Matthews moves up to fifth-most sacks in NFL playoff history

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 8, 2017 – 10:30 pm

QB Aaron RodgersPACKERS TOP GIANTS IN NFC WILD CARD GAME
– Green Bay beat the Giants, 38-13, on Sunday in an NFC Wild Card game at Lambeau Field. It marks the third straight season that the Packers have won their opening playoff game, the longest streak by Green Bay since a five-season stretch from 1993-97.

– It marks the sixth time in the last seven seasons (2010-12, 2014-16) that the Packers have advanced to the Divisional round of the playoffs, tied with Seattle for the most in the NFC over that span.

– Sunday’s victory was Green Bay’s 33rd all-time win in the postseason, third most in league history behind Pittsburgh (35) and Dallas (34). It was the Packers’ 10th Wild Card win, the most in league annals.

– The 38 points scored by the Packers were the most in a postseason game since Jan. 15, 2011, at Atlanta (48-21). It ranks No. 5 in team history for most points in a playoff contest, with four of the top five scoring games coming under the direction of Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

– With the victory, McCarthy has led the Packers to nine wins in the postseason, tying Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren for the most in team history.

– Green Bay will go on the road next Sunday to face the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC Divisional Playoff contest at 3:40 p.m. (CST). It will be the second postseason meeting between the teams in the last three years (2014 NFC Divisional) and the eighth meeting all-time in the playoffs.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– QB Aaron Rodgers completed 25 of 40 passes for 362 yards and four TDs for a 125.2 rating. He has now posted a 110-plus rating in six of his 14 career playoff starts, tied for the most in NFL postseason history (Joe Montana, six in 23 starts; Tom Brady, six in 30 starts).

– Rodgers became just the fourth QB in NFL history to throw for 350-plus yards, four-plus TDs and no INTs in a playoff game (Peyton Manning, Kurt Warner, Alex Smith).

– Rodgers tied the single-game franchise playoff record with the four TD passes, and became the first QB in team history to have two four-TD passing games in the postseason (at Arizona, Jan. 10, 2010).

– Rodgers posted his sixth career playoff game with three-plus TD passes, the most in franchise history (Brett Favre, five). He also became the first NFL QB to throw four TD passes against the Giants in a postseason game.

– Rodgers registered his fifth career 300-yard game in the postseason as he further extended his franchise record.

– Rodgers’ 42-yard TD pass to WR Randall Cobb as time expired in the first half was the second-longest TD pass of Rodgers’ career in the postseason, trailing only his 46-yard TD to WR Davante Adams vs. Dallas (Jan. 11, 2015).

– In his last eight games (regular season and playoffs), Rodgers has completed 193 of 281 passes (68.7 percent) for 2,380 yards and 22 TDs with no INTs for a 120.7 rating.

– WR Randall Cobb tied the single-game NFL postseason record with three TD catches. The only other Packer with three TD catches in a playoff game was Sterling Sharpe (at Detroit, Jan. 8, 1994).

– Cobb became the first player in franchise history to register two TD catches of 30-plus yards (42, 30) in a playoff game.

– Cobb finished with 116 yards on five receptions, his second career 100-yard receiving game in the postseason. That ties him for No. 4 in team history behind three players with three (Robert Brooks, Antonio Freeman, Greg Jennings).

– WR Davante Adams led the Packers with eight catches for 125 yards (15.6 avg.) and a TD, the second 100-yard receiving game of his postseason career to move him into a tie for No. 4 in franchise annals.

– Adams’ eight receptions are tied for the fourth most in a game by a Packer in the playoffs (three players with nine).

– LB Clay Matthews registered a sack, giving him 11.0 for his career in the playoffs (No. 1 in team history). He moved into a tie with Charles Haley and LaMarr Woodley for the fifth-most sacks in NFL postseason history.

– LB Julius Peppers posted a sack in the second quarter, giving him at least one sack in each of his three postseasons with the Packers.

– CB Damarious Randall’s 78-yard INT return in the fourth quarter was the second longest in team playoff history, trailing only George Teague’s 101-yard return at Detroit on Jan. 8, 1994.

– K Mason Crosby made his lone FG attempt of the day, a 32-yarder in the third quarter, extending his NFL-record streak of consecutive FGs made in the postseason to 21.

