Rodgers ties NFL mark with 6 first-half touchdowns

Mike Woods and Robert Zizzo
Gannett Wisconsin Media
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The Green Bay Packers' record book is going to need a major overhaul.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks for a receiver to flick a pass to as he is brought down by Chicago Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (90).

In Sunday's drubbing of the Bears, the Packers set a number of individual and team records.

Not surprising, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the greatest reason for a rewrite after a virtuoso performance that was perhaps the best in his illustrious career.

At the half, Rodgers had as many touchdowns as incompletions – six – as he was 18-of-24 for 315 yards and the 6 TDs, which tied the team record set by Matt Flynn on Jan. 2, 2012 against Detroit and tied the NFL record for touchdown passes in a half set by Oakland's Daryle Lamonica in 1969.

The NFL record for TD passes in a game is seven, shared by seven different players.

Rodgers played just one series in the second half and finished 18-of-27 for 315 yards and a quarterback rating of 145.8.

Rodgers' other records included:

*His 16th career touchdown pass of 70 or more yards, breaking the NFL mark he shared with Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.

*Moved into second place in team history with three touchdowns of 40 or more yards in a single game. Cecil Isbell owns the record with four set on Nov. 1, 1942.

But he was not the only one. Other Packers to produce record-setting performances were:

*Jordy Nelson, whose two touchdown catches gave him 44 for his career, moving past Billy Howton into eighth place on the Packers' all-time list. Nelson also moved past Carroll Dale into 10th place on the team's all-time list for receiving yards.

*Randall Cobb, who caught a TD pass in his sixth straight game to tie the mark of Sterling Sharpe.

*Attendance at Lambeau Field was a record 78,292. That was made possible when the Packers announced this week the opportunity for fans to buy standing-room only tickets for this game and next week against Philadelphia.

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