Packers’ divisional dominance under Aaron Rodgers is absurd
By Parker Moes
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears in a huge NFC North rival showdown on Sunday afternoon by a score of 24-14.
It was their fifth straight win overall and their fifth straight win over Chicago since 2019.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some pretty absurd stats as it relates to Green Bay’s dominance in the NFC North as a whole under Aaron Rodgers.
Packers at Lambeau Field under Aaron Rodgers:
- vs. Chicago: 11-2 record (.846 win percentage), 257/393 (65 percent), for 2,891 yards, 32 touchdowns, five interceptions, and a 109.0 passer rating
- vs. Minnesota (incl. playoffs): 8-3-1 record (.708 win percentage), 285/411 (69 percent), for 3,230 yards, 25 touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 108.8 passer rating
- vs. Detroit: 10-2 record (.833 win percentage), 230/347 (66 percent), for 2,862 yards, 25 touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 110.9 passer rating
Overall at Lambeau Field under Rodgers, the Packers hold a combined 29-7-1 record against NFC North opposition. Since 2019, Green Bay’s home record against the NFC North is 6-1.
Overall, Rodgers also has a passer rating of 110.0 along with 8,641 yards, 82 touchdowns, and just 12 interceptions against the NFC North at home in his career. Additionally, Green Bay has scored a combined 27.6 PPG at home while surrendering just 17.8.
Packers at Chicago under Aaron Rodgers
- Rodgers’ stats: 305/452 (67 percent), for 3,571 yards, 25 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and a 102.0 passer rating
Overall against Chicago on the road (incl. playoffs), the Packers are 11-3 under Rodgers in 14 total games. Furthermore, Rodgers has thrown 25 touchdowns and just eight interceptions against Chicago on the road in his career.
Packers at Minnesota under Aaron Rodgers
- Rodgers’ stats: 271/408 (66 percent), for 3,242 yards, 25 touchdowns, three interceptions, and a 108.0 passer rating
The Packers are just 7-6 (.538 win percentage), on the road at Minnesota with Aaron Rodgers in his career. Although the overall percentage isn’t great, the Packers have had recent successes in Minnesota, winning in the last two meetings since 2019.
Additionally, Rodgers has gone a combined 58/88 (66 percent), while throwing for a combined 580 yards, four touchdowns, and just one interception with a passer rating of 94.8. Minnesota on the road has been tough on Green Bay overall but they still hold a winning record against them, which is a testament to the talent of Rodgers to elevate the team’s deficiencies as a whole in the face of adversity.
Packers at Detroit under Aaron Rodgers
- Rodgers’ stats: 252/390 (64 percent), for 3,055 yards, 25 touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 105.7 passer rating
Against the Detroit Lions on the road, the Packers hold an 8-3 record (.726 win percentage), under Aaron Rodgers in 11 total games. The Packers as a team average 25.3 PPG while giving up 20.0.
Overall under Aaron Rodgers
- Rodgers’ stats: 1,562/2,340 (67 percent), for 18,255 yards, 157 touchdowns, 25 interceptions, and a 108.1 passer rating
All-time against the NFC North, the Packers hold a 54-19-1 record in 74 total games (.736 win percentage). Additionally, the Packers have scored an average of 26.6 PPG against the NFC North under Aaron Rodgers while giving up just 19.1 PPG.
Against Chicago all-time
The Packers have a 22-5 record (.815 win percentage) in 27 games played, 562/845 (66 percent), for 6,452 yards, 57 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and a 105.9 passer rating.
Furthermore, the Packers have scored 26.1 PPG while giving up just 16.6 PPG. Rodgers’ .815 win percentage is the best by a QB against the Bears all-time with a minimum of 10 starts.
Against Detroit all-time
The Packers hold an 18-5 record (.782 win percentage), under Aaron Rodgers all-time. Rodgers’ stats are as follows: 482/737 (65 percent), for 5,917 yards, 50 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and a 108.1 passer rating. Under Rodgers since 2019 (five games), Green Bay is 5-0 against the Lions while scoring 30.8 PPG and giving up 20.8.
Against Minnesota all-time
The Packers hold a 15-9-1 (.620 win percentage), against the Vikings all-time under Aaron Rodgers. His stats add up to 535/788 (68 percent), for 6,130 yards, 50 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and a 108.5 passer rating. Even with the winning record, the Vikings have been a thorn in Green Bay’s side since Rodgers has become starter in 2008.
Lastly, Green Bay has won the NFC North a combined eight times since 2011 and has posted a 53-19-2 record against the division under Aaron Rodgers in 73 games played all-time (.733 win percentage).
That’s second only to Tom Brady in that span in divisional win percentage (Brady had a .769 win percentage against the AFC East). I think it’s safe to say that Green Bay’s success against the NFC North is well under control for the foreseeable future with Aaron Rodgers under center.