Green Bay Packers: Week 6 Facts You Won't Find Anywhere Else

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Green Bay Packers: Week 6 Facts You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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Another championship performance by the Green Bay Packers.  The Packers dominated the 2nd quarter, and that would be enough against the lowly St. Louis Rams.  Here are some spins on facts and statistics about the game, that I believe you won't be able to find anywhere else, or in the least heard it here first.

 

The Packers are 6-0 for the first time since 1965...

This is the seventh time in their franchise's history that the Packers have started a season 6-0; the first time since 1965. 

All of their last six 6-0 starts led to league championships: (1929, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1962, and 1965).

Since the NFL merger, there have been 47 teams that have started a season 6-0; 44 of those teams made the playoffs (94%).

 

The Packers are the NFL's last undefeated team...

With the Detroit Lions losing, the Packers are the last undefeated team in the NFL. It's the first time since 1965, that the Packers were the NFL's last remaining undefeated team.

 

The Packers dominance over the NFC West since 2002…

Since 2002, the Packers have a record of 17-5 vs. the NFC West.  It’s their best record over a division in the NFC going back to 2002.

Division Record W Pct
AFC West 8-1 0.889
NFC West 17-5 0.773
NFC North 38-19 0.667
NFC East 11-10 0.524
AFC East 6-6 0.500
NFC South 11-12 0.478
AFC North 3-6 0.333
AFC South 2-6 0.250

 

Shutting out opponents in at least three quarters…

Since 2010, the Packers have shutout their opponent in three separate quarters in one game, seven times; it's the most in the NFL (the New York Jets follow with five times).

Year Week
Opp  Result  Shutout Opp
2011 6 vs St. Louis Rams W 24-3 Q1, Q3, Q4
2010 CC at Chicago Bears W 21-14  Q1, Q2, Q3
2010 17 vs Chicago Bears W 10-3  Q1, Q3, Q4
2010 14 at Detroit Lions L 3-7  Q1, Q2, Q3
2010 11 at Minnesota Vikings W 31-3  Q2, Q3, Q4
2010 9 vs Dallas Cowboys W 45-7  Q1, Q3, Q4
2010 8 at New York Jets W 9-0  Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
2010 2 vs Buffalo Bills W 34-7  Q1, Q3, Q4

 

Notice a pattern?  The 1st quarter, 3rd quarter, and the 4th  quarter are where the shutouts are occurring (five times).

 

Aaron Rodgers career quarter...

Aaron Rodgers threw three 2nd quarter touchdown passes.  It's the 13th time going back to at least 1940 that a Packers QB has thrown for three touchdowns or more in a game. 

In 1945, Roy McKay threw four touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter against the Detroit Lions.

 

Jordy Nelson is amongst big names with his performance...

Jordy Nelson caught two passes for 104 yards (most of it from his 93-yard TD catch).  He joins Boyd Dowler, Paul Hornung, and Greg Jennings as the only Packers players to receive over 100 yards off of only two catches. 

 

The Packers have another 21-point quarter...

It's the second time this season that the Packers have scored 21 points in a single quarter; they scored 21 first quarter points against the New Orleans Saints.  Last year they had two 21-point or more performances in a single quarter, and in 2009 they had three such performances.

 

The Packers now have a record of 5-3 in throwback uniforms...

The Packers broke out the throwback uniforms for this game.  They now have a record of 5-3 in throwback uniforms, and a perfect record (3-0) at home in throwbacks.

Year Week
Opponent Result
1994 3 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13-7
1994 4 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30-3
1994 5 at New England Patriots L 17-16
1994 9 at Chicago Bears W 33-6
2001 11 at Detroit Lions W 29-27
2003 13 at Detroit Lions L 22-14
2010 13 vs San Francisco 49ers W 34-16
2011 6 vs St. Louis Rams W 24-3

 

Resources: Statistical data retrieved from Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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