What to watch for in Sunday’s Wild Card game

Posted by packers.com on January 5, 2014 – 1:40 pm

– Green Bay has an all-time postseason record of 14-4 (.778) at Lambeau Field.

– The Packers have averaged 30.3 points per game in 10 playoff contests under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, which ranks No. 4 in the NFL over that span. That includes the three highest point totals in franchise postseason history (48 at Atlanta, Jan. 15, 2011; 45 at Arizona, Jan. 10, 2010; 42 vs. Seattle. Jan. 12, 2008).

– The Packers have scored 83 second-half points in their last four games, No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only Philadelphia (92).

– Green Bay has rushed for 110-plus yards in each of its last four games, averaging 143.3 yards on the ground over that span.

– The Packers have posted 12 takeaways in its last five games, which is tied for No. 3 in the NFL over that span.

– Green Bay has recorded two or more takeaways in each of its last five games, its longest single-season streak since a nine-game stretch in 2002.

– QB Aaron Rodgers ranks No. 3 in NFL postseason history (min. 150 attempts) with a 103.6 passer rating, No. 5 with a 66.1 completion percentage and No. 3 with a 1.71 interception percentage (292/5).

– In five career starts vs. San Francisco (including playoffs), Rodgers has completed 130 of 195 passes (66.7 percent) for 1,535 yards and 12 TDs with three INTs for a 104.5 passer rating.

– Rodgers has three career 300-yard passing games in the playoffs, which is tied with Brett Favre for No. 1 in team history. Rodgers has posted a 110-plus passer rating in four of his eight career postseason starts.

– FB John Kuhn has scored a touchdown in each of the last four postseasons (2009-12), the only player in the NFL to accomplish that feat over that span. He is one of three players in franchise history to score a TD in four or more consecutive postseasons (RB Dorsey Levens, five, 1994-98; WR Antonio Freeman, four, 1995-98).

– K Mason Crosby needs five points to surpass K Chris Jacke (73) for No. 1 on the franchise’s all-time playoff scoring list. Crosby has scored in 10 straight playoff games (2007-12), which is tied for the longest scoring streak in team postseason history (Chris Jacke, Ryan Longwell).

– Crosby has made seven consecutive FGs in the playoffs dating back to the 2010 postseason, which is the longest streak in team history.

– CB Sam Shields has posted an interception in each of his last two playoff games. He is tied with four other players for No. 1 on the team’s career playoff list with four interceptions.


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What to watch for: Hawk, Lacy nearing franchise records

Posted by packers.com on December 22, 2013 – 1:25 pm

– Green Bay’s 5,561 yards this season (No. 4 in the NFL) are the second most by the team through 14 games in franchise history, trailing only the 5,569 yards posted in the first 14 games in 2011.

– The Packers have posted at least 300 yards of offense in 16 of their last 17 regular-season games.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 14 games this season and is tied for No. 2 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season franchise record set in 1995 (11).

– The Packers have posted eight takeaways in their last three games, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL behind Atlanta and Kansas City (11 each).

– Green Bay’s defense has recorded 15 sacks over the last five games, which is tied for No. 4 in the NFL over that span.

– The Packers have averaged 4.38 penalties per game since Week 8, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL over that span.

– Green Bay has allowed 10 second-half points over its last two games, tied for No. 2 in the NFL behind only Seattle (three points allowed).

– RB Eddie Lacy needs 78 rushing yards to set the franchise record for the most by a rookie in a season (John Brockington, 1,105 in 1971). Lacy has rushed for 977 yards over the last 10 games, which ranks No. 1 in the league over that span.

– WR Jordy Nelson needs 93 receiving yards for his second career 1,200-yard receiving season (1,263 in 2011). He would join Sterling Sharpe, Antonio Freeman, James Lofton, Greg Jennings and Donald Driver as the only players in team history to post two or more 1,200-yard receiving seasons.

– Nelson is tied for No. 2 in the NFL this season with 15 catches of 25-plus yards. That is one shy of the top mark by a Packer since 1994 (Nelson, 16 in 2011; Greg Jennings, 16 in 2010).

– Over the last two weeks, TE Andrew Quarless ranks No. 2 among NFL tight ends with 132 receiving yards and tied for No. 2 with 12 receptions. He is also tied for No. 1 with several TEs with two TD catches over that span.

