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It's no secret Aaron Rodgers hasn't thrown an interception at Lambeau Field in a long time ... a really long time.

So long, in fact, Rodgers doesn't even remember throwing it.

Chances are Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith, who picked him off, remembers it clearly. But that is neither here nor there. Since that flea-flicker on Dec. 2, 2012, Rodgers has been busy setting NFL records.

He heads into Sunday's game against St. Louis having thrown 612 passes and 52 touchdowns in the 1,043 days since his last interception at Lambeau. That stretch accounts for 19 straight home games (including the playoffs).

So what was the world like in 2012, when some people were interpreting the Mayan calendar to mean the world was ending? Allow us to remind you:

LINSANITY Jeremy Lin rose to stardom as "Linsanity" took over the New York Knicks and the NBA. The New York Times dubbed him the team's "most popular player in a decade."

Jeremy Lin Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

RG3 Robert Griffin III led the Washington Redskins to an NFC East title and earned 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

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GANGNAM STYLE "Gangnam Style" was to 2012 as "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" is to 2015. The quirky dance craze set the record for most-viewed YouTube video at that time.

Gangnam StyleTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

MICHAEL PHELPS The American swimmer, in his third Olympics, won four gold medals at the London Games. What does one do with 18 total gold medals?

Michael PhelpsAl Bello/Getty Images

DWIGHT HOWARD Yep, this guy spent one season with the Lakers until Kobe Bryant sent him packing for Houston. Purely speculation, of course.

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JOHNNY MANZIEL Johnny Football became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, and subsequently a bona fide member of Drake's posse. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o finished a distant second. Te'o would be the center of a "catfish" controversy soon after.

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MILEY CYRUS Miley Cyrus switched up her look drastically in 2012, ushering in a new era for the songstress. Hey, she's just being Miley ...  

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Your 2014 NFL predictions?

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!

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  • Which team will finish with the NFL's best record (assuming there are no ties)?

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  • Who will win NFL MVP?

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  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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Before Saturday's St. Louis Rams-Cleveland Browns game, Twitter user @SquareKnight made the type of playful, hyperbolic statement that Twitter lives and breathes on:


You know what happened: In the fourth quarter of the Rams' 33-14 win, Sam followed @SquareKnight's tweet to a T.


But then there was that thing about the promise of drinks ...



Internet trolls, as they do, also had their say, prompting a clarification:


Still, despite negativity from frustrated fellow Twitter users who wanted a free beer, this story has a pretty happy ending:




The man, who did not want to be named, said he is donating $500.

Information from Darren Rovell was used in this report.

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Hoyer to start over Manziel

Although neither quarterback has had a particularly stellar preseason, the Browns have decided on Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start in Week 1. Hoyer struggled in their Monday night game against the Redskins, but Manziel didn't do much better, and he sparked a controversy by gesturing with his middle finger toward the Redskins' bench. Manziel may be the team's QB of the future, but it remains to be seen just when that will come.

  • Did the Browns make the right call in naming Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel?

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  • When will Johnny Manziel be the Browns' full-time starting quarterback?

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  • How much do you believe Johnny Manziel's obscene gesture toward the Redskins' sideline during Monday night's game factored into his not getting the Browns' starting quarterback job?

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  • Did the Browns make the right call in naming Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel?

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Manziel's controversial moment

Johnny Manziel just can't escape controversy. Less than a week after showing up late to a team meeting, Manziel during Monday night's game at Washington flipped off the opposing bench. Manziel is facing a fine, of course, and now questions about his maturity (his performance, too, didn't exactly excite; he was 7-of-16 for 65 yards and a touchdown). What do you make of it all?

Should Johnny Manziel be fined for his middle-finger gesture during Monday night's game at Washington?

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  • What do you make of Johnny Manziel's middle-finger gesture Monday night at Washington?

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  • Will Johnny Manziel's behavior negatively affect his NFL career?

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  • Who will be the Browns' starting quarterback in Week 1?

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  • Who should be the Browns' starting quarterback in Week 1?

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  • What is your opinion of Johnny Manziel?

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  • What is Johnny Manziel's NFL future?

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