Looking Back: By Numbers at Defensive Line

We provide our unique perspective on the season with 20 illuminating numbers about the defensive line. Who, in terms of yards per carry, impact tackles and pass rush, were the unit's most productive players?

A by-the-numbers look at the Green Bay Packers' defensive line.

0: Sacks in the last 35 games by B.J. Raji.

3.24: Yards per carry against the Packers with Johnny Jolly on the field, according to league data.

3.92: Yards per carry against the Packers with C.J. Wilson on the field.

3.97: Yards per carry against the Packers with Mike Daniels on the field.

4.61: Yards per carry against the Packers with Raji on the field.

4.65: Yards per carry against the Packers with Ryan Pickett on the field.

6: Tackles for losses by Jolly, second-most among the team's defensive linemen.

6.5: Sacks by Raji in 2010.

6.5: Sacks by Daniels in 2013. The rest of the defensive linemen combined four 4.5 (Datone Jones, 3.5; Jolly, 1).

6.74: Yards per carry with Jones on the field. Among regular contributors, that was the second-worst mark among defensive ends in the league, according to league data.

9: Tackles for losses by Daniels, tops among defensive linemen and tied for second on the team.

9: Tackles for losses by the rest of the team's defensive linemen, other than Daniels and Jolly.

12: Defensive snaps by Jerel Worthy — 10 in his return from a torn ACL against Minnesota in Week 12 and two in Week 17 against Chicago. (He played in two more in the playoff game.)

13: Quarterback hits by Raji in 2010. He added 10 quarterback hits in 2011, seven in 2012 and three in 2013.

15: Quarterback hits by Daniels in 2013. The rest of the defensive linemen combined for 18 (Jones, 10; Jolly and Raji, 3; Boyd and Pickett, 1).

32: Tackles by Raji, according to the coaches' count. That's down from 46 in 2012 (14 games), 43 in 2011 and 66 in 2010.

49: Defensive snaps by Jones, the first-round pick, in the final four regular-season games and the playoff game.

54: Run stops by Houston's J.J. Watt, tops among all 3-4 defensive ends, according to ProFootballFocus.com. A run stop is an impact tackle, such as stopping a first-and-10 running play to a gain of 3 or less yards, or a third-down tackle that prevents a first down.

55: Run stops by Green Bay's entire defensive line. Pickett led the way with 16, followed by Daniels with 13 and Raji with 12. Out of 45 qualifying 3-4 defensive ends (25 percent snap count) measured by ProFootballFocus.com, Daniels ranked 13th with a run-stop percentage of 8.6 percent, Jolly tied for 30th at 5.6 percent and Raji ranked 38th at 3.8 percent. Pickett ranked 52nd out of 80 qualifying defensive tackles (3-4 and 4-3 schemes) at 5.9 percent.

92: Defensive snaps by Boyd, the fifth-round pick, in the final four regular-season games and the playoff game.


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