– With 1,010 career tackles, LB A.J. Hawk needs five tackles to move past LB Nick Barnett (1,014) for No. 2 on the franchise’s all-time tackle list (since 1975) and 11 more to move past No. 1 John Anderson (1,020).

– LB Clay Matthews needs one sack to hit the 50-sack mark for his career. He is looking to become the fifth player in team annals (since 1982) to register 50 sacks in a Green Bay uniform (DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, DE Reggie White, LB Tim Harris, DE/LB Aaron Kampman).

– DE/LB Mike Neal has posted a sack in four of the last five games. He has registered a career-high 5.0 sacks on the season.

– K Mason Crosby has made at least one field goal in 13 consecutive games, the longest streak of his career and the third longest in franchise history behind only Ryan Longwell’s streaks of 15 games in 2004-05 and 14 games in 1997-98.

– Crosby has made a career-high five FGs this season from 50-plus yards (tied for No. 4 in the NFL). That is also the second most in a season in franchise history behind only Chris Jacke’s six 50-yarders in 1993.

– P Tim Masthay needs to place one punt inside the 20 for the 100th of his career. He ranks No. 2 in team history (since 1976) in the category behind only Craig Hentrich (104, 1994-97).

– With 280 punt return yards on the season, CB Micah Hyde needs 27 more to set the franchise record for the most punt return yards by a rookie in a season (Veryl Switzer, 306 in 1954).


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What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Cowboys game

Posted by packers.com on December 15, 2013 – 1:25 pm

– Green Bay’s 5,128 yards this season (394.5 per game, No. 5 in the NFL) are the second most by the team through 13 games in franchise history, trailing only the 5,254 yards posted in the first 13 games in 2011.

– The Packers have posted at least 300 yards of total offense in 15 of their last 16 regular-season games.

– Green Bay has a record of 19-9 (.679) in indoor games since 2006 (including playoffs). That ranks No. 2 in the NFL among teams with 10 or more road/neutral indoor games over that span behind only the N.Y. Jets (8-2, .800).

– Starting with their victory at Atlanta in a 2010 NFC Divisional playoff contest, the Packers have won nine of their last 12 games played indoors.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 13 games this season and is tied for No. 2 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season team record set in 1995 (11).

– The Packers are tied for No. 4 in the NFL with 59 plays of 20-plus yards this season.

– Green Bay needs 10 points outside of the red zone for its seventh straight 100-point season as far as scoring outside of the red zone. The Packers and Cowboys are tied for the NFL lead with six consecutive 100-point seasons (2007-12).

– Green Bay’s defense has recorded 15 sacks over the last five games, which is tied for No. 3 in the NFL over that span.

– The Packers have posted six takeaways in their last two games, which is tied for No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only Tampa Bay (seven).

– Green Bay has allowed its opponents to score TDs on nine of its last 23 red-zone trips, a 39.1 conversion percentage that ranks No. 5 in the league since Week 9.

– The Packers have committed 4.0 penalties per game since Week 8, which is tied with New England for the best mark in the NFL over that span.

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 836 yards over the last nine games, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL over that span.

– Lacy needs 113 rushing yards to become the second rookie in franchise history (John Brockington, 1,105 in 1971) to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark.

– WR Jordy Nelson needs two receptions to set a new career high for catches in a season (68 in 2011).

– Nelson needs 54 receiving yards to reach the 1,100-yard mark in a season for the second time in his career (1,263 in 2011). He would become the seventh player in team history to register 1,100 or more receiving yards in two or more seasons (Sterling Sharpe, James Lofton, Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, Antonio Freeman, Billy Howton)

– Nelson is tied for the NFL lead with 15 catches of 25-plus yards this season. That is one shy of the top mark by a Packer since 1994 (Nelson, 16 in 2011; Greg Jennings, 16 in 2010).

– LB Clay Matthews needs 1.5 sacks to hit the 50-sack mark for his career. He is looking to become the fifth player in team annals (since 1982) to register 50 career sacks in a Green Bay uniform (DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, DE Reggie White, LB Tim Harris, DE/LB Aaron Kampman).

– K Mason Crosby has made at least one FG in 12 consecutive games, which ties his career long (2007) and is tied for No. 3 in franchise history behind only Ryan Longwell’s streaks of 15 games (2004-05) and 14 games (1997-98).

– P Tim Masthay has placed 13 punts inside the 20-yard line in the last six games, which is tied for No. 3 in the league over that span. Masthay’s net punting average of 41.1 yards over the last five games ranks No. 8 in the league over that span.

