Packers Set NFL Record : Packers Insider

Packers Set NFL Record

January 5, 2010 by  
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Jan 6, 2010 ~ By Lori Nickel, Journal-Sentinel

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Sacks, dropped passes and penalties? As if they mattered one bit. Apparently nothing was going to stop the Green Bay Packers from rewriting the records this season because this offense went on a tear.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback in the NFL to pass for more than 4,000 yards in his first two years as starter.

The Packers also had a 1,200-yard rusher in Ryan Grant and a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Donald Driver and Greg Jennings to go with Rodgers’ 4,000 for the second straight season. It’s the first time in NFL history any team has done that, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

And they could have had one more record for Rodgers.

At Arizona, he was just 25 yards from breaking Lynn Dickey‘s Packers single-season passing record of 4,458 yards from 1983.

Rodgers had 4,434 yards before he was pulled late in the third quarter with the Packers leading, 33-0.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback in the NFL to pass for more than 4,000 yards in his first two years as starter.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback in the NFL to pass for more than 4,000 yards in his first two years as starter.

“I knew I was short by the time I came out,” Rodgers said after the game. “But I would definitely take a repeat of this season and the way we’ve played for the rest of my career – that would be great.”

Perhaps Rodgers will take some consolation in this because he cares so much about those interceptions: He threw just seven interceptions and 30 touchdowns. He did not throw an interception in 12 games this season, which jumped ahead of Bart Starr‘s franchise record of 11 games set in 1964 in a 14-game season.  Full Story Here

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