Packers Streaking Into Record Books

Not that the team is basking in the glow, but here's a lengthy list of some of its accomplishments during its historic winning streak. As T.J. Lang said, "You can set all the records you want, but if you don't accomplish your final goal, it's not really worth much."

At 13-0, the Green Bay Packers are streaking toward the playoffs.

Not that coach Mike McCarthy is daydreaming about all of the records his team is setting along the way.

"Not outside this room. I really haven't," McCarthy said on Thursday when asked if he's taken a step back to consider a winning streak that's the second-longest in NFL history. "Well, that's probably not true. People say things to you and you acknowledge it, but I really don't think about that.

"We actually talked about it in our team meeting. We're in the middle of a journey. That's the biggest challenge. The beginning of the challenge is fun, it's exciting, there's a newness to it. The hardest part is the middle part. That's where we are. I'm aware of it because I have to answer questions about how many games we've won. But I really do, I think those are conversations and moments for after the fact. It's just my opinion and the way I view it. I'm proud of our players, proud of our team for what they've done. Don't want to diminish it. But it's not a focus of mine.

Echoed left guard T.J. Lang: "The only time we're aware of it is when guys like you tell us. We don't sit in meetings and say, ‘Wow, we've scored more points than any team in Green Bay history.' We don't look at the stats. Our job is to go out there and win football games. We've been playing great team football this year. The way we approach the game, week by week, that's the reason why we're 13-0. We don't look forward to what our possible record could be. We stay focused on the task at hand and play the right way. We're aware of the stats but it's not important. You can set all the records you want, but at the end of the season, if you don't accomplish your final goal, it's not really worth much."

Here is what the Packers have accomplished:

-- The Packers are the eighth team in NFL history to start a season 13-0, and only the 1972 Dolphins, 2007 Patriots and 2009 Colts have started at least 14-0.

-- With a win on Sunday at Kansas City, the Packers would become the only defending Super Bowl champion to start the season 14-0. The 1998 Broncos started 13-0 en route to winning back-to-back championships by beating Atlanta in Super Bowl XXXIII.

-- With 19 consecutive victories (regular season and playoffs), the Packers have the second-longest winning streak in NFL history behind the Patriots, who won 21 straight spanning the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

-- The longest winning streak in Packers history had been 12 in a row, set in 1961-62.

-- The Packers haven't trailed in the fourth quarter of any of their 19 consecutive victories. The old record was 13, set by Washington in 1941-42.

-- With 13 consecutive wins in a single season, the 2011 team broke the franchise record of 10 in a row established in 1929 and 1962. Both of those teams won NFL championships.

-- The Packers, who are 7-0 on the road this season, would become the sixth team in NFL history to finish 8-0 away from home if they can win on Sunday.

-- No Packers team had ever done better than 5-0 on the road to start a season, and no Packers team had ever won more than six road games in a season.

-- In regular-season games only, a victory over Kansas City would match the longest road winning streak in franchise history, eight, set in 1941-42 and 1966-67.

-- Courtesy of Packers.com's Tom Fanning, the longest road winning streak (regular-season games) is 18, by the 49ers from 1988 through 1990. The Patriots won 12 in a row from 2006 and 2008 and four teams won 10 consecutive road games. The longest winning streak, including playoffs, was not available.

-- Including the three playoff victories last season, Green Bay has won 10 consecutive road games. That's the longest current streak in the NFL and one game better than the team's former standard, accomplished in 1966-67.

-- With 15 consecutive wins in the regular season, the Packers long ago beat the old franchise standard of 11 straight, set in 1928-29 and 1961-62.

-- The Packers already have matched the franchise record for most wins in a season, with the 1962, 1996, 1997 and 2007 teams also winning 13 games.

-- The Packers are the only team in the NFL to have scored at least 24 points in every game this season. They're also the only team with at least 345 yards of offense in every game this season.

-- The Packers have scored a franchise-record 466 points in 13 games, eclipsing the 461 points scored by the 2009 team in 16 games. If they can average 41 points per game over the next three weeks, they'd beat the NFL record of 589 points scored by New England in 2007.

-- Aaron Rodgers has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 13 consecutive regular-season games, matching the NFL record established by Peyton Manning in 2004 and Tom Brady in 2010-11.


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