– CB Micah Hyde has posted 254 yards on punt returns this season, 38 yards shy of moving into the top three in franchise history for the most punt return yards in a season by a rookie. Veryl Switzer holds the franchise record with 306 yards in 1954, with Randall Cobb (295 in 2011) and Antonio Freeman (292 in 1995) rounding out the top three.


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What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Falcons game

Posted by packers.com on December 8, 2013 – 10:00 am

– Green Bay’s 4,794 yards this season (No. 5 in the NFL) are the second most by the team through 12 games in franchise history, trailing only the 4,863 yards posted in the first 12 games in 2011.

– The Packers have posted at least 350 yards of offense in 13 of their last 15 regular-season games.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 12 games this season and is tied for No. 1 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season team record set in 1995 (11).

– The Packers rank No. 4 in the NFL with 57 plays of 20-plus yards this season.

– Green Bay needs 10 points outside of the red zone for its seventh straight 100-point season as far as scoring outside of the red zone. The Packers and Dallas are tied for the NFL lead with six consecutive 100-point seasons (2007-12).

– Green Bay’s defense has recorded 14 sacks over the last four games, which is tied for No. 2 in the NFL over that span.

– The Packers have posted seven takeaways in their last four games, which is tied for No. 6 in the NFL over that span.

– Green Bay ranks No. 7 in the NFL this season in penalties with 67 through 12 games, including just 26 penalties over the last six contests.

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 771 yards over the last eight games, which ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span.

– Lacy needs one rushing TD to set the single-season franchise mark for the most rushing TDs by a rookie. He has six on the season, which is tied with Samkon Gado (2005) for the team record.

– WR Jordy Nelson needs 39 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

– Nelson needs six receptions to set a new career high for his most catches in a season (68 in 2011).

– Nelson is tied for the NFL lead with 14 catches of 25-plus yards this season. That is two shy of the top mark by a Packer since 1994 (Nelson, 16 in 2011; Greg Jennings, 16 in 2010).

– LB A.J. Hawk is two tackles shy of the 1,000-tackle mark for his career, which would make him just the fourth player in franchise history (since 1975) to reach that total (LB John Anderson, LB Nick Barnett, S Johnnie Gray).

– LB Clay Matthews needs 1.5 sacks to hit the 50-sack mark for his career. He is looking to become the fifth player in team annals (since 1982) to register 50 career sacks in a Green Bay uniform (DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, DE Reggie White, LB Tim Harris, DE/LB Aaron Kampman).

– CB Tramon Williams has posted an interception in two of the last three games. Including playoffs, Williams has 17 interceptions since 2010, which is tied for No. 1 in the NFL over that span (Ed Reed).

– With 870 career points, K Mason Crosby needs five more to set an NFL record for the most points scored by a player in his first seven seasons in the NFL (Colts K, Mike Vanderjagt, 874, 1998-2004).

– P Tim Masthay has placed 11 punts inside the 20-yard line in the last five games, which is tied for No. 5 in the league over that span.


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What to watch for in Thursday’s Packers-Lions game

Posted by packers.com on November 28, 2013 – 10:20 am

Packers WR Jordy Nelson– Since Mike McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers are have a 19-8 (.704) record indoors (including playoffs). That ranks No. 2 in the NFL among teams with 10-plus road/netural dome games over that span behind only the N.Y. Jets (8-2, .800).

– The Packers have posted at least 390 yards of offense in 16 of the 27 indoor games (12-4 record in those contests) and 30-plus points in 16 of the indoor games (14-2 record).

– Green Bay ranks No. 2 in the NFL in total offense with an average of 424.4 yards per game. The Packers’ 4,668 yards this season are the most through 11 games in franchise history.

– The Packers have posted 385-plus yards of offense in nine of 11 games this season.

– Green Bay ranks No. 2 in the NFL this season with 55 plays of 20-plus yards this season, including 17 in the last three games.

– The Packers have rushed for 180-plus yards as a team in five of their last nine games. Green Bay’s 1,539 rushing yards so far this season are the fourth most by the team through 11 games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 11 games this season and ranks No. 1 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season team record set in 1995 (11).

– The Packers have allowed three sacks in their last three games and 15 sacks in their last eight contests. Their average of 1.88 sacks allowed per game since Week 5 ranks No. 5 in the NFL over that span.

– The Packers have turned the ball over six times in their last six games.

