Tidbits from Packers’ recent history in NFC Championship Games

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Zach Kruse
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The Green Bay Packers and NFC Championship Games are becoming an association in pain.

The team has lost four consecutive conference title games since beating the Chicago Bears and advancing to Super Bowl XLV during the 2010 season. Aaron Rodgers, the MVP of that Super Bowl, hasn’t been back to one due to the recurring failures on the doorstep.

Some notes and tidbits on the Packers’ recent history in the game:

– The Packers have lost four NFC Championship Games in the last seven years.

– Each loss was to a different opponent (Seahawks, Falcons, 49ers, Buccaneers).

– The Packers became just the second NFC team to ever lose four conference title games in a seven-year stretch, joining the Los Angeles Rams (1974-78).

– Since 2014, the Packers have been in four NFC Championship Games. No other NFC team has more than one appearance.

– Since 2007, the Packers have five NFC Championship Game losses. No other NFC team has more than two.

– Since 2007, the Packers have played in roughly 43 percent of the total NFC Championship Games.

– The Packers are now 3-6 all-time in NFC Championship Games, including 1-2 at home.

– The Packers scored at least 20 points but never more than 26 points in the four losses. Average: 22.3 points.

– The Packers allowed at least 28 poinits in all four games, including three games of 31 or more points. Average: 35.0 points.

– Overall, the Packers allowed 140 points and had a point differential of -51 in the four games.

– Since giving up the lead on the final play in overtime in Seattle in 2014, the Packers haven’t led in an NFC Championship Game since.

– In the four losses, quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw eight touchdown passes and six interceptions, took 11 sacks and had a passer rating of 88.9.

– The Packers had nine turnovers in the four games, including at least two in each game.

– The Packers led 16-3 at halftime in Seattle in 2014 but also trailed at halftime by 24 points in 2016, 27 points in 2019 and 11 points in 2020.

– The Packers lost twice without getting a takeaway (2016, 2019), lost once when getting three takeaways (2020) and lost once when getting five takeaways (2014).

– The Packers had seven interceptions in the four games. They became the first team with a player producing two interceptions in an NFC Championship Game loss. It’s happened twice: Jaire Alexander (2020) and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (2014), per pro-football-reference.com.

– A few notes for next year: No team has ever lost five NFC Championship Games in eight years, and only three teams have ever lost three straight NFC Championship Games (Rams, Cowboys, Eagles).

– The record for most appearances in the NFC Championship Game without a win is six (Vikings).

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