PACKERS TOP JETS IN HOME OPENER
– The Packers improved 1-1 on the season with a 31-24 victory over the N.Y. Jets on Sunday afternoon. Green Bay has now won six of its last seven games against AFC foes at Lambeau Field.
– Green Bay overcame an 18-point deficit in the win (21-3), which matched the fourth-largest comeback in franchise history.
– The Packers have won seven of their last eight home openers and improved to 7-2 in home openers under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.
– The Packers will go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions next Sunday at 1 p.m. (EDT) at Ford Field. It will be the earliest visit to Detroit for Green Bay since the Packers played there in Week 2 in 2008.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,041. It was the 302nd consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– QB Aaron Rodgers posted his 3,000th career passing attempt today (now has 3,030), becoming just the third player in franchise history to register 3,000 career passing attempts (Brett Favre, 8,754; Bart Starr, 3,149).
– At the time of his 3,000th career passing attempt, Rodgers had 53 career interceptions, an NFL record by a quarterback for the fewest INTs at the time of his 3,000th career attempt (Neil O’Donnell, 59 INTs).
– With 346 passing yards, Rodgers moved past Starr for No. 2 on the all-time franchise list. Rodgers now has 24,732 career passing yards.
– Rodgers threw for 300-plus yards in the home opener for the fourth consecutive season. He has posted a 100-plus passer rating in five of seven home openers (109.8 today).
– WR Jordy Nelson caught an 80-yard TD pass in the third quarter, the fourth TD catch of 80-plus yards in his career. That ties the franchise record held by WR Greg Jennings and it also ties him with Jennings for the most 80-yard TD catches by an active NFL player.
– Nelson finished with a career-high 209 yards receiving, which is tied for the fourth most in a game in franchise history. It is the most by a Packer since Don Beebe registered 220 yards receiving vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14, 1996.
– Nelson had nine receptions, his third straight regular-season game with nine-plus catches. He becomes only the second player in team history to accomplish that feat, joining Don Hutson (three straight in 1942).
– K Mason Crosby made all three of his field-goal attempts, bringing his streak of consecutive FGs made in the regular season to 18. That is the second-longest streak in team history behind only his own streak of 23 straight from 2010-11.
– Crosby’s 55-yard field goal in the second quarter is the longest by a Green Bay player at Lambeau Field, surpassing the previous record of 54 yards by Crosby vs. Chicago on Sept. 13, 2012. It was also the 20th field goal of 50-plus yards in Crosby’s career, further extending his franchise record.
– Crosby extended his franchise record by kicking at least one FG in his 17th consecutive game.
– WR Randall Cobb caught two TD passes, the second time in the last three regular-season games that he has posted two TD receptions. He has caught a TD pass in three consecutive games.
– P Tim Masthay posted a 46.5-yard net punting average, his career high in a game with four-plus punts. His previous best was a 46.2-yard net average at Kansas City on Dec. 18, 2011. It is the third-best mark by a Green Bay punter (min. four punts) since 1976.
– T Derek Sherrod started the game at right tackle, his first career NFL start.
– Green Bay’s 97-yard TD drive in the second quarter was its longest touchdown drive since a 99-yard drive at Cleveland in the fourth quarter on Oct. 25, 2009.
– The Packers’ successful two-point conversion in the third quarter (Rodgers-Cobb pass) was their first since Sept. 9, 2012, vs. San Francisco (Rodgers-Nelson pass).
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