– G T.J. Lang became the first player in franchise history to play in a postseason game in each of his first eight seasons in the league.


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Jordy Nelson climbs the Packers record books

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 24, 2016 – 5:40 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers & WR Jordy NelsonPACKERS WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT WITH 38-25 VICTORY OVER VIKINGS
– The Packers (9-6) posted their fifth straight win with a 38-25 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay finishes the regular season with a 6-2 record at Lambeau Field, the 10th straight season (2007-16) that the Packers have been .500 or better at home.

– The Packers have scored 30-plus points in three straight games, their first time doing so since 2013 (Weeks 15-17).

– Green Bay improved to 21-3 (.875) at home in the month of December under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. That winning percentage ranks tied for No. 1 in the league since 2006 (New England).

– The Packers did not turn the ball over for the third straight game and the fourth time in the last five contests. Green Bay has posted a plus-12 turnover differential over the last three games.

– With two TDs on Saturday, QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson set the franchise record for the most productive TD combination (59) as the duo surpassed Brett Favre/Antonio Freeman (57).

– The Packers will go on the road next Sunday to face the Detroit Lions for the NFC North title. It will be the first time since 1993 that Green Bay has ended the regular season with a game in Detroit.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 77,856, the 326th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 347 yards to bring his season total to 4,128, the sixth 4,000-yard passing season of his career. That sets the franchise record as he surpassed Brett Favre’s mark of five 4,000-yard seasons.

– Rodgers threw four TD passes on Saturday, giving him 36 for the year, his franchise-record fourth season (2011-12, 2014, 2016) with 35-plus TD passes (Favre, three, 1995-97).

– Rodgers now has three games this season with four-plus TD passes and zero INTs, tied for the most in a season franchise history with his own mark set in 2011 and Favre’s total in 1995.

– Rodgers now has five seasons with 4,000-plus passing yards and 30-plus passing TDs, further extending his team mark.

– With 28 completions, Rodgers set the single-season franchise record with 374 on the season, surpassing Favre’s mark of 372 in 2005.

– With 13 rushing yards on Saturday, Rodgers eclipsed the 2,500-yard rushing mark (2,502) for his career. He became just the fourth QB in NFL history to post 35,000-plus passing yards and 2,500-plus rushing yards in his career, joining Fran Tarkenton, John Elway and Donovan McNabb as the only players to accomplish that feat.

– Rodgers has not thrown an interception in the last six games, tying the franchise record (min. 15 att.). He had six-game streaks in 2014 and 2014-15 and QB Bart Starr had a six-game streak in 1964. Rodgers has not thrown an INT in his last 206 attempts, six shy of his career high (212) set in 2014 (second-best mark to Starr’s streak of 294).

– Rodgers has 10 zero-INT games this season (min. 15 att.), the third time in his career with 10-plus zero-INT games (13 in 2014, 12 in 2009). The only other QB in team history to have 10 in a season was Starr (10) in 1964.

– In 17 career starts at Lambeau Field in the month of December, Rodgers has completed 359 of 531 passes (67.6 percent) for 4,743 yards and 43 TDs with five INTs for a 118.7 passer rating. The Packers have won 16 straight games at Lambeau Field in December with Rodgers as the starter.

– WR Jordy Nelsons two TD catches on Saturday gave him 14 for the season, making him the first player in franchise history to register 13-plus TD catches in three different seasons (2011, 2014, 2016). He is the only player in the NFL with three seasons of 13-plus TD receptions since 2011.

– Nelson’s two TD grabs brought his career total to 63 as he moved past WR Donald Driver (61) for sole possession of the No. 3 spot in team annals.

– Nelson had nine catches on Saturday, giving him 491 for his career as he moved past Don Hutson (488) for No. 4 in team history.

– Nelson has 91 catches on the season, his third straight season with 85-plus receptions. He joined WR Sterling Sharpe (1992-94) as the only players in team history to do so.

– Nelson posted his 25th career 100-yard game (154 yards) as he moved past Hutson (24) for sole possession of the No. 3 spot in franchise history.

– WR Davante Adams20-yard TD catch in the first quarter was his 10th of the season, making him and Nelson just the second duo in team history to both record 10-plus TD catches in the same season (Nelson and WR Randall Cobb in 2014).

– LB Nick Perry posted two sacks on Saturday to bring his season total to 10. He became the 11th player in team history (since 1982) to register a double-digit sack total in a season.

