Tuesday, November 5, 2013
What the Packers will be missing
By ESPN Stats & Information
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Since 2008 Aaron Rodgers
has 185 touchdown passes and a Total QBR of 74.0, both second in the NFL.
Aaron Rodgers will miss some time due to a fractured collarbone, his offensive contributions to the Green Bay Packers will be hard to replace.
What they’ll miss
Since Rodgers became Green Bay’s starting quarterback in Week 1 of 2008 the Packers have a win percentage of .663 (his record is 57-29). That win percentage is the sixth-best among qualified NFL quarterbacks during that span.
The Packers have made the playoffs in four consecutive seasons, tied for the second longest active streak in the NFL (only the Baltimore Ravens have more with five).
Since 2008, Rodgers has tossed 185 touchdown passes and posted a Total QBR of 74.0, both second in the league. Also over that span Rodgers has 18 rushing touchdowns. Only Cam Newton (26) has more in that time frame.
Seneca Wallace took over for Rodgers after the injury in Monday’s game. He is 6-15 in his career as a starter. The last time he started and won a game was October 3, 2010 when he led the Cleveland Browns to a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Among active quarterbacks with at least 20 starts, only Blaine Gabbert and Brady Quinn have a lower win percentage than Wallace (.286).
Altering plan of attack
Without Rodgers the Packers should lean more on their renewed ground attack. Four of Green Bay’s top-five rushing performances over the last five seasons have come this year.
The Packers have had an 80-yard rusher in each of their last seven games, the longest single-season streak in franchise history.
Since Eddy Lacy returned from a concussion in Week 5 he has the most rushing yards in the NFL. His 454 yards are 74 more than the second place back, Zac Stacy of the St. Louis Rams.
Injury bug rampant in Green Bay
Rodgers joins a laundry list of notable Packers that have suffered injuries this season. Clay Matthews, Randall Cobb, Nick Perry, James Jones and Jermichael Finley have all missed time this season with an assortment of injuries.