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Aaron Rodgers put on a show Sunday.
« on: December 02, 2019, 03:32:15 pm »

Even by his standards Isaiah Johnson Oakland Raiders Jersey ,More Packers coverageRodgers’ recent near-perfect play leaves LaFleur ‘speechless’Packers Snap Counts: Darnell Savage returns from ankle injuryUpon Further Review: Packers lean on running backs in win over ChiefsPHOTOS: Packers at ChiefsRodgers, Jones lead Packers past Chiefs 31-24The Green Bay Packers quarterback threw for 429 yards and five touchdowns during a 42-24 win over the Oakland Raiders, adding six rushing yards and another score on two carries.He posted a perfect 158.3 passer rating, the first of his career. Rodgers, who entered Week 7 ranked 12th in passing yards and 16th in touchdown passes, is now top-five in both.Rodgers reached another milestone in the win, becoming just the ninth quarterback to reach 350 career touchdown passes with his three-yard toss to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter. He finished the day at 351.PLAYERTDPeyton Manning539Tom Brady528Drew Brees522Brett Favre508Dan Marino420Philip Rivers385Ben Roethlisberger363Eli Manning362Aaron Rodgers351It was just the fifth time Rodgers has thrown for five-plus touchdowns in a single game — he’s made it to six twice — while he came up just 51 passing yards short of his career high.Only five quarterbacks have more games of five-plus touchdown passes.PLAYERNO.RECDrew Brees1010-0Peyton Manning109-1Tom Brady77-0Ben Roethlisberger76-1Dan Marino64-2George Blanda53-2Aaron Rodgers55-0<em>*Includes playoffs.</em>Meanwhile, just six quarterbacks have more games of 400-plus passing yards. Rodgers, who posted his 10th such game Sunday, has done it twice this season, torching the Philadelphia Eagles for 422 yards in a Week 4 loss before orchestrating the Oakland win.PLAYERNO.RECDrew Brees199-10Peyton Manning1713-4Dan Marino159-6Ben Roethlisberger134-9Tom Brady1210-2Philip Rivers114-7Aaron Rodgers106-4<em>*Includes playoffs.</em>Rodgers should close the gap over the next few seasons. He threw for 400-plus yards three times last season, giving him five such performances in his last 23 games.His legs remain a game-changer as well.Rodgers scored his first rushing touchdown of the season Sunday, his first since rushing for two scores in Week 16 last season. He’s just the eighth quarterback ever to throw five-plus touchdown passes and rush for a score in the same game, and the first to do it since former Washington quarterback Mark Rypien in 1991.PLAYERDATETMOPPRESYDSNorm Van Brocklin10/29/1950RamsLionsW, 65-24293Norm Van Brocklin9/28/1951RamsYanksW, 54-14554Charley Johnson12/9/1962CardinalsCowboysW, 52-20302Frank Ryan12/12/1964BrownsGiantsW, 52-20202Roman Gabriel12/12/1965RamsBrownsW, 42-7323Mark Malone9/8/1985SteelersColtsW, 45-3287Mark Rypien11/10/1991RedskinsFalconsW, 56-17442Aaron Rodgers10/20/2019PackersRaidersW, 42-24429It took Rodgers, who turns 36 in December, three weeks to post his first 300-yard game of the season, but at this point, there’s little doubting that the veteran quarterback’s still got it. DENVER (AP) — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had the hot hand on a sweltering afternoon, throwing strike after strike in a nearly flawless display.The one thing he couldn’t deliver: the first win in coach Jon Gruden’s return to the sideline.Despite Carr’s record-setting day, the Raiders fell 20-19 to the Denver Broncos on Sunday when Brandon McManus hit a 36-yard field goal with 6 seconds remaining.It was the only lead of the game for the Broncos (2-0).Carr finished 29 of 32 for 288 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders (0-2). His 90.6 completion percentage is the best mark in franchise history — with a minimum of 20 attempts — topping the record of 89.5 set by Rich Gannon on Nov. 11, 2002, in Denver.“(Carr) did what we asked him to do, protect the ball, move the football Isaiah Johnson Oakland Raiders Jersey ,” Gruden said. “He’s a great player. He’s going to be an outstanding player. I look forward to the days ahead. Hopefully, there’s several.”Gruden’s first victory in his return to the field from the broadcast booth will come on one of those days ahead. He hasn’t won since Nov. 30, 2008, when he was with Tampa Bay. His last win against Denver was with Oakland on Nov. 5, 2001, behind three TDs from Gannon.“Tough loss,” Gruden said. “We had opportunities.”At 92 degrees, the game was the warmest home contest in Broncos history. The Raiders had team personnel holding a white curtain over the bench to offer some shade.The only thing sizzling more than the temperature was Carr’s right arm.Carr had one incomplete pass to Jordy Nelson in the first quarter and another with Nelson in the third. His last incompletion was early in the fourth with the Raiders driving. On fourth-and-1 from the Denver 33, he rolled out and threw a short pass to fullback Keith Smith, who let it fall through his hands. The Raiders punted and the Broncos marched down for a score to cut the deficit to 19-17.“We had a great play call. We had him open. I had to throw it quick, before his eyes were fully ready, with the pressure. We just didn’t connect on it,” Carr said. “Again, he’ll be thinking about that. I’ll be thinking about that, obviously the whole plane ride home. I’ll be thinking about it when I lay my head down to sleep, like I do always and probably get up and do some push-ups or something. Those are the little things we’re talking about.”Wait, there’s more to toss-and-turn over.The Raiders were on the move again late in the game when Jared Cook was called for a false start. On third down, Carr completed a pass to Martavis Bryant for a 3-yard gain that could have been more had it not been for an open-field tackle by Bradley Roby. The Raiders punted and Case Keenum went to work, leading the Broncos into range for the winning field goal.“Obviously, you want to end with the ball in your hands. You want to end taking a knee,” Carr said. “You wanted to waste their timeouts and, ‘Hey, let’s get that first down.’ I still thought we moved the ball decently and took some time off the clock to help the defense and then the last play they just brought a pressure and we had to throw it hot to Martavais (short of the first down). We were one missed tackle away from the game really being over. That’s how close this game is.”The performance of Carr certainly didn’t surprise Broncos pass rusher Von Miller.“We already know how fast he throws the ball,” said Miller, who had the only sack of Carr. “You can never lose faith.”A week ago, Gruden basically called out his QB for passing up throws to receiver Amari Cooper in Oakland’s opener. On Sunday, Carr threw 10 passes in Cooper’s direction and all 10 were hauled in for 116 yards.“He was great. Very accurate in getting us the ball. Made a lot of plays,” Cooper said. “You want to get in a groove, do everything possible to help your team win. Unfortunately, we came up short today. We have to make more plays out there if we want to win the game.”