– WR Geronimo Allison started as the third WR, the first start of his NFL career.


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Four Packers finish regular season with 50-plus catches

Posted by Duke Bobber on January 4, 2016 – 12:38 am

160103-packers-vikings-4-950PACKERS FALL TO VIKINGS IN REGULAR-SEASON FINALE
– The Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings, 20-13, in the regular-season finale on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

– Green Bay (No. 5 seed) will travel east to take on the Washington Redskins (No. 4 seed) next Sunday at FedExField at 3:40 p.m. (CST) in an NFC Wild Card contest. It will mark just the third postseason meeting between the teams and the first since an NFC Divisional game at Washington in 1972.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,412, the 317th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– WR James Jones finished with a team-high 102 receiving yards on four catches (25.5 avg.), giving him a career-high and team-leading 890 yards for the season. That surpassed his previous best of 817 yards receiving in 2013. Jones had three 100-yard games on the season, a career high.

– Jones finished with 50 catches on the season, his fourth straight season with 50-plus receptions.

– The Packers had four players finish the season with 50-plus catches (WR Randall Cobb-79, TE Richard Rodgers-58, Jones-50, WR Davante Adams-50), the first time a Green Bay team had done that since 2002.

– RB James Starks rushed for 24 yards, giving him a career-high 601 for the season as he surpassed his previous best of 578 yards in 2011.

– Starks (601) and RB Eddie Lacy (758) became the first Green Bay duo to both rush for 600-plus yards in the same season since Eddie Lee Ivery (636) and Jessie Clark (633) in 1985.

– TE Richard Rodgers’ TD catch in the fourth quarter was the 10th of his career. That ties him for the most by a Green Bay TE in his first two seasons since the 1970 merger (Bubba Franks, 10, 2000-01).

– Rodgers finished the season with 58 catches, becoming just the fourth TE in franchise annals to catch 55-plus passes in a season (Jermichael Finley, Paul Coffman, Jackie Harris).

– LB Julius Peppers posted a sack in the second quarter, giving him 10.5 for the season. It was his ninth season with a double-digit sack total, which ties John Randle for No. 4 in NFL history (Bruce Smith, 13; Reggie White, 12; Kevin Greene (10).

– P Tim Masthay finished the season with a net punting average of 40.25 yards, the top mark in franchise history (since 1976) as he surpassed his own record of 38.95 in 2013. He now holds the top five single-season marks in team annals (2010-13, 2015).

– K Mason Crosby forced a fumble on a fourth-quarter kickoff return, the first forced fumble of his career.

– G Josh Sitton started at LT, his first NFL start at that position.


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Packers move into sole possession of first place in NFC North

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 13, 2015 – 8:52 pm

151213-rbs-950PACKERS IMPROVE TO 9-4 WITH 28-7 WIN OVER DALLAS
– The Packers topped the Dallas Cowboys, 28-7, on Sunday at Lambeau Field to improve to 9-4 on the season. The victory moves Green Bay into sole possession of first place in the NFC North, one game ahead of Minnesota (8-5).

– Green Bay improved to 18-3 at Lambeau Field in the month of December under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers have won 14 of their last 15 contests at home in December.

– The Packers rushed for 230 yards on 44 carries (5.2 avg.) on Sunday, their most rushing yards in a regular-season game since Nov. 29, 2004, vs. St. Louis (231 yards on 28 carries).

– Green Bay posted 29 first downs on Sunday, its most since recording 30 vs. Minnesota on Nov. 24, 2013 (OT).

– The Packers posted a 37:48 time of possession on Sunday, a season high and the best since Week 16 last season at Tampa Bay (38:38).

– The Packers registered their eighth zero-giveaway game of the season, tying the single-season franchise record (2009).

– Green Bay limited the Cowboys to a 9.1 conversion rate on third down (1 of 11), the Packers’ best mark posted against an opponent since Dec. 16, 2012, at Chicago (0.0, 0 of 9).

– The game-time temperature of 53 degrees on Sunday was the warmest recorded at Lambeau Field for a December/January game (since 1959). The previous high at Lambeau Field was 45 degrees (vs. Denver, Dec. 28, 2003; vs. Minnesota, Dec. 2, 2012).

