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On pace for 50 TDs, Aaron Rodgers not thinking about records

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With four touchdown passes on Monday night, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has 28 this season, putting him on pace to tie Tom Brady’s NFL record of 50 in a year.

That’s not something Rodgers is concerned about.

Yeah, not really thinking about that, to be honest,” Rodgers said after the game, when asked about the single-season touchdown record. “We’re thinking about winning our division and getting a home playoff game and all of that will take care of itself. I just want to be efficient and consistent and get us in good situations. If we’re doing that and I’m not turning the ball over, we’re going to be in every game.”

Rodgers also didn’t sound too impressed with the way the Packers played on Monday night.

“We had way too many negative-yardage plays and I think we left some yards out there on the field,” Rodgers said. “But they have a good defense. They did some good things tonight, kind of slowed us down there a little bit in the first half. We’ve got to be a little bit better converting those third downs early on.”

The idea of Rodgers and the Packers getting better has to be scary for the rest of the NFL.

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39 Responses to “On pace for 50 TDs, Aaron Rodgers not thinking about records”
  1. njchaltry says: Nov 15, 2011 8:00 AM

    this Packers team is far from perfect..which is kinda scary..

  2. bmue42 says: Nov 15, 2011 8:03 AM

    their play speaks for itself

  3. mataug says: Nov 15, 2011 8:06 AM

    also later in the season, with a first round bye secure they may not play in all the series… I guess a lot depends on how the 49ers do the rest of the season

  4. mataug says: Nov 15, 2011 8:07 AM

    never thought I would be mentioning the 49ers as a threat to Green Bay’s home field advantage this season lol

  5. adirtyplayernamedsue says: Nov 15, 2011 8:07 AM

    As much as I hate the packers, that guy is really amazing. And what is with #69 of the Vikings doing that dance thing after a sack? Your team is getting destroyed and your celebrating?? REALLY?? How selfish of him.

  6. nevin999 says: Nov 15, 2011 8:12 AM

    The closer he gets the more he’ll think about it. It’s inevitable.

  7. packfaninthehook says: Nov 15, 2011 8:15 AM

    Who cares about individual records when you are on track to be the first Packers team to be back-to-back Super Bowl champs? Like any competitor, Rodgers wants to go down in history and there’s no one more revered in Green Bay than Starr and Lombardi because they were winners. Individual stats are close to meaningless if you don’t win. Right Mr. Rivers?

    As for the game, it was one the Packers needed. Yeah the Vikes are no match for the Pack but the defense had been soft against similar teams like the Panthers and even the Broncos early in that contest. Good showing by the defense and they’ll need to keep that up because no matter how much Aaron is rolling, teams like the Giants, Bears and 49ers will find ways to keep the Packers offense from scoring on every possession.

  8. jgo304 says: Nov 15, 2011 8:16 AM

    Best offense since the greatest show on turf….and actually the only position that team was better at was RB.

  9. orangeflh says: Nov 15, 2011 8:22 AM

    adirtyplayernamedsue says:
    Nov 15, 2011 8:07 AM
    As much as I hate the packers, that guy is really amazing. And what is with #69 of the Vikings doing that dance thing after a sack? Your team is getting destroyed and your celebrating?? REALLY?? How selfish of him.
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    That’s known as the “Buck-tooth-hillbilly-preparing-to-make-it-with-his-sister” dance. I hear it’s all the rage in “The Land Of Ten Thousand Inbreds.”

  10. revrondog says: Nov 15, 2011 8:25 AM

    Lions, Packers and Turkey. Can’t wait!!

  11. orangeflh says: Nov 15, 2011 8:25 AM

    packfaninthehook says:
    Nov 15, 2011 8:15 AM
    Who cares about individual records when you are on track to be the first Packers team to be back-to-back Super Bowl champs?
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    Packers won the first 2 Superbowls. That would be back to back.

  12. freethrowtommy says: Nov 15, 2011 8:29 AM

    Who cares about individual records when you are on track to be the first Packers team to be back-to-back Super Bowl champs?Like any competitor, Rodgers wants to go down in history and there’s no one more revered in Green Bay than Starr and Lombardi because they were winners. Individual stats are close to meaningless if you don’t win. Right Mr. Rivers?

    Uhhh dude… you are a Packers fan and you didn’t realize they won Super Bowl 1 and 2… THAT IS BACK TO BACK.

