By JERRY TAPP
Green Bay quarterback Brett Hundley not only lost his first career start with the Pack last week against the New Orleans Saints, but his performance, at least statistically, was certainly not what he or Packer Nation was expecting.
Hundley became the first Green Bay QB since Brett Favre to attempt 25 or more passes in a game and have less than 100 yard passing (Favre was 13-for-28 for 92 yards in a November 16, 2003 game against Tampa Bay). Hundley attempted 25 passes for only 87 yards in his first start in relief of injured QB Aaron Rodgers last week.
Hundley became the eighth Packers QB to attempt 25 or more passes in a game and tally less than 100 yards passing. In addition to Hundley and Favre, the other Green Bay QBs since 1970 to have these passing stats in a contest were: Don Majkowski (1988), Lynn Dickey (1976, 1977, 1981), David Whitehurst (1978, 1979), Carlos Brown (1976), John Hadl (1975) and Jerry Tagge (1973).
Since the 1970 merger, there have been 168 games in the NFL where a team’s QB attempted 25 or more passes and ended the game with less than 100 yards passing. It was done by 132 different QBs. Five QBs did it three times: Matt Cassel (four times), Mark Brunell, Lynn Dickey, David Krieg and Dan Pastorini (three times each).