The Packers by the numbers

The Packers by the numbers
October 12, 2013, 11:00 am
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How will the Ravens try to defend Aaron Rodgers?

The Packers enter Sunday's game 2-2 after a 22-9 win over the Lions last week. Green Bay has alternated wins and losses this season, which is not something the Packers are used to. Led by Aaron Rodgers, the Pack went 47-17 over the past four years, and won the Super Bowl after the 2010 season. Here are some other key numbers concerning the Packers:

0: Number of times Aaron Rodgers has beaten the defending Super Bowl champion, in two tries. Rodgers and the Packers lost at Pittsburgh in 2009 and at the New York Giants in 2012.

9: Field goals made this season by Mason Crosby, in nine attempts. Crosby struggled mightily last season, making just 21 of 33 field-goal tries. His success rate of 63.6 percent ranked lowest among all NFL kickers with at least 15 attempts.

12: Touchdown passes of 70 yards or more thrown by Aaron Rodgers since 2008. That leads all NFL quarterbacks in that span. Rodgers and James Jones hooked up on the latest, an 83-yard strike in the win over Detroit last week.

14: Touchdown catches last season by James Jones. He became the first Packer to lead the league in that category since Sterling Sharpe in 1994.

45.5: Career sacks for Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, which ranks tied for fifth in the league since 2009. Matthews, who had 13 sacks last season and three so far this season, is out this week with a broken thumb.

51: Interceptions by the Packers since 2011, which leads the NFL. But so far this year, the Packers have picked off just two passes in four games.

61: Receptions last season for Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, a franchise record for a tight end. Finley ranks No. 2 on the Packers list for career yards by a tight end (2,638) and owns three of the top seven single-season totals.

105.0: Aaron Rodgers' career passer rating, which is the best in NFL history. Steve Young (96.8) and Peyton Manning (96.7) are next closest. Rodgers passer rating this year stands at 105.5.

295: Yards gained by Packers receivers after the catch against the Redskins in Week 2. That was the most ever recorded since STATS LLC began tracking that statistic in 1993. Aaron Rodgers finished with 480 passing yards in the game.

2,342: Combined net yards last season for Packers receiver Randall Cobb, with 954 receiving yards, 132 rushing yards, 964 yards on kick returns and 292 yards on punt returns. Cobb led the league in combined net yards and became the first player in NFL history with 900+ receiving and kick return yards in the same season.