Where the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions are four games away from the 2021 season

The schedule has moved to October, so now is a good time to look back at the first month of football and see what went well and what still needs to be improved for the four NFC North teams over the four. first regular season games. .

Where do the Packers, Bears, Vikings and Lions statistically rank up and down in the league? Let’s find out:

Last week: Green Bay 27, Pittsburgh 17

  1. Green Bay’s defense has been very good this season, limiting the big plays. In four games, the Packers have allowed just one rush over 20 yards and seven such assists. Their eight games over 20 yards tied it for second in the NFL with Philadelphia behind only Buffalo (6). The NFL average is 15 of those games dropped by league defenses.
  2. With an average of just five penalties per game, Green Bay trailed only the Los Angeles Rams (3.0) and Indianapolis Colts (4.25) for the third lowest average in the NFL.
  3. The Seahawks and Packers are the only two teams that haven’t recorded an abandoned pass this season.
  1. Green Bay’s defense needs to improve by limiting touchdowns for opponents in and near the red zone. According to STATS, INC., Opponents have reached the Packers’ 30-yard line 14 times and Green Bay has allowed 11 touchdowns on those drives. That’s a 78.6 touchdown percentage, which ranks 31st in the NFL.
  2. The Packers are ranked 29th in the NFL for first-down efficiency. They’re gaining at least four yards and more on just 44.5% of their first down plays. This ranks 29th in the league.
  3. Big plays over 10 yards have been hard to come by for the Green Bay offense. They rank in the bottom six in the league with 44 of those games.

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