freeman (57 TD passes).

– Nelson has had at least one TD reception in each of the first four games this season, becoming the first Packer to do so since WR Bill Schroeder in 2001. Nelson’s five TD catches in the first four games are tied for the fourth most in franchise history, trailing only Don Hutson (seven in 1942, six in 1945) and Bob Mann (six in 1951).

– RB Eddie Lacys 31-yard run in the second quarter was his longest rush of the season. Lacy’s 77 rushing yards in the first half were the second most in his career in a first half behind only his 84 yards at Tampa Bay on Dec. 21, 2014.

– WR Randall Cobb posted season highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (108), with six of the catches going for first downs. It was the 12th 100-yard receiving game of his career.

– LB Clay Matthews went over the 70-sack mark for his career, with his third-quarter sack of QB Eli Manning giving him 70.5 sacks as a pro. That is No. 2 in team history behind only DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (74.5). Matthews has posted a sack in all three games he has played in this season.

– LB Nick Perrys third-quarter sack gave him a team-high 4.5 for the season, a career best (previous high of four in 2013). Perry has registered a half-sack or more in four straight games, the longest streak of his career.

– DB Micah Hyde posted a 6-yard sack of WR Odell Beckham in the third quarter, giving Hyde a sack in all four of his seasons (2013-16). He is the only defensive back in team history (since 1982) to register a sack in each of his first four seasons in the NFL.

– LB Kyler Fackrells forced fumble in the second quarter on a sack of Manning was the first of his career. Fackrell has posted a sack in back-to-back games.

– DT Kenny Clarks recovery of the fumble by Manning on Fackrell’s sack was the first of Clark’s career.


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Damarious Randall ruled out; Packers-Giants inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 9, 2016 – 5:59 pm

161005-inactives-giants-950The following players will not play in Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants:

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6 QB Joe Callahan
23 CB Damarious Randall
37 CB Sam Shields
68 T Kyle Murphy
89 TE Jared Cook
96 DT Brian Price
99 DT Christian Ringo

Starting lineup changes: #24 Quinten Rollins will start at cornerback for Randall. #36 LaDarius Gunter will start at cornerback for Shields. #82 Richard Rodgers will start at tight end for Cook.

New York Giants
8 QB Josh Johnson
23 RB Rashad Jennings
27 S Darian Thompson
29 S Nat Berhe
73 T Marshall Newhouse
84 TE Larry Donnell
99 DT Robert Thomas


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Packers name captains for Sunday night’s tilt with Giants

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 9, 2016 – 2:30 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be WR Jordy Nelson (offense), S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (defense) and WR Jeff Janis (special teams).


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Packers fall to 5-5 with 27-13 loss

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 6:10 pm

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ–The Packers’ losing streak reached three games with a 27-13 loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, but the Packers lost no ground in the NFC North title race, thanks to Detroit’s loss in Pittsburgh.

The Packers cut the Giants’ lead to seven points, 20-13, when Eddie Lacy capped an 83-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. The big play in the drive was a 52-yard pass completion from Scott Tolzien to Jarrett Boykin.

After the Packers defense pitched a three-and-out at the Giants offense, the Packers had the ball at their 30-yard line and with momentum on their side. That momentum quickly switched sides, however, when Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who’s had big games against the Packers in recent years, intercepted a Tolzien pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown that gave the Giants a 14-point lead with 10:55 to play in the game. Pierre-Paul’s play would be the game-clincher for the Giants.

Green Bay’s record falls to 5-5, a game behind Detroit and Chicago, each 6-4. Chicago defeated visiting Baltimore in overtime.

Tolzien, in his first pro start, completed 24 of 34 passes for 339 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. Eli Manning threw for 279 yards, one touchdown and one interception.


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Giants increase lead to 20-6 after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 5:27 pm

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ–The Packers were down by 14 points, 20-6, heading into the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Scott Tolzien’s 29-yard pass to Jordy Nelson on the Packers’ first drive of the second half put the Packers across midfield, but two plays later Tolzien was intercepted by linebacker Jon Beason and the Giants were in business at the 50-yard line.

Immediately, Eli Manning connected with Hakeem Nicks on a 35-yard pass. The drive stalled, however, and the Giants had to settle for a 28-yard field goal that gave them a 13-6 lead with 10:06 to play in the third quarter.

