Rodgers, Brady set new NFL records

Rodgers, Brady set new NFL records

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers set an NFL record on Monday morning (AEDT), passing Tom Brady for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception.

The record-setting 359th straight pass came on a 24-yard, third-quarter touchdown toss to Randall Cobb, which put the Packers ahead 27-7 over Atlanta. The Packers went on to beat the Falcons 34-20.

Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers throws the ball as he is hit by the Falcons’ De’Vondre Campbell.Credit:AP

Just seven passes earlier, Falcons linebacker Deion Jones dropped a throw that would have broken the streak.

Rodgers hasn't thrown an interception since week four against Buffalo, which was his only interception of the season.

Brady set the mark during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Rodgers is the NFL's all-time leader in interception percentage at 1.5.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (right) congratulates Julian Edelman after the record-setting touchdown.Credit:AP

Earlier in the day, against Miami, Brady broke Peyton Manning's record for most career touchdown passes (regular season and post-season) with 580.

Manning remains the NFL's regular-season leader in touchdown passes with 539, with Drew Brees 21 behind him entering Monday's games.

Brady's record setter was a two-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman early in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins.

However, the Dolphins prevailed 34-33.

On November 25, Brady became the NFL's all-time leader in career passing yards – regular and post-season – passing Manning's record of 79,279 yards.

Last week, in a much less prominent moment, Brady achieved a personal milestone of reaching 1000 yards rushing on his career. It took him 18-and-a-half seasons to do it.


Source: Read Full Article