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End of Season Recap: 2023 NFL Statistical Leaders

After highs and lows in Green Bay during the 2023 regular season, where do their leaders stand against the rest of the NFL?

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The regular season has officially come to an end, which means it’s time to look at where the Packers’ statistical leaders fall amongst the rest of the NFL. With the youngest roster in the league, and in a season riddled with injuries on both sides of the ball, the Packers’ biggest standout comes at the most important position: the quarterback.

Passing Yards

1. MIA Tua Tagovailoa, 4,624

2. DET Jared Goff, 4,575

3. DAL Dak Prescott, 4,516

4. BUF Josh Allen, 4,306

5. SF Brock Purdy, 4,280

7. GB Jordan Love, 4,159 (ranked 12th during last check-in with 3,084)

Completion % (minimum 400 attempts)

1. DAL Dak Prescott, 69.5%

2. SF Brock Purdy, 69.4%

3. MIA Tua Tagovailoa, 69.3%

4. LV Derek Carr, 68.4%

5. DET Jared Goff, 67.3%

15. GB Jordan Love, 64.2% (ranked 23rd during last check-in with 61.5%)

Passing Touchdowns

1. DAL Dak Prescott, 36

2. GB Jordan Love, 32 (ranked 5th during last check-in with 23)

3. SF Brock Purdy, 31

4. DET Jared Goff, 30

5. BUF Josh Allen, 29

Jordan Love has had an unbelievable turnaround from what we saw earlier this season. Finishing top-10 in passing yards and touchdowns, while never having a completely healthy group of weapons, is nothing short of impressive. I’m so excited to see what these numbers look like next year with all of their guys on the field together. Even Love’s completion percentage, which is middle of the pack, has seen steady improvement throughout the year. After the first quarter of the season, Love ranked 34th in this category with 56.1% completion. By the halfway point, he ranked 32nd. He’s shown us consistent growth, and if he hasn’t even hit his peak yet, bold claim alert: we’re looking at a potential top-5 QB next year.

Team Rushing Yards Per Game

1. Baltimore, 156.5

2. Chicago, 141.1

3. San Francisco, 140.5

4. Arizona, 139.1

5. Detroit, 135.9

15. Green Bay, 112.1 (ranked 19th during last check-in with 106.3)

Rushing First Downs Per Game

1. Buffalo, 9.3

2. Philadelphia, 8.8

2. San Francisco, 8.6

4. Baltimore, 8.5

4. Chicago, 8.1

20. Green Bay, 5.9 (ranked 25th during last check-in with 5.2)

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

34. GB AJ Dillon, 40 (Ranking 28th during the last check-in, this was the Packers’ longest rush of the year)

The Packers’ run game has definitely improved over the last quarter of the season, thanks in part to the return of Aaron Jones. In fact, over Green Bay’s last three games, they averaged 154.3 rushing yards per game, and 9.7 rushing first downs per game. All this, while Jordan Love and his young receivers have continued to thrive, has contributed to one of the most efficient offenses in the league during the second half of this season. Things are definitely starting to click, and suddenly it makes sense why talking heads are saying Green Bay may make some noise in the playoffs.

Receiving Yards

1. MIA Tyreek Hill, 1,799

2. DAL CeeDee Lamb, 1,749

3. DET Amon-Ra St. Brown, 1,515

4. LAR Puka Nacua, 1,486

5. PHI A.J. Brown, 1,456

42. GB Jayden Reed, 793 (Reed previously ranked 54th with 540 during last check-in)

Receptions (and Targets)

1. DAL CeeDee Lamb, 135/181

2. DET Amon-Ra St. Brown, 119/164

2. MIA Tyreek Hill, 119/171

4. JAX Evan Engram, 114/143

5. IND Michael Pittman Jr., 109/156

52. GB Jayden Reed, 64/94 (Romeo Doubs previously ranked 52nd with 49/81 during last check-in)

Yards After Catch

1. DAL CeeDee Lamb, 680

2. DET Amon-Ra St. Brown, 668

3. KC Rashee Rice, 654

4. MIA Tyreek Hill, 652

5. NYJ Breece Hall, 649

52. GB Jayden Reed, 335 (AJ Dillon previously ranked 64th with 231 during last check-in)

After Romeo Doubs led the Packers in most receiving categories for much of the season, rookie Jayden Reed has officially overtaken him as the team’s WR1 this year. Jordan Love has developed some really great chemistry not only with Reed, but with Dontayvion Wicks and surprisingly, Bo Melton. For the second straight year, the Packers failed to have a 1,000 yard receiver. Something tells me this may change next year, specifically for Reed, Jordan Love’s new favorite target.

Tackles

1. SEA Bobby Wagner, 183

2. IND Zaire Franklin, 179

3. DEN Alex Singleton, 177

4. JAX Foyesade Oluokun, 173

5. TEN Azeez Al-Shaair, 163

31. GB Quay Walker, 118 (Walker previously ranked 31st with 92 during last check-in)

Sacks

1. PIT T.J. Watt, 19

2. CIN Trey Hendrickson, 17.5

2. JAX Josh Allen, 17.5

4. LAC Khalil Mack, 17

5. MIN Danielle Hunter, 16.5

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

Passing Yards Allowed Per Game

1. Cleveland, 164.7

2. New York Jets, 168.3

3. Carolina, 171.5

4. Kansas City, 176.5

5. Dallas, 187.4

9. Green Bay, 206.8 (ranked 8th during last check-in with 200.2)

Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game

1. Chicago, 86.4

2. Detroit, 88.8

3. San Francisco, 89.7

4. New England, 93.2

5. Tampa Bay, 95.3

28. Green Bay, 128.3 (ranked 31st during last check-in with 141.8)

We’ve seen minimal improvement from the defense over this final stretch of games, and thanks to the wildly productive offense, it’s masked the defensive performance a bit. Since our last check-in, the Packers defense allowed Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield to have a perfect game at Lambeau Field, earning himself the title of Offensive Player of the Week. They also allowed Panthers QB Bryce Young to have his best game of the season in a close one on Christmas Eve. On the flip side, they held the Minnesota Vikings to 10 points, and the Chicago Bears to 9 points in consecutive weeks in must-win games. The bottom line is: what they’ve done to close out the season has been good enough, and now the Packers are in the playoffs.

Field Goal % (minimum 15 attempts)

1. TEN Nick Folk, 96.7%

2. HOU Ka’imi Fairbairn, 96.4%

3. DAL Brandon Aubrey, 94.7%

4. KC Harrison Butker, 94.3%

5. LAC Cameron Dicker, 93.9

24. GB Anders Carlson, 81.8% (previously ranked 19th with 84.6% completion during last check-in)

Carlson had a rather rough stretch to end the season, missing a field goal attempt against Chicago, as well as missing an extra point in games against Minnesota and Carolina. The fact of the matter is, however, his rookie season hasn’t been that bad. We saw an inconsistent Mason Crosby (during field goal attempts) during his first few years with the Packers, and he blossomed into one of the most reliable kickers in the league during his prime. Crosby’s rookie season saw a FG percentage of 79.5%, however he had a 100% success rate in extra points. Carlson will hopefully get there with time; let’s just hope the Packers don’t lose a playoff game due to a missed kick, because things could end up changing rather quickly.

What stands out the most to you this season, and where do you see these Packers landing in the ranks next year?