3 takeaways from Packers’ win over Panthers in Week 15

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2. Aaron Rodgers makes history

Only one quarterback in the history of the NFL has three seasons with least 40 touchdown passes. His name is Aaron Charles Rodgers. Rodgers found Robert Tonyan in the first quarter for a touchdown, his 40th of the year.

A moment of history for Rodgers, who strengthened his MVP case again on Saturday night. While it wasn’t a great night for the offense overall, Rodgers now moves to 40 touchdown passes with just four interceptions, and he also ran in his third score of the season. It’s the most rushing touchdowns Rodgers has had in a season since 2016.

Even on what could be considered a quiet night for this offense, Rodgers still found the end zone twice and didn’t turn the ball over.

This history-making moment is a reminder of just how consistent Rodgers has been throughout his career. And to reach this milestone in only 14 games and with just four interceptions, the two-time MVP has an opportunity to finish with career-best numbers.

With six more touchdown passes in his final two games, Rodgers will beat his previous season-best of 45, which he threw in his 2011 MVP season. Considering he once threw six TDs in a single half, it’s still very much in play.