Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers led his team to another miraculous win on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, and he did so in style.
According to ESPN's Field Yates, Rodgers became the first player ever to throw for 400-plus yards and zero interceptions in consecutive games.
Aaron Rodgers became the first player in NFL history with back-to-back games with 400+ passing yards and zero interceptions.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 16, 2018
Rodgers tossed 425 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers, setting up Mason Crosby's last-second game-winning field goal. Green Bay prevailed 33-30 to move to 3-2-1 on the season.
That victory came a week after the Packers fell 31-23 to the Detroit Lions. In that game, Rodgers tossed 32 completions for 442 yards and three touchdowns. Not a single interception over these two games, despite 98 total pass attempts. Just another way of Rodgers showing he's the best quarterback in the league.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' backup Ryan Fitzpatrick became the first quarterback in history to toss 400-plus yards in three straight games before being benched in favor of Jameis Winston, who returned from suspension after Week 3. Fitzpatrick tossed four interceptions in those three games, however, so that paved the way for Rodgers to make history.
Keep in mind that Rodgers is doing this while playing on a very banged-up knee; an injury he suffered in Week 1 vs. the Chicago Bears. Rodgers helped Green Bay erase a 20-0 deficit in that game and guided the Pack to a 24-23 victory.
On the season, Rodgers has 1,997 yards, 12 touchdowns and one interception. If Rodgers isn't the MVP front-runner, he's at least right up there with the rest of the other candidates.
The Packers now enter their bye week feeling good after an impressive comeback win against the historic rival 49ers. After the bye, they visit the undefeated Los Angeles Rams before visiting the New England Patriots in Week 9.
Rodgers is off to another excellent start in 2018, but at the end of the day, a Super Bowl 53 championship matters more to him than personal records. We'll see if he can guide this team to another championship.