PACKERS CAPTURE FOURTH STRAIGHT NFC NORTH TITLE

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  • Green Bay set a franchise record by winning its fourth consecutive division title this season.
  • The Packers are the only team in the NFC to win its division each of the last four seasons (2011-14) and one of only three teams to do so over that span (Denver, New England).
  • Since realignment in 2002, Green Bay has won the NFC North eight times.
  • Green Bay finished 5-1 against division opponents this season, the best mark in the NFC and tied for the third-best record in the NFL. It was the third time in the last four seasons that the Packers won five or more games against teams from the NFC North. Since 2011, Green Bay is 19-4-1 (.813) against the division during the regular season.
  • The Packers have recorded four or more regular-season wins against division opponents in 11 of the last 13 years.
  • Green Bay's 55-22-1 (.712) regular-season record against its own division since 2002 leads the NFC and is No. 3 in the NFL.
  • The Packers have finished above .500 versus the division in each regular season under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Green Bay’s five division titles since 2006 are tied with Seattle for the most in the NFC and the  third most in the NFL (Indianapolis, six / New England, eight).
  • Since 2006, McCarthy has guided Green Bay to a 40-13-1 (.750) record against division opponents during the regular season, the second-best mark in the NFL over that time span (New England, 42-12, .778).
  • Green Bay’s 12 regular-season wins were tied for the most in the NFL during the 2014 season (Dallas, Denver, New England, Seattle)
  • It was the 11th time in franchise history the Packers won 12 or more regular-season games.
  • McCarthy recorded his third regular season with 12-plus wins (2007, 2011), passing Curly Lambeau (1929, 1931), Vince Lombardi (1962, 1966), Mike Holmgren (1996-97) and Mike Sherman (2001-02) for the most by a coach in franchise history.
  • McCarthy has led the Packers to five seasons with 11-plus wins, passing Lombardi and Holmgren (four each) for the most in team history.


ANOTHER TRIP TO THE POSTSEASON

  • Green Bay earned its 30th postseason berth in team history and the franchise’s 17th appearance in the last 22 seasons.
  • It was the seventh trip to the playoffs in nine seasons under McCarthy.The Packers lead the NFC with seven trips to the postseason since 2006.
  • Green Bay tied a franchise record with its sixth consecutive playoff berth (1993-98).
  • The Packers joined the Patriots as the only teams to make the playoffs each of the last six years.
  • Green Bay played in its third NFC Championship game in the past eight seasons (2007 and 2010), which is tied with San Francisco for the most in the NFC over that span.
  • McCarthy reached 101 career wins (including playoffs), the second-most victories in franchise history behind Lambeau (212).
  • The 101 overall wins are the most in the NFC and the third most in the NFL since 2006 (New England, 122 / Indianapolis, 105).

 
LAMBEAU ADVANTAGE

  • For the fourth consecutive year, the Packers hosted a playoff game at Lambeau Field, beating Dallas 26-21 in the Divisional round.
  • Green Bay improved to 17-5 (.773) all-time at home during the postseason. The Packers’ 17 postseason wins at home are tied with New England for the fifth most in the NFL.
  • Green Bay won nine games at home (including the postseason) for the fourth time in franchise history (nine in 1920 and 1997 / 10 in 1996).
  • Green Bay finished the regular season undefeated at home for the 13th time in franchise history, including the second time under McCarthy (2011). It was the eighth time the Packers finished with eight or more home wins during the regular season.
  • Green Bay was one of two teams in the NFL to finish 8-0 at home during the 2014 regular season (Denver).
  • The Packers joined New Orleans (2011, 2013) as the only NFL teams with two undefeated regular seasons at home since 2011. The two undefeated seasons at home are tied for the second most in the league since 2006, trailing New England’s four.
  • Green Bay led the NFL with 318 points scored at home during the 2014 regular season. It was the third-most points scored at home during the regular season in NFL history.
  • McCarthy is tied with Holmgren (1996-97) for the second-most undefeated regular seasons at home in franchise history. They trail the seven recorded by Lambeau (1919, 1924, 1925, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1944).
  • McCarthy and Holmgren are just one behind Lambeau (three) when it comes to regular seasons with at least eight wins at home.

