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Statistical Look from PFF at Packers vs. Giants

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Statistical Look from PFF at Packers vs. Giants

With thanks to Bryan Hall and our good friends at Pro Football Focus, here’s a closer look at some of the key statistics from the Green Bay Packers’ 38-10 loss to the New York Giants during Week 12 Sunday:

  • No surprise here: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was under pressure on 21 of 33 drop backs Sunday night. The 64 percent pressure rate was the highest in Week 12, and by a large margin (Christian Ponder, 47%). The Giants only brought six blitzes to register that number of disruptions.
  • Again, this stuff isn't rocket science: Rodgers had a passer rating of 125.9 when his time in the pocket was 2.6 seconds or more. His rating was just 25.9 with 2.5 seconds or less.
  • Pressures by offensive lineman: Marshall Newhouse six (sack, hit, four hurries), Evan Dietrich-Smith two (two hurries), Jeff Saturday one (hurry), Josh Sitton two (two hurries) and T.J. Lang five (sack, hit, three hurries).
  • Then again, it wasn't all pressure. Rodgers had the second-highest average time to throw (3.37 seconds) among quarterbacks in Week 12. The Giants secondary played a big role.
  • The Packers ran just six times to the left of center (23 yards). 15 came to the right, including 13 directly behind Sitton and Lang (41 yards).
  • Alex Green played 25 snaps (12 run, eight pass, five pass block), while James Starks had just 17 (eight run, six pass, one pass block). John Kuhn played 29 snaps. Back to the platoon we go.
  • James Jones (59 snaps) ran 35 routes but did not receive a target.
  • Randall Cobb (40 snaps) again lead the team in targets with seven. He ran 26 of his 30 routes from the slot. He was also assigned one of the five drops (Jermichael Finley, Starks, D.J. Williams, Green the others).
  • Rodgers targeted Antrel Rolle seven times but completed just four passes for 31 yards and a pick (Webster jumped Cobb's stick route, who was being covered by Rolle in the slot). Rolle played 22 snaps in the slot and allowed just two catches for seven yards inside.
  • Tight ends Tom Crabtree (24), Williams (17) and Ryan Taylor (four) combined for 45 snaps. The Packers ran the football 75 percent of the time when at least one of the three was in the game.
  • For the second straight week, B.J. Raji registered five quarterback hurries.
  • With the Giants in heavy packages most of the night, defensive end Ryan Pickett played a season-high 53 snaps.
  • Erik Walden (35 snaps) and Frank Zombo (31) combined for zero pressures on 29 pass-rushing snaps. Dezman Moses played 66 snaps and registered a sack and hurry. For comparison's sake, Clay Matthews has provided more than two total disruptions in each game he's played this season.
  • A.J. Hawk was forced into coverage on 26 snaps, giving up two receptions on three targets.
  • Davon House (66 snaps) was targeted 11 times, allowing five catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Casey Hayward (22 snaps) was targeted just once, a near interception credited as another pass defensed.
  • The Packers blitzed Eli Manning on half of his drop backs (16 of 32), but the Giants quarterback only felt pressure on nine of the 32 total. Manning's passer rating was 102.6 when blitzed and 121.4 when not. Nothing worked for Dom Capers.
  • The Giants received positive grades when running to every direction. Compete domination in the running game.
  • Jarrett Bush led the team with two special teams tackles.
  • Mason Crosby had three kickoffs but zero touchbacks. Tim Masthay registered just a 38.3-yard average and zero punts inside the 20-yard line.
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Norman's picture

This Pretty much confirms what we've all known: suckage all around. They need to put this one behind them and focus on the Vikings.

Derek's picture

I cannot imagine the salivating going on this week in the Vikings RB and OLine meetings. We better show up for this Sunday. Hopefully the utter humiliation lights a fire under this team.

Funny listening to Jordy in post game saying how they saw the same defenses last year as this year, only this year's offense looks completely different, almost inept at times.
http://www.packers.com/media-center/videos/Jordy-Nelson-We-saw-a-lot-of-...

Pack Fan in ATL's picture

Thing the Giants Run game had going for it: We still had to worry about Eli's Arm and receivers beating us. Not even close to the same amount of worry from Ponder.

cow42's picture

Thing the Vikings' run game has going for it: A. Peterson.

Mojo's picture

ARod had the highest "under pressure" percentage, but had the second highest "average time to throw". So if ARod holds the ball for 5 seconds and then gets hit, does that count as an "under pressure"? If so there's a flaw in the methodology. And doesn't having the second highest average time to throw suggest that, maybe ARod is holding onto the ball too long? Maybe the line didn't pass block as bad as we all thought.

Zach Kruse's picture

I'd guess the disparity comes from Rodgers keeping plays alive despite quick pressure. Buying an extra second before you get sacked still makes it appear as if there was time to throw the football.

Bill's picture

Glad to see someone (B.J. Raji with five quarterback hurries) on the DL getting pressure on the QB. I really thought Jerel Worthy would make a big difference for us this year...I guess not.

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