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Packers-Seahawks: Winning By the Numbers

Here are 16 numbers that explain why Green Bay beat Seattle on Sunday night.

1: Completion allowed by Sam Shields, good for 4 yards on the opening play of the game. According to ProFootballFocus.com, he yielded seven completions in the Week 1 victory at Chicago.

2: Wins, in as many games, by the Packers this season. They hadn’t been 2-0 since opening 13-0 in 2011.

3: Touchdowns, in five receptions, by James Jones, including one on Sunday. He had six touchdowns in 73 receptions for Oakland last year.

5: Tackles for losses on running plays by Green Bay’s defense. The Packers didn’t have any against Chicago.

9: Green Bay’s ranking in points allowed, having allowed 40 points in two games. That’s despite ranking 31st in rushing and 21st in total yards.

10: Green Bay’s margin of victory. That’s Seattle’s largest margin of defeat since losing 23-13 to Dallas in Week 9 of the 2011 season. When Seattle beat Green Bay in Week 1 of last season, it set an NFL record by going 46 consecutive games without losing a game by more than seven points.

11: Receiving yards by Jimmy Graham. Since 2011, that’s the fifth-fewest for the three-time Pro Bowler.

11: Marshawn Lynch’s longest gain. In the NFC Championship Game, Lynch had four carries of at least 11 yards in the fourth quarter alone.

13: Missed tackles by Green Bay’s defense, according to our unofficial count. We had the Packers missing 12 tackles against Chicago in Week 1.

38: Touchdown passes thrown by Aaron Rodgers since his last interception at Lambeau Field. He hasn’t been picked off at home since Dec. 2, 2012. He’s the only quarterback to throw at least 100 passes at home in a single season without tossing an interception. And he’s done it the past two seasons.

38: Consecutive games with a sack by Green Bay’s defense, the longest streak in the league.

41: Rushing yards on 15 carries by Lynch. Since the start of the 2011 season, Lynch had been held to fewer yards in a game with at least 10 carries just three times. He averaged 121.7 rushing yards in the three Packers-Seahawks games in 2012 and 2014.

62: Yards after contact from Seattle’s running game, by our unofficial count. Last week, we had the Bears collecting 105 rushing yards after contact. The difference, on five of Green Bay's missed tackles against Seattle, another defender was on the scene to prevent too many more extra yards.

75.8: Rodgers’ completion percentage. Since the start of the 2011 season, Seattle allowed a higher completion rate just once - 85.7 percent against St. Louis in the sixth game of last season.

116.9: Rodgers’ passer rating vs. Seattle. In the previous three matchups, losses at Seattle in 2012 and 2014 (twice), his average rating was just 72.3. That was barely better than the 70.4 rating allowed by Seattle against all quarterbacks from 2012 through 2014.

451: Consecutive passes without an interception at home for Rodgers, extending his NFL record.

Bill Huber is publisher of PackerReport.com and has written for Packer Report since 1997. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com or leave him a question in Packer Report’s subscribers-only Packers Pro Club forum. Find Bill on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PackerReport.


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