Tuesday Fast Facts: Green Bay Edition

It’s playoff time for your Dallas Cowboys, and we’ve got Tuesday Fast Facts once again to equip you with knowledge of the Cowboys and their divisional opponent.

  • The Cowboys have held Aaron Rodgers to more sub-100 passer rating games (four) than any non-NFC North team.
  • Dallas forced four turnovers in their last meeting with Green Bay, which is tied for the most Green Bay turnovers in the Aaron Rodgers-era.
  • Before last Sunday’s victory over the Giants, Green Bay had lost their last three playoff games against teams with a better regular season record.
  • On Sunday, Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback in NFL history with three consecutive games with 300 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions.
  • This Sunday’s game will be just the fifth time in NFL history that two quarterbacks with 104 or higher passer rating (minimum 400 attempts) meet in the playoffs. The last time was 2014 between Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers.
  • With Jordy Nelson unlikely to play on Sunday, it should be noted that Aaron Rodgers’ numbers take a significant dip when Nelson plays fewer than 15 snaps. Since 2012, when Nelson plays 15 snaps or more (57 games), Rodgers has a 107.0 passer rating, completes 66.2% of his passes, averages 7.92 yards per attempt, and throws a touchdown on 6.7% of attempts. When Nelson plays fewer than 15 snaps (24 games), Rodgers’ numbers dip to a 94.7 passer rating, 61.0% completion percentage, 6.8 yards per attempt, and throws a touchdown on 5.6% of his attempts.
  • Aaron Rodgers has more pass attempts since 2011 than any two combinations of Kirk Cousins, Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman, or Mark Sanchez. Yet Rodgers also has fewer interceptions than all four individually.

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