Packers-Rams: Inside the Numbers

Here are 20 numbers that explain why Green Bay beat St. Louis on Sunday and why the Packers are 5-0.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the Green Bay Packers’ 24-10 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

2: Interceptions by Aaron Rodgers, just the 12th time in his career. He had gone 16 consecutive games without a home interception until Sunday, when his league-record streaks of 492 consecutive passes (586 including playoffs) and 44 touchdowns (49 including playoffs) were snapped.

2: Interceptions thrown by Nick Foles in the entire 2013 season, a record-setting season in which his 27 touchdowns and two interceptions equated a league-record 13.5-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

4: Interceptions of Foles by the Packers, their first four-interception game since grabbing four Jay Cutler passes on Sept. 13, 2012. It’s the seventh four-interception game under coordinator Dom Capers.

4.5: Sacks by Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers this season after they recorded 1.5 and 1.0, respectively. They are tied for third in the league. Throw in Nick Perry’s 3.5 sacks, and the Packers have three of the top 14.

5: Wins by the Packers in as many games. This marks just the second time in the last 50 years that Green Bay is 5-0. The 2011 team opened 13-0.

10: Quarterback hits by Matthews this season, including four of the team’s 12 on Sunday. That’s tied for third in the league.

12: Consecutive wins at Lambeau Field by the Packers (including postseason), the longest active streak in the NFL. With a win next Sunday over San Diego, the Packers would tie the longest streak under coach Mike McCarthy (2010 and 2011).

13: Points allowed by the Packers the last two weeks. That’s their best streak since allowing a total of 10 points in wins over the Jets, Cowboys and Vikings in the middle of the 2010 season.

13: For further perspective, the Packers’ defense had yielded 13 points or less in a total of nine games the previous four seasons.

13: Years since a Packers rookie had a pick-six, with Quinten Rollins’ 45-yard return for a touchdown being the first since Marques Anderson’s against Detroit in 2002.

16.2: Points allowed per game by the Packers, good for third in the NFL.

20: Sacks in the first five games, the Packers’ best output since opening the 2001 season with 21. Only Denver (22) has more sacks this season.

20.7: James Jones’ average per reception. Among receivers with at least 10 catches, that ranks No. 1 in the league. He averaged 9.1 yards on his 73 receptions last season.

27.8: Third-down success rate by the Rams against Green Bay’s defense.

28.0: Third-down success rate by the last four opponents against Green Bay’s defense. The Bears went 11-of-17 for 64.7 percent in Week 1.

31: Touchdown passes of 50-plus yards from Rodgers since becoming the Packers’ starting quarterback in 2008, including his 65-yarder to Jones. That’s the most in the league.

40: Consecutive games with a sack, the longest streak in the league. The Packers had three on Sunday.

46: Green Bay’s first-quarter scoring differential after leading 14-0 on Sunday. The Packers entered the week with a league-best plus-32.

55.6: Even with Rodgers’ rough day, the Packers won the passer rating battle by 55.6 points. Green Bay is plus-54.6 for the season.

159: Rushing yards by Rams running back Todd Gurley. Paired with his 146 yards last week, he is one of four running backs in NFL history with back-to-back 140-yard games. One of the others was former Packers back John Brockington in 1971.

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