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Added November 30th, 2015 by Ian
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Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sets second NFL record this season

Green Bay Packers’ 32-year-old quarterback Aaron Rodgers became the fastest player in NFL history to throw 250 touchdown passes on November 26. Rodgers tossed his 250th TD pass in a 17-13 Thanksgiving Day loss to the Chicago Bears at home at Lambeau Field. Rodgers connected on his 25-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Lacy midway during the game’s first quarter. To put Green Bay out in front 7-0. However, the moment was nearly ruined by Lacy as he appeared to celebrate the play before crossing the goal line. Officials reviewed the play and the touchdown was given.

Rodgers reached the milestone in his 121st game which breaks the old mark of 250 touchdown passes in 128 games by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino. Rodgers is still quite a way behind Marino when it comes to all-time touchdown passes though as Marino ranks third in history with 420. There’s no doubt Marino will soon sink a little further down that list though since Tom Brady of the New England Patriots went into the weekend’s games with 417 touchdown passes to his name and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints was right behind him with 416. Rodgers’ 250th touchdown pass ranks him 20th on the all-time list.

It took Peyton Manning 132 games to reach 250 touchdown passes while both Brett Favre and Brady achieved the feat in their 141st outings. This is the second NFL record Rodgers has set in the past few weeks as he also became the fastest quarterback to pass for 30,000 yards in league history. Rodgers set that mark back on October 18th in a clash with the San Diego Chargers. He reached the 30,000-yard plateau on his 3,652nd pass attempt. This bettered the old record which was set by Johnny Unitas when he reached the mark with in 3,695 attempts. Rodgers is the reigning NFL MVP and has won the award on two occasions.

The native of Chico, California also took home the MVP award for Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas back in 2011 when Green Bay downed the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31-25. Rodgers is a future Hall of Famer who still has a long way to go to try to catch the all-time leader in touchdown passes. That honour belongs to Manning at 539 and the 39-year-old is still playing. Brett Favre is second on the list at 508. Since Rodgers is just 32 years old though, he may be able to crack the top five before his career is over as long as he can stay healthy.

 
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