Packers at Ravens: Keys to the Game

The Green Bay Packers will hit the road again and head to Baltimore to face the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens.  The Packers have yet to have back-to-back home or road games this season and they will alternate home and road games until early November. Winning on the road in the NFL is never easy, […]

Lions at Packers: Keys to the Game

The bye week is over and the Green Bay Packers have been preparing to get back on a winning track after their week three debacle in Cincinnati. The good news for the Packers is that they are getting back many of those who were dealing with injury.  Clay Matthews, Jermichael Finley, Morgan Burnett, John Kuhn, […]

Where to Point Fingers in Packers Loss to Bengals

I grow weary of Green Bay Packers losses. Not because they lose, but because I have to suffer the over-the-top reactions from fans every time. Okay, I guess it’s my choice to be involved in the Packers blogosphere and Twitterverse, but you get my point. Don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely no problem with being […]

Packing the Stats: Measuring Success in the NFL, Part 2: Offense

Welcome to Part 2 in the “Indicators of Success” series, in which I look at how strongly certain statistical categories correlate to the success of an NFL team. In the first part, we looked at defensive statistics, but as I concluded in that piece, we were only looking at one side of the coin. Today we’ll examine how well the offensive statistics compare to a team’s success, again using information from the 2011 season.

Packing the Stats: Measuring Success in the NFL, Part 1: Defense

Last week, fellow writer Michael Dulka wrote a post on the Green Bay Packers defense and how signs of improvement should give us hope for 2012. A couple comments were made discussing the relevance of the “Yards per Game” statistic that has so stigmatized last season’s defensive unit.