Good Stat, Bad Stat: Numbers from the Packers’ loss to Jets

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

A look at the good and bad stats from the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the New York Jets.

The Green Bay Packers saw their record drop to 3-3 with a 27-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday in Green Bay.

Here are a few stats (good and bad) that helped define the contest.

Good Stat: Rashan Gary had a sack in the contest and now has six sacks in the first six games. If not for a penalty on Darnell Savage in the Giants game, Gary would have a streak of six straight games with a sack, and the team record.

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Tim Harris hold the team record for most consecutive games with a sack with five.

Bad Stat: In their losses to the Giants and Jets, the Packers were outscored 44-9 in the second half. For the season, they are a minus-37 in the second half (39 points scored, 76 points allowed).

Good Stat: The Packers defense allowed only three points in the first half. Prior to yesterday’s game, the team was 71-9 (.888 winning percentage) since 2000 in games where they held the opponents to three points or less in the first half.

Bad Stat: This was the first time the team has lost consecutive games since 2018. The Packers had been 10-0 after a loss in the Matt LaFleur era. The last time Green Bay lost three games in a row was also in 2018 when they lost Games #11-13.

Good Stat: Receiver Allen Lazard caught a TD pass from Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter. Lazard has caught a TD pass in four of the five games he’s played in this season. He has a TD reception in 12 of the last 15 games he’s played.

Bad Stat: Rodgers was sacked four times in the game. Since 2008, Green Bay is 22-29-1 (.433) in games where Rodgers is sacked four or more times. This season Rodgers has been sacked 10 times in the Packers’ losses, five times in the Pack’s victories.

Good Stat: Tight end Robert Tonyan had a career day for the Packers. He had 10 catches for 90 yards. The 10 receptions were a career-high; the 90 yards receiving was the second highest of his career (he had 98 yards on six catches in a game versus the Falcons in 2020).

He was also targeted a record 12 times in this game; the previous high for his targets in a game was seven on three different occasions.

Bad Stat: The 17-point loss to the Jets at home was the worst defeat at Lambeau since they were shutout 31-0 at the hands of the Detroit Lions on December 31, 2018. Since 2000, the Packers have lost eight times by 15 points or more at home.

Good Stat: Lazard had four receptions for 76 yards. He had two “big plays” (plays of 20 yards or more) in the game… they were the only plays of 20+ yards for the Packers. Lazard now leads the team this season with six “big plays.”

Randall Cobb has five “big plays” to rank second on the team, followed by Romeo Doubs and Aaron Jones with four each. Buffalo tops the NFL with 31 “big plays.” The Packers’ 25 “big plays” this season currently ranks tied for ninth in the league.

Interesting Stat: The Packers and Jets had the same total yards in the game with 278. It was only the fourth time in team history that the Packers and their opponents had the same number of total yards in a game; it happened in 1987 versus Tampa Bay (190 total yards), 2002 against New Orleans (357 total yards), and in 2008 versus Indianapolis (302 total yards).

Bad Stat: Green Bay had only 60 yards rushing in the contest. Since 2008, the team is 8-12 in games where they have 60 or fewer yards rushing in a game.

Good Stat: The Packers special teams blocked a Jets punt, the first time the team has blocked a punt since September 16, 2018, versus Minnesota.

Bad Stat: In the first six games, the Packers defense has only four takeaways. In their three wins this season, they have four takeaways; in their three losses this season, they have zero takeaways.

Good Stat: The Jets offense was able to convert only one of 11 third down attempts. For the season, the Packers defense has held the opposition to only 17 of 64, 26.6% on third down.

Bad Stat: From 2008-21, Aaron Rodgers averaged 13 TD passes in his first six games of the season. This season he has only 9 TD passes in the first six contests. The nine is the second fewest in his career; he had only 8 TD passes after the first six games of 2019.

Bad Stat: Aaron Jones had only nine rushing attempts for 19 yards. The Pack is 8-10 when Jones has less than 10 rushing attempts in a game. His per-carry average for the game was 2.1. Jones has had a yards-per-attempt of 2.3 or lower eight times in his career; the Packers are 3-5.