Aaron Rodgers passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns and Davante Adams caught 10 passes for 121 yards and two scores to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 30-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
The second of Adams two touchdown catches was a 9-yard, catch and run, stiff-arming Eagles corner Darius Slay for the final five yards, was the 400th of Rodgers career. The Packers superstar signal caller became the quickest quarterback in NFL history to reach 400 career touchdown passes, reaching the milestone in his 193rd game. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees needed 205 games to reach 400.
Rodgers three touchdown passes gives him 36 for the season, his fifth season with at least 35 touchdown passes. No other quarterback in NFL history has accomplished that feat.
Rodgers doesn’t have any of his previous century-mark touchdown balls. Hours before kickoff, Adams made sure all of the receivers/running backs knew that the game ball used for 400, would go right to Rodgers.
Adams, who finished with 997 receiving yards for the second time in his career last season, surpassed the 1,000 yard mark to go along with 13 touchdowns and still has four more games left in the regular season. To make those numbers even more impressive, Adams missed 2 1/2 games with an ankle injury. [Read more…]