– The Packers will travel to Oakland next Sunday to take on the Raiders at 3:05 p.m. CST, Green Bay’s first regular-season visit to Oakland since 2003.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,369, the 316th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers’ surpassed the 3,000-yard passing mark on the season for the seventh time in his career (2008-12, 2014-15), the second most in franchise history (Brett Favre, 16). Rodgers now has 3,175 yards passing this season.

– TE Richard Rodgers’ 3-yard TD catch in the second quarter was his seventh receiving TD of the season. He has five TD receptions in the last six games.

– RB James Starks posted 103 yards from scrimmage (71 rushing, 32 receiving) on Sunday, giving him a career-high 884 yards from scrimmage for the season as he surpassed his previous high of 794 yards in 2011.

– Starks posted a rushing TD and a receiving TD on Sunday, giving him a career-high five total TDs on the season.

– RB Eddie Lacy recorded a season-high 124 rushing yards on 24 carries (5.2 avg.), his third 100-yard rushing game in the last four contests.

– WR Randall Cobb finished with eight receptions for 81 yards (10.1 avg.), extending his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a catch to 53 (No. 5 in franchise history).

– CB Sam Shields recorded an interception on Sunday, giving him one in all three regular-season games he has played in his career vs. Dallas.

– For the second straight game, P Tim Masthay punted six times and posted a net average of 44.0-plus yards. Masthay registered a 44.7-yard net average on Sunday vs. Dallas.


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Rodgers fastest QB in NFL history to 250 TDs

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 27, 2015 – 12:57 am

151126-rodgers-950PACKERS FALL TO BEARS IN THANKSGIVING TILT
– The Packers lost to the Chicago Bears, 17-13, on Thursday night at Lambeau Field. Green Bay is now 7-4 on the season.

– Green Bay rushed for a season-high 177 yards, the team’s highest output since a 179-yard effort on the ground last season in Week 14 vs. Atlanta.

– The Packers will travel to Detroit next Thursday to take on the Lions in a prime-time contest, Green Bay’s fourth straight NFC North game. It will mark the first time Green Bay has played back-to-back Thursday games since Weeks 12-13 in 2007 (at Detroit, at Dallas).

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,488, the 315th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers’ 25-yard TD pass in the first quarter was the 250th of his career. He set an NFL record for the fewest games needed (121) to reach the 250-TD mark, surpassing the previous record held by Dan Marino (128 games).

– RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 105 yards on 17 carries (6.2 avg.), giving him back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the first time in his career.

– Lacy posted a 25-yard TD catch in the first quarter, giving him a TD in all six career games vs. Chicago. He is tied with Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (six games vs. Philadelphia) for the longest current TD streak in the league against one opponent to start a career.

– Lacy’s 29-yard run on the opening drive of the game was his longest of the season.

– WR Jeff Janis recorded a 64-yard kickoff return in the second quarter, his second straight game with a kickoff return of 60-plus yards (70-yarder at Minnesota in Week 11). He became the first Packer to post a kickoff return of 60-plus yards in back-to-back games since WR Robert Brooks in 1993 (Oct. 3-Oct. 10).

– WR Randall Cobb posted six receptions for 74 yards (12.3 avg.), giving him a catch in 51 consecutive regular-season games. That moves him past Don Hutson (1941-45) and Paul Coffman (1979-82) and into a tie with Greg Jennings (2009-12) for the fifth-longest streak in franchise history.

– RB James Starks caught four passes on the evening, giving him a career-high 30 receptions for the season. His previous high was 29 grabs in 2011.

– C JC Tretter started the first game of his NFL career.

– CB Quinten Rollins posted the first sack of his pro career when he brought down QB Jay Cutler for an 11-yard loss in the third quarter.

– P Tim Masthay placed two punts inside the 20-yard line, his career-high fourth straight game with two or more punts inside the 20.


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Packers-Lions postgame notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 15, 2015 – 6:11 pm

PACKERS FALL TO LIONS AT LAMBEAU FIELD

– The Packers lost to the Detroit Lions, 18-16, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, a defeat that snapped Green Bay’s six-game winning streak in NFC North games and 12-game regular-season winning streak at Lambeau Field. The Packers are now 6-3 on the season.

– Green Bay posted its sixth zero-turnover game of the season. That is tied for No. 3 in franchise history (since 1933), matching the mark posted in 2004 and trailing only the totals in 2009 (eight) and 2014 (seven).

