The Packers upped their 2012 record to 9-4 with a hard-fought 27-20 win over the Lions last Sunday night that featured a few interesting numbers in their final stat line. Here’s a look inside the numbers to Green Bay’s most recent victory.
No TD passes, no problem. The Packers had no touchdown passes in Sunday’s win, only the second time this season that has happened (the other time was the “Fail Mary” game in Seattle on Sept. 24). For quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Pack, it was the seventh game in the last five seasons (since 2008) where they had no TD passes in a game. The Packers are 3-4 such games since 2008.
In comparison to the rest of the league, the Packers rank third with the fewest “no TD” pass games in the last five years. The teams with the fewest games without a TD pass since 2008: New Orleans (5), Dallas (6), Green Bay (7), New England (9) and San Diego, Denver and Atlanta (each 10). The Cleveland Browns have the most games with no TD passes in the timeframe, 31.
If we go back to 1966 (the start of the Super Bowl era), the Packers have played in 172 games without a TD pass, compiling a 56-116-5 record in those games, a .340 winning percentage.