GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers picked aside Chicago’s protection as soon as once more final week, throwing 4 TD passes to present him 51 for his profession in opposition to the Bears.
Solely Brett Favre has ever thrown extra in opposition to the Monsters of the Halfway, with 60 in his profession. That’s one in every of 16 combos of a quarterback throwing a minimum of 50 TD passes in opposition to one group within the Tremendous Bowl period. Favre additionally had 58 in opposition to the Lions and 54 in opposition to the Vikings.
Rodgers has a methods to go if he needs the report in opposition to any group, which was set by Dan Marino in opposition to the New York Jets with 72 TD passes. Rodgers faces the Bears as soon as extra this season and would wish 10 extra video games after that at his present tempo of two.13 TDs per sport in opposition to Chicago to interrupt Marino’s mark.
Marino additionally threw 54 in opposition to the Colts and 50 in opposition to the Payments as he picked on his AFC East rivals to present three of these 50-TD careers in opposition to one opponent.
Rodgers has additionally thrown 50 in opposition to the Vikings and desires seven extra in opposition to Detroit to finish the NFC North.
The opposite QBs with a minimum of 50 TD passes in opposition to one group are Tom Brady (70 vs. Payments, 67 vs. Dolphins and 57 vs. Jets), Drew Brees (61 vs. Bucs, 54 vs. Falcons and 52 vs. Panthers), and Eli Manning (54 vs. Eagles and 53 vs. Cowboys).
THREE FOR 30 CLUB: Rodgers additionally topped the 30-TD go mark this season with the 4 touchdowns final week giving him a league-leading 33 on the season. That places him forward of Russell Wilson (31) and Patrick Mahomes (30) within the first yr in NFL historical past that featured three QBs with a minimum of 30 TD passes via Week 12.
RARE COMPANY: The Cleveland Browns haven’t been precisely dominating on their technique to an 8-3 report. The Browns have been outscored by 21 factors on the season thanks partially to lopsided losses to Baltimore and Pittsburgh and 5 wins by 5 or fewer factors.
Among the many 432 groups in NFL historical past to win a minimum of eight of their first 11 video games (or get a minimum of eight wins in fewer video games in shorter seasons), the one different group to do it whereas being outscored was the 1987 Chargers at a minus-8 level differential. San Diego began 8-1 that season earlier than shedding the ultimate six video games in a 15-game strike-shortened marketing campaign.
SACKED: Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz is having a tough season three years after being an MVP candidate earlier than struggling a season-ending knee harm. Wentz leads the NFL with 19 turnovers and has been sacked a league-high 46 instances. The one gamers since 1996 to guide the NFL in each of these classes are Blake Bortles in 2015 and Jon Kitna in 2006.
The final participant to be sacked greater than 46 instances within the first 11 video games of the season was David Carr, who was sacked 58 instances within the first 11 video games in 2002 and 50 in 2005.
SACKER: A type of sacks in opposition to Wentz got here Monday evening from Seattle’s Jamal Adams. That gave Adams 6 1/2 on the season, matching the profession excessive he set final yr for the Jets. Adams is the primary defensive again to have a number of seasons of a minimum of six sacks because it turned an official stat in 1982.
PRIME TIME: Russell Wilson acquired one other prime-time win Monday evening when Seattle beat Philadelphia 23-17 to enhance to 29-8-1 beneath the lights. Wilson’s .776 profitable share in prime time is the very best in NFL historical past amongst gamers with a minimum of 20 begins, beating out Steve Younger (.767) and Ken Stabler (.738).
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