Packers-Titans: The Losing Numbers

Our weekly 20 statistical nuggets put plenty of historical perspective on the Green Bay Packers' blowout loss at Tennessee.

minus-6: The Titans’ turnover ratio entering Sunday. They were plus-3 in dispatching the Packers.

0: First-quarter points by the Packers. For a reminder of how good this offense used to be, the Packers scored 151 points in the first quarter in 2014, which were the most since 1991.

2: Holding penalties on Packers guard Lane Taylor. He had not been penalized all season.

3: Touchdowns by quarterback Aaron Rodgers (two passing, one rushing). He has accounted for all 25 touchdowns this season.

3.0: Yards per carry allowed by the Packers after DeMarco Murray’s game-opening 75-yard touchdown.

4: Holding penalties against the Packers, with the others on David Bakhtiari and Jason Spriggs. The Packers had 12 offensive holding infractions all season, the seventh-fewest in the league.

5: Touchdown passes allowed by the Packers, tied for the second-most in franchise history. The last time came in the 2011 finale, the famous Matthew Stafford vs. Matt Flynn shootout.

5: Plays of at least 30 yards allowed by the Packers. They had allowed only two in the past three games combined.

12: Penalties enforced against the Packers. They entered the game ranked third in the league with only 54 penalties (6.75 per game).

12: Turnovers this season by Mariota. None of those came on Sunday.

14: Turnovers this season by the Packers, including three on Sunday. Just how bad is that? The Packers had 13 in 2014 and 14 in 2011.

21: First-quarter points allowed by the Packers. That’s tied for the fifth-most allowed by the Packers in the opening period (dating to 1940) — the record is 28 vs. Minnesota in 1986 — and the most since 21 against the Giants in 1986. The Packers also trailed by 21 points after the first quarter, tied for the fourth-largest since 1940. Their worst first quarter was a 28-point deficit against Minnesota in 1986. It tied their biggest first-quarter deficit since 1986, when they trailed the Giants 21-0.

26.7: Green Bay’s third-down conversion rate. The Packers are 8-for-27 (29.6 percent) the past two weeks. Before that, they were a league-best 51.6 percent.

30: The Packers have allowed at least 30 points in four of their last five games. That's a first since 1953, according to Elias.

34.5: Points allowed per game in the four games that linebacker Clay Matthews has missed with hamstring injuries.

35: First-half points allowed by the Packers. That’s the third-most points allowed in a half (dating to 1940). The Packers allowed 44 points against the Rams in 1980 and 38 points against the Rams in 1989.

75: Yards of Murray’s game-opening touchdown run. Murray is the first non-quarterback since Pro Football Hall of Famer John Henry Johnson in 1960 to have a 75-plus-yard touchdown run and a touchdown pass in the same game. The Packers, meanwhile, had allowed 75.8 rushing yards per game entering Sunday.

78.9: Passer rating against the Packers since 2009, the second-best in the league.

150.5: Passer rating by the Titans, the third worst against the Packers since at least 1940. The Bears had a perfect 158.3 in their 61-7 win in 1980 and the Vikings had a 151.3 rating against the Packers on Christmas Eve 2004.

351: Yards allowed by the Packers. In the first half! The Packers entered the game ranked seventh with 325.8 yards allowed per game.

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