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49ers hold statistical edge over Packers in several categories

Jan. 11, 2013
 

So how do the Packers and 49ers rank in key statistical categories?

Perhaps the most surprising number is that the 49ers, renowned for their defense, have averaged more yards per game than the Packers on offense (361.8 to 359.4) this season.

Here’s a look at some key rankings and stats:

Packers 49ers

Turnover margin 10th (+7) 8th (+9)

Points per game 5th (27.1) 11th (24.8)

Points allowed 11th (21.0) 2nd (17.1)

Yards per game 13th (359.4) 11th (361.8)

Rushing yards 20th (106.4) 4th (155.7)

Passing yards 9th (253.1) 23rd (206.1)

Yards allowed 11th (336.8) 3rd (294.4)

Rushing defense 17th (118.5) 4th (94.2)

Passing defense 11th (218.3) 4th (200.2)

Third down offense 9th (42.3%) 25th (35.1%)

Third down defense 15th (38.1%) 3rd (33.0%)

Red zone offense 3rd (68.1%) 21st (50.9%)

Red zone defense 29th (61.7%) 28th (61.1%)

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