Ervin makes immediate impact for Packers

By JERRY TAPP

Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 20-15 home win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, December 8.

  • The Packers are now 9-4 in their last 13 games versus the NFC East.
  • Green Bay is 5-0 against the Washington Redskins since 2000 in games at Lambeau Field.
  • The Pack has won all five of their noon starts this season.
  • Green Bay won the coin toss and is now 14-5 since 2015 in home games when they win the coin toss.
  • New punt returner Tyler Ervin had 51 yards in four punt returns. He is the first Packers player to have 50 or more punt return yards since Trevor Davis did it on December 10, 2017 (he had 63 punt return yards on two returns), the 13th game of the 2017 campaign… almost two years to the date.
  • Aaron Jones had a rushing TD in the game. He now has 15 TD in the season with three games remaining. He became the seventh player in Packers history to score 15 or more TDs in a season. Jim Taylor scored 15 or more TDs in three seasons; the others, who all did it once: Ahman Green(2003), Sterling Sharpe (1994), Don Hutson (1942), Paul Hornung (1960), Jordy Nelson (2011).
  • Green Bay scored first in the game and is now 13-3-1 (.794) in their last 17 home games when they score first in the contest.
  • The Packers defense had four sacks in the game. They are 29-7-1 (.797) since 2010 in games where the defense has four or more sacks.
  • Adrian Peterson had a TD for the Redskins in the game. AP has 17 career TDs versus the Packers in his career. That is the second most versus the Packers over a career. Walter Payton had 19 career TDs versus the Pack to top the list. Behind Peterson are Calvin Johnson and Lenny Moore, each with 15 career TDs against Green Bay.
  • Green Bay held the ‘Skins scoreless in the first quarter. Green Bay is now 36-6 (.857) in home games since 2010 when they do not let the opposing team score in the first quarter.
  • The Packers tallied 14 points in the first quarter but then did not score in the second quarter. It was the 11th time in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) that the Packers had 14 or more points in the first quarter but was scoreless in the second quarter. They are 9-2 in those games.
  • Aaron Jones had 134 yards rushing on 16 carries, an 8.4 yards per carry average. It was his second career game with more than 100 yards in a game and a yards per carry above 8.0. He is the eighth Packers player to have 100/8.0 in multiple games with the team.
  • Green Bay has played in seven one-score games (games decided by eight points or less) this season and has a 6-1 record in those games.
  • Aaron Jones had 192 yards from scrimmage in the game (134 rushing, 58 receiving). It was his second game this season where he had 190 or more yards from scrimmage… he had 226 yards from scrimmage in Week #6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is only the sixth Packers players to have multiple career games with 190 or more yards from scrimmage. The others: Carroll Dale, Ahman Green, Billy Howton, Dorsey Levens and Jim Taylor.
  • Green Bay is 9-1 this season when they score 20 or more points in a game. Since 2010, the Pack is 93-22-2 (.803) in regular season games when they score 20 or more points.
  • Mason Crosby made a pair of field goals in the game. It was the 97th regular season game in his career where he made two or more field goals, Green Bay is 68-27-2 (.711) in those games. In 71 of those games, he did not miss a field goal as was the case yesterday. Green Bay is 49-21-1 (.697) in games where Crosby makes two or more field goals without missing in a game.’
  • The 20-15 final score was only the second time in their career that the Packers played in a 20-15 score game. The other time was a 20-15 loss to Tampa Bay on 11-12-2000.
  • Adrian Amos had a sack and an interception in the contest. He is the first Packers player to have each in a game since Nick Perry had a sack and interception versus the Chicago Bears on October 20, 2016 against the Bears.
  • Green Bay had 174 rushing in the game. They have now won four straight games when they tally 170 or more rushing yards in a game and have won six of their last seven when they reach 170 yards rushing in a game.

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