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Packers defense moves into top-10

Dec. 18, 2012
 

The Packers defense moved up to No. 9 in the NFL in points allowed, giving up an average of 20.9 per game.

The Packers also rank in the top-10 in these defensive categories:

*No. 5 (tie) in total sacks (39).

*No. 6 in passer rating (76.5).

*No. 7 in interceptions (16).

The Packers rank in the top-10 in the following offensive categories:

*No. 1 in passer rating (105.2).

*No. 4 in fewest interceptions (8).

*No. 5 in third-down efficiency (43.4%).

*No. 5 in red-zone efficiency (61.1%).

Here is a list of where the Packers rank in various statistical categories after 14 games:

Offense

Yards per game 17
Yards per play 18
Rushing yards per game 20
Rushing yards per play 21
Passing yards per game 13
Passing yards per play 13
Interception rate 2
Fewest total interceptions 4
Passer rating 1
Sacks allowed per pass attempt 29
First downs per game 10
Punt return average 19
Kickoff return average 14
Field goal percentage 32
Third-down percentage 5
Red-zone percentage 5
Goal to go percentage 7
Average possession time 16
Points per game 13

Defense

Yards per game 14
Yards per play 13
Rushing yards per game 14
Rushing yards per play 22
Passing yards per game 16
Passing yards per play 8
Interception rate 9
Total interceptions 7
Passer rating 6
Total sacks 5
Sacks per attempt 6
First downs per game 15
Punt return average 4
Kickoff return average 13
Third-down percentage 17
Red-zone percentage 26
Points per game 9
Point differential per game 10
Yards per game differential 13

Other key stats

Turnover differential 10
Penalties 22
Penalty yardage 27

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