– The Packers will travel to Minnesota next Sunday to take on the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium at 3:25 p.m. CST, the second in a stretch of four consecutive NFC North games for Green Bay.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,526, a regular-season home record for the Packers (previous high: 78,434 vs. San Diego, Oct. 18, 2015). It was the 314th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers tied a single-game franchise record with 61 passing attempts on Sunday afternoon, matching the mark set by Brett Favre vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14, 1996.

– Rodgers’ 35 completions were a single-game career high, topping his previous best of 34 (at Chicago in 2010, vs. Washington in 2013). It is tied for the second most in a game in team annals behind only Favre’s 36 completions at Chicago on Dec. 5, 1993.

– Rodgers threw for 333 yards, giving him back-to-back 300-yard games for the first time since Weeks 13-14 last season.

– Rodgers did not throw an interception on Sunday, giving him 20 zero-INT games in his last 25 regular-season contests.

– WR Davante Adams caught a career-high 10 passes for 79 yards, eclipsing his previous best of seven receptions (at New Orleans in 2014, at Carolina in 2015).

– WR Jared Abbrederis caught a 15-yard pass from Rodgers in the second quarter, the first reception of his NFL career.  Abbrederis finished with four receptions for 57 yards (14.3 avg.).

– TE Justin Perillo registered a career-high five catches for a career-best 58 yards (11.6 avg.), including the first TD grab of his career, an 11-yard catch with 32 seconds remaining in the game.

– TE Richard Rodgers caught a 4-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, giving him a TD grab in back-to-back games for the second time in his career (Weeks 12-13 last season). He has three TD catches in the last two games.

– Rodgers now has seven TD catches in his career, the second most by a Green Bay TE in his first two seasons since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind only Bubba Franks (10, 2000-01).

– RB James Starks matched his career high with six receptions for 54 yards (9.0 avg.), tying his total vs. Tampa Bay in 2011 and at Carolina this season in Week 9,

– S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix posted his second INT of the season when he picked off Lions QB Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter.

– CB Damarious Randall became the first Packer to recover a Green Bay onside kick attempt since LB Jamari Lattimore did so vs. Chicago on Nov. 4, 2013.


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McCarthy wins 100th career regular-season game

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 18, 2015 – 9:47 pm

151018-postgame-300PACKERS BEAT CHARGERS TO HEAD INTO THE BYE AT 6-0
– The Packers topped the San Diego Chargers, 27-20, on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field to improve to 6-0 on the season. It marks Green Bay’s second 6-0 start (also 2011) in the last 50 seasons (1966-2015).

– Including playoffs, the Packers have now won 13 consecutive games at Lambeau Field, which matches the longest home winning streak under Head Coach Mike McCarthy (13 from 2010-11).

– The Packers have won eight straight games overall in the regular season and 13 of their last 14.

– Green Bay is off to a 4-0 start at Lambeau Field for the second consecutive season.

– McCarthy won his 100th career regular-season game, reaching that mark in just 150 contests (100-49-1), the fastest among current NFL head coaches (Andy Reid, 164 games).

– The Packers led 14-3 at the end of the first quarter today. Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has outscored its opponents,  148-27, in the first quarter at Lambeau Field, and has held double-digit leads in nine of 12 games. Green Bay has held its opponents scoreless in eight of 12 contests.

– Green Bay has scored in the first quarter in 22 straight regular-season games, extending its NFL-record streak.

– The Packers improved to 10-1 all-time against the Chargers and have won seven straight against San Diego.

– The Packers will have their bye in Week 7 before returning to action in Week 8 with a prime-time matchup at Denver on Sunday, Nov. 1. Under McCarthy, Green Bay is 8-1 (.889) in the game following the bye.

 

OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,434, a regular-season home record for the Packers (previous high: 78,433 vs. Seattle, Sept. 20, 2015). It was the 313th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers went over the 30,000-yard passing mark for his career on Sunday afternoon. He reached that mark on his 3,652nd attempt, the fewest attempts needed in NFL history as he bested the previous record held by QB Johnny Unitas (3,695 attempts).

– Rodgers’ 241 TD passes at the time of hitting the 30,000-yard mark is also an NFL record.

