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Packers make History.....

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by dogpackerz, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. dogpackerz

    dogpackerz Cheesehead

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  2. packerfan4ever

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    :tup:thats our team.
     
  3. ThxJackVainisi

    ThxJackVainisi Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    Not only here, but around the internet and on talk radio I've seen and heard Packers fans blame the current state of the defense on one or two factors that if corrected, all would be fine. The absence of Cullen Jenkins and the injured Mike Neal has been prominently mentioned. The career threatening injury to Pro Bowler Nick Collins is an obvious target and I've even read posters who blame every coverage screw-up as being Morgan Burnett's fault. The lack of pass rush from Eric Walden and the lack of pressure from the overused BJ Raji have also been mentioned; as well as the injury and resulting "poor" play of Williams (for him) and the lack of impact plays from Hawk. Even Dom Capers' schemes have come under fire. I don't think there's an easy fix and remind my fellow Packers fanatics that the problems were apparent from the beginning of the season, even before Collins' and Williams' injuries, albeit the first game was against a very potent Saints offense. IMO only Packers fans whose green and gold goggles are so dark no light can penetrate them are completely unconcerned about the play of the defense so far, even though we are at the half-way mark in this undefeated season. So please don't misunderstand what follows.

    The most important stat in football is points scored and surrendered. The degree to which other stats correlate to points reveals their importance IMO. While the Packers have been horrible in surrendering passing yards, they are 17th in the league in points surrendered giving up 22.4 points per game. So while their prolific offense is first in points scored, their defense is in the middle of the league in points surrendered. They are first in INTs and I believe they're tied for second in turnovers created.

    During the ups and downs of last season the Packers never trailed by more than 7 points at any point in any game. That's a truly remarkable statistic: Even though they finished the regular season 10-6, they were never out of any game. As ColdHardFootballFacts reports the streak of not trailing in the fourth quarter breaks a record set in 1943. So while the Packers have a lot of work to do on the defensive side of the ball, particularly against the pass, we should keep this in perspective. The Packers are bad vs. the pass but in the middle of the league regarding the most important defensive stat. And although the offense plays a huge part in this, the defense on occasion has been clutch. Like the last Steelers drive of the Super Bowl and the last Chargers drive Sunday. (Also regarding the Chargers game, the defense was not responsible for the onsides kickā€¦)
     
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  4. FrankRizzo

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    Speaking of history:

    CURRENT NFL PASSER RATING LEADERS

    10 Tony Romo 92.2
    9 Ryan Fitzpatrick 92.3
    8 Matt Schuab 92.6
    7 Ben Roethlisberger 94.1
    6 Alex Smith 97.3
    5 Eli Manning 98.8
    4 Matthew Stafford 99.1
    3 Tom Brady 100.0
    2 Drew Brees 100.6


    1 Aaron Rodgers 129.1

    Only eight points separate # 2-#10.

    Rodgers is 29 points above the #2 guy!!!!!
    And only 3 of his 8 games so far have been at home. We only have 3 more road games.




    NFL Career Passer Rating Leaders




    RankPlayer (age), + - HOFer, Bold - ActiveRateYears

    1. Aaron Rodgers (27) 102.7 2005-2011
    2. Steve Young+ 96.8 1985-1999
    3. Tom Brady (33) 95.5 2000-2011
    4. Philip Rivers (29) 95.4 2004-2011
    5. Tony Romo (30) 95.1 2004-2011
    6. Peyton Manning (34) 94.9 1998-2011
    7. Kurt Warner 93.7 1998-2009
    8. Ben Roethlisberger (28) 92.6 2004-2011
    9. Drew Brees (31) 92.4 2001-2011
    10. Joe Montana+ 92.3 1979-1994
    11. Matt Schaub (29) 91.7 2004-2011
    12. Chad Pennington (34) 90.1 2000-2010
    13. Daunte Culpepper 87.8 1999-2009
    14. Jeff Garcia 87.5 1999-2009
    15. Otto Graham+ 86.6 1946-1955
    16. Dan Marino+ 86.4 1983-1999
    17. Carson Palmer (31) 86.3 2004-2011
    Matt Ryan (25) 86.3 2008-2011
    19. Brett Favre 86.0 1991-2010
    Trent Green 86.0 1997-2008
     

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