PACKERS WIN THE NFC NORTH
The Green Bay Packers finished the 2019 regular season with a 13-3 record, capturing the team's first division title since 2016.
- The Packers finished with a 6-0 division record for just the second time (2011) since the league went to a divisional format in 1967.
- Dating back to 2002 when the NFC North was formed, the Packers are the only team to go undefeated in the division in a single regular season (2019, 2011).
- From 2011-19, the Packers were one of four NFL teams (Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City) to go undefeated in division games in two seasons.
- Dating back to 1995, the Packers (13) have the second-most division titles in the NFL (New England, 19).
- This was the sixth division title Green Bay has won with Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback.
BACK IN THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP
Green Bay played in its eighth NFC title contest since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and its first since 2016.
- It was the Packers' third NFC Championship appearance since 2014 (2014, 2016), the most in the NFC over that span. No other NFC team has advanced to the conference title game more than once since 2014.
- Green Bay has played six conference championships on the road since 1970, tied for the third most in the NFL over that span (Dallas Cowboys, nine / New England Patriots, seven).
- It was just the second time the Packers had been a part of a postseason game featuring two teams that both won 13-plus regular-season games. The other instance was at the 49ers in the 1997 NFC Championship when both teams posted 13-3 regular-season records.
LAFLEUR ERA OFF TO A GOOD START
Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur led his team to a 13-3 record, a division title and the No. 2 seed in the NFC in his first season.
- LaFleur became the first coach in franchise history to lead his team to the postseason in his first season. He also is the first head coach in team history to lead the Packers to a division title in his first season.
- LaFleur led the biggest one-year win improvement in franchise history (plus-seven wins).
- Dating back to 1970, LaFleur joined Mike McCarthy as the only head coaches in franchise history to lead their teams to the NFC Championship game in their first appearance in the postseason.
- LaFleur became the first head coach to reach a conference championship in his first season since Jim Harbaugh led San Francisco to the NFC Championship game in 2011.
- LaFleur joined Jim Caldwell and Steve Mariucci as the only head coaches with 13-plus wins to go undefeated in their division in their first season.
- LaFleur tied for the third-most regular-season wins by an NFL head coach in their first season.
- LaFleur finished with five more wins (including postseason) than any coach in franchise history in his first season.
DOUBLE-DIGIT-WIN REGULAR SEASON
- Green Bay finished with a 13-3 record, marking the first 13-win season for the Packers since finishing 15-1 in 2011.
- The Packers recorded at least 13 wins during the regular season for the sixth time in franchise history (15 in 2011 / 13 in 2019, 2007, 1997, 1996, and 1962).
- Green Bay recorded at least 12 wins during the regular season for the 12th time in franchise history and 10 regular-season wins for the 30th time in franchise history.
- The Packers have recorded 10 or more wins 17 times in the last 25 seasons (since 1995) after registering 10-plus victories just 13 times in the first 74 seasons the Packers were in the NFL (1921-94).
- In Rodgers' 12 seasons as starting quarterback (since 2008), the Packers have recorded 13-plus wins two times, 12-plus wins three times and 10-plus wins eight times.
- From 2008-19, the Packers' eight seasons with 10-plus wins are the second most in the NFL behind the New England Patriots (12).
- Dating back to 1978, this was only the second time (2011) that the NFC had three teams finish with 13-plus wins in a regular season. It was the fifth time (2017, 2011, 2007, 1999) that the NFL had four teams finish with 13-plus wins in the same season.
SCORING AT AN ALL-TIME LEVEL
RB Aaron Jones registered a franchise-best 23 total touchdowns this season (including the postseason).
- With four TDs in the 2019 playoffs, Jones tied WR Sterling Sharpe (1993) for the most TDs in a single postseason in team history.
- Jones also joined WR Antonio Freeman (1997-98 postseasons) as the only players in team history to have back-to-back two-TD games in the playoffs.
- BIG-TIME PLAYOFF PERFORMANers
- WR Davante Adams and RB Aaron Jones had outstanding performances during the 2019 postseason.
- Adams recorded 17 receptions for 298 receiving yards (17.5 avg.) and two touchdowns in the 2019 playoffs.
- Adams joined Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (2008) as the only two players in NFL history to have back-to-back games with eight-plus receptions, 130-plus receiving yards in a single postseason.
- Adams' two 130-yard receiving games in the 2019 postseason tied for the most in a single postseason in league history with 10 other players.
- In his first playoff action, Jones registered four total touchdowns, two in each game to join WR Antonio Freeman (1997-98 postseasons) as the only players in team history to have back-to-back two-TD games in the playoffs.
ODDS AND ENDS
- The Packers' average time of possession of 31:28 during the 2019 regular season was the best by Green Bay since 2010 (31:36).
- Green Bay had 28 players appear in all 16 games during the season, the most in the NFL in 2019. For Green Bay, it tied the top mark posted by the team over the past 20 seasons (2000-19), matching the number of players in 2000 and 2014.
- The Packers were one of five teams (San Francisco, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh) in 2019 that allowed fewer than 20 points per game and posted 40-plus sacks and 25-plus takeaways. It was the first time Green Bay did it since 2010.
- The Packers had five players with 400-plus receiving yards this season, their most since 2011 (five).
- In Week 16, Green Bay held Minnesota to seven first downs, the fewest gained by the Vikings at home since 1971. It was also the first time the Packers allowed 140 or fewer yards and seven or fewer first downs in a game since at Tampa Bay on Dec. 21, 2014.
- In 2019, the Packers ranked No 1 in the NFC and No. 6 in the NFL in opponent passer rating at 81.1.
- It was a 19.8-point improvement from the 2018 season (100.9, No. 28 in NFL), the biggest one-year improvement by the Packers since posting a 55.4 opponent rating in 1996 after recording a 80.8 rating in 1995.
- The Packers allowed five 100-plus passer rating games for opponents in 2019, the fewest by Green Bay since allowing three in 2015.
- Green Bay was 11-0 in 2019 when holding opponents to less than a 100 passer rating.