  13. stanmark says: Nov 15, 2011 8:32 AM

    why is it that as soon as the Pats have hit 5-0, the sports media market is flooded with 16-0, old school dolphins talk????

  14. crashdog says: Nov 15, 2011 8:35 AM

    Of course he isn’t worried about records. There are more pressing issues on his mind. Like remembering to get his discount double check

  15. discosucs2005 says: Nov 15, 2011 8:36 AM

    I hate when people say things like “but this player isn’t thinking about this.” What are you a mind reader?

    I really want Rodgers to just come out and say “Yeah, I don’t care if we win another game, as long as I break some records this season,” just to see how many people would go nuts over it.

  16. chas88 says: Nov 15, 2011 8:36 AM

    jgo304 says:Nov 15, 2011 8:16 AM

    Best offense since the greatest show on turf….and actually the only position that team was better at was RB.

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    Not taking away from what the Packers’ offense is doing, but the Pats did do the same thing in 2007.

  17. rollinghillsgolfer says: Nov 15, 2011 8:46 AM

    The Packers could be the first team to win 3 super bowls in a row. They’ve already won 3 consecutive NFL championships in a row twice

  18. ytsejamer1 says: Nov 15, 2011 8:52 AM

    Stanmark: Because the Pats were tearing it up like no one had ever seen…Moss, Brady, etc… We’re only a few years removed from that fireworks show and the almost perfect record (DAMN YOU ELI…DAMN YOU TO HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL). :)

    GB has done a fantastic job of putting their team together offensively. Everyone can beat you on any day…Rogers is just zoned in and it is scary. But the games are going to get tougher and tighter as the wins mount, the temps drop, etc. To their credit, their defense is making big plays at the end of games…so you gotta hand it to the entire team.

  19. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Nov 15, 2011 9:00 AM

    First and foremost there’s no question that the Pack is playing lights out football offensively and Rodgers is the hands-down MVP.

    That said, they have only played three teams with a winning record. All teams played have a combined record of 34-48. The combined records for the remaining games is 37-26 but in reality only three teams can remotely challenge them: The NY Giants, Bears, and Lions … only if they can pull their young heads out of their collective @sses.

    I’d hold off talk on back-to-back championships. The Pack hasn’t held a quality offense in check yet. If things go bad for Rodgers at the wrong time (playoffs) there’s going to be a lot of “whine” and cheese flowing ;)

  20. tundey says: Nov 15, 2011 9:16 AM

    As a Redskins fan, I can’t watch Aaron Rodgers without tearing up. He makes footballs seem so simple. I watch the Redskins and it’s like night and day. Even watching the Oregon Ducks makes it seem like the Redskins are playing another sport. Gosh!

  21. calloustongue says: Nov 15, 2011 9:20 AM

    I don’t remember if it was Young or one of the other MNF guys, but they said it best when they said all the superlatives and things being said about Rodgers ala he’s in the zone, playing out of his mind, etc. are wrong. This just is who Rogers is.

    There isn’t a defense in the league that can stop the Packers at this point. Rodgers has been in this system with the same WR’s for longer than any other offense. Their timing and rhythm are scary. He’s not putting up these numbers throwing jump balls to Randy Moss like 98 Vikings or 07 Pats. He’s firing laser beams through pin holes and his WRs are making highlight reel catches the norm.

  22. realitypolice says: Nov 15, 2011 9:32 AM

    Has any player in NFL history ever admitted to thinking about a personal record during the season?

  23. packfaninchitown says: Nov 15, 2011 9:33 AM

    These stories are like football heroin for Packer fans…

  24. jrmbadger says: Nov 15, 2011 9:40 AM

    In other news, Brett Favre commented that he’s surprised that Aaron Rodgers hasn’t already set the touchdown record.

  25. schmitty2 says: Nov 15, 2011 9:49 AM

    In related news Favre is on pace to break a single season completion record to high school players

  26. rarson says: Nov 15, 2011 10:24 AM

    Nobody cares what happened 4 decades ago. Yeah, the memories are great and the history is legend, but today’s game is totally different. Stats just don’t translate across that much time, in any sport.

