PACKERSTATS for Game 9: Scoring first pays off again for Packers

By JERRY TAPP

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 31-12 win over the Miami Dolphins on November 11.

  • The Packers have now five of their last six games at home against AFC East opponents. They are 8-4 at home versus AFC teams since 2000.
  • Green Bay is 25-11 (.694 winning percentage) at home since 2000 in games that started in the afternoon (3:00 pm to 3:30 pm starts); they are 46-29 (.613) since 2000 in all games (home and road) that started in that later afternoon time slot.
  • The Packers are now 5-10 (.333) all-time in games versus the Dolphins, although Green Bay has won five of the last seven contests played between the two franchises. Green Bay has their worst all-time winning percentage in all games (regular season and playoffs) versus the Dolphins and Jets (they are 4-8 against the Jets, also .333).
  • The four teams the Packers have beaten this year currently have a combined record of 16-22 (.421). The four teams the Packers have lost to this year are a combined 25-13 (.658).
  • Green Bay is 4-0-1 at home and 0-4 on the road. The last time the Pack went undefeated at home was in 2014 when they ran the table with an 8-0 record. The last time they went winless on the road was in 1958 when they went 0-6. The last time they won only one road game in a season was in 2005 when they went 1-7.
  • Prior to yesterday’s game, Aaron Rodgers lowest Passer Rating in regular season games was against AFC East opponents: 84.8. Second lowest was against AFC North teams at 93.8. Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 112.1 in the game, the highest PR of his career against the Dolphins (the previous two games his PR was 84.5 and 99.7)
  • Green Bay won the coin toss and is now 62-20-1 at home in games where they win the coin toss. They have won 14 of their last 18 games in Green Bay when they win the coin toss.
  • Frank Gore had 90 yards rushing on 13 carries in the game for the Dolphins. At age 35, Gore’s 90-yard rushing performance was the most by a 35-year-old (or older) running back in a regular season game versus the Packers in Packers history. Previous high was 70 yards rushing by 35-year-old Joe Perry of the Baltimore Colts in a game in 1962.
  • Green Bay had two takeaways in the game. They are now 18-8 (.692) since the 2014 season in games where they get two or more takeaways in a contest.
  • The Pack scored first in the game and is now 41-6-2 (.857) at home since 2010 in games where they score first.
  • Davante Adams had a pair of TD receptions. Green Bay is 7-0 in games when Adams has two or more TD receptions; they are 19-8-1 (.696) in games where Adams has at least one TD reception in a game.
  • Green Bay had the lead after each of the three quarters. They led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter, and are now 38-5-1 (.875) at home since 2010 when they have the lead after the first quarter. They led 14-9 at halftime and are 42-3-1 (.924) at home since 2010 when they have the lead at halftime. They led 28-12 at the end of the third quarter and are 43-0-1 at home since 2010 when they have the lead after the end of the third quarter.
  • Aaron Jones had 145 yards rushing on 15 carries. The 145 yards was a career-high. His career average per carry is now 6.12 yards. Of all players in NFL history that have 150 or more career carries, Jones ranks eighth all-time in yards per carry. Michael Vick tops the list with a 7.0 yards per carry average. The seven players ahead of Jones on this list: Vick, 7.0; Tavon Austin, 6.81; Bobby Douglas, 6.47; Randall Cunningham, 6.36; Black Bortles, 6.34; Greg Landry, 6.17; Colin Kaepernick, 6.13.
  • Miami placekicker Jason Sanders had four field goals in the game. There have been 44 games in Packers history where an opposing kicker made four or more field goals. Green Bay is 12-31-1 (.284) in those games. Most field goals made in a game versus the Packers is seven by Dallas’ Chris Boniol in a game won by Dallas 21-6 on November 18, 1996.
  • Green Bay’s defense had six sacks in the contest. They are 13-0-1 in the Mike McCarthy era (since 2006) in games where they have six or more sacks.
  • The Pack did not allow the Dolphins to score either a rushing or passing TD in the game. Since 2000, the Packers are 27-2 in games where their defense does not allow a rushing or passing TD.
  • Green Bay had 195 yards rushing in the game. Since McCarthy took over as head coach in 2006, the team is 9-1-1 in games where they compile 190 or more yards rushing in a game.
  • Green Bay is now 46-4 (.920) since 2010 in games where they score 30 points or more.
  • Miami scored only 12 points in the game. The Pack is now 25-1 since 2010 in games where their opponents score under 14 points in a game.

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