Packers Notebook

Posted by on November 9, 2011 – 1:11 pm

QB Aaron Rodgers is the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 2,600 yards (2,619) and 24 touchdowns in a team’s first eight games. He is also the only player in league annals to post a passer rating of at least 110 in each of the first eight games to start a season. Rodgers leads the NFL with a 129.1 passer rating, on pace to become the highest single-season mark all-time. He is on track for 5,238 passing yards, which would be a new league mark, topping that of Dan Marino, who had 5,084 in 1984 for the Miami Dolphins…For the first time in team history, the Packers could have four different players – WR Greg Jennings (six), TE Jermichael Finley (five), WR Jordy Nelson (five) and WR James Jones (four) – each have 10 TD receptions…CB Charles Woodson is on pace for 10 interceptions, which would tie Irv Comp (’43) for the club’s single-season record…In eight meetings against the Vikings, Rodgers has completed 154 of 223 (69.1 pct.) for 1,939 yards with 15 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 112.7 rating…Including the playoffs, RB James Starks has played in 15 games, and Green Bay’s record in those games is 14-1…Jennings has six TDs in the past four games against Minnesota and aims for his fifth game in a row with a touchdown vs. the Vikings…Nelson is tied for the NFL lead with four catches of 50+ yards…Finley is tied for the lead among NFC tight ends with five touchdowns…Woodson had two interceptions in the Oct. 23 game against the Vikings…LB Desmond Bishop had a 32-yard interception for a touchdown in last year’s 28-34 victory over Minnesota at Lambeau Field.

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