– Green Bay’s defense has recorded 13 sacks over the last three games, which ranks No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 755 yards over the last seven games, which ranks No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– Lacy needs one rushing TD to set the single-season franchise mark for the most rushing TDs by a rookie. He has six on the season, which is tied with Samkon Gado (2005) for the team record.

– WR Jordy Nelson needs 53 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the season. He posted a career-high nine catches (later tied) for a career-best 162 yards and a career-high three TDs (later tied) vs. Detroit in the 2011 season finale.

– Nelson ranks No. 1 in the NFL with 14 catches of 25-plus yards this season. That is two shy of the top mark by a Packer since 1994 (Nelson, 16 in 2011; Greg Jennings 16 in 2010).

– WR Jarrett Boykin has 470 receiving yards since Week 7, which ranks No. 10 in the NFL over that span.

– LB Clay Matthews has posted three sacks in the last two games. He has six sacks and an interception in six career games against the Lions.Matthews needs 1.5 sacks to hit the 50-sack mark for his career.

– With 866 career points, K Mason Crosby needs nine more to set an NFL record for the most points scored by a player in his first seven seasons in the NFL (Colts K, Mike Vanderjagt, 874, 1998-2004).


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What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Vikings game

Posted by packers.com on November 24, 2013 – 10:00 am

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– The Packers have posted at least 350 yards of offense in 12 of their last 13 regular-season games. Green Bay has registered 4,174 yards of offense this season, a 417.4-yard average that ranks No. 3 in the NFL. The Packers’ yardage total is the most in team history through 10 games.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 10 games this season and ranks No. 1 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season team record set in 1995 (11).

– The Packers have allowed one sack in their last two games and 13 sacks in their last seven contests.

– Green Bay has been flagged for 16 penalties in its last four contests.

– In their last four games vs. Minnesota, Green Bay has converted 35 of 60 third-down opportunities (58.3 percent).

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 645 yards since Week 5, No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– Lacy needs one rushing TD to tie Samkon Gado (six in 2005) for the single-season franchise mark for the most rushing TDs by a rookie.

– WR Jordy Nelson needs 111 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the season. In his last two regular-season games against the Vikings, Nelson has caught 10 passes for 210 yards (21.0 avg.) and three TDs. He has posted a two-TD game in two of his last four games vs. Minnesota.

– Nelson has caught 17 TD passes at Lambeau Field since 2011, which is tied for the second most in the league at home over that span.

– QB Scott Tolzien has posted 619 passing yards in the last two games, the fourth most in the NFL over that span, and seven completions of 25-plus yards, tied for No. 2 in the league over that span.

– With a start today, Tolzien would become the first Packers QB other than Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers to start back-to-back games since Don Majkowski opened the first three games in 1992.

– WR Jarrett Boykin has 410 receiving yards since Week 7, which ranks No. 8 in the NFL over that span.

– In his last two games against the Vikings, RB James Starks has rushed for 123 yards and two TDs on 22 carries (5.6 avg.). He has posted a TD run of 20-plus yards in both games (22 and 25 yards).

– LB Clay Matthews has posted at least one sack in each of his last four games against Minnesota, totaling five sacks over that span.

– LB A.J. Hawk needs two tackles to reach the 100-tackle mark for the fourth straight season. It would be his seventh 100-tackle campaign during his eight-year career.

– K Mason Crosby needs four points for his seventh consecutive 100-point season. He ranks No. 2 in franchise history for the most 100-point seasons behind only K Ryan Longwell (eight, 1997-2004). Crosby has made at least one field goal in nine consecutive games.


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What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Giants game

Posted by packers.com on November 17, 2013 – 1:25 am

– The Packers have posted at least 350 yards of offense in 10 of their last 11 regular-season games.

– Green Bay has posted 3,780 yards of offense this season, the most through nine games in franchise history. The Packers rank No. 3 in the NFL through Week 10 with their average of 420.0 yards per game.

– Green Bay has rushed for 135-plus yards in six of its last eight contests. The Packers’ 1,288 rushing yards this season are the most through nine games since 2003 (1,475 yards) and the fourth most by the club through nine games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

– The Packers have had at least one 100-yard receiver in seven of nine games this season and rank No. 1 in the NFL with nine 100-yard receivers on the season.

– Green Bay’s nine 100-yard receivers this season are tied for the third most in a season in franchise history, trailing only the 11 in 1995 and the 10 in 2010.

