Stat Line Of The Night — 11/14/11 — Aaron Rodgers
Will anyone be able to stop Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers this season? With each passing week the answer to that question looks more and more like an emphatic “No.”
The Packers entered last night’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings with a perfect 8-0 record and their undefeated season never appeared to be in jeopardy for a moment. That was largely due to the Vikings inability to stop R0dgers and the Packers air attack, as last year’s Super Bowl MVP completed 23 of his 30 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns. Jordy Nelson was on the receiving end of two of those touchdowns, while Greg Jennings and John Kuhn both accounted for one touchdown reception each. Those four passing touchdowns would prove to be more than enough, as the Packers cruised to an easy 42-7 victory.
With 28 touchdowns, three interceptions and 2,869 passing yards on the season, Rodgers is not only a clear favorite for NFL MVP honors, but he is also building a reputation as the best quarterback in the game right now and possibly one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. He will obviously need to do more if he wants his career to be mentioned in the same breath as other great quarterbacks, like Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Johnny Unitas, but at this pace we assume it won’t be long before he gets to that point. For now, he earns the “Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, November 14, 2011.