The NFL’s single-game passing yardage record has stood for more than 60 years.
Aaron Rodgers needs 220 passing yards in the final two quarters to take it for his own.
Rodgers had a dominant first half against Washington, completing 26-of-31 passes for 335 yards with three touchdowns as Green Bay broke out to a 24-0 halftime lead.
The single-game passing record was set by Rams quarterback Norm Van Brocklin in 1951, who threw for 554 yards against the New York Yanks.
Wide receiver James Jones was Rodgers’ favorite target in the first half, hauling in nine receptions for 152 yards. About the only blemish on Jones’ remarkable first half was a fumble that became a touchback late in the second quarter.
The question now is how much more Green Bay will throw in a game that appears within its control. Nevertheless, Rodgers’ first-half performance was a memorable one — simply exceptional quarterbacking.