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.