— Will Selva (@WillSelvaTV) November 5, 2015
Stats are swell, especially this one right here, right now.
But you can find a stat for just about any situation to construct whatever narrative you want. On the surface, that looks great. The Green Bay Packers are going to win this weekend. Yay!
Maybe I’m skeptical of everything, but I wanted to know which teams the Packers beat following their loss during this streak.
My guess was, this current two-game stretch would be unlike any other because the Packers’ opponents are a combined 13-0 and both games are on the road.
Well, here’s what we learned.
This streak doesn’t include playoff games. When the Packers lost to the 49ers in the wild card round following they 2013 season, they followed that up with a season-opening loss at Seattle in 2014.
It also doesn’t count season-ending losses. The Packers lost at the Vikings to end the 2012 season and then opened the 2013 season with a loss to San Francisco.
They did beat the Vikings in the wild card round the following week, but then they lost at San Francisco in the divisional round and again to start the 2013 season.
So you can’t say Aaron Rodgers has followed up every loss, including playoffs, with a win over the past four years. You also can’t even say Aaron Rodgers has followed up every regular season loss with a regular season win over the past four years because of the season-ending loss in 2012 and the season-opening loss in 2013.
What you can say is Aaron Rodgers hasn’t lost consecutive games in the same season, not including playoffs, in four years.
It should also be noted this streak isn’t a Packers’ streak. When Rodgers was out with a broken collarbone in 2013, the Packers lost three consecutive games before salvaging a tie with Minnesota and then losing another contest.
So already, we’re not terribly impressed.
Here are the teams Rodgers has beaten during this “streak.”
|@ Buffalo||7-6||@ Tampa Bay||2-12||2014|
|@ New Orleans||2-4||Chicago||3-5||2014|
|@ Detroit||1-1||@ Chicago||2-1||2014|
|@ Seattle||0-0||New York Jets||1-0||2014|
|@ San Francisco||0-0||Washington||0-1||2013|
|@ New York Giants||6-4||Minnesota||6-5||2012|
|@ Indianapolis||1-2||@ Houston||5-0||2012|
|@ Seattle||1-1||New Orleans||0-3||2012|
|@ Kansas City||5-8||Chicago||7-7||2011|
|@ Detroit||2-10||New York Giants||9-5||2010|
|@ Atlanta||8-2||San Francisco||4-7||2010|
What do you see there?
Well, we’ll start by saying it’s too bad the Bears aren’t on the schedule this week.
You’ll also notice all but two of the losses were on the road. Similarly, only four of the follow-up wins were away from Lambeau Field.
Of the wins, the only one that is terribly impressive was when the Packers went down to Houston in 2012 and whooped up on the then-undefeated Texans. With the exception of the 2010 New York Giants, the rest of those teams are mediocre or awful.
So don’t get too fired up about Rodgers’ latest “streak.”
He’s not a road warrior
Rodgers, just go ahead and lose to make these pricks happy. First they attack you for having a bad game, now they are attacking you for winning games. shame on you Rodgers, you aren’t allowed to win.
LOL, Rodgers can put up big numbers and win against the panthers. BUT you guys know what ? We all seen this shit before and we know the end results. RODGERS IS NOT A WINNER.
YA! Guys who have a Super Bowl ring are not winners. Hey, panini head, are you listening to me?! Now FUCK OFF you fat useless sack of fucking yankee doodle dandly shite. FUCK OFF WILL YA John Smith?!
Meanwhile the Bengals are 8-0, gee wish we could have drafted Tyler Eifert, 9 TD’s in 8 games with red rocket as his QB…but in Ted we trust right…
Yep . . . TT the “frugal” GM . . .
Excellent research, however statistically invalid due to small sample size….
Ugh, can’t believe I wrote thst
Truthfully this is one of the most brain-dead posts I’ve ever read.
Do you really need to find fault with 14-0, 45 TDs and just 5 INT? Do you realize how special that stat line is?
Now, it’s great that you did your research to try to poke holes in that stat, but what did it reveal? We know that it’s a regular season stat, and doesn’t count the postseason. We also know that it shouldn’t be a carryover from one season to the next. And yes, genius; it’s an Aaron Rodgers stat, so of course, it doesn’t include his (much lesser) backup QBs.
None of this is written to suggest that beating the Panthers will be easy; I don’t think it will be, but these stats show that the best QB in the NFL is really great in these situations. (Unless you’re still unimpressed with 14-0, more than 3 passing TDs/game and a 9:1 TD:INT ratio,