Packers' season-ending Dope Sheet

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The Green Bay Packers finished the 2018 campaign with a 6-9-1 record, just the fourth losing season in Green Bay in the last 26 seasons.

  • Six of the Packers’ nine losses this season were by eight points or less, including three by three or fewer points.
  • Green Bay began the season by coming back from 20 points down to beat the Chicago Bears, 24-23, in Week 1. It was the second-largest comeback win in team history at Lambeau Field (21 vs. New Orleans on Sept. 17, 1989) and just the fifth time in franchise history that Green Bay posted a comeback win of 20-plus points.
  • In Week 2, the Packers and Minnesota Vikings tied, 29-29, marking Green Bay’s first tie game since Nov. 24, 2013, which was also against Minnesota at Lambeau Field (26-26). It marked just the third tie game between the two teams in the 58-year history of the series (1961-2018).
  • After a loss at Washington in Week 3, the Packers beat the Buffalo Bills by registering their first shutout (22-0) since Oct. 31, 2010, at the N.Y. Jets (9-0) and the first shutout posted by the Packers at Lambeau Field since a 26-0 victory over Detroit on Oct. 18, 2009.
  • An eight-point loss on the road against the Lions in Week 5 was followed by a 33-30 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. K Mason Crosby made all four of his field goals (29, 39, 51, 27) and all three extra points, including a 27-yard FG as time expired that gave him a game-winning FG in each of the last three seasons (2016 at
  • Chicago, 2017 vs. Cincinnati).
  • The Packers faced a stretch of four road games in five weeks after the Week 8 bye.
  • A two-point loss at the Los Angeles Rams was followed by a primetime loss at the New England Patriots. In Green Bay’s first home game in nearly four weeks, the Packers recorded a season-high 195 yards on 25 carries (7.8 avg.) and tied a season-high with six sacks to power them to a 31-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
  • Green Bay lost at the Seattle Seahawks by three points in a Thursday night game that marked the Packers’ third game in 12 days. Week 12 at Minnesota brought Green Bay a seven-point loss.
  • After a three-point loss to the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field, the Packers parted ways with Head Coach Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named interim head coach.
  • Green Bay posted a season-high 34 points in Philbin’s first game, beating the Atlanta Falcons by 14 points at home.
  • Rodgers’ streak of consecutive attempts without an INT ended at 402 in a Week 15 loss at Chicago. He had surpassed Patriots QB Tom Brady
  • (358 in 2010-11) for the longest streak in NFL history.
  • Green Bay rebounded in Week 16 as Rodgers completed 37 of 55 pass attempts (67.3 percent) for 442 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 103.8 passer rating and had two rushing TDs in the Packers’ 44-38 overtime win at the New York Jets. Rodgers is the only player in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game. He also previously accomplished the feat on October 2, 2011, vs. Denver (408 passing yards, four touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns).
  • In Week 16, Green Bay came back from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Jets. It marked the first time in team history that the Packers had come from 15-plus points down in the fourth quarter in two games in a season (Week 1 vs. Chicago), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
  • Green Bay totaled 35 first downs in Week 16, the second most in a game in franchise history behind only the 37 at Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 1962.
  • The Packers would lose the season finale against the Lions and finish 2-2 under Philbin.
  • The Packers finished No. 2 in the league in 2018 with 15 giveaways (Seattle, 11), marking the third fewest in a season in team history (13 in 2014 and 14 in 2011).
  • Green Bay has four passes intercepted in 2018, a franchise record and the second fewest in NFL history behind the 2016 New England Patriots (two).

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CLIMBING THE CHARTS

  • WR Davante Adams played in 15 games during the 2018 season, but registered 111 receptions, the second-highest single-season total in franchise history, trailing WR Sterling Sharpe (112 in 1993).
  • Adams recorded 1,386 receiving yards in 2018, the sixth most in a season in franchise history and 133 yards shy of the franchise record of 1,519 yards that was set by WR Jordy Nelson in 2014.

ODDS AND ENDS

  • QB Aaron Rodgers ranked No. 1 in the NFL in second-half passing yards in 2018 (2,511).
  • Green Bay finished 2018 ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing average (3.73) in the red zone (Sportradar).
  • The Packers ranked No. 3 in the NFL in 2018 in rushing average on first down (5.14), according to Sportradar.
  • CB Bashaud Breeland posted his second career interception return for a TD in Week 14. He became the first Packer with an INT touchdown since CB Damarious Randall (21 yards) at Dallas on Oct. 8, 2017.
  • Breeland also added a fumble recovery to become just the third Packer since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to record an INT return for a TD and a fumble recovery in the same game (S Marques Anderson, at Detroit, Sept. 22, 2002; CB Charles Woodson, at Detroit, Nov. 26, 2009).
  • Breeland posted a career-long 38-yard kickoff return in Week 17, the longest kickoff return by the Packers in 2018.
  • The Packers did not allow a TD in Week 4 and Week 10 of 2018. The last time Green Bay had two-plus games in a season with no TDs allowed was 2010 (three games).
  • Rodgers ranked in the top 10 of the NFL during the 2018 season in a few fourth-quarter passing categories (min. 50 pass att.):
  • Passing yards, 1,408 (No. 2)
  • Passing yards/game, 93.9 (No. 3)
  • Interceptions, 1 (t-No. 4)
  • Pass interception percentage, 0.6 (No. 4)
  • Passing yards/attempt, 8.0 (No. 9)

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