Halftime: Packers clinging to 31-0 lead
December, 11, 2011
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- While we take a halftime break from the Green Bay Packers' romp over the Oakland Raiders, let's catch up on a few milestones that have already or will soon occur:
- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers surpassed 4,000 passing yards for the season on a second-quarter throw to receiver Donald Driver. Rodgers reached that milestone in the second-fewest number of games (13) in NFL history. Only New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (12) has done it faster.
- Rodgers has two touchdown passes in the first half, giving him 13 consecutive multi-touchdown games to start the season. That ties him with Peyton Manning for the NFL record.
- If Rodgers gets another touchdown pass this season, a decent bet, he'll become the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw 40 or more in a season.
- Rodgers threw his sixth interception of the season in the second quarter, but it was a ball that Raiders safety Mike Mitchell took away from tight end Jermichael Finley in the end zone. It was the second red zone interception of Rodgers' career in the regular season, defined as a pass when the line of scrimmage was inside the 20-yard line. Wow.