By JERRY TAPP
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 40-14 win over the Tennessee Titans in Green Bay on Sunday:
— The Packers are now 12-3 for the 2020 season. This is the second straight year the team has won 12 or more regular season games … the first time they have accomplished this feat since 2001 and 2002 when they went 12-4 in consecutive years. It was Mike Sherman’s second and third seasons at the helm of the Pack. The team went 13-3 last season and could match that record from last year if they defeat the Chicago Bears in the regular-season-finale. The last time the Packers won 13 or more games in back-to-back seasons was in 1996 and 1997 when they went 13-3 in each season under Mike Holmgren. They went to the Super Bowl in both of those seasons.
— Even though the Packers came away with a 40-14 win in this game versus the Titans, the Packers still have a losing record versus this franchise (6-7) going back to the days when they were the Houston Oilers. Green Bay is 3-4 against the Tennessee Titans since 1998; they were 3-3 versus the Oilers from 1972-92.
— Green Bay is now 15-6 in Game 15 of the season since 2000. That is the second best record in Game 15 contests since 2000. The New England Patriots top this category with an 18-2 record in the 15th games of the season this century.
— The Packers have now won five straight games against AFC opponents in December.
— Green Bay has now won 11 of their last 12 Sunday Night Football games at home dating to 2009.
— The Packers scored first in the game on an Aaron Rodgers-to-Davante Adams pass play. Since the 2018 season, the Pack is 10-3 in games at Lambeau when they score first. Since 2015, they are 22-6-1 in games at Lambeau Field when they score first in the game.
— Davante Adams took over the NFL lead with his 16th TD reception of the season. The Packers have had three players lead the league in TD receptions since 1970: Sterling Sharpe (1992, 1994), James Jones (2012) and Jordy Nelson (2016).
— Adams became the 35th player in NFL history to have three or more TD receptions in two or more games in a single season. The record is four games in a season with three-plus TD receptions by Sonny Randle in 1960.
— Equanimeous St. Brown in the second quarter caught his first career TD pass. He became the 42nd player to catch a regular season TD pass from Aaron Rodgers.
— The Packers had two interceptions in the game, one each by Darnell Savage and Christian Kirksey. Green Bay since 2010 is 44-6 in games when they have two or more interceptions in a game.
— With his three TD receptions, Adams has now had 13 games in his Packers career with multiple TD receptions. The Packers are 12-1 in those games. The Packers record for most games with two or more TD receptions is 15 held by Jordy Nelson.
— Kirksey had a sack and interception in the game. It was the second game this season that a Packers player had a sack and interception in a game; Jaire Alexander had a sack and interception in Week #1 versus the Minnesota Vikings.
— Za’Darius Smith also had a sack. He had a sack in seven of the eight Green Bay home games this year. Of his 12.5 sacks this season, he had 9.5 sacks at home.
— The Pack held a 19-7 lead at halftime. The last time the Packers lost a home game where they had a 10-point (or more) lead at halftime was in 2007.They are 44-0-1 since that game.
— Rodgers had four TD passes in the game for the 29th time in his career. That ranks fourth on the all-time list. Drew Brees tops the list with 37 games with four or more TD passes. Green Bay is 26-3 in those games when Rodgers tosses four or more TD passes in a contest.
— For the ninth time in his career, Rodgers has surpassed 4,000 passing yards in a season. That’s the sixth most in NFL history. Peyton Manning had 14 seasons with 4,000 or more passing yards, most in NFL history.
— AJ Dillon (pictured above) had a pair of TD runs. At 22 years of age (and 239 days) he became the second-youngest Green Bay player to have two or more rushing TDs in a game. Paul Hornung was 21 years, 308 days when he had two rushing TDs in a game on October 27, 1957.
— At 22 years-239 days, Dillon is the youngest Packers player to rush for 120 or more yards in a game.
— Rodgers did have an interception in the game, the fourth game of the season where he threw an interception. The Packers were 2-2 in those games.
— Rodgers’ interception was the only Packers turnover in the contest. If they can not turn the ball over in the final game versus the Bears, the Packers would tie the league record for most turnover-less games in a season with 11.
— Adams had 11 catches for 142 yards and three TDs. It was only the 36th time since the merger (1970) that a player had 10 + catches, 140+ receiving yards, and three or more TD receptions in a game. He became the third Packers receiver to reach these numbers in a game; Javon Walker did it on 9-26-2004, Sterling Sharpe did it on 10-24-93.
— Green Bay punter JK Scott did not have to punt in the game. It was the first time since October 7, 2018 (vs. Detroit) that the Packers did not punt in a game. In the Super Bowl era (since 1966), the Packers have played in only eight games where they did not have to punt.
— Green Bay scored in every quarter in the game. Since 2000, the team is 46-3 in games when they score in each quarter.
— Adams scored on receptions of 5, 7 and 8 yards. Of his 61 career regular season TDs, 29 of them have been less than 10 yards.
— Aaron Jones had 10 carries for 94 yards, an average of 9.4 yards per carry. Of all his games where he had at least 10 carries, this was the second-highest yards-per-carry game of his career. His highest was 9.67 in a game on 11-11-2018 against the Dolphins. He had 145 yards on 15 carries in that contest.
— Mason Crosby did have a field goal blocked, but a penalty on Tennessee wiped out that play. He is 16-for-16 in field goal attempts this season and, if he doesn’t miss a field goal attempt in the final game next week, he will become only the sixth player in NFL history to not miss a field goal in a season (minimum of 15 attempts). Seattle’s Jason Myers has gone 22-for-22 this season and could join Crosby on this elite list.
— The Packers held the Panthers to only 16 points a week ago and then held the Titans to only 14 points this week. It was the first time since last year (also in games 14 and 15) when they held the Bears to 13 points and the Vikings to 10 points in consecutive weeks. The team record for most consecutive games holding the opponents under 20 points (in the Super Bowl era-1966) is eight. That happened in 1968.