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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