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Packers rank No. 1 in NFL in red-zone offense

Oct. 23, 2012
 

The Packers rank No. 1 in the NFL in red-zone offense, converting touchdowns on 76.19% of their trips inside the 20-yard line.

Other offensive categories in which the Packers rank in the top-10 in the NFL include passing yards per game (266.3 / 10th), interception rate (1.52% / 3rd), first downs per game (22.9 / 4th), goal to go percentage (81.82% / 4th) and points per game (26.3 / 9th)

On defense, the Packers rank in the top 10 in the following categories: sacks per pass attempt (9.41% / 3rd), interception rate (3.53% / 7th) and third-down percentage (36.84%, 9th).

On special teams, the Packers rank 9th in kickoff return average (27.3 yards).

On the down side of the ledger, the Packers rank near the bottom of the league in sacks allowed per pass attempt (28th), rushing yards per game (24th), field goal percentage (29th), and red-zone defense percentage (28th).

Here is a complete list of key statistical categories and where the Packers rank among the 32 NFL teams:

Offense

Yards per game 14th
Yards per play 16th
Rushing yards per game 24th
Rushing yards per play 19th
Passing yards per game 10th
Passing yards per play 11th
Fewest interceptions 3rd
Sacks allowed per pass attempt 28th
First downs per game 4th
Punt return average 11th
Kickoff return average 9th
Field goal percentage 29th
Third-down percentage 11th
Red-zone percentage 1st
Goal to go percentage 4th
Average possession time 18th
Points per game 9th

Defense

Yards per game 14th
Yards per play 12th
Rushing yards per game 17th
Rushing yards per play 21
Passing yards per game 17th
Passing yards per play 12th
Interception rate 7th
Sack percentage per attempt 3rd
First downs per game 18th
Punt return average 12th
Kickoff return average 21st
Third-down percentage 9th
Red-zone percentage 28th
Points per game 13th
Point differential per game 9th
Yards per game differential 12th

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