Rodgers’ six TD passes in first half tie NFL record; Packers-Bears postgame notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 10, 2014 – 1:26 am

– The Packers improved to 6-3 on the season with a 55-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field, Green Bay’s third straight victory against NFC North foes. It was Green Bay’s highest point total since scoring 55 vs. Tennessee on Dec. 23, 2012, and is tied for the third most in a game in team history. It was tied for the most by the Packers in Lambeau Field history.

– Green Bay’s 41-point margin of victory was the second highest against Chicago behind only the 49-point margin (49-0) vs. the Bears on Sept. 30, 1962.

– Including playoffs, the Packers have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Chicago.

– Green Bay improved to 22-7 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .759 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history.

– The Packers have won their first game following the bye in each of the last six seasons. Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Green Bay is 8-1 in the game following the bye.

– Green Bay is now 12-1-1 in its last 14 NFC North regular-season games at Lambeau Field. The Packers improved to 3-1 on the season in divisional contests.

– Green Bay is off to a 4-0 start at home for just the second time in the last 12 seasons (also 2011). It marks only the Packers’ sixth 4-0 start at home since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (1996-97, 2001-02, 2011).

– The Packers’ 42 points in the first half were the third most in a first half in franchise history and the most since the team posted 49 vs. Tampa Bay on Oct. 2, 1983.

– Green Bay’s 42-point halftime lead (42-0) tied the second-biggest halftime lead in league history (also 42 points by the Packers vs. Tampa Bay in 1983, 49-7). The NFL record is 45 points by New England vs. Tennessee (45-0) on Oct. 18, 2009.

– The Packers will stay at home to host the Phildelphia Eagles next Sunday at 3:25 p.m. It marks the second straight season that the Eagles have visited Lambeau Field (Week 10 in 2013)


– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,292, a new Lambeau Field record. It was the 305th consecutive regular-season sellout.

– QB Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdown passes in the first half, tying Raiders QB Daryle Lamonica’s NFL record (six vs. Buffalo on Oct. 19, 1969) for the most TD passes in a first half.

– Rodgers tied the franchise record for the most TD passes in a game (Rodgers, Matt Flynn).

– Rodgers became the first QB in NFL history to throw 10 TD passes and zero INTs against an opponent in a single season.

– Rodgers joins Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger as the only NFL quarterbacks to post two six-TD passing games since 2012.

– Rodgers’ TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson in the second quarter was his 16th career TD pass of 70-plus yards, the most in NFL history as he surpassed QBs Brett Favre and Peyton Manning (15 each) for the league record.

– Rodgers threw three TD passes of 40-plus yards, the most by a Green Bay quarterback in a game since Cecil Isbell threw four TD passes of 40-plus yards vs. the Chicago Cardinals on Nov. 1, 1942.

– Rodgers’ 315 passing yards in the first half was the second-best total in either half in his career (335, first half, vs. Washington, Sept. 15, 2013).

– Nelson now has three TD receptions of 65-plus yards on the season, the most by a Packer since WR Antonio Freeman had four catches of 65-plus yards in 1998.

– With a 40-yard TD catch in addition to his 73-yarder, Nelson now has five TD catches of 40-plus yards this season. No other receiver in the league has more than three in 2014.

– Nelson’s 889 receiving yards this season are the most by a Packer through nine games since Freeman’s 903 yards in 1998.

– WR Randall Cobb caught a TD pass in his sixth consecutive game, tied for the third-best streak in franchise history. The last Packer to catch a TD pass in six straight games was WR Sterling Sharpe in 1994.

– CB Casey Hayward’s 82-yard INT return for a TD was the longest interception return by a Packer since S Aaron Rouse’s 99-yarder for a TD vs. Indianapolis on Oct. 19, 2008.

– LB Clay Matthews’ first-quarter sack gave him 8.5 in his career against Chicago, his most against any opponent.

– DB Micah Hyde’s interception in the first quarter was the first of his career.

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