Tweets of the Game
Packers inside linebacker Brad Jones reminisced about taking down a fan last year, while right guard Josh Sitton made his Sunday night allegiance known.
A note to the fan who made it onto the field: Sir, I was on the way.— Brad Jones (@bejones00) December 24, 2012
Lets go Seahawks! You owe us one!!!— josh sitton (@jsitton71) December 24, 2012
Quote of the Day
“I’m a firm believer in being accountable on this team. Not only as an individual, but as a defense. Leaders on this defense, we hold these younger guys across the field accountable, and that’s what we’re doing this year. Guys aren’t getting away with missing tackles and not doing their job and just saying, ‘We won the game, let’s move on to next week.’ We’re holding each other accountable, and if not, we’ll find somebody who can step up and rise to that. And that’s exactly what it’s been, especially with the injuries and the depth that we have as a young team. So, we feel good about where we’re at, the maturity, both physically and mentally. Hopefully that pays dividends in the long run.” – Packers’ outside linebacker Clay Matthews on the difference between this year’s defense and the 2011 unit.
In Case You Missed It
Receiver Randall Cobb set the franchise record for most combined net yards in a season with his 14-yard punt return in the first quarter. He now has 2,342 yards on the season, which breaks former Packers’ running back Ahman Green’s record of 2,250 yards in 2003.
A fan ran onto the field during a timeout in the fourth quarter. After doing Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers famous “championship belt,” he took off running only to be tackled harshly by former Green Bay police chief Jim Arts, who is in his first year as the Director of Security for the Titans.
Jeff Saturday, who started at center in the Packers first 14 games, was the only active player not to get into the game. Evan Dietrich-Smith made his first start at center in his place.
Cornerback Sam Shields became the 15th different Packers defender to register a sack this season, which ties the team record set in 1987.
Inside the Numbers
55 – The number of points the Packers scored on Sunday, the most since they put up 55 against Tampa Bay in 1983.
7 – The number of sacks for the Packers, tying their season-high. (Chicago, Sept. 13th)
5 – Straight games the Packers have run for more than 100 yards. Longest streak since the middle of the 2007 season.
8 – Straight years the Packers have won their final regular season home, according to ESPN Stats and Information.
6 – Straight years that kicker Mason Crosby has scored more than 100 points in a season. That’s the second most in franchise history behind only Ryan Longwell’s eight consecutive from 1997 to 2004.