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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' Lambeau Field TD pass streak at 26 games

Nov. 14, 2011
 
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers smiles after throwing a touchdown pass in the third quarter of Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers smiles after throwing a touchdown pass in the third quarter of Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette
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Streaking

The five longest regular-season streaks in which a Green Bay Packers quarterback has thrown a touchdown pass at Lambeau Field.

No. Quarterback Years
26 Aaron Rodgers 2008-11
25 Brett Favre 1992-96
24 Brett Favre 2002-05
14 Brett Favre 1996-98
14 Brett Favre 1998-2000

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There’s a streaker at Lambeau Field, and his name is Aaron Rodgers.

The Green Bay Packers' quarterback is undressing one opponent after another in the stadium he calls home.

Rodgers fired four touchdown passes in Green Bay’s 45-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Monday night. It was the 26th consecutive regular-season game at Lambeau Field in which he’s thrown a TD pass, a team record.

Green Bay’s record in those games is 20-6. The Packers ave won 15 of their last 16 games during Rodgers’ run and haven’t lost at Lambeau Field (nine straight) since falling to the Dolphins 23-20 in overtime on Oct. 17, 2010.

Brett Favre held the record for 15 years. The all-time leader in touchdown passes began a string of 25 straight with his memorable outing against the Bengals in 1992. It didn’t end until a hard-fought 13-7 win over the Buccaneers in 1996.

Rodgers has been finding the end zone with regularity for more than three years. His streak started in a 27-24 loss to the Falcons on Oct. 5, 2008, when the first-year starter connected for scores with receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings, and tight end Donald Lee.

Against the Vikings on Monday night, Rodgers fired a touchdown pass the first time the Packers got the ball. He drove 70 yards in 11 plays and overcame third downs with a 22-yard pass to Driver, a 7-yarder to running back James Starks and with a scramble for three yards.

The payoff was a 24-yard rocket to Jennings that passed over the outstretched arm of linebacker Erin Henderson. Jennings caught it at the Vikings' 5, avoided safety Jamarca Sanford and put Green Bay up 14-0.

The Packers reached the Vikings’ red zone one other time in the first half, getting to the 9-yard line. But a Jared Allen sack and an incompletion left Green Bay a third-and-long Rodgers failed to convert with an 11-yard toss to tight end Jermichael Finley.

Rodgers flipped two short passes in the third quarter that turned into scores. Jordy Nelson made cornerback Cedric Griffin miss and ran 17 yards to give Green Bay a 24-0 lead. Fullback John Kuhn rumbled 9 yards to the end zone after first throwing a block to make it 31-7 with 6:21 left in the period.

Rodgers' only pass that reached the end zone on the fly occurred in the fourth quarter. Buying time after being pressured by a pair of 300-pounders in Kevin Williams and Letroy Guion, Rodgers zipped a throw to Nelson for a 38-7 advantage with 10:59 left in the game.

It was Rodgers’ last pass. Backup Matt Flynn took over and guided Green Bay to its final touchdown.

During his 26-game streak, Rodgers has thrown four TDs (3 times), three TDs (10), two TDs (6) and one TD (7). He has tossed 61 touchdown passes against just 15 interceptions, a far cry from the opposition’s numbers of 35 and 46, respectively.

As he did against Minnesota, Rodgers often comes up with his first score before halftime. Only five times has he had to wait until the second half to strike pay dirt.

The Bears came closest to ending his streak. Rodgers had to wait until one minute, 11 seconds remained before uncorking a 50-yard bomb to Jennings to win the 2009 season opener 21-15.

Since then, he’s entered the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field without a TD pass just twice. He hooked up late with tight end Spencer Havner in downing Dallas 17-7 on Nov. 15, 2009, and his 1-yard strike to Lee beat the Bears 10-3 in last year’s regular-season finale.

First halves at home have been good to Rodgers, where he’s pitched 33 TDs and just 5 interceptions during his run. He’s thrown 155 first-half passes at Lambeau Field (a personal best) without one ending up in enemy hands.

On Monday night, Rodgers exposed Minnesota as he did New Orleans, Denver and St. Louis earlier this season at home.

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