Packers racked up yards on the ground in 2013

Posted by packers.com on January 30, 2014 – 12:34 pm

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RACKING UP YARDS
Green Bay posted 580 yards of total offense in Week 2 against the Redskins, the second-best peformance in team history behind only a 628-yard effort at Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 1962.

– The Packers generated 6,404 yards of total offense this season, an average of 400.3 yards per game that ranked No. 3 in the NFL:

Team, Yards Per Game
1. Denver, 457.3
2. Philadelphia, 417.3
3. Green Bay, 400.3
4. New Orleans, 399.4
5. San Diego, 393.3

– The Packers’ 6,404 yards of offense this season were the second most in franchise history, just 78 yards shy of the franchise record. A look at the top single-season yardage totals in team annals, with four of the top six coming under the direction of Head Coach Mike McCarthy:

Season, Total Net Yards
1. 2011, 6,482
2. 2013, 6,404
3. 2004, 6,357
4. 1983, 6,172
5. 2009, 6,065
6. 2007, 5,931

– Green Bay averaged 266.8 passing yards per game this season, good for No. 6 in the league:

Team, Passing Yards Per Game
1. Denver, 340.3
2. New Orleans, 307.4
3. Detroit, 280.1
4. San Diego, 270.5
5. Chicago, 267.6
6. Green Bay, 266.8

– Combined with a ground game that ranked No. 7 in the NFL, the Packers were one of only three teams in the NFL (Philadelphia and New England) that ranked in the top 10 in both passing and rushing offense.

– For Green Bay, it marked the first time since 2004 (No. 3 passing/No. 10 rushing) that it finished in the top 10 in the league in both categories.

– The Packers have now finished in the top 10 in total offense in seven of the last eight seasons:

Season, Yards Per Game/Ranking
2006, 341.1 (9th),
2007, 370.7 (2nd)
2008, 351.1 (8th)
2009, 379.1 (6th)
2010, 358.1 (9th)
2011, 405.1 (3rd)
2012, 359.4 (13th)
2013, 400.3 (3rd)

GETTING IT DONE ON THE GROUND
– The Packers posted 196 rushing yards vs. Minnesota in Week 12, their fifth 180-yard rushing game this season.

– Five of the Packers’ top six rushing performances since 2009 came in the last 13 games of 2013:

Opponent, Rushing Yards
1. at Cleveland, 10/25/09, 202
2. vs. Chicago, 11/4/13, 199
3. vs. Minnesota, 11/24/13, 196
4t. at Cincinnati, 9/22/13, 182
4t. at Minnesota, 10/27/13, 182
6. vs. Detroit, 10/6/13, 180

– Green Bay’s five 180-yard rushing games this season were the most by the Packers since they posted eight in 2003. The Packers were tied for No. 1 in the NFL in 180-yard rushing games this season:

Team, 180-Yard Rushing Games
1t. Green Bay, 5
1t. Buffalo, 5
1t. Philadelphia, 5
1t. Washington, 5
5t. N.Y. Jets, 4
5t. San Francisco, 4

– The Packers rushed for 2,136 yards on 459 carries (4.65 avg.) this season, a 133.5-yard average that ranked No. 7 in the NFL:

Team, Rushing Yards (Per Game)
1. Philadelphia, 160.4
2. Buffalo, 144.2
3. San Francisco, 137.6
4. Seattle, 136.8
5. Washington, 135.3
6. N.Y. Jets, 134.9
7. Green Bay, 133.5
8. Minnesota, 130.1
9. New England, 129.1
10. Kansas City, 128.5

– For Green Bay, it marked its best finish in the league rankings since it checked in at No. 3 in the league in 2003 (159.9 yards per game).

– The Packers’ average of 133.5 rushing yards per contest was the sixth-best mark posted by the club since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger:

Season, Rushing Yards (Per Game)
1. 2003, 159.9
2. 1971, 159.2
3. 1972, 151.9
4. 1973, 140.9
5. 1985, 138.0,
6. 2013, 133.5

Green Bay ranked No. 4 in the NFL this season with an average of 4.65 yards per carry:

Team, Rushing Avg.
1. Philadelphia, 5.13
2. Minnesota, 4.92
3. Washington, 4.78
4. Green Bay, 4.65
5. Kansas City, 4.65

– The last time Green Bay finished in the top five in the league in yards per carry was in 2003, when it ranked No. 2 in the NFL with a 5.05-yard average.

– The Packers were tied for No. 9 in the NFL this season in the category of runs of 10-plus yards:

Team, 10-Yard Runs
1. Philadelphia, 74
2. Seattle, 71
3. San Francisco, 68
4. Washington , 61
5t. Kansas City, Minnesota, 59
7. Chicago, 58
8. Buffalo, 56
9t. Green Bay, Carolina, 54

100-YARD CLUB
After not having a 100-yard rusher over a 44-game span in the regular season (Week 6, 2010-Week 1, 2013), the Packers had a running back eclipse the 100-yard mark in six of their last 15 games this season.

– With the six 100-yard rushers on the season, Green Bay was tied for No. 2 in the NFL:

Team, 100-Yard Rushers (2013)
1. Philadelphia, 7
2t. Green Bay, Minnesota, 6
Oakland, San Diego
6t. Buffalo, Chicago, St. Louis, 5

– For the Packers, it was the most 100-yard rushers in a season since they had six in 2007.

– With three different RBs recording 100-yard games this season (Johnathan Franklin, Eddie Lacy, James Starks), the Packers tied the single-season franchise mark for the most 100-yard rushers in a season.

– The only other seasons that saw Green Bay feature three different 100-yard rushers were 1961 (Paul Hornung, Tom Moore, Jim Taylor), 1979 (Steve Atkins, Terdell Middleton, Nate Simpson), 1985 (Jessie Clark, Gerry Ellis, Eddie Lee Ivery) and 2006 (Ahman Green, Noah Herron, Vernand Morency).

– According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Packers became the first NFL team since the 1989 Washington Redskins (Gerald Riggs, Jamie Morris, Earnest Byner) to have three different running backs top the 100-yard mark in the first five games of a season.

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