  27. theodorethompson says: Nov 15, 2011 10:33 AM

    I think the one difference with the Packers and the Patriots is that Rodgers can and will spread the ball out to multiple receivers, backs and tight ends. This will keep the Packers fresh and hungry to the end of the year and throughout the Super Bowl run. Brady relied too heavily on Moss and Welker and to some extent, Ben Watson. They kind of ran out of steam towards the end of the regular season. Maybe that carried into the Super Bowl where they seemed a little flat in that game.

  28. packfaninchitown says: Nov 15, 2011 10:54 AM

    Nobody cares what happened 4 decades ago…
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    I think Steeler/Niner/Packer/Cowboys fans would argue with you on that one…

  29. bozosforall says: Nov 15, 2011 10:58 AM

    orangeflh says:
    Nov 15, 2011 8:25 AM
    packfaninthehook says:
    Nov 15, 2011 8:15 AM
    Who cares about individual records when you are on track to be the first Packers team to be back-to-back Super Bowl champs?
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    Packers won the first 2 Superbowls. That would be back to back.
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    Thanks for pointing out how bandwagon and how stupid most Packer fans really are, orangeflh. LMAO

  30. bozosforall says: Nov 15, 2011 11:03 AM

    ytsejamer1 says:
    Nov 15, 2011 8:52 AM
    Stanmark: Because the Pats were tearing it up like no one had ever seen…Moss, Brady, etc… We’re only a few years removed from that fireworks show and the almost perfect record (DAMN YOU ELI…DAMN YOU TO HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL).

    GB has done a fantastic job of putting their team together offensively. Everyone can beat you on any day…Rogers is just zoned in and it is scary. But the games are going to get tougher and tighter as the wins mount, the temps drop, etc. To their credit, their defense is making big plays at the end of games…so you gotta hand it to the entire team.

    __
    THANK YOU ELI…THANK YOU TO HEAVENNNNNNNNNNN

    You shut up the entirety of the Patriot bandwagon machine with your CLUTCH throws.

    LMAO

  31. axespray says: Nov 15, 2011 11:08 AM

    Don’t forget, he also has 2 scrambling TDs.

    28 passing/2 scrambling = 30 Total TDs.

    Dude is a BEAST!

  32. snarkzilla says: Nov 15, 2011 11:10 AM

    Not sure which reporter took a look at a QB who was obviously happy while spending the last 20% of the game on the sideline and then asked him how important beating a record is – but *derp*.

  33. descendency says: Nov 15, 2011 11:36 AM

    He’s totally awesome, but Brady wasn’t on pace for 50 this time of the year. He was on pace for quite a few more.

    A couple of down weeks against a team that figures out the offense (like what happened in 07) and he’ll probably throw for 42-45 TDs, which is still legendary.

    His problem is that his coach takes him out when the games are won.

  34. steelerchicken says: Nov 15, 2011 12:06 PM

    Snow is the only thing which might slow this offense down

  35. gustavejfrerotte says: Nov 15, 2011 12:19 PM

    Snark nailed it. The guy was grinning the whole time Flynn was playing the 4th qtr.

    Gotta give the O-Line some love. While they have given up some sacks this year, Rodgers mobility is making up for any breakdowns in protection.

    The only way to beat this team is pressure, lots of pressure and hope you don’t get burned.

    That and putting up 30 points minimum.

    So, what team out there can bring the heat and cover the hot routes while putting up 30 plus?

    We’ll see……………..

  36. pack13queens0 says: Nov 15, 2011 12:25 PM

    A-Rod is the greatest athlete alive today. I think he’ll have 10 Lombardi’s before he retires.

  37. qoojo says: Nov 15, 2011 12:59 PM

    “freethrowtommy says: Nov 15, 2011 8:29 AM

    Who cares about individual records when you are on track to be the first Packers team to be back-to-back Super Bowl champs?”

    Look up Superbowl I and II.

  38. bearsstillsuck says: Nov 15, 2011 2:53 PM

    steelerchicken is absolutely right. a team from green bay has no idea how to play in the snow and cold weather. is hate to imagine a world without steeler fans and the ingenious insights.

  39. gimmeabruschi says: Nov 15, 2011 3:14 PM

    The Pack’s schedule is a bit more difficult looking ahead than it has been so far. The nasty weather tends to bring numbers down. Teams tend to peak and then ebb. Rodgers has a history of concussions. A key injury can change the fate of any team. They are no doubt on a roll, but there is a lot of football left. But you have to take your hat off for what they have done so far.

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