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Packers vs. Bears Reaction: Rodgers Crosses Historic Passing Mark In 38-17 Win

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Aaron Rodgers joined the NFL history books Sunday as he joined Dan Marino, Kurt Warner and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to pass for 25,000 yards before reaching 100 games.

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Aaron Rodgers had his best game of the young season Sunday afternoon. The quarterback passed for 302 yards in Green Bay's romping 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field with a passer rating of 151.2. After passing for a measly 162 against the Detroit Lions in Week 3, Rodgers joined the NFL history books against the Bears in the most hated rivalry in all of football.

Rodgers joined the likes of Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Kurt Warner as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for over 25,000 yards before playing in 100 games. Green Bay's signal-caller accomplished the feat just two games shy of making the cut at 98. Of the quarterbacks mentioned, Marino reached 25,000 the fastest in 92 games.

After struggling to find their grove on offense in the first three matchups, the Packers were absolutely flawless Sunday, never asking punter Tim Masthay to kick the ball to Chicago's return men. Rodgers and the Packers went down field on six plays for 81 yards on their opening drive after tight end Richard Rodgers hauled in his first pair of passes that accumulated 52 yards alone. Eddie Lacy punched in the ball from two yards out that helped the Packers tie the game up at 7 apiece.

"We had a good plan, guys were aggressive early and made a lot of plays." Rodgers said after the game.

We had a lot of confidence going in, just had to execute. Didn’t run as well as we wanted to, but we scored quickly and almost every time."

It was practically the same result on the second drive for Green Bay after they went 78 yards on 10 quick plays. Jordy Nelson hauled in a 3-yard pass from Rodgers over rookie Kyle Fuller to make the score 14-10 