– Over their last four games, the Packers have converted 28 of 56 third-down opportunities, a 50.0 percentage that is tied for No. 3 in the NFL over that span.

– The Packers have averaged 28.0 points per game on the road since 2011, No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (31.6).

– Green Bay has turned the ball over five times in its last six games.

– The Packers have been flagged for 11 penalties in their last three games.

– With QB Scott Tolzien expected to start today, it will mark the first time since 1987 that the Packers have had a different QB start in three consecutive games in a season. That season, Randy Wright started Week 1, Don Majkowski opened in Week 2 and Alan Risher started in Week 3 (replacement game). The last time prior to 1987 that the Packers had a different QB start in three straight games was in 1973 (Jim Del Gaizo, Scott Hunter and Jerry Tagge).

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 618 yards over the last six games, No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– Lacy needs one rushing TD to move into a tie for the second-most TD runs in a season by a rookie in team history. With four on the season, Lacy is one behind Charles Goldenberg, Gerry Ellis and Brent Fullwood (five each) and two behind Samkon Gado (six).

– In three career regular-season games against the Giants, WR Jordy Nelson has posted a 28.9-yard receiving average, catching 10 passes for 289 yards and two TDs. His two TDs against the Giants were an 80-yard score in 2010 and a 61-yarder in 2012.

– Nelson has 11 catches of 25-plus yards this season, which is tied for No. 2 in the NFL through Week 10.

– WR Jarrett Boykin has 319 receiving yards since Week 7, which ranks No. 9 in the NFL over that span.

– In two career regular-season games against the Giants, LB Clay Matthews has posted a sack, two forced fumbles and a 38-yard INT return for a touchdown.

– LB A.J. Hawk enters today’s game with 964 career tackles, good for No. 5 in team history (since 1975). He is just four tackles shy of moving past LB Mike Douglass (967, 1978-85) for No. 4 on the club’s all-time list. Hawk leads the team with 92 tackles this season, eight shy of his fourth straight 100-tackle campaign.

– DE Datone Jones has posted three sacks over the last two games, tied for No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– K Mason Crosby ranks No. 3 among NFL kickers with 89 points this season. He is 11 points shy of his seventh 100-point season. He ranks No. 2 in team history behind only Ryan Longwell (eight, 1997-2004).


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What to watch for in Monday night’s Packers-Bears game

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 4, 2013 – 5:00 pm

131104-mnf-600– The Packers have won 17 consecutive regular-season games at Lambeau Field that were played Nov. 1 or later, the longest current streak in the NFL. The next-closest streak is six games by Indianapolis and Seattle.

– Green Bay has posted at least 350 yards of offense in all seven games this season and each of the last 10 dating back to last season. That is the second-longest current streak in the NFL behind only Denver (12).

– The Packers’ streak of 19 straight regular-season games with at least 22 points at home is the longest in franchise history and the longest in the league since New Orleans posted a 20-game streak at home from 2007-09.

– Green Bay has had an 80-yard rusher in each of the last six games. That is the longest streak in a single season in franchise history.

– The Packers have had at least one 100-yard receiver in six of seven games this season and rank No. 1 in the NFL with eight 100-yard receivers on the season.

– Green Bay has turned the ball over just twice in its current four-game winning streak.

– Green Bay has registered 20 sacks over its last five games. The Packers have recorded at least three sacks in five consecutive games, the longest stretch since a five-game streak in 2010 (Weeks 1-5). The top single-season streak in team history is six games in 1976.

– Including playoffs, the Packers have held their opponent to 20 points or less in 10 of their last 11 games at Lambeau Field.

– Including playoffs, Green Bay has posted 12 takeaways against the Bears in the last five meetings between the clubs.

– In his last four regular-season games against Chicago, QB Aaron Rodgers has completed 94 of 135 passes (69.6 percent) for 1,090 yards and 12 TDs with two INTs for a 117.2 passer rating.

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 395 yards over the last four games, No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– WR Jordy Nelson has posted a 18.2-yard receiving average over his last 10 regular-season games, catching 45 passes for 817 yards and nine TDs. He has caught at least one TD pass in six of his last eight games.

– WR James Jones has caught five TD passes in his last three games against the Bears.

– P Tim Masthay needs to place one punt inside the 20 to move into sole possession of the No. 2 spot in team history (since 1976). With 85 career punts inside the 20, he is currently tied for No. 2 with Josh Bidwell.


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