– RB James Starks’ 65-yard TD run in the first quarter was the longest run of his career and the longest TD run by a Packer since RB DeShawn Wynn’s 73-yard TD vs. Detroit on Dec. 28, 2008.

– Starks also caught a 5-yard TD pass in the first quarter, giving him the first two-TD game of his career.

– Starks became the first Packer to post a 50-yard TD run and a TD reception in the first quarter of a game since RB Dorsey Levens did so at Indianapolis on Nov. 16, 1997.

– Starks became the first Green Bay player to rush for 100-plus yards on 10 or fewer carries since RB Brandon Jackson at Washington on Oct. 10, 2010 (115 yards on 10 carries). Starks’ average of 11.2 yards per carry is the highest in a game by an NFL back this season (min. 10 attempts).

– WR James Jones caught an 8-yard TD pass in the third quarter, giving him a TD catch in all four home games this season.

– TE Justin Perillo recorded the first reception of his career with a 21-yard grab in the second quarter.

– S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix registered the first forced fumble of his career on a second-quarter run by RB Melvin Gordon, and LB Clay Matthews’ recovery of the fumble was his first since Nov. 15, 2009, vs. Dallas.

– LB Julius Peppers registered a sack, giving him at least one sack in five of six games this season. Dating back to last season (including playoffs), Peppers has 10 sacks in the last 10 games.

– K Mason Crosby’s 23-yard FG in the second quarter was the 278th attempt of his career, the most in franchise history (Ryan Longwell, 277).

– The Packers posted three sacks on the afternoon to bring their season total to 23, the most by the team through six games since Green Bay recorded the same number in 2001. The Packers have posted three-plus sacks in each of the last four games.

– Green Bay registered a sack in its 42nd regular-season consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.


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Lambeau Field win streak at 12

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 11, 2015 – 5:39 pm

151011-packers-rams-950PACKERS 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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Randall Cobb’s 16 TD catches since 2014 tied for No. 1 in NFL

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 29, 2015 – 1:22 am

150928-packers-chiefs-biever-final-300PACKERS 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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Crosby surpasses Longwell as franchise career scoring leader

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 21, 2015 – 1:13 am

150921-elliott-300PACKERS IMPROVE TO 2-0 WITH 27-17 WIN OVER SEATTLE
– The Packers topped the Seattle Seahawks, 27-17, on Sunday night at Lambeau Field to improve to 2-0 on the season. It marks Green Bay’s first 2-0 start since 2011.

– Including playoffs, the Packers have now won 10 consecutive games at Lambeau Field.

– With the victory, Green Bay is now 8-2 in home openers under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, including wins in eight of the last nine.

– Including playoffs, the Packers have won their last six games against Seattle at Lambeau Field.

– The Packers have won 10 of their last 13 games played on Sunday night and improved to 23-7 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .767 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history.

– The Packers will stay home in Week 3 for another prime-time contest at Lambeau Field as they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

 

150921-crosby-300OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,433, a regular-season home record for the Packers (previous high: 78,431 vs. New England, Nov. 30, 2014). It was the 310th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– With his 13 points on the evening giving him 1,057 for his career, K Mason Crosby surpassed K Ryan Longwell (1,054) for the franchise career scoring record.

– With 33 passing attempts and two TDs with zero interceptions, QB Aaron Rodgers has now thrown 451 passes and 38 TD passes during the regular season at Lambeau Field without an interception.

– Rodgers finished with a 116.9 passer rating on Sunday night, bringing his streak of home games with a 100-plus passer rating (min. five attempts) to 13.

– WR Randall Cobb (116 yards on eight catches) registered the 11th 100-yard receiving game of his career.

– RB James Starks’ 95 rushing yards on 20 attempts (4.8 avg.) was his best rushing total since his 132-yard effort vs. Washington in Week 2 in 2013.

– WR James Jones’ 29-yard TD catch in the first quarter gives him three TD catches in the first two games this season.

– WR Ty Montgomery posted the first receptions of his career, finishing with four grabs for 37 yards (9.3 avg.).

– LB Jayrone Elliott recorded the first interception of his career with his fourth-quarter pick of QB Russell Wilson.

– Dating back to last season, LB Julius Peppers (one sack tonight) has seven sacks in the last six games (including playoffs).

– Green Bay registered a sack in its 38th regular-season consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.


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