Football is often a game of numbers, and today's 31-23 victory by the Green Bay Packers is no exception. After looking through statistics and notes, we can put together important numerical nuggets from the game.
Here are a few of the key numbers that stood out from Green Bay's victory in Week 1:
That's Aaron Rodgers completion percentage the last three games he's faced the Bears. The Packers have won all three of those contests, with Rodgers going 58-of-78 for 804 yards and 13 touchdowns (no picks). As a team, the Packers have outscored Chicago 124-54 in those three games, and Rodgers now holds a 13-3 career record against the Bears.
Randall Cobb's 5-yard touchdown Sunday was his sixth in the last four games against the Bears. He caught four of them in the first two games (two each game) and yesterday marked the fourth straight meeting in a row he scored.
The Packers snapped their three-game losing streak by beating the Bears, but they still held the record for most wins in road openers coming in. Green Bay extended that record to 54 wins in road openers and have a winning percentage of .580 (54-39-2 record).
Matt Forte owned the Packers for 105 yards rushing in the first half. The run defense for Green Bay played much better down the stretch, allowing Forte to total only 36 yards.
Jay Cutler has thrown an interception in every single game (playoffs included) against the Packers except one. That game was back in 2007 when he was starting for the Broncos. He has thrown 22 picks compared to just 14 touchdowns.
Packers rookie Damarious Randall played 61 snaps in his first NFL game, per Pro Football Focus. Randall registered all of his snaps in the Packers' nickel and dime packages.
Julius Peppers now has 127 career sacks after recording 1.5 against his former team. Peppers passed Hall-of-Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas for No. 15 on the all-time sack list.
James Jones caught four passes for 51 yards Sunday, with two of those grabs being touchdowns. Jones has six multi-touchdown games with the Packers, three of them have come against the Bears.