GREEN BAY – Some of the numbers are unusual or quirky, and some are interesting if not eye-opening.
However they’re digested, here’s a statistical rundown of the Packers on the offensive side of the ball in 2016, countdown-style.
10: Number of games the Packers had a 100-yard receiver in the regular season. Add two more in the postseason, plus four other games the Packers had a receiver with 90-plus yards, and that leaves only three games Green Bay’s leading receiver was held under 90 – the first two games of the season, and the last one for the NFC title in Atlanta.
9: Number of games QB Aaron Rodgers attempted at least 40 passes, out of 19 games total. He had two other games with 39 attempts, and two with 38. Rodgers’ 610 pass attempts in the regular season were by far his career high (beating the 572 of 2015), and his 128 in the postseason trailed only his 132 in 2010, when he played four games instead of three.
8: Number of times a Packers player scored at least 12 points in a game in the regular season. WRs Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams had three two-TD games apiece, while at Chicago in Week 15, RB Ty Montgomery scored two TDs and K Mason Crosby had three FGs and three PATs. In the postseason, Montgomery added another two-TD outing at Dallas, while WR Randall Cobb had the season’s only three-TD game in the wild-card round vs. New York.
7: Number of games in a row, at the start of the season, the Packers converted at least 50 percent on third down. They went 4-3 in those games. During the eight-game winning streak leading up to the NFC title game, the Packers were held under 50 percent on third down five times.
6: Number of offensive players who missed no more than one start over the full 19 games. Rodgers plus three offensive linemen – David Bakhtiari, Bryan Bulaga and Lane Taylor – started all 19 games, while Nelson missed one start (broken ribs, Dallas) and Adams missed one (Week 3, Detroit) when the offense opened in a two-receiver set.
5: Number of plays from scrimmage of 50-plus yards. Adams and Nelson had two apiece, while Montgomery had a 61-yard run. Strangely, only one of the five went for a touchdown, Adams’ 66-yard TD reception vs. Seattle in Week 14. In the postseason, the Packers’ longest play from scrimmage was 42 yards – the Rodgers-to-Cobb Hail Mary TD at the end of the first half vs. the Giants.
4: Number of field-goal attempts of 50-plus yards for Crosby, the second-lowest of his career combining the regular and postseasons (three in 2011). Crosby was just 1-of-2 from 50-plus on the year before he hit the 56- and 51-yarders late in the playoff game at Dallas.
3: Number of yards shy Adams fell from his first 1,000-yard regular season. He finished with 997 before adding 217 more yards in the playoffs. Only 12 individuals in Packers history have reached 1,000 receiving yards in the regular season. Adams was almost the 13th.
2: Number of individual 100-yard rushing performances – 103 yards by Eddie Lacy vs. Detroit in Week 3, and 162 yards by Montgomery at Chicago in Week 15.
1: Number of scoring drives of 90-plus yards in the regular season (98 yards vs. Houston), a total the Packers matched in the postseason with a 90-yard TD drive in Dallas. The 98-yard drive vs. Houston was followed by an 89-yard TD drive, giving the Packers their two longest scoring drives of the season on back-to-back possessions. Of their next three longest drives (88, 86 and 85 yards), two came back-to-back vs. Chicago in Week 7.