Packers Bye Week Dope Sheet
Packers enter bye with 6-0 record
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PACKERS HEAD INTO THEIR WEEK 7 BYE
- The Green Bay Packers enter the the bye with a 6-0 record.
- Green Bay is 6-0 for the first time since 2011 (13-0) and for the second time under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. It is the Packers’ fourth 6-0 start since 1945 (10-0 in 1962 and 6-0 in 1965).
- The Packers are one of two NFC teams (Carolina) still undefeated this season and one of five in the NFL (Cincinnati, Denver, New England).
- Green Bay is currently first in the NFC North, ahead of Minnesota (3-2), Chicago (2-4) and Detroit (1-5). After the bye, the Packers will play four of the next six games against division opponents.
- Green Bay has won 13 of its last 14 games in the regular season, including the last eight which is the the second longest active streak in the NFL behind Carolina (nine).
- The Packers have won 13 straight home games (including playoffs), the longest active home winning streak in the NFL. It is tied for the longest home winning streak of the McCarthy era (13, 2010-11).
- Green Bay has won its first four home games for the 17th time in franchise history (2014: 8-0 / 2011: 8-0 / 2002: 8-0 / 2001: 4-0 / 1997: 8-0 / 1996: 8-0 / 1966: 4-0 / 1965: 4-0 / 1962: 7-0 / 1944: 5-0 / 1931: 8-0 / 1930: 6-0 / 1929: 5-0 / 1925: 6-0 / 1924: 5-0 / 1919: 8-0).
- The Packers finished their October slate of games 3-0, marking the 10th time since 1950 they went undefeated in the month of October.
- Green Bay has scored in the first quarter in 22 straight regular-season games, an NFL record. The next longest is 17 by the Bears (1983-84) and Steelers (2004-05).
- Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has outscored its opponents, 148-27, in the first quarter at Lambeau Field, and has held double-digit leads in nine of 12 games. The Packers have held their opponents scoreless in eight of 12 contests.
- Green Bay will be on the road for six of the final 10 contests, including four of the first six after the bye.
- The Packers will return to action in Week 8 with a primetime game at the Denver Broncos. It starts a stretch that sees Green Bay scheduled to play in primetime in three of the next six games, including two games on Thursday nights (Chicago, at Detroit).
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Week 8 matchup at Denver will be the first time Green Bay has entered a game 6-0 or better and faced a team that was 6-0 or better. It will be the first matchup of undefeated teams with six or more wins each since New England (8-0) at Indianapolis (7-0) on Nov. 4, 2007.
- Green Bay has won six of its last eight road games.
IN AND OUT OF THE BYE
- Green Bay’s win over San Diego marked the fifth consecutive game at Lambeau Field the Packers have won when it has led into the bye week (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015).
- Dating back to 1990, this is the second time Green Bay has been undefeated entering the bye (7-0 in 2011).
- The Packers improved to 6-4 (.600) under Head Coach Mike McCarthy in the game heading into the open date on their schedule. Green Bay has won the game after the bye five of the six times it won the game heading into the bye.
- The Packers will go on the road in the week after the bye for the seventh time in the McCarthy era. Green Bay has won five of the previous six. In 2007, the last time Green Bay had a Week 7 bye, the Packers played at Denver following the bye and won 19-13 on Monday Night Football.
- Green Bay will be facing an opponent from the AFC in the first game after the bye for the fifth time in the McCarthy era (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015). All five games have been road contests.
- In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 15 of its last 19 (.789). McCarthy (8-1) is tied with Marv Levy (8-1) for the best record by an NFL coach in the game after the bye (min. eight games).
- Green Bay has won its first game after the bye in each of the last six seasons, outscoring its opponents 203-84 in those contests. That included a 26-0 win vs. Detroit in 2009, a 31-3 victory at Minnesota in 2010, a 22-9 win vs. Detroit in 2013 and a 55-14 win over Chicago last season on Sunday Night Football.
- Since McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have a 57-28-1 overall record (.669) after the bye. Since 2009, Green Bay is 40-15-1 (.723) overall after the bye.