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3⁄4 Season Check-In: NFL Statistical Leaders

At the halfway point, the Packers’ leaders underwhelmed. Where do they stand as we enter the homestretch?

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The last time we checked in on the Green Bay Packers and their statistical leaders, the team was sitting at 3-5, and fans were riding high after a blowout win over the Los Angeles Rams. Currently, at about the 34 mark of the 2023 season, the team is 6-7 after losing their first game in nearly a month. As we enter the final weeks of the season, with the playoffs still in reach, where do the Packers’ leaders stand amongst the rest of the NFL?

Passing Yards

1. MIA Tua Tagovailoa, 3,697

2. HOU CJ Stroud, 3,631

3. SF Brock Purdy, 3,553

4. DAL Dak Prescott, 3,505

5. WSH Sam Howell, 3,466

12. GB Jordan Love, 3,084 (ranked 21st during last check-in with 1,720)

Completion % (minimum 10 games played)

1. SF Brock Purdy, 70.2%

2. MIA Tua Tagovailoa, 70.0%

3. DAL Dak Prescott, 69.3%

4. DEN Russell Wilson, 67.2%

5. BUF Josh Allen, 66.9%

23. GB Jordan Love, 61.5% (ranked 32nd during last check-in with 59.6%)

Passing Touchdowns

1. DAL Dak Prescott, 28

2. BUF Josh Allen, 25

2. SF Brock Purdy, 25

4. MIA Tua Tagovailoa, 24

5. GB Jordan Love, 23 (ranked 11th during last check-in with 12)

The biggest thing that stands out to me is Jordan Love’s significant jump in these passing categories. To start the season, he was middle of the pack in most statistical categories. At our last check-in, things were worse. Thanks to Love’s standout performances against the Chargers, Lions, and Chiefs, he’s risen in the ranks, and looks to be holding his own as the leader of the Packers.

Team Rushing Yards Per Game

1. Baltimore, 157.1

2. Miami, 144.5

3. San Francisco, 139.6

4. Chicago, 138.0

5. Detroit, 137.5

19. Green Bay, 106.3 (ranked 22nd during last check-in with 100.4)

Rushing First Downs Per Game

1. Baltimore, 8.8

2. San Francisco, 8.6

2. Buffalo, 8.6

4. Philadelphia, 8.5

4. Chicago, 8.1

25. Green Bay, 5.2 (ranked 26th during last check-in with 5.1)

Players’ Longest Rushes

1. NYJ Breece Hall, 83

2. MIA De’Von Achane, 76

3. DET David Montgomery, 75

4. PIT Jaylen Warren, 74

5. SF Christian McCaffrey, 72

28. GB AJ Dillon, 40 (the Packers had the 33rd longest run during last check-in with an Emanuel Wilson run of 31 yards)

All season long, the Packers’ run game has been underwhelming, to say the least. It’s been disappointing to have to use team stats as opposed to players’ individual stats, because the Packers haven’t had a healthy number one all season. AJ Dillon has definitely improved from what we saw to start the season, but as a true number one option, he’s just not viable. The injuries suffered by Aaron Jones have really taken the spark out of the run game this year.

Receiving Yards

1. MIA Tyreek Hill, 1,542

2. PHI A.J. Brown, 1,258

3. DAL CeeDee Lamb, 1,253

4. LAC Keenan Allen, 1,243

5. LAR Puka Nacua, 1,113

54. GB Jayden Reed, 540 (Reed previously ranked 64th with 333 during last check-in)

Receptions (and Targets)

1. LAC Keenan Allen, 108/150

2. MIA Tyreek Hill, 97/132

3. DAL CeeDee Lamb, 96/131

4. IND Michael Pittman Jr., 95/138

5. PHI A.J. Brown, 90/131

52. GB Romeo Doubs, 49/81 (Doubs previously ranked 63rd with 30/54 during last check-in)

Yards After Catch

1. MIA Tyreek Hill, 601

2. CIN Ja’Marr Chase, 512

3. TB Rachaad White, 494

4. NYJ Breece Hall, 469

5. KC Rashee Rice, 467

64. GB AJ Dillon, 231 (Aaron Jones previously ranked 58th with 162 during last check-in)

That’s right. AJ Dillon, who is known for going down way too easily for a man with tree trunks for legs, is leading the Green Bay Packers in yards after the catch. The rise of Jayden Reed as one of Jordan Love’s favorite targets has been a fun one to watch, but it’s still clear that Love has a security blanket in Romeo Doubs. Last season, the Packers’ leading receiver was Allen Lazard, who finished the year with 788 yards. Can Reed surpass that number with four games left?

Tackles

1. IND Zaire Franklin, 144

2. JAX Foyesade Oluokun, 138

3. DEN Alex Singleton, 136

3. BAL Roquan Smith, 136

5. SEA Bobby Wagner, 132

31. GB Quay Walker, 92 (Walker previously ranked 23rd with 66 during last check-in)

Sacks

1. LAC Khalil Mack, 15

2. PIT T.J. Watt, 14

3. MIN Danielle Hunter, 13.5

3. CIN Trey Hendrickson, 13.5

5. LV Maxx Crosby, 13.5

16. GB Rashan Gary, 9 (Gary previously ranked 35th with 4.5 during last check-in)

Passing Yards Allowed Per Game

1. Cleveland, 159.7

2. New York Jets, 167.2

3. Carolina, 175.4

4. Baltimore, 180.2

5. Dallas, 183.9

8. Green Bay, 200.2 (ranked 9th during last check-in with 196.1)

Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game

1. San Francisco, 78.3

2. Chicago, 83.7

3. New England, 88.2

4. Jacksonville, 92.2

5. Minnesota, 92.9

31. Green Bay, 141.8 (ranked 23rd during last check-in with 124.0)

We’ve seen a lot more of Gary the last few games in the pass rush, and we continue to see improvement in the secondary despite injuries to Jaire Alexander, Darnell Savage, and the trade of Rasul Douglas to the Bills. That run defense though...woof. The upcoming game against Tampa Bay might be a doozy.

Field Goal %

1. 100%, 3 players

4. NYJ Greg Zuerlein, 96.4%

5. TEN Nick Folk, 96.3

6. LAC Cameron Dicker, 95%

7. HOU Ka’imi Fairbairn, 94.7%

24. GB Anders Carlson, 80% (previously ranked 19th with 84.6% completion during last check-in)

We’ve seen an increase in FG attempts from the Packers’ rookie kicker the last few games, but his accuracy has been shaky as of late. As I mentioned during my last check-in, however, a rookie Mason Crosby made 79.5% of his FG attempts. Recency bias is making Carlson look a lot worse than he is.

It’s been a season of highs and lows on both sides of the ball for the Packers. Can Jordan Love continue to improve and close out the season on a high note? Can the secondary continue to be sneaky good? Can the run defense...do something? The final stretch of games begins on Sunday in Green Bay, as the Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and fight to keep themselves in the thick of the playoff race.