Packers head into their Week 7 bye

Green Bay Packers enter the bye with a 3-2-1 record

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The Green Bay Packers enter the bye with a 3-2-1 record, marking the fifth straight season and the 10th time under Head Coach Mike McCarthy that Green Bay entered the bye week with a winning record (4-3 in 2017, 2-1 in 2016, 6-0 in 2015, 5-3 in 2014, 6-3 in 2012, 7-0 in 2011, 6-3 in 2010, 4-3 in 2008, 5-1 in 2007).

  • The Packers' three wins are tied for the third most in the NFC this season, trailing the 6-0 Los Angeles Rams and 4-1 New Orleans Saints.
  • Green Bay is currently tied with the Minesota Vikings (3-2-1) for No. 2 in the NFC North, ahead of the Detroit Lions (2-3) and behind the Chicago Bears (3-2).
  • This is the second Week 7 bye for Green Bay in the last four seasons.
  • With the win in Week 6, the Packers have won 13 of their past 15 home games in the month of October.
  • K Mason Crosby has recorded a game-winning field goal in each of the last three seasons (2016 at Chicago, 2017 vs. Cincinnati, 2018 vs. San Francisco).
  • Green Bay has registered 22-plus points in five games this season, tied for No. 4 in the NFL.

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IN AND OUT OF THE BYE

  • The Packers improved to 8-5 (.615) under McCarthy in the game heading into the open date on their schedule, including wins in three of the last four contests.
  • Since 2006, the Packers have won the game going into the bye and coming out of the bye five times (2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007).
  • This is the first time in five seasons (2013) that the Packers have played a day game coming out of the bye.
  • Green Bay will face an NFC opponent for the eighth time after the bye since 2006.
  • The Packers have won six of the previous seven matchups against NFC teams in the week after the bye.
  • Dating back to 2002, it is just the fourth time that the Packers have faced a team from the same division before the bye and after the bye (2015: San Diego and Denver, AFC West / 2009: Minnesota and Detroit, NFC North / 2008: Indianapolis and Tennessee, AFC South).
  • In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 16 of its last 22 (.727), including wins in seven of the last nine. Overall, the Packers are 9-3 (.750) under McCarthy in games played the week after the bye.
  • Since McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have a 72-45-1 overall record (.614) after the bye. Since 2009, Green Bay is 55-32-1 (.631) overall after the bye.
  • From 2009-14, Green Bay won its first game after the bye in each season, outscoring its opponents, 203-84, in those contests. That included a 26-0 win vs. Detroit in 2009, a 31-3 victory at Minnesota in 2010, a 22-9 win vs. Detroit in 2013 and a 55-14 win vs. Chicago in 2014.

BREAKING DOWN THE ROSTER

The Packers have a 53-man roster that is composed of 25 offensive players, 25 defensive players and three specialists.

  • Of the 53 players on Green Bay's roster, 30 of them (56.6 percent) were draft picks of the Packers. Green Bay has eight players that were drafted in the first round, including seven that were selected by the Packers.
  • Green Bay has 37 players on the roster that were draft picks (69.8 percent), including 21 players that were selected in the first three rounds (41.5 percent).
  • Over a third of the players (19 of 53, 35.8 percent) on Green Bay's roster entered the league as a sixth-round or seventh-round pick or as an undrafted player.
  • Of the 53 players on the roster, 42 of them (79.2 percent) are 28 years old or younger (as of Oct. 22) and 28 players (52.8 percent) are 24 years old or younger.
  • The Packers have 10 players that have made at least one Pro Bowl, with seven of those players being draft picks of Green Bay (Davante Adams, David Bakhtiari, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Randall Cobb, Mike Daniels, Clay Matthews, Aaron Rodgers).
  • Of the 53 players on the roster, 40 began their pro careers with the Packers (75.5 percent).
  • Over half the roster consists of players with experience ranging from rookie to three years (33 of 53, 62.3 percent).

GREEN BAY'S ROSTER ...

BY AGE (as of Oct. 22)

  • 21-24 28 players
  • 25-28 14 players
  • 29-32 7 players
  • 33-plus 4 players

BY EXPERIENCE

  • R-1 16 players
  • 2-3 17 players
  • 4-5 6 players
  • 6-9 9 players
  • 10-plus 5 players

BY DRAFT ROUND

  • 1st 8 players
  • 2nd/3rd 13 players
  • 4th/5th 13 players
  • 6th/7th 3 players
  • Undrafted 16 players

COMING UP

  • After the bye, the Packers will play four of five games on the road, including three games against teams that won their division last season (at Los Angles Rams, at New England Patriots, at Minnesota Vikings).
  • In Week 8, Green Bay makes its first trip to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since 1978.
  • It is the first time the Packers have played at the Los Angeles Rams since traveling to Anaheim in 1991.
  • Even though it will be the first regular-season matchup between the two teams since the Rams moved back to Los Angeles, Green Bay has won five consecutive games over the Rams and 12 of the last 16.
  • The Packers have outscored the Rams, 147-64 (plus-83), over the last five contests.
  • Since 1990, the Packers are 11-2 during the regular season in California (49ers / Raiders / Chargers / Rams), including 4-1 under McCarthy.
  • This is the first regular-season game Green Bay will play in California since the 2015 season when they beat the San Francisco 49ers, 17-3, in Week 4 and the Oakland Raiders, 30-20, in Week 15.
  • In Week 9, the Packers travel to the other side of the country to play the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

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