With a victory, the Packers would become just the third defending Super Bowl champion (1990 San Francisco, ’98 Denver) to start the following season 8-0.
Green Bay also leads the NFL with an average of 32.9 points per game, scoring 20+ points in all seven games this season. With at least 20 points on Sunday, the Packers can become the fifth defending Super Bowl champions to score 20+ points in each of their first eight games.
A look back on the prior defending Super Bowl champions to score 20+ points in each of their first eight games:
-Washington Redskins, ’83, 16 consecutive games with 20+ points to start the season.
-Denver Broncos, ’98, 13 consecutive games with 20+ points
-St. Louis Rams, 2000, 12 consecutive games with 20+ points
-Indianapolis Colts, ’07, nine consecutive games with 20+ points
TRIPLE DOUBLE: QB Aaron Rodgers has passed for at least 300+ yards and two touchdowns in each of the past four games (408 yards, four TDs vs. Denver; 396 yards, two TDs at Atlanta; 316 yards, three TDs vs. St. Louis; 335 yards, three TDs at Minnesota).
With 300+ passing yards and two TD passes on Sunday at San Diego, Rodgers will join Pro Football Hall of Famers Steve Young (six, ’98) and Joe Montana (five, ’82) as the only players to pass for 300+ yards and two touchdowns in five consecutive games in a season.
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