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A Few Statistics From The Packers’ 2010 Season

January 13, 2011

As the Green Bay Packers travel to the Georgia Dome this Saturday to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round of the playoffs, let’s take a look at a few key statistics that helped the Green and Gold reach the postseason.

It’s no secret that Packers head coach Mike McCarthy prefers the pass over the run, and Kevin Seifert of ESPN’s NFC North Blog provided a telling statistic of just how much the team lines up in a sure-passing formation.

  • The Packers used a five wide receiver formation 30 times this season. The rest of NFL combined only used the formation a total of 16 times.

And in order to pass the ball effectively, you need a quarterback with a steady, accurate arm. Well, the Packers certainly have that in Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay native and super statistician Kyle Cousineau provides us with the evidence:

  • In 47 career starts, Aaron Rodgers has eclipsed a 100.0-plus passer rating 25 times.
  • Aaron Rodgers is the only NFL QB since the 1970 merger to post four straight 110-plus rating games in back-to-back seasons.

And Rodgers’ touchdown throws have benefitted the Packers’ kicker, Mason Crosby, as well.

  • Mason Crosby’s 505 points is the 2nd most in NFL history for most points scored in a player’s 1st 4 years in the league.

How about some defense? The unit’s takeaways are a good reason that the Packers defense is ranked #2 in the league. Again from Cousineau:

  • Tramon Williams is the only non-drafted free agent to post 4 or more INTs in each of the past 3 seasons.
  • AJ Hawk posted 3 INTs this year, which was tied for No. 1 for LBs in the league.

Finally, I’ll leave you with an intriguing little statistic from NFL live host, Trey Wingo.

  • This year the Packers held the opposition to single digits 6 times in the regular season. The last two times they did this, they won the Super Bowl.
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