Be honest… at any time in the first half did you think, “I can’t believe they are going to start the season 0-2″?
Things certainly didn’t look good for the Packers in the first quarter of their game against the New York Jets. Down 14-0 after just two possessions and then down 21-3 in the second quarter; fortunately, a couple of field goals and a TD before halftime gave the Packer faithful some hope.
Here’s a look at two interesting stats from yesterday’s game.
Packers surrender 14 points in the first quarter: Green Bay was down 14-3 at the end of the first quarter. It was the 44th time since 1966 (the start of the Super Bowl era) that the Packers have allowed 14 or more points in the opening quarter. Prior to yesterday’s game, the Pack was a miserable 9-33-1 in such games (a .221 winning percentage). Not much hope for a victory, was there?
Yesterday’s win was the first win after giving up 14 points in a quarter since January 18, 2008 when the Packers gave up 14 points to the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter of an NFC Divisional playoff game. The Pack went on to win that game 42-20. It was also the last time the Packers gave up 14 points to their opponents in the first quarter at home and still won the game.