Fast starts equate to good results for Packers


Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 35-20 win over the Houston Texans in Houston on October 25.

•    With their win, the Packers avoided back-to-back losses. The last time they lost consecutive games was in 2018 when they lost three straight in Games #10 through Game #12 of that season. Since 2018, the Packers are 8-3 after a loss.
•    The Packers have now won six of their last eight games against AFC South opponents.
•    Green Bay is now 4-1 all-time against the Texans including 3-0 in games played in Houston.
•    The Packers got on the scoreboard first on an Aaron Rodgers-to-Davante Adams TD pass in the first quarter. The Pack has now won 12 of their last 14 games when they score seven or more points in the first quarter.
•    The Packers have now scored on their opening drive in all six of their games this season. Conversely, the Texans have now punted on their first drive of the game in all six of their games this season.
•    The second and third TDs of the game for the Packers were TD passes from Rodgers to Jace Sternberger and Malik Taylor. For both Sternberger and Taylor, it was their first regular season TD in their career. Sternberger and Taylor became the 39th and 40th players to be on the receiving end of a Rodgers TD pass.
•    Green Bay held a 21-0 lead at halftime. The have now won 14 straight games when they keep their opponents scoreless in the first half. The Packers are 26-4 since 2012 when they tally 20 or more points in the first half.
•    Of Rodgers four TD passes yesterday, three were on plays of less than five yards. Of Rodgers 17 TD passes this season, 10 were of less than 10 yards (58.9%). In his career, Rodgers has 178 regular season TD passes of less than 10 yards which is 46.7% of his 381 career regular season TD passes.
•    The Packers are now 23-3 in games when Rodgers has four or more TD passes. The last time the Pack lost a game where Rodgers had four or more TD passes was in 2016 in a 33-32 loss to Atlanta.
•    Davante Adams had two TD receptions in the game, the second game this season he has had a pair of scores. He has 10 career games where he had two or more TD receptions; the Packers are 10-0 in those games.
•    Green Bay held a 28-7 lead at the end of the fourth quarter. The team has now won 100 straight games when they have a lead of 20 points or more going into the fourth quarter.
•    Adams had 13 catches for 196 yards. The 196 receiving yards was a career high. It was his 11th career game with 10 or more receptions in a game. That is first on the Packers all-time list. Donald Driver and Sterling Sharpe each had seven regular season games where they had 10 or more receptions (tied for second place).
•    Running back Jamaal Williams had a TD run in the contest. The Packers are 9-6 when Williams scores any points in a game.
•    Williams had 114 scrimmage yards in the game (77 rushing, 37 receiving). He became the 30th player in Green Bay history to have eight or more career games with 100 or more yards from scrimmage.
•    Mason Crosby did not attempt a field goal in the game. Of his 214 career regular season games, Crosby has not attempted a field goal in only 31 of those games.
•    Rodgers had a Passer Rating of 132.4. Green Bay is 29-1 in regular season games when Rodgers has a Passer Rating of 130 or higher. The 132.4 Passer Rating was 97 points higher than his 35.4 Passer Rating in the previous game. In the four games where he had a Passer Rating under 40 in his career, his next game Passer Rating was 108.1, 139.9, 77.1 and 132.4.
•    Former Packers receiver Randall Cobb had eight catches for 95 yards. The eight receptions were the most for Cobb in a game where he was not wearing a Packers uniform and it was the most he had in a game since 9-9-2018 when he had nine catches for 142 yards for the Packers in a 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears.
•    The Packers offensive line did not allow a sack in the game. The team is 35-10 since 2000 when they do not allow a sack in a game.
•    Green Bay has now won 34 straight games when they score 35 or more points in a game.
•    The Pack has now won 12 straight games when they allow 20 or fewer points in a regular season.