Here are the noteworthy numbers from the Green Bay Packers’ 31-23 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
0: Completions allowed by first-round pick Damarious Randall in his NFL debut. Essentially in a starting role as the Packers shuffled their secondary to replace safety Morgan Burnett, we had the Bears for targeting Randall five times.
0: Sacks or quarterback hits allowed by Green Bay.
3: Touchdown passes by Aaron Rodgers.
5: Incomplete passes by Aaron Rodgers.
5: Career games against the Bears by Eddie Lacy. He’s scored in all of them.
6: Missed tackles by the Bears, according to our unofficial stats. That played a role in Green Bay getting 84 yards after the catch and 53 yards after contract rushing (again, unofficially).
6: Consecutive wins at Chicago by Green Bay. It’s the second-longest streak in the series, behind Green Bay’s 11-game run behind Brett Favre from 1994 through 2005. Sunday’s win cut Chicago’s edge to 93-92-6 in the all-time series. Rodgers is 13-3, including the NFC Championship in 2010 and the 2013 game in which he sustained a broken collarbone on the opening series.
10: Penalties by the Packers. The Packers’ four most-penalized games last season were eight (Week 1 loss to Seattle), nine (Week 4 win at Chicago), eight (Week 8 loss to New Orleans), eight (Week 12 win at Minnesota) and nine (Week 15 loss to Buffalo).
12: Missed tackles by Green Bay. What did that mean? Those numbers come later.
13: Touchdowns vs. no interceptions in Rodgers’ last three games against Chicago.
14: Touchdowns vs. 23 interceptions for Jay Cutler in 12 career starts against the Packers while with the Bears.
36: Rushing yards on eight attempts in the second half by Forte, with 20 of those coming on his third carry of the half. Thus, on his other seven attempts, Green Bay limited him to 16 yards. He rushed 16 times for 105 yards in the first half.
“I don’t think we did too many things different schematically,” Raji said. “It was more attention to detail. The first half, we were obviously all geeked up. Our mistakes weren’t a lack of aggression or a lack of effort. It was more technique and play recognition, particularly up front with the blocking schemes. The second half, we buckled down and played pretty good.”
46: Yards of Ty Montgomery’s longest kickoff return. He also had a 41-yarder. The Packers’ longest last season was a 41-yarder by DuJuan Harris in Week 2 against the Jets and they had only two run backs longer than 27 yards the entire season.
“That was very important because when you have an offense like ours and a QB like Aaron, you want to give him good field position,” Montgomery said. “I think that type of field position takes away first downs that they would’ve potentially needed to convert and it gives them confidence on what type of a drive that they’re going to have.”
67.5: Cutler’s passer rating on Sunday. For his career against the Packers, he’s had only one game with a rating of more than 100 and just two games greater than 82.5
105: Yards after contact out of the Bears’ 189 rushing yards.
125: Yards after the catch out of the Bears’ 213 passing yards.
140.5: Rodgers’ passer rating on Sunday, giving him three consecutive games with a rating of at least 140 against Chicago.
188: Rushing yards by the Bears in two games last season.
189: Rushing yards by the Bears on Sunday.
189: Passing yards by Rodgers, his fewest against the Bears in a non-injury game since 2009. He had topped 300 yards in his prior three starts.
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