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Rodger that!

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11/07/2011

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the unbeaten Green Bay Packers to a 45-38 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. He completed 21 of 26 passes (80.8 percent) for 247 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 145.8 passer rating.

His Week 9 performance marked the eighth consecutive game this season Rodgers registered a 110+ passer rating. It’s not only the first time a player in NFL history has started a season with eight 110-plus passer ratings, but also the longest streak of such games ever in a single season.

Rodgers surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young who in 1994 finished the regular season with seven consecutive games with a passer rating higher than 110 points. It should be noted, however, that Young continued his streak into the 1995 regular season with one more game of a 110+ passer rating.

Rodgers vs. Young

Steve Young (1994)
Week Date Opp Result Comp Att Pct Yds TDs Int Rtg
11 Nov. 13, 1994 vs. Dallas Cowboys W 21-14 12 21 57.1 183 2 0 117.8
12 Nov. 20, 1994 vs. Los Angeles Rams W 31-27 30 44 68.2 325 4 0 120.0
13 Nov. 28, 1994 at New Orleans Saints W 35-14 24 30 80.0 281 4 0 145.3
14 Dec. 4, 1994 vs. Atlanta Falcons W 50-14 22 33 66.7 294 3 1 112.4
15 Dec. 11, 1994 at San Diego Chargers W 38-15 25 32 78.1 304 2 0 127.1
16 Dec. 17, 1994 vs. Denver Broncos W 42-19 20 29 69.0 350 3 1 130.0
17 Dec. 26, 1994 at Minnesota Vikings L 14-21 12 13 92.3 94 1 0 122.4
                     
Aaron Rodgers (2011)
Week Date Opp Results Comp Att Pct Yds Tds Int Rtg
1 Sept. 8, 2011 vs. New Orleans Saints W 42-34 27 35 77.1 312 3 0 132.1
2 Sept. 18, 2011 at Carolina Panthers W 30-23 19 30 63.3 308 2 0 119.9
3 Sept. 25, 2011 at Chicago Bears W 27-17 28 38 73.7 297 3 1 111.4
4 Oct. 2, 2011 vs. Denver Broncos W 49-23 29 38 76.3 408 4 1 134.5
5 Oct. 9,2011 at Atlanta Falcons W 25-14 26 39 66.7 396 2 0 117.0
6 Oct. 16, 2011 vs. St. Louis Rams W 24-3 18 29 62.1 316 3 1 119.3
7 Oct. 23, 2011 at Minnesota Vikings W 33-27 24 30 80.0 335 3 0 146.5
9 Nov. 6, 2011 at San Diego Chargers W 45-38 21 26 80.8 247 4 0 145.8


Rodgers isn’t the only QB lighting up the NFL record book in 2011. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees passed for 258 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints’ 27-16 win over Tampa Bay. Brees leads the league with 3,004 passing yards and is the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 3,000 yards through the first nine games of a season. Just as he was in 2008, when he passed for 2,985 through the first nine games of a season and finished 5,069 passing yards, Brees is on pace to break Hall of Famer Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 passing yards.

Here is a look at how Brees’ first nine games of 2011 compare to Marino’s first nine games of 1984.

Drew Brees (2011)
Week Date Opp Result Comp Att Pct Yds Tds Int Rtg
1 Sept. 8, 2011 at Green Bay Packers L 34-42 32 49 65.3 419 3 0 112.5
2 Sept. 18, 2011 vs. Chicago Bears W 30-13 26 37 70.3 270 3 0 118.1
3 Sept. 25, 2011 Vs. Houston Texans W 40-33 31 44 70.5 370 3 2 99.6
4 Oct. 2, 2011 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 23-10 31 44 70.5 351 1 2 82.7
5 Oct. 9, 2011 at Carolina Panthers W 30-27 32 45 71.1 359 2 1 100.1
6 Oct. 16, 2011 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20-26 29 45 64.4 383 1 3 70.9
7 Oct. 23, 2011 vs. Indianapolis Colts W 62-7 31 35 88.6 325 5 0 144.9
8 Oct. 30, 2011 at St. Louis Rams L 21-31 30 44 68.2 269 1 2 73.0
9 Nov. 6, 2011 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27-16 27 36 75.0 258 2 1 101.4
      TOTAL 269 379 71 3,004 21 11 100.6
                     
Dan Marino (1984)
Week Date Opp Result Comp Att Pct Yds Tds Int Rtg
1 Sept. 2, 1984 at Washington Redskins W 35-17 21 28 75.0 311 5 0 150.4
2 Sept. 9, 1984 vs New England Patriots W 28-7 16 27 59.3 234 2 2 81.4
3 Sept. 17, 1984 at Buffalo Bills W 21-17 26 35 74.3 296 3 1 115.9
4 Sept. 23, 1984 vs. Indianapolis Colts W 44-7 14 29 48.3 257 2 0 102.2
5 Sept. 30, 1984 at St. Louis Cardinals W 36-28 24 36 66.7 429 3 0 135.1
6 Oct. 7, 1984 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31-7 16 24 66.7 226 2 1 107.3
7 Oct. 14, 1984 vs. Houston Oilers W 28-10 25 32 78.1 321 3 0 139.7
8 Oct. 21, 1984 at New England Patriots W 44-24 24 39 61.5 316 4 1 110.6
9 Oct. 28, 1984 vs. Buffalo Bills W 38-7 19 28 67.9 282 3 3 96.7
      TOTAL 185 278 66.4 2,672 27 8 115.5

 

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