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Aaron Rodgers INTs Training CampThe Packers have another big primetime matchup coming up, this time against the Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Here are the most important team stats that you need to know about the history of this matchup. The season is yet young and a lot can change for good or ill but here is a snapshot of the situation as it stands.Offense:

    • Under Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 4-1 in Monday Night Football games at Lambeau Field.
    • During that stretch, Aaron Rodgers has gone 92 of 130 for 1,045 yards, 11 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and a passer rating of 116.3.
    • Aaron Rodgers is one of only five quarterbacks in the league (Brady, Palmer, Mariota, Dalton) with 5 or more touchdowns in the first two games of the 2015 season. The highest is 7 (T – Palmer, Brady).
    • Rodgers has only been sacked twice which puts him in the basement in that statistic (T – 22nd).

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  • Rodgers is second in percentage for quarterbacks with ten or more attempts at 76.8 %
  • Rodgers is one of only a handful of quarterbacks who already have a handful of touchdowns (Brady, Palmer, Mariota, Dalton, Rodgers).
  • James Starks’ 35 yard run last Sunday was good enough to tie for the third longest in the league so far this year.
  • And yes, James Jones’ three touchdown grabs has him tied for the league lead in that category

Defense:

  • Julius Peppers is tied for third in the league with 2.5 sacks through just 2 games.Julius Peppers Packers
  • Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s 16 combined tackles has him tied with seven other players for seventh in the league

Well it is still early, but the Packers are already showing their stuff. And of course we know the most important stat of all…the Packers are 2-0 and looking to go 3-0 on Monday night in front of another home crowd. We will keep you up on these and more stats as they develop during the season.

Go Pack!

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3 Comments

  1.   January 8, 2016, 4:25 pm

    Realistically, Washington hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record all season. I may be underestimating their talent, but my opinion is that they’re the weakest playoff team of both conferences. Their offense is decent, especially if Cousins is allowed to get into a rhythm and they have serious speed at WR. Their front 4 on D is good, but their secondary is full of holes.

    If Rodgers is to get on a roll, this is the team to do it against. Our passing game has responded well late in games against much better Ds than this with no run game. I still think we’ll struggle to run the ball with a banged up O-line and Lacy’s sore ribs. I would never suggest we don’t run at all, but running on 1st and 2nd down and consecutive 1st downs has hurt us all year long. I’d like to see a 75/25 pass/run ratio – including a few runs by Rodgers.

    So my best guess is that it comes down to 5 keys:
    Consistent pressure on Cousins
    Turnovers
    McCarthy’s play calling getting Rodgers into rhythm early with some timing routes and screens to RBs
    Not calling too many run plays which plays to the strength of Redskins’ D
    Rodgers playing well.

    I didn’t list our O-line playing well because Rodgers can overcome most of that when performing like he’s capable, and frankly, I’d prefer to see him tuck it and run to slow down the pass rush a bit. Go Pack go!

  2.   January 8, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Your dreaming if you think they are able to run the ball…….
    They don’t need bounces just a swift kick in the butt to Mc Carthy the play caller( joke)

    •   January 8, 2016, 3:42 pm

      You could be right Bill…I may be dreaming. But I think a bounce or two our way is more likely than anyone giving McCarthy a swift kick in the butt. At this point, I would be content to see some consistent individual wins that add up to an extended drive. 😀

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