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Packers by the numbers: The '19 season in 20 stats

A numerical rundown of some interesting statistics from Green Bay’s past season

QB Aaron Rodgers and RB Aaron Jones
QB Aaron Rodgers and RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – The numbers that will forever be associated with the Packers' 2019 season are 13 and 3. Those say plenty.

But just for fun, here's a countdown of 20 other statistics that shed some light on how Green Bay put together such a successful year. All referenced stats are for the regular season only unless otherwise noted.

20: The Packers' advantage in first downs earned via penalty. The final margin was 40-20, which is significant, but what makes it even more notable is the total accepted penalties were almost even – 100 on Green Bay, 97 on the opponents. The other teams' fouls were far more costly, both in first downs and in yardage (968 to 774).

19: RB Aaron Jones' touchdown total, one shy of the team record set by Ahman Green in 2003 and tied for second with Jim Taylor in 1962. Jones' 16 rushing TDs finished second to Taylor. Including playoffs, Jones finished with 23 TDs, most in team history for the regular and post seasons combined.

18: Plays of 40-plus yards produced by the Packers' offense (15 regular season, three postseason). The longest pass play was Marquez Valdes-Scantling's 74-yard TD vs. Oakland in Week 7, and the longest running play was Jones' 56-yard TD at Minnesota in Week 16.

17: Players who started 12 or more games in the regular season, a reflection of the Packers' good health. Thirteen of those 17 players started all 16 games.

16: Total number of replay challenges made by coaches, an average of one per game. Matt LaFleur was successful on 4-of-8 challenges, while his counterparts were 3-of-8.

15: Offensive gains wiped out by Green Bay penalties. Opponents also had 15, but like the penalty statistic noted above, the other teams' fouls hurt more. The Packers had 142 yards in gains nullified, while the opponents had 265.

14: Most points the Packers scored in one quarter, and they did it 12 times, including the second quarter of the playoff victory over Seattle. The defense allowed 14 (or more) points in a quarter only five times, and just three times in the regular season.

13: Interceptions by what amounted to the Packers' starting nickel secondary (five DBs). Kevin King led the group with five, while Jaire Alexander, Darnell Savage, Adrian Amos and Tramon Williams contributed two picks apiece.

12: Times QB Aaron Rodgers posted a passer rating under 100, yet the Packers went 9-3 in those games. The Packers won six games total over the 2016, '17 and '18 seasons when Rodgers' passer rating was under 100.

11: Individual multi-sack performances by Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith, including playoffs. They both had multiple sacks in the same game twice – vs. Denver in Week 3 and vs. Seattle in the divisional playoff.

10: Times WR Davante Adams led the team by his lonesome in receptions in a game, including the postseason. Throw in the two other times he tied for the game high in receptions, and that means only twice in the 14 total games Adams played did someone on the team catch more passes than he did.

9: Team-leading number in special-teams tackles, shared by LB Oren Burks and S Will Redmond. Burks, S Ibraheim Campbell and WR Jake Kumerow led the way in the postseason with three apiece.

8: Touchdowns the Packers scored on their opening drive of the game, including postseason. Strangely, the Packers never kicked a field goal on their opening drive all year. Defensively, the Packers gave up just one touchdown on their opponents' opening drive, to San Francisco in Week 12 when the 49ers recovered a game-opening fumble on the 2-yard line. The defense also allowed four field goals on opening possessions.

7: Players with 25 or more receptions on the season, the first time the Packers had at least seven players finish a year with at least 25 catches since 2013.

6: Games with multiple rushing touchdowns by Jones, and the Packers went 6-0 in those games. Jones had eight multi-TD games total, including postseason, getting two receiving TDs at Kansas City in Week 8 and both a rushing and receiving TD at San Francisco in the NFC title game.

Take a look at photos of Packers WR Geronimo Allison from the 2019 season.

5: Team high for receiving TDs on the season, shared by Adams and RB Jamaal Williams. It was the first time the team leader had so few since 2005. Adams added two more receiving TDs in the playoffs.

4: Games in which the Packers never led, yet they won two of them on the walk-off field goals vs. Detroit. The losses were on the road against the Chargers and 49ers, and the Packers also never led in the NFC title game at San Francisco. The Packers never trailed in six regular-season games, winning them all, and adding a seventh vs. Seattle in the playoffs.

3: Individual performances of four or more touchdowns, with Jones rushing for four TDs at Dallas in Week 5, Rodgers throwing for five TDs vs. Oakland in Week 7, and Rodgers throwing for four TDs at the N.Y. Giants in Week 13.

2: Field goals missed by K Mason Crosby, a 45-yarder vs. Denver in Week 3 and a 51-yarder at Detroit in Week 17. He missed just three kicks total, going 22-of-24 on field goals and 40-of-41 on PATs.

1: Scoring drives of 90-plus yards, and it took until Week 17 to get it, a 95-yard touchdown drive that started the comeback at Detroit. The Packers added a second scoring drive of 90-plus in the playoffs on their final touchdown drive of the season in the NFC title game.

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