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Rodgers’ Six First-Half TDs Ties Record

| by Daniel Yancelson

Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdowns in the first half of the Packers’ 55-14 victory over the Bears Sunday night. His accomplishment ties the all-time NFL record for most touchdown passes thrown in a half.

The last time a QB threw six touchdowns in a half was Daryle Lamonica in 1969 for the Oakland Raiders.

Rodgers completed 18 of 27 passes for 315 yards before handing the job to backup quarterback Matt Flynn in the third quarter. Rodgers’ record-tying game came against a struggling Bears’ team. The Bears defense ranks last in the NFL in points allowed—30.8—while their offense ranks 22nd in points per game with 21.6.

Before their bye last week, the Bears broke a franchise record for most points allowed in a half when they surrendered 38 points to the New England Patriots. The Bears set a new franchise record on Sunday, allowing 42 first-half points to the Packers.

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Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler threw two interceptions in the loss as the struggles in Chicago continue to pile on. The team is now 3-6 and have lost their last three games. Before the season started, USA Today projected the Bears to finish second in their division with an 11-5 record while winning the wildcard game and making it to the divisional round of the playoffs.

It’s going to take a miracle for the Bears to make it to the playoffs. Chicago will be battling with the tough, first-place Lions and second-place Packers. The Bears next game comes at home Sunday against another division rival: the Minnesota Vikings. They do have two remaining games against the Lions, which could be good news or really bad news.

The Packers (6-3) have won five of their last six games and their next test comes next Sunday when they host the first place 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles.   

Source: ESPN, USA Today / Photo Credit: Ohlays