Dope Sheet: Packers head into Week 13 bye

The Green Bay Packers enter the bye with a 9-3 record.

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The Green Bay Packers enter the bye with a 9-3 record. The Packers have a winning record at the bye for the eighth straight season (4-0 in 2020, 8-2 in 2019, 3-2-1 in 2018, 4-3 in 2017, 2-1 in 2016, 6-0 in 2015, 5-3 in 2014).

  • It is the latest bye ever for Green Bay, and it is the fourth time since 1990 that the Packers have had a bye in Week 10 or later (Week 11 in 2019, Week 10 in 2012 and 2010).
  • Green Bay beat the Los Angeles Rams at home in Week 12. It was the first time since Week 13 of 2014 (GB, 8-3 vs. NE, 9-2) that the Packers played a game at Lambeau Field in Week 12 or later where both teams entered with three or fewer losses (Elias Sports Bureau).
  • The Packers have won the game heading into their bye week in six of the last seven years.
  • It was the seventh straight season the Packers played at home heading into their bye week. 
  • It is the first time since 2017 that Green Bay plays at home heading into the bye and coming out of the bye.
  • Since 2007, the Packers have won the game going into the bye and coming out of the bye five times (2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007).
  • Green Bay will face an NFC opponent (Chicago) for the 11th time after the bye since 2006. It is the first time the Packers are facing the Bears coming out of the bye since 2014.
  • The Packers have won six of the last 10 matchups against NFC teams in the week after the bye.
  • In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 16 of its last 25 (.640), including wins in seven of the last 12.
  • Since 2009, Green Bay is 72-43-1 (.625) overall after the bye, including a 9-2 record last season and a 5-1 record in 2019.
  • Green Bay has won 10 straight regular-season games at home, its longest streak since a 12-game run in 2014-15. It is the longest streak in the NFL since New England won 13 straight regular-season games at home in 2018-19.
  • Under Head Coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay is 10-0 at home in Week 10 or later, marking the best record in the NFL since 2019 (Baltimore, 8-1 / Kansas City, 6-1).

THROUGH 12

  • At 9-3 (.750), the Packers have the second-best record in the NFL this season (Arizona Cardinals, 9-2).
  • Dating back to 1950, this is the 16th time Green Bay has started a season 9-3 or better, including the third straight year under Head Coach Matt LaFleur (2020, 2019, 2014, 2011, 2007, 2002, 2001, 1997, 1996, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1963, 1962, 1961). 
  • This is just the third time in franchise history that Green Bay has won at least nine of its first 12 games in at least three straight seasons (1929-32 / 1961-1963 / 1965-67).
  • Green Bay is the only NFL team to start the season 9-3 or better in each of the last three years, according to Stathead.com.
  • The Packers' 3,860 yards allowed this season are the fewest through 12 games since 2010 (3,797).
  • The 242 points allowed are the fewest by Green Bay through 12 games since 2015 (238).

BREAKING DOWN THE ROSTER

The Packers enter their bye week with a 52-man roster that is composed of 25 offensive players, 24 defensive players and three specialists.

  • Of the 52 players on Green Bay's roster, 29 of them (55.8 percent) were draft picks of the Packers. Green Bay has seven players that were drafted in the first round, including six that were selected by the Packers.
  • Green Bay has 15 players on the roster that began their careers as undrafted free agents. 
  • 44.2 percent of the players (23 of 52) on Green Bay's roster entered the league as a sixth-round or seventh-round pick or as an undrafted player.
  • Of the 52 players on the roster, 45 of them (86.5 percent) are 28 years old or younger (as of Nov. 29) and 23 players (44.2 percent) are 24 years old or younger.
  • Of the 52 players on the roster, 16 of them (30.7 percent) played collegiately outside of the "Power Five" conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC).
  • Over 28 percent of the players (18 of 53, 34.0 percent) attended high school in either California (12 players) or Texas (6 players). In total, Green Bay's roster is composed of players from 24 different states.

CONSECUTIVE-SELLOUT STREAK

Due to health and safety concerns, the Packers made the decision to first not have fans at home games and then to sell a limited number tickets to a few home games in 2020 due to the pandemic, which put a pause to the franchise's sellout streak. The Packers are happy to welcome back full crowds this season and after Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams, the sellout streak moved to 354 regular-season games (not including replacement games).

  • The league's longest-tenured stadium, Lambeau Field is hosting its 65th season of football in 2021. For the victory over Seattle in the Divisional round of the 2019 playoffs, 78,998 Packers fans filled Lambeau Field for the second-highest paid attendance in stadium history (79,704 in the Divisional round of the 2014 playoffs versus Dallas). 
  • Across American professional sports, only Boston's Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (1914) have longer tenures.

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