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Packers-Eagles: The Winning Numbers

In our signature postgame feature, here are the 20 stats that tell you why the Green Bay Packers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Eagles.

0: Sacks allowed by the Packers. The Eagles had 26 sacks entering the game and ranked fifth in sack percentage.

1: Rushing touchdown by fullback Aaron Ripkowski. That’s the first rushing touchdown from a running back this season. According to ESPN, the last team to go the first 10 games of the season without a rushing touchdown from a running back was the Cleveland Browns in 2009.

1: Green Bay’s turnover margin (1-0). The Eagles were among the league leaders at plus-4 and the Packers were among the league’s worst at minus-6.

1: Sack by Clay Matthews. He had one sack in each of his first three games but none in his previous three games.

3: Touchdowns the Eagles had allowed in four home games.

3: Touchdowns the Packers scored against the Eagles.

6.3: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s passer rating when pressured. According to Pro Football Focus, he was pressured on 15 of his 44 dropbacks but completed only three passes for 22 yards.

7: Consecutive games by Aaron Rodgers with at least 26 receptions. That’s tied for the third-longest single-season streak in NFL history, according to Pro Football Reference. Drew Brees did it 10 consecutive times in 2011 and Peyton Manning did it eight consecutive times in 2013. Rodgers’ previous best was three consecutive games and the previous franchise record was Brett Favre’s four consecutive games in 2007.

16.3: Philadelphia’s kickoff-return average. The Eagles were No. 1 in the league with a 33.7-yard average and the Packers were No. 32 in the league with a 30.5-yard average allowed.

25: Number of completions by Rodgers on passes thrown less than yards down the field. Those gained 177 yards. He completed five passes thrown at least 10 yards downfield. Those gained 136 yards.

30: The Packers’ first 30 touchdowns were all from Rodgers, with 27 touchdown passes and three touchdowns runs. Fullback Aaron Ripkowski’s fourth-quarter touchdown run was the team’s first of the season from anyone other than Rodgers.

41.2: Passer-rating differential in Green Bay’s favor. The Packers were 25th in the league with a differential of minus-11.6 entering this week’s games.

66: Yards after the catch out of Rodgers’ 89 first-quarter passing yards.

67.2: Average yards per drive on Green Bay’s six possessions (not including take-a-knee possessions to end the first half and the game). According to Football Outsiders, the Packers entered the game ranked fifth with 36.5 yards per drive.

67.4: Davante Adams’ catch percentage this season, with 58 receptions on 86 targets. Last year, he caught 53.2 percent (50 out of 94).

71.4: Green Bay’s third-down conversion rate. That’s the best for any team this season, with Buffalo’s 70.6 percent vs. Seattle on Nov. 7 being the only other game of at least 70 percent. That’s tied for the fifth-best in Packers history, with a franchise-record 76.5 percent vs. Dallas in 1997. The best of the Mike McCarthy era was the 72.2 percent at Minnesota in 2013.

75.5: Wentz’s passer rating. Entering the game, the Packers had allowed an opponent passer rating of 128.2 in road games — on pace to be the worst in NFL history.

116.7: Rodgers’ passer rating. He’s had a rating of at least 115 in four of his last nine games. Before that, he had gone 15 consecutive games without a 115-rating game.

292: Yards allowed by the Packers. They gave up 344 yards in the second half alone at Washington last week.

313: Passing yards by Rodgers. He threw for 371 yards vs. Tennessee and 351 yards vs. Washington. He’s topped 310 passing yards in three consecutive games in a single season just two other times in his career, his MVP seasons of 2011 and 2014.


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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