Green Bay Packers Find the Win Column After Losses

Jerry Tapp@@StatsonTappSenior Analyst IIIOctober 15, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 14:  Casey Hayward #29 of the Green Bay Packers intercepts a pass intended for Keshawn Martin #82 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Green Bay Packers defeated Houston 42-24.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Bob Levey/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers fans will notice that the start of the 2012 season has a certain symmetry to it. There was a loss, a win, a loss, a win, a loss and a win. Kinda neat, huh?

Well, it’s a pretty good bet that Mike McCarthy and the rest of the Packers organization would like to see this pattern come to a screeching halt this coming Sunday as the Packers travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams. This “lose one, win one” pattern will certainly not help their push for a playoff berth.

But if you can take a positive from this “loss-win” start, it’s that the team has recovered well after its three losses with three wins.

In fact, the Packers are the only team this year that have a 3-0 record in games following losses this season. Five teams (Indianapolis, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, Seattle and St.Louis) are each 2-0 in games after a loss.

If we take a look back to 2009, we see that the Packers are one of only two teams that have won 80 percent or more of their games after a loss. Green Bay is 12-3 in games after a loss going back to the start of the 2009 season, while the Baltimore Ravens hold the top spot in this category with a 14-2 record (.875 winning percentage) in games after a defeat.

Following are each teams’ records in games following a loss since 2009 (through games of October 14, 2012).


Team, W-L record after losses, pct

Baltimore 14-2 .875

Green Bay 12-3 .800

Atlanta 11-3 .786

New England 9-3 .750

Pittsburgh 12-5 .706

San Francisco 14-8 .636

New Orleans 8-5 .615

Dallas 14-10 .583

Philadelphia 11-8 .579

San Diego 11-8 .579

Oakland 16-12 .571

New York Giants 12-9 .571

Miami 15-14 .517

Arizona 12-12 .500

Chicago 11-11 .500

New York Jets 11-11 .500

Seattle 14-15 .483

Tennessee 13-15 .464

Minnesota 12-14 .462

Houston 10-12 .455

Cincinnati 10-14 .417

Jacksonville 12-17 .414

Washington 13-21 .382

Kansas City 11-19 .367

Buffalo 12-21 .364

Carolina 11-21 .344

Denver 9-18 .333

Tampa Bay 10-22 .313

Indianapolis 7-15 .318

Detroit 9-22 .290.250

St. Louis 9-27

Cleveland 9-28 .243


Did you know?

* The Ravens have won 14 straight after a loss.

* The Steelers have won 11 consecutive games after a loss.

* Atlanta has won 10 straight after a loss.


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