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Packers rank No. 1 in NFL in sacks

Nov. 8, 2012
 

The Packers lead the NFL in sacks with 28, an average of 3.1 per game. Itís a far cry from last season, when the Packers had 29 sacks for the entire season and only two teams had fewer sacks.

The Packers defense continues to climb toward the top-10. It ranks 11th in points allowed per game and 12th in yards per game.

The Packers offense ranks 10th in the NFL in points per game and 18th in yards.

Here is a list of the Packersí NFL statistical rankings in several key categories:

Offense

Yards per game 18th
Yards per play 22nd
Rushing yards per game 23rd
Rushing yards per play 27th
Passing yards per game 12th
Passing yards per play 15th
Interception rate 3rd
Sacks allowed per pass attempt 28th
First downs per game 6th
Punt return average 10th
Kickoff return average 5th
Field goal percentage 32nd
Third-down percentage 12th
Red-zone percentage 3rd
Goal to go percentage 5th
Average possession time 17th
Points per game 9th

Defense

Defense
Yards per game 12th
Yards per play 9th
Rushing yards per game 10th
Rushing yards per play 10th
Passing yards per game 20th
Passing yards per play 9th
Interception rate 10th
Sack percentage per attempt 7th
First downs per game 13th
Punt return average 5th
Kickoff return average 18th
Third-down percentage 7th
Red-zone percentage 24th
Points per game 11th
Point differential per game 8th
Yards per game differential 12th

Other key stats

Turnover differential 9th
Penalties 16th
Penalty yardage 7th

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