The obscure stat of the day comes from Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
Before the Week Four game against the Eagles, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had compiled a record of 50-0-1 when his team led by 10 or more points at home. After the Week Four game against the Eagles, Rodgers now has a record of 50-1-1.
Green Bay rocketed to a 13-0 lead on Thursday night, before Philadelphia woke up and made it a game. The Packers were then unable to recapture the lead after falling behind 21-13, while the game was still in the first half.
Here’s another troubling stat for the 2019 Packers, as pointed out on Friday’s PFT Live by Big Cat: The Packers have scored a grand total of six fourth-quarter points this year. In all games. Combined.
Whether opposing defenses are adjusting to the Green Bay offense or the Green Bay offense isn’t adjusting to opposing defenses or a little of both, the Packers can’t continue to race to a big start and then try to weather the storm.
Actually, that’s a microcosm for a season that included five home games in six weeks, giving them a chance to fatten up their record and then hold on as best they can to a division title or a playoff berth. Last night’s loss became a lost opportunity to bank another September win, which puts even more pressure on the Packers to go to Dallas next weekend and find a way to beat one of the best teams in the conference.