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Packers-Bears: The Winning Numbers

The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears on Sunday without a touchdown pass by Aaron Rodgers but with some eye-popping production from Ty Montgomery. Here is our usual 20-numbers postgame analysis, filled with stats you won't find anywhere else.

0: Touchdown passes by Aaron Rodgers. He had thrown at least one in 22 consecutive games and at least two in eight consecutive games. Both of those were the longest streaks in the league.

2: Packers players in the history of the series with 150-plus rushing yards and two-plus rushing touchdowns in a game, according to the NFL. The first was Ahman Green on Sept. 29, 2003. The second was Ty Montgomery, who rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday.

2: Rushes of at least 40 yards by the Packers, a 61-yarder by Montgomery and a 42-yarder by Christine Michael. It’s the first time the Packers had two 40-yard runs in a game since 2003 vs. Denver.

4: Consecutive wins by the Packers. Only New England and Pittsburgh (five apiece) have a longer streak.

4: The Packers’ turnover margin, with four takeaways and no giveaways.

5: Consecutive games by Rodgers without an interception. That’s tied for the longest streak in the league by a quarterback this season.

5: Interceptions by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix this season. He had three in 32 regular-season games in his first two seasons.

6: Receptions by Chicago’s Alshon Jeffery for 89 yards. All of that came in the second half.

6: Consecutive wins at Chicago by the Packers. They won 11 in a row on the road, starting in 1994.

7: Consecutive third-down failures by the Packers spanning a 2-for-2 opening drive and Rodgers’ 60-yard pass to Jordy Nelson on third-and-11 that helped win the game.

10: The Packers’ turnover margin the past two games, with a plus-six vs. Seattle and the plus-4 vs. Chicago. Based on data at Pro Football Reference, that’s the first in franchise history the Packers are plus-10 with no giveaways.

16: Broken tackles forced by the Packers, by our unofficial count. Montgomery had 10.

17: First downs allowed by the Packers on the last three series. They gave up only 12 on the first eight possessions.

60: Yards of Nelson’s pivotal catch, his longest catch of the year and the team’s longest pass play of the season.

61: Yards of Montgomery’s longest run. This marked the first time since 2013 vs. Detroit when the Packers had a pass and a run of at least 60 yards. Interestingly, the run in that game was by a receiver, Randall Cobb. The last time the Packers had a 60-yard pass and a 60-yard run by a running back was in 2008 against Detroit. DeShawn Wynn had a 73-yard touchdown run in that game.

94: Wins in the rivalry by the Packers. The series is tied 94-94-6, the first tie since 1933. Green Bay has outscored the Bears 3,335-3,331 — a four-point edge.

124: Receiving yards by Nelson. He has 24 100-yard games in his career, breaking a tie with Greg Jennings for fourth-most in team history and moving into a tie with Don Hutson for third-most. The Packers are 21-3 in Nelson’s 100-yard games. James Lofton (32) and Sterling Sharpe (29) are the only players ahead of Nelson.

150: Eddie Lacy’s career-best game was 150 yards, which came against the Bears in 2013.

162: Rushing yards by Montgomery, the second-most by a Packers player against the Bears dating to 1950, according to Pro Football Reference. Only Green (176 in that aforementioned game in 2003) has rushed for more.

226: Rushing yards by the Packers, the sixth-most by the team against the Bears since at least 1940. Only one other time did the Packers rush for at least 225 yards with two-plus touchdowns against Chicago. That was in 1962.

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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