Packers Stats, Grades & Graphs

Packers Stats, Grades & Graphs

The Green Bay Packers are struggled on both sides of the football Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Let’s see if Pro Football Focus and GraphIQ can help us detect what’s working and not.

From ProFootballFocus is considered the premier player and team grading website. Here are some of the metrics they shared with the media this week about the Green Bay Packers:

  • For the second time this season, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the lowest graded player on the Packers entire offense. Rodgers sits as the 25th ranked quarterback in the NFL for week six with a game grade of 37.8. With the offensive line playing as well as it has this season, Rodgers has the 2nd most average time to throw with and average of 3.01 seconds, except he is graded at his best when blitzed. Too bad he’s ranked 27th in percentage of snaps under pressure with only 24.1 percent of dropbacks having pressure. Rodgers continues to sit at the bottom tier of the league in adjusted completion percentage, which is at 68.2 and 25th overall. Rodgers didn’t look like himself yet again as he sailed a ball over a wide open Randall Cobb in the the endzone.
  • One player taking advantage of his boost in playing time is second year full back, Aaron Ripkowski. In his first season with the Packers, Ripkowski played in 3.2 percent of all plays and is currently sitting at 18.6 percent of all snaps for the Packers offense. He finished Sunday’s game with a grade of 75.3, which was 3rd overall at the position. He is currently ranked 3rd in the entire league at the fullback position and is 2nd overall in categories like blocking grade, average with 5.7 yards-per-attempt and yards after contact per attempt with 4.7.
  • Much of the 2015 struggles for the Packers’ offense were attributed to the loss of wide receiver Jordy Nelson to an ACL injury. He currently sits as the 32nd ranked wide receiver in the league and finished week six with a grade of 52.4 and 61st overall. Teammate Randall Cobb sits at the 17th graded wide receiver and tied for 1st in the league with zero drops, whereas Nelson has 2 drops on 29 catchable balls.
  • Running back Eddie Lacy was battling with his ankle injury in the game, but continues to pace the league among running backs in elusive rating. Though he only graded at 53.0 and only 34th overall in week 6, he continues to work hard on runs where is is second in the league in yards after contact per attempt with 3.41 on 71 attempts. He is also 4th in the league with 18 missed tackles caused in 20 less attempts than No. 2 overall, David Johnson.
  • The Packers came into the game against the Cowboys with the No. 1 ranked run defense, but dropped five spots to the 6th overall run defense. They combined for five missed tackles, with four of those caused by non-other than rookie running back Ezekiel Elliot. Though they didn’t play their best, they still combined for 22 stops on defense, which is the third most in any one game this season.
  • For the first time this season, a defensive lineman for the Packers wasn’t one of the top-graded players on their defense. The highest graded lineman on defense was right end Mike Daniels was graded at 75.7 and 30th at his position. Though his game grade was on the lower end for him, he is still the 3rd overall 3-4 defensive end in the league in terms of grading. He is also 7th overall in pass rush productivity and 13th overall in total pressures with 12.
  • For the second time in 2016, Julius Peppers was the highest graded player on the Packers’ defense in week six. He graded out as the 7th overall 3-4 edge defender with an overall of 82.6. He finished the game with one quarterback sack, two quarterback hurries, and one stop. He has taken advantage of his declining snap percentage as the years have gone on. On the year, Peppers is tied for 9th in pass rushing productivity with three sacks and two quarterback hits for 15 total pressures.
  • Strong Safety Morgan Burnett turned in his highest grade of the season against the Cowboys on Sunday. He totaled eight tackles, two stops, and no missed tackles in all 64 plays the Packers were on defense for. We played well enough to earn a grade of 81.1 and 10th overall at the safety position. He has given up 81 total yards on the season and only one touchdown

In an article outside their paywall, Sam Monson and PFF graded the top ten worst players for week six and Ladarius Gunter was at the top of the list.

“One of multiple Packers to make this list after their loss to Dallas, Gunter had the kind of game that puts job security at risk. Every time you looked up he was getting beaten in some way or other, and for the game he surrendered 119 yards on eight targets… “

Also on the list is linebacker Clay Matthews:

“Matthews was shut out in terms of pass rush, despite 20 snaps of rushing after the QB, and he was little better in the run game, notching a solitary tackle to prove…”

And Aaron Rodgers came in at number ten:

“Rodgers had his second ugly game of the season, and unlike Week 2 versus Minnesota, this one didn’t come against an elite defense. He was missing throws from the outset, either with poor ball location or being completely off-target…”

Rodgers had PFF grade for the game of 37.8, his second game of the season under 40. Monson wrote in depth about Rodgers’ problems and you can find that here.

From GraphIQ:

It’s highly unusual to see the Packers passing stats at this lowly level:

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The Packers receiving corp is averaging 10.7 yards per reception to rank 26th in the NFL and their 234 yards per game is 28th in the league.

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Very few NFC team have such a discrepancy in rushing yards between their starter and backup. Eddie Lacy’s 36o yards rushing is 6th in the NFC. James Starks is tied for 53rd with 42 yards rushing.

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Help, though, is on the way with the acquisitor of Knile Davis from the Kansas City Chiefs for a conditional late-round pick, according to’s Adam Schefter.

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Defensively, the team played poorly against the Dallas Cowboys but their pressure on opposing quarterbacks is still among the best in the NFL.

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The much maligned defensive backfield has been behind the NFL is yards allowed.

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Field goal kicker Mason Crosby is just one of five NFL kickers who is as perfect this season. Crosby is 1o for 10 in field goal attempts and 12 for 12 for Extra Points.

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