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Packers-49ers: Winning by the Numbers

Here’s an inside-the-numbers look at the Green Bay Packers’ 17-3 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. We promise you haven't seen a lot of these numbers anywhere else.

0: Interceptions thrown by Aaron Rodgers in the first four games of this season. More on that later.

1: Green Bay was plus-1 in turnovers. It has been in each of the first four games.

1: Giveaway by the Packers this season. Green Bay and the Giants are the only teams with just one turnover.

2: Game lead in the NFC North for the Packers. Green Bay is 4-0, Minnesota 2-2, Chicago 1-3 and Detroit 0-3. The Packers are one of five undefeated teams in the NFL.

2.27: Yards per play for the 49ers once the pass plays of 47 and 40 yards are thrown out of the mix.

4: Wins by the undefeated Packers. They started 2-2 in each of the past three seasons.

8: First downs allowed by Green Bay. That’s just the second game since the 2008 season in which the Packers allowed less than 10 first downs. Tampa Bay had six in last year’s game.

11: Touchdown passes by Rodgers. That's the third-most touchdown passes without an interception in the first four games in history, behind Peyton Manning's 16 in 2013 and Don Meredith's 14 in 1966, according to Pro Football Reference.

13: Sacks by the Packers the past two games, tied for the most in franchise history.

17: In Rodgers’ last 17 October starts, the Packers are 15-2. He’s thrown 44 touchdowns and six interceptions during that span.

29: San Francisco’s first-quarter scoring deficit this season. It has been outscored 29-0 in the first quarter, including 7-0 on Sunday.

32: Green Bay’s first-quarter scoring margin this season, with a 7-0 lead on Sunday giving it a 38-6 edge through the opening quarter of the first four games.

36:34: Green Bay’s time of possession. The Packers have had more than 33 minutes of possession time in each of the last three games, the first time since Weeks 3-5 of the 2011 season.

40: Consecutive games with at least one sack by the Packers, the longest streak in the league.

90: Rushing yards by Eddie Lacy, his best output of the seaosn.

99.0: Rodgers’ passer rating, which is his worst of the season. His league-high mark of 125.9 is 2.9 points better than Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton.

110: Rushing yards by Marshawn Lynch (15 carries, 41 yards), Jamaal Charles (11 carries, 49 yards) and Carlos Hyde (eight carries, 20 yards) the past three games. That’s 3.24 yards per carry.

123: Attempts by Rodgers. For a quarterback in the first four games of the season, that’s the eighth-most passes without an interception. Peyton Manning holds the record with 156.

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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