Rodgers moves past Starr for most career passing yards

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 14, 2014 – 9:21 pm

The Packers improved 1-1 on the season with a 31-24 victory over the N.Y. Jets on Sunday afternoon. Green Bay has now won six of its last seven games against AFC foes at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay overcame an 18-point deficit in the win (21-3), which matched the fourth-largest comeback in franchise history.

The Packers have won seven of their last eight home openers and improved to 7-2 in home openers under Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

The Packers will go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions next Sunday at 1 p.m. (EDT) at Ford Field. It will be the earliest visit to Detroit for Green Bay since the Packers played there in Week 2 in 2008.



Today’s paid attendance was 78,041. It was the 302nd consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

QB Aaron Rodgers posted his 3,000th career passing attempt today (now has 3,030), becoming just the third player in franchise history to register 3,000 career passing attempts (Brett Favre, 8,754; Bart Starr, 3,149).

At the time of his 3,000th career passing attempt, Rodgers had 53 career interceptions, an NFL record by a quarterback for the fewest INTs at the time of his 3,000th career attempt (Neil O’Donnell, 59 INTs).

With 346 passing yards, Rodgers moved past Starr for No. 2 on the all-time franchise list. Rodgers now has 24,732 career passing yards.

Rodgers threw for 300-plus yards in the home opener for the fourth consecutive season. He has posted a 100-plus passer rating in five of seven home openers (109.8 today).

WR Jordy Nelson caught an 80-yard TD pass in the third quarter, the fourth TD catch of 80-plus yards in his career. That ties the franchise record held by WR Greg Jennings and it also ties him with Jennings for the most 80-yard TD catches by an active NFL player.

Nelson finished with a career-high 209 yards receiving, which is tied for the fourth most in a game in franchise history. It is the most by a Packer since Don Beebe registered 220 yards receiving vs. San Francisco on Oct. 14, 1996.

Nelson had nine receptions, his third straight regular-season game with nine-plus catches. He becomes only the second player in team history to accomplish that feat, joining Don Hutson (three straight in 1942).

K Mason Crosby made all three of his field-goal attempts, bringing his streak of consecutive FGs made in the regular season to 18. That is the second-longest streak in team history behind only his own streak of 23 straight from 2010-11.

Crosby’s 55-yard field goal in the second quarter is the longest by a Green Bay player at Lambeau Field, surpassing the previous record of 54 yards by Crosby vs. Chicago on Sept. 13, 2012. It was also the 20th field goal of 50-plus yards in Crosby’s career, further extending his franchise record.

Crosby extended his franchise record by kicking at least one FG in his 17th consecutive game.

WR Randall Cobb caught two TD passes, the second time in the last three regular-season games that he has posted two TD receptions. He has caught a TD pass in three consecutive games.

– P Tim Masthay posted a 46.5-yard net punting average, his career high in a game with four-plus punts. His previous best was a 46.2-yard net average at Kansas City on Dec. 18, 2011. It is the third-best mark by a Green Bay punter (min. four punts) since 1976.

T Derek Sherrod started the game at right tackle, his first career NFL start.

Green Bay’s 97-yard TD drive in the second quarter was its longest touchdown drive since a 99-yard drive at Cleveland in the fourth quarter on Oct. 25, 2009.

The Packers’ successful two-point conversion in the third quarter (Rodgers-Cobb pass) was their first since Sept. 9, 2012, vs. San Francisco (Rodgers-Nelson pass).

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