The 6-3 Green Bay Packers had a bye last week and get back into the action this Sunday with a game against division rivals, the Detroit Lions. So how well have previous Packers teams done the week after a bye? Here’s a look at some of the stats.
* The Pack is 14-9 (a .605 winning percentage) after the bye week since 1990. They have, however, won nine of their last 11 after the week off. Of the last three Packers coaches, Mike McCarthy has the best record after the bye; his team’s have won five and lost only one. Mike Sherman was 4-2; Mike Holmgren’s Packers were 3-5 the week after the bye.
* Twelve of the 23 games were decided by seven points or less. Last year the Packers defeated the San Diego Chargers 45-38 in their first game after the bye week. The Packers have played in three overtime contests, winning one and losing two, after the bye.