Packers: Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers can set records in Week 17

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers - Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers - Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /

Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers can both make history in the Packers’ season finale.

The Green Bay Packers‘ success in 2020 has come from the offense.

Two players who have made as big an impact as anyone are Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers. Both are Pro Bowlers and should be first-team All-Pros. Rodgers could be the NFL MVP.

Both Adams and Rodgers can also set some franchise records on Sunday versus the Chicago Bears.

Adams has a great chance to set two single-season Packers records.

According to Pro Football Reference, if Adams makes four catches this week, he’ll break the Packers’ single-season record for receptions. The record belongs to Sterling Sharpe with 112 passes in 1993.

Adams’ current total is 109. He’s two catches away from his career-best of 111, which he put up in ’18. Had Adams not missed the regular-season finale in ’18, he likely would’ve set the record then.

Adams can beat another of Sharpe’s franchise records on Sunday. Sharpe had 18 receiving touchdowns in ’94, the most by any Packer in a single season. Adams enters Week 17 with 17 touchdown catches, currently tied with Don Hutson for second in franchise history. With two more, the record will be his.

While not impossible, it’s unlikely Adams will break Jordy Nelson’s record of 1,519 receiving yards in a single season. Adams would need 192 yards against the Bears. Possible, yes, but far less likely than the other two.

Rodgers can make some history, too.

Through 15 games, he’s thrown 44 touchdown passes. Even if he doesn’t add any more to his total, that number will be good for second in Packers history for a single season. The record is 45, which he set back in ’11.

In fact, Rodgers owns the top four spots for Packers touchdown passes in a single season.

One more would tie his own record, but he’ll want at least two against the Bears. Can he throw six and take his tally to 50?