Mike McCarthy, in another bold special teams move, ordered a fake punt on fourth-and-seven at the Giants 43-yard line. The Packers came up a yard shy of the first down at the Giants 37-yard line with 6:32 to play in the third quarter.

Manning found Victor Cruz down the right sideline for 25 yards to the Packers 32-yard line. Micah Hyde was in coverage. Two plays later, Manning hit Cruz over the middle for 14 yards to the 16.

On third-and-five, Manning pitched a strike to Brandon Myers for a first down at the 3-yard line. Two plays later, Brandon Jacobs scored from a yard out.


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Ask Vic Halftime: Lions loss to Steelers huge for Packers

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 4:43 pm

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Sean from Saint Paul, MN

I’m looking for hope. Not seeing much. I’m glad Detroit lost.

The Lions’ loss in Pittsburgh is huge for the Packers. It’s as good as a win by the Packers. In my mind, whether the Packers win or lose to the Giants, the Packers will have to win in Detroit. I’m not suggesting in any way shape or form that this game isn’t important, but the Steelers’ win over the Lions could turn out to be the game of the year for the Packers. It might be this team’s DeSean Jackson punt return.

Joey from Rhinelander, WI

Players, not plays, right? OK, then why are the players always leaving the middle of the field wide open on defense?

Apparently because they can’t stop leaving the middle of the field open. The Packers are not scheming to leave the middle of the field open, if that’s what you’re asking.

Simon from Virum, Denmark

Is it just me or has the defense changed since the game vs. Ravens?

The Ravens began the day with the league’s No. 29 offense. Did we overrate the Ravens?

Justin from Newark, DE

Vic, the defense is frustrating me.

Justin, my inbox is a place of overwelming frustration. I appreciate the frustration but I was getting it before the Giants had even scored. Shouldn’t we be a little more resilient? They’ve only allowed 10 points.

Pat from Altoona, WI

How about them Steelers?

Did I mention that the Lions lost?

Jason from Wausau, WI

You won’t post this, but I’m going to vent anyway. Third play of the game and the Packers are penalized for too many men on the field. That is all on the coaches. Unacceptable.

I agree, but you were wrong about me not posting your comment. I’m a good marketing copywriter.

Hunter from Neillsville, WI

Why don’t the Packers blitz Clay Matthews more often?

I think you’ll see more of that, but blitzing is a product of down and distance and the belief that you can get home with it. Remember, the other guys have a game plan, too.

Mohammed from Bayonne, NJ

Do you think Mike McCarthy should let Tolzien run some more passing plays? He seems like he has a hot hand.

I think he should let him warm to the occasion. This is his first pro start. Let him get a feel for it. I’m counting on the running game and the defense to buy him some time. We’ve got a long way to go, folks. Hang in there.


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Crosby’s 57-yarder cuts deficit to 10-6 at half

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 17, 2013 – 4:43 pm

131117-in-game-updates-2b-300EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — K Mason Crosby ended the first half with a 57-yard FG to pull the Packers within 10-6 at intermission.

The Packers took over on their own 37-yard line with 43 seconds left in the half. Passes of 9 yards to WR Jarrett Boykin and 15 yards to WR Jordy Nelson, followed by a spike with 5 seconds left, set up the kick for Crosby.

It’s the longest outdoor field goal in club history and the second longest overall, one yard shy of Crosby’s 58-yarder at the Metrodome in 2011.

The Giants began the quarter by getting a 40-yard field goal from Josh Brown to make it 10-0. A 30-yard pass to WR Victor Cruz on third-and-7 got the drive going. New York then converted a fourth-and-inches at the Green Bay 36 on a run by RB Brandon Jacobs. On the next series, the Giants faced fourth-and-short again, but elected to kick.

The Packers answered with a field goal of their own. QB Scott Tolzien hit passes of 25 yards to Nelson and 45 yards to WR James Jones to get the ball in the red zone, but the drive stalled there. Crosby kicked a 24-yard FG.

That red-zone failure made the Packers just 1-of-7 in scoring TDs in the red zone since QB Aaron Rodgers’ injury.

The Packers defense thwarted the Giants next drive after a 74-yard march. Another fourth-and-short conversion by Jacobs got New York into scoring range. But on third-and-11 from the 15, CB Tramon Williams made a diving interception of a pass that was thrown behind WR Louis Murphy Jr., and the Packers remained within seven points.


