There’s no doubt that Green Bay Packers fans have experienced a rough start to the 2013 season. Among losing games to the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals, the Packers have been without a number of key players due to injuries. But, in spite of this, we’re finally starting to see this team come together and work with efficiency.
It hasn’t been an easy transition, though. We’ve been used to a high-flying offense that made big plays down the field and racked up quick points, and it has taken some getting used to a more balanced offensive attack. Yet this newfound balance has paid major dividends.
Here is a look at some basic statistical categories for the Packers offense this season compared to their overall results from the last two years (from TeamRankings.com):
|Points per Game||30.3||27.1||34.1|
|Yards per Game||438.9||357.2||404.1|
|Points per Play||0.448||0.419||0.547|
|Red Zone Scoring % (TD)||50.00%||68.52%||65.22%|
|Yards per Play||6.5||5.5||6.5|
|First Downs per Game||23.0||21.2||22.2|
|First Down per Play||0.340||0.327||0.357|
|Average Time of Possession||31:57||30:06||30:28|
|Third Down Conversion %||46.39%||41.00%||48.50%|
|Rushing Attempts per Game||29.6||26.7||24.6|
|Rushing Yards per Game||141.4||104.6||100.3|
|Rushing First Downs per Game||7.6||5.1||5.7|