Packers move into sole possession of first place in NFC North

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

– 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.


– 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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