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Packers trail, 7-0, following one quarter at MetLife

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 17, 2013 – 3:58 pm

131117-in-game-updates-1-300EAST RUTERFORD, NJ–The Packers trailed the Giants, 7-0, following a quarter of action at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

The Giants took a 7-0 lead on a 26-yard pass from Eli Manning to Rueben Randall with 5:34 to play in the first quarter. It capped a five-play, 42-yard drive. One of the big plays in the drive was a third-and-five run by Andre Brown that gained 10 yards and a first down at the Packers 27-yard line. Micah Hyde was in coverage on the Manning-to-Randall touchdown play.

On the Giants’ next possession, Manning completed a 30-yard pass to Victor Cruz to move the Giants to the Packers 45-yard line. The Giants faced a fourth-and-inches at the Packers 36 and Brandon Jacobs burst through a big hole over left guard for a first down at the 31. That’s where the ball was when the quarter ended.

Packers fans got good news shortly after kickoff: Pittsburgh rallied to beat the Lions, who are now 6-4. With a win, the Packers would move into a first-place tie.


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Sam Shields, Don Barclay not playing: Packers-Giants inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 17, 2013 – 1:55 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for this afternoon’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

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12 QB Aaron Rodgers
13 WR Chris Harper
29 CB Casey Hayward
37 CB Sam Shields
53 LB Nick Perry
55 LB Andy Mulumba
67 T/G Don Barclay

16 QB Scott Tolzien will start for Rodgers; 31 CB Davon House will start for Shields; 96 LB Mike Neal will start for Perry; 74 T Marshall Newhouse will start for Barclay.

New York Giants
9 QB Ryan Nassib
23 CB Corey Webster
44 RB Peyton Hillis
59 LB Allen Bradford
61 C Dallas Reynolds
78 DT Markus Kuhn
81 TE Adrien Robinson

38 CB Trumaine McBride will start for Webster.


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Packers and Giants set to square off at Metlife Stadium for the third straight season

Posted by packers.com on November 17, 2013 – 12:25 pm

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– Green Bay (5-4) heads east in Week 11 after back-to-back home games to face the N.Y. Giants (3-6), the third straight season that the teams have squared off at MetLife Stadium.

– Today’s game was originally scheduled to be a prime-time matchup, but was shifted to a late-afternoon time slot through the league’s flexible scheduling.

– The Packers will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak after falling to 5-4 on the season with a loss to Philadelphia at Lambeau Field last Sunday. Green Bay is tied for second in the NFC North with Chicago (5-4), one game behind first-place Detroit (6-3).

– The last time the Packers played a team outside of their division on the road in three-plus consecutive seasons was when they visited the Philadelphia Eagles each season from 2004-06.

– This will be the fourth straight season that the Packers and Giants have faced off in the regular season, the first time that has happened in the series since 1980-83.

– It is also the fourth straight year that the Packers have played at MetLife Stadium, with games against the Giants in 2011 and 2012 and a Week 8 meeting with the N.Y. Jets in 2010, the stadium’s first season.

– This marks the fourth straight season (2010-13) that the Packers have had a record above .500 through nine games.

– Green Bay has won two straight road games entering today’s contest, with victories at Baltimore in Week 6 and Minnesota in Week 8. Including playoffs, the Packers have won 16 of their last 24 road games (.667).

– Two of the most venerable franchises in professional football history, the Packers and Giants have combined for 21 championships. Green Bay ranks No. 1 among all franchises with 13 titles, while the Giants check in at No. 3 with eight championships behind Chicago (nine).

– The Packers and Giants have squared off in five NFL championship games, with Green Bay winning four of those contests. New York won the 1938 title at the Polo Grounds in New York, but the Packers defeated the Giants in the championship game in 1939, 1944, 1961 and 1962.

– Green Bay holds a 31-25-2 edge in the all-time series, which includes a 4-3 postseason record. The teams first met in 1928 in New York.

– This will be the second straight week that the Packers have faced an NFC East team, with Green Bay hosting Philadelphia last Sunday. The Packers played Washington at Lambeau Field in Week 2 and will travel to Dallas in Week 15.

– The Packers enter today’s contest with a 33-10 record in their last 43 regular-season games, a .767 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (34-9, .791).

 

WEARING THE STRIPES

– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Terry McAulay (77), umpire Scott Dawson (70), head linesman Greg Bradley (98), line judge Mark Steinkerchner (84), field judge Terry Brown (43), side judge James Coleman (95) and back judge Lee Dyer (27).


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