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Rodgers ignores pressure, throws 6 TD

Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers Entering Sunday, Aaron Rodgers had just 10 touchdown passes through five games this season. He had a coming out party against the Houston Texans, tossing six touchdowns on Sunday night alone.

That tied the Green Bay Packers franchise record for most in a single game -- set last season by Matt Flynn.

Five of Rodgers’ six touchdowns came against five or more pass rushers, marking the first time this season that a quarterback has thrown at least four touchdowns against extra pressure in a single game.

4+ TD, 0 Int vs 5+ Pass Rushers
Single Game, Last 5 Seasons

Rodgers is the only quarterback to throw five touchdown passes without an interception against five-or-more pass rushers since the start of the 2008 season.

Rodgers also racked up 338 yards as he recorded the fifth game in NFL history with 330 pass yards, six pass touchdowns and zero interceptions (Tom Brady twice, Mark Rypien and Y.A. Tittle).

Those eye popping numbers led him to a 95.8 Total QBR. That is Rodgers’ best in 2012 and 18th game with a Total QBR of 90 or more over the last five seasons (T-most in the NFL).

Rodgers completed half of his pass attempts and had four touchdowns on throws that traveled at least 15 yards downfield.

That was a huge improvement because entering Week 6, Rodgers had the third-lowest completion percentage on throws of that distance among qualified quarterbacks.

Passing 15+ Yards Downfield
Aaron Rodgers This Season

James Jones and Jordy Nelson were the two biggest recipients of Rodgers’ performance.

Jones notched his third straight game with multiple touchdown catches, tying Don Hutson's franchise record set in 1943.

Nelson caught three touchdowns for the second time in his career. He’s needs one more game with three receiving touchdowns to match Sterling Sharpe for the most in franchise history since 1960.

Next week the Packers play the 3-3 St. Louis Rams on the road. Meanwhile the Texans, who allowed six passing touchdowns for the first time in franchise history, will host the Baltimore Ravens.