By the Numbers: Packers Playoffs

We take a look at the NFL postseason with 17 historical nuggets viewed through a green-and-gold prism.

0 — Number of Super Bowl losers that have won the Super Bowl the following year since the playoffs were expanded to 12 teams beginning with the 1991 season. That run remains intact after Pittsburgh lost to Denver on Sunday.

.644 — The Packers' all-time playoff winning percentage, which is the best in NFL history. Green Bay is 29-16, with Pittsburgh 33-21 (.611), Baltimore 9-6 (.600) and Carolina 6-4 (.600) being the only other teams to have won at least 60 percent of their playoff games.

1.72 — Aaron Rodgers career interception in the playoffs, with three in 174 attempts. That's No. 3 in playoff history (among quarterbacks with 150 attempts) behind Drew Brees' 0.70 (two in 285 attempts) and Bart Starr's 1.41 (three in 213 attempts).

6 — Teams in the 12-team playoff field have won a Super Bowl since 2000. That includes Green Bay (Super Bowl XLV), New Orleans (Super Bowl XLIV) and the Giants (Super Bowl XLII) among the NFC's final four.

7 — The Packers have qualified for the playoffs seven times since realignment to eight divisions in 2002. That's the third-most in the NFL behind Indianapolis (nine) and New England (eight). Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are tied over the last 10 years.

7 — New division champions this season, with the Packers one of them after supplanting Chicago. The only repeat champion was New England in the AFC East.

7 — Super Bowl MVPs in this year's playoff field, including a first-ever four Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks. Joining Rodgers is Tom Brady (twice), Brees and Eli Manning.

8 — Teams have won back-to-back Super Bowls. The Packers won Super Bowls I and II. The most-recent repeat champion was New England in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX.

12 — The Packers were one of six teams in the playoff field to have won 12 games in the regular season: Green Bay (15-1), New England (13-3), New Orleans (13-3), San Francisco (13-3), Baltimore (12-4) and Pittsburgh (12-4). That's tied for the most in NFL history with 2003.

13 — Championships won by the Packers. That's the same as the Giants (seven) and Steelers (six) combined among this year's playoff teams. The Steelers lead with six Super Bowls, followed by San Francisco's five, Dallas' five and Green Bay's four.

16 — Consecutive seasons in which at least five teams that didn't qualify for the playoffs one season made it the next. Six teams did it this year, including the Giants. The others are Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Houston and San Francisco.

19 — Teams that have finished 8-0 at home since the 2000 season. Green Bay, Baltimore and New Orleans did so this season. Of the previous 16, five have reached the Super Bowl and three won it (New England in 2003, New England in 2004 and Indianapolis in 2006).

21.4 — Percentage of No. 1 seeds that have won the Super Bowl since the 12-team playoff format was instituted in 1990. Nine of 42 teams that earned homefield advantage hoisted the Lombardi Trophy; 20 of 42 (47.6 percent) reached the Super Bowl.

27 — All-time playoff appearances by the Packers. That's the third-most in NFL history behind the Giants (31) and Cowboys (30) and tied with the Steelers and Rams.

37 — Career interceptions by the Packers' Charles Woodson in his 14-year career. However, he's got just one interception in 14 career playoff games — including none in seven games with Green Bay.

67.8 — Rodgers career playoff completion percentage, which is No. 1 in playoff history among quarterbacks with at least 150 passing attempts. Kurt Warner is second at 66.5 percent, Brees third at 66.3 percent, Ken Anderson fourth at 66.3 and Warren Moon fifth at 64.3.

112.6 — Rodgers' playoff passer rating, which is the best in NFL history among players with at least 150 passing attempts. Starr is second at 104.8, Warner third at 102.8, Brees fourth at 102.0 and Joe Montana fifth at 95.6. As part of that rating, Rodgers' 8.72 yards per attempt is also the highest in NFL playoff history.


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