By the Numbers: Packers vs. Vikings

Packer Report examines Sunday's loss at Minnesota with a look at some of the important numbers.

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Touchdown passes and interceptions thrown by Aaron Rodgers in Sunday's 28-27 loss at Minnesota. It was just the second game in which Rodgers failed to throw a touchdown pass, with the other in Week 3 against Dallas. He has thrown no interceptions in six games. The Packers were 4-1 in those games before losing Sunday.

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Botched call that gave the Vikings a safety. The referee explained Rodgers' fling of the ball was an unnatural throwing motion. With that definition, shouldn't Brett Favre's stumbling flip to Donald Lee in the snowy playoff game at Seattle been penalized?

2
Touchdown runs by Ryan Grant this season after he scored his second on Sunday. He had eight in seven starts last season.

3
Times, unofficially, in which Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took off his helmet on the field without being penalized.

6
100-yard rushing games the Packers have allowed, including two to Peterson.

8
Touchdowns on returns this season by the Packers. Nick Collins returned his third interception for a TD this season and Will Blackmon returned his second punt for a touchdown.

9
Percent conversion rate on third down for the Packers' offense, which went 1-for-11.


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12:10
Advantage in time of possession for the Vikings, due in part to a woeful Packers offense and because the Packers lost two possessions with their return touchdowns.

21
Sacks allowed by the Packers. They yielded only 19 all of last season.

25
Years between games in which the Packers allowed two safeties. They yielded two to the Los Angeles Rams in a 24-7 loss on Oct. 21, 1973.

28
The ranking of the Packers' run defense, with 154.6 rushing yards allowed per game.

30
The ranking of the Packers' run defense, with 5.0 yards allowed per attempt.

104
Consecutive regular-season games with a catch for Donald Driver. He broke Sterling Sharpe's record with a 13-yard catch in the first quarter.

655
The Packers' league-leading total of penalty yards. San Francisco has the second-most penalty yards with 560.

Bill Huber is the Lead Analyst for Packer Report and PackerReport.com. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com.


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