 
NICELY DONE

  • The Packers put together a fine regular season, finishing with 12 wins and a franchise-record fourth consecutive division title. They also finished among the best in many statistical categories.
  • Green Bay scored 486 points in 2014, which is the second most in franchise history. The top three have all come under the direction of Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

    Year
    , Total Points

    1. 2011, 560
    2. 2014, 486

    3. 2009, 461
    4. 1996, 456
    5. 2003, 442

  • The Packers scored 58 touchdowns during the regular season, the second most in franchise history:

    Year
    , Overall Touchdowns
    1. 2011, 70
    2. 2014
    , 58
    3. 1996, 56
    4. 2009, 54
    4t. 2012, 2003, 1962, 53
    7. 1983, 52

  • Green Bay set a single-season franchise mark for fewest giveaways in the regular season with 13, besting the mark of 14 in 2011.
  • The Packers finished with 6,178 total yards on the season, the fourth most in a season in team history. Four of the six 6,000-yard seasons have come under the direction (2009, 2011, 2013-14) of McCarthy.
  • Green Bay set a single-season franchise record with 356 first downs on the season, surpassing the previous mark of 354 first downs in 2004.
  • Green Bay’s offensive line only gave up 30 sacks this season, the fewest since allowing 19 in 2007.
  • After averaging 4.65 yards per carry in 2013, the Packers averaged 4.41 rushing yards per carry this season. Green Bay recorded consecutive seasons with a rushing average of 4.40 or better for the first time since the 1963 (4.46) and 1964 (4.60) seasons. It was also the first time the Packers averaged over 4.0 yards per carry in consecutive seasons since 2007-09 (4.12, 4.13, 4.30).
  • Green Bay had 14 rushing touchdowns on the season, registering consecutive seasons (17 in 2013) with 14-plus rushing touchdowns for the first time since 1983-85 (15, 18, 16).
  • QB Aaron Rodgers went over the 4,000-yard passing mark for the season, giving him five 4,000-yard seasons in his career, which tied Brett Favre for the franchise record.
  • Rodgers threw for 38 touchdowns and tied Favre (1995) for the fourth most in a single regular season in franchise history. It was the third most Rodgers had thrown in his career (2011: 45 / 2012: 39).
  • Rodgers threw for a career-best five interceptions, the third fewest in a single regular season in Packers’ history.
  • Rodgers 4,381 passing yards are the fifth most in a single season in franchise history, giving him three of the top five:

    Player
    - Passing Yards
    1. Aaron Rodgers, 2011 - 4,643
    2. Lynn Dickey, 1983 - 4,458
    3. Aaron Rodgers, 2009 - 4,434
    4. Brett Favre, 1995 - 4,413
    5. Aaron Rodgers, 2014 - 4,381


  • Rodgers’ 13 games (min. 15 attempts) without an interception were the third most in a regular season in NFL history:

    Player - Zero-Interception Games
    1t. Tom Brady, NE, 2010 - 14
    1t. Steve DeBerg, KC, 1990 - 14
    3. Aaron Rodgers, GB, 2014 - 13

  • Rodgers tied Patriots QB Tom Brady (eight in 2007) for the most three-touchdown/zero-interception games in NFL history in a single season.
  • Rodgers extended his NFL record by finishing the regular season with a passer rating above 100.0 for the sixth season in a row. Rodgers’ 112.2 passer rating was the second-best mark in a season in team history, trailing only his own rating of 122.5 in 2011.
  • Rodgers extended the streak he started in 2012 of passes at home without an interception to 418 and consecutive touchdown passes at home without an interception to 36, both NFL records.
  • Rodgers threw three or more touchdowns eight times during the regular season. It tied for the second-most (eight in 2012) three-plus passing touchdown games in a single regular season in his career (10 in 2011).
  • Rodgers recorded a passer rating of at least 120.0 in seven regular-season games, setting a franchise record and tying for the third-most in a single season in the NFL, dating back to 1960.
  • Rodgers recorded a 100-plus passer rating 11 times this season, the second most he recorded in one regular season (13 in 2011). Green Bay was 11-0 in the regular season when Rodgers registered a 100-plus passer rating.
  • With eight 300-yard passing games this season, Rodgers tied his franchise record (2011). Green Bay was 7-1 in the regular season when Rodgers threw for 300 yards.
  • WR Jordy Nelson set a franchise record for receiving yards in a single season (1,519) and became the eighth player in NFL history with 95-plus receptions (98), 1,500-plus receiving yards and 13-plus receiving touchdowns (13).
  • Nelson and WR Randall Cobb becamse the first duo in NFL history to record 90-plus receptions, 1,200-plus yards and 12-plus touchdown receptions in the same regular season.
  • Cobb and Nelson became just the third set of teammates in NFL history with at least 1,200 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns each in the same season, joining Minnesota’s Cris Carter and Randy Moss in 1999 and Denver’s Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker in 2013.
  • RB Eddie Lacy (2,317) passed John Brockington (2,132) for the most rushing yards by a Packers’ running back in his first two NFL seasons.
  • Lacy became the first player in franchise history to rush for at least 1,000 yards and score 10-plus scrimmage touchdowns in each of his first two seasons.
  • Lacy (1,139) became the fifth player in franchise history to record consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons (Ryan Grant, 2008-09 / Ahman Green, 2000-04 / John Brockington, 1971-73 / Jim Taylor, 1960-64).
  • Lacy’s two 1,000-yard rushing seasons are tied for the fourth most in Packers’ history.