Packers-Texans: The Winning Numbers

How did the Green Bay Packers beat the Houston Texans? We have our weekly 20 key statistics, including some history on Jordy Nelson and long drives.

0.25: Yards per carry by running back James Starks. In eight games, he’s averaged at least 3.0 yards per carry just once all season.

1.6: Yards per carry for Lamar Miller. Miller, who ranked fifth in the NFL with 881 rushing yards entering the game, entered with a season average of 4.2 yards.

2: Pass breakups by cornerback LaDarius Gunter. By our best estimation of coverage responsibilities, he didn’t allow a catch. He also forced a first-quarter fumble.

2.64: Yards per attempt by Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler when pressured, according to Pro Football Focus.

3: Third-down conversions on Green Bay’s two long touchdown drives. It had one in the other eight possessions combined.

4.80: Yards allowed per play by Green Bay. It’s 5-1 when allowing less than 5.3 yards per play, with the lone exception being Week 3 at Minnesota.

6.7: Yards per carry by running back/receiver Ty Montgomery. In games in which he’s carried at least four times, Montgomery has averaged at least 4.3 yards per carry all four games.

8.22: Yards per attempt by quarterback Aaron Rodgers when pressured, according to PFF.

10: Touchdown receptions this season by Jordy Nelson. It’s the third 10-touchdown season of Nelson’s career. Sterling Sharpe (four) and Don Hutson (three) are the only other Packers with at least three seasons of 10-plus touchdown catches.

13: Points allowed in back-to-back games, Green Bay’s best two-game defensive performance since allowing 3 vs. San Francisco and 10 vs. St. Louis in the fourth and fifth games of last season.

14: Consecutive December home games won by the Packers with Rodgers as the quarterback. That’s the second-longest streak in NFL history, behind Tom Brady’s 19-game streak from 2002 through 2012.

16: First downs by the Packers. They had 14 on their three touchdown drives and only two in the other seven possessions.

21: Consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass by Rodgers. That’s the longest active streak in the league. The Colts’ Andrew Luck is next with 18.

59: Career touchdown receptions by Nelson. Donald Driver ranks third in Packers history and tied for 75th in NFL history with 61.

88: Yards of Green Bay’s longest scoring drive of the season before Sunday, which came against Chicago. The Packers had longer drives on back-to-back possessions vs. Houston.

98: Yards of Green Bay’s second-half touchdown drive, the longest scoring drive of the season. The Packers followed with an 89-yard touchdown drive. It was Green Bay’s longest scoring drive since a 99-yarder vs. Cleveland in 2009. The Packers are one of only two teams with two 89-plus-yard touchdown drives in a game this season. Atlanta did it three times vs. Carolina on Oct. 2.

108.9: Rodgers’ passer rating. For his career in December home games, he has a rating of 115.5.

118: Receiving yards by Nelson. That’s 99 more yards than any other member of the Packers.

142.5: Career sacks by Julius Peppers, passing Hall of Famer Michael Strahan for fifth place in NFL history. Chris Doleman is fourth all-time with 150.5 sacks.

6,981: Career receiving yards by Nelson, which passed Boyd Dowler (6,918) for fifth in franchise history. He’s still more than 1,000 yards behind Don Hutson, who ranks fourth with 7,991 career yards.

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