Blowouts Have Been a Rarity

If Sunday night's loss to the Giants felt odd, it's because the Packers almost always been within one score in their losses with Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy. We scour the history to provide some context.

How rare was Sunday night's loss to the New York Giants for the Green Bay Packers?

Since Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy joined forces for the 2008 season, they've lost only six games by 10 points or more. Only three times could those games could be defined as "blowouts" — games that never were within one score at some point in the fourth quarter.

Including Sunday night, the Packers are 52-28 in games started by Rodgers (including playoffs). An incredible 21 of those were decided by one score (eight points or less), and 12 games were decided by three points or less.

Here are the six double-digits losses:

2012, Week 12: Giants 38, Packers 10. Green Bay trailed 38-10 entering the fourth quarter.

2011, playoffs: Giants 37, Packers 20. Green Bay trailed 20-13 entering the fourth quarter.

2009, Week 8: Vikings 38, Packers 26. Green Bay trailed 24-20 entering the fourth quarter.

2009, Week 9: Buccaneers 38, Packers 28. Green Bay led 21-17 entering the fourth quarter.

2008, Week 3: Cowboys 27, Packers 16. Green Bay trailed 20-9 entering the fourth quarter and then 27-9.

2008, Week 12: Saints 51, Packers 29. Green Bay trailed 45-21 entering the fourth quarter.

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