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Packers-Colts: The Losing Numbers

Packer Report brings you the 20 defining numbers that explain why the Green Bay Packers lost to the Indianapolis Colts 31-26 on Sunday.

0: Touchdowns provided by anyone but quarterback Aaron Rodgers this season. Of Green Bay’s 22 touchdowns, he’s thrown for 20 of them and rushed for the other two.

2: Interceptions by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. His only other two-interception game? The NFC Championship Game, which the Packers also lost.

2: Sacks by the Packers. Andrew Luck had been sacked a league-high 31 times this season.

2: Interceptions thrown by Luck. The Colts were 1-5 in Luck’s previous six two-interceptions games.

3: Games missed this season by linebacker Clay Matthews due to hamstring problems. He missed zero games in 2014 and 2015.

3.0: Yards allowed per carry by the Packers, who continue to be a brick wall against the run. Frank Gore carried 19 times for 60 yards, a 3.2-yard average.

3: Touchdown passes by Rodgers. It was the 50th three-touchdown game of his career. He is 40-10 in those games, including losses in back-to-back weeks. He’s also 0-2 against the Colts in three-touchdown games.

3: Receptions by Ty Montgomery. He had back-to-back 10-catch games before missing last week’s game due to symptoms from sickle cell trait.

4: Receptions by Davante Adams. He had 25 receptions the past two games, the most ever for a Packers receiver.

5: Home losses over the last season-and-a-half, with Green Bay’s home record 8-5 in that span. The Packers went a total of 34-5-1 at home from 2010 through 2014.

7.5: Luck’s passer rating when pressured, according to Pro Football Focus. He was pressured on 18 of 43 dropbacks, according to PFF.

8: Receptions by Packers tight ends. The Packers entered the game with only 17 receptions from their tight ends. Only the Jets had fewer.

8: Wins by the Packers in their last 18 regular-season games.

10: Losses by the Packers in their last 18 regular-season games.

33.3: Green Bay’s third-down success rate. The Packers entered the game ranked No. 1 in the league in third-down success at 51.5 percent.

47.5: The Packers’ special teams weren’t all bad. Jacob Schum’s net average was the best of his career. Of his four punts, two pinned the Colts inside the 20 and Indianapolis had 3 yards on two returns.

50.0: Green Bay’s red-zone touchdown rate. The Packers entered the game ranked No. 14 in the league in red-zone efficiency at 56.7 percent.

60.4: Rodgers’ completion percentage. In the previous three games, he completed 73.8 percent vs. Dallas, 69.6 percent vs. Chicago and 73.7 percent vs. Atlanta. Rodgers completed 41.2 percent in the first half and 76.0 percent in the second half.

133: Consecutive passes without an interception by Rodgers, a streak snapped on the opening possession of the third quarter.

2,000: Net passing yards allowed by the Packers through eight games. That puts them on pace for 4,000. That would be the second-most in franchise history behind the 4,796 yards the team allowed in 2011. At least that team intercepted 31 passes. This team is on pace for 14.

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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