Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had it going in the first half of Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
He completed 16-of-22 passes for 241 yards with a touchdown and zero interceptions. The score Rodgers threw in the first half, a 19-yard strike to Geronimo Allison, was a thing of beauty.
It also enabled Rodgers to pass Hall of Fame Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton for the ninth-most passing touchdowns in NFL history with 343.
The crazy thing here is that Rodgers accomplished this feat in 77 less games than Tarkenton. Sure today’s pass-happy NFL has played a role in this, but that’s still an insane stat.
Next up on the all-time list is Eli Manning at 362 and Ben Roethlisberger at 363. Manning has been benched by the Giants. Meanwhile, the Steelers lost Big Ben for the season. Rodgers should surpass both here soon.