By Green Bay Packers
Dating back to 2014, Green Bay has won 10 of the 12 games it has played in December, including four in a row. The Packers’ 10 December wins since 2014 and .833 winning percentage both rank No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1, .917). Green Bay joined New England and Pittsburgh as the only teams in the NFL to go 4-0 in December last season.
The Packers averaged 31.8 points per game in December 2016, ranking No. 3 in the NFL behind the Atlanta Falcons (36.0) and Arizona Cardinals (32.3). Green Bay ranked No. 3 in the NFL in point differential (plus-52) last December (Atlanta, plus-72 / New England, plus-74).
Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 33-13 (.717) in the month of December, No. 2 in the NFL behind New England, 41-7 (.854). Green Bay is 21-3 (.875) at home in the month of December under McCarthy, tied for No. 1 in the NFL (New England) since 2006.
Sunday marks Tampa Bay’s first December trip to Lambeau since 2000, a 17-14 overtime victory by Green Bay on December 24. The Packers have registered a takeaway in 10 of 11 games this season, including each of the last nine. Green Bay is tied for No. 1 in the NFL in games with at least one takeaway this season. Green Bay has won the turnover battle in six of the last eight games, recording a turnover margin of plus-seven over that span.