Know your Foe: Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers

Last weekend, the Packers (10-3) clinched an NFC North title and a spot in the playoffs with a 31-24 win over the Lions.

But with three games left, the Packers are looking for more. They're tied with New Orleans for the top seed in the NFC and the only bye in the playoffs this season.

Rodgers campaign for MVP

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is pushing his Packers toward home-field advantage down the stretch, but he's also making a case to win a third NFL MVP award.

Rodgers leads the league in passing touchdowns (39) and passer rating (119.7). He's thrown just four interceptions for the lowest interception percentage (0.9) among qualified quarterbacks, and his 3,685 passing yards trail only Patrick Mahomes (4,208) and Deshaun Watson (3,761).

Rodgers needs just one touchdown pass to become the first quarterback in NFL history with three seasons of at least 40 touchdown passes.

Davante Adams

Pick your poison

Green Bay's offense is one of the most potent in the NFL, and the Packers lead in a number of statistical categories. Green Bay tops the NFL with 31.5 points per game and is second with 397.6 net yards per game.

The Packers are second in passing yards (273.8) and 10th in rushing yards (123.8). They've allowed only 14 sacks (2nd) and have converted 49.7 percent of their third-down tries (2nd) while giving it away just nine times (t-1st).

And Green Bay has converted touchdowns on 77.1 percent of all red zone drives, the second-highest percentage in the NFL since that stat was made available in 2000.

Leading wideout Davante Adams has 14 receiving touchdowns, tied for the most in the NFL, while Aaron Jones is sixth among NFL running backs with 1,108 scrimmage yards to go with nine total touchdowns.

Za'Darius Smith

Smith leading the defense

Linebacker Za'Darius Smith is tied for third with 10.5 sacks on 29 pressures. He has 11 tackles for loss (t-7th) and two takeaways.

While the Packers rank 10th in the NFL with 35 sacks, they haven't been great against the pass in the backend.

Green Bay is tied for 24th with eight interceptions and is 16th with 52 passes defensed. The Packers have given up 24.8 points per game, ranking 17th.

The Panthers are 6-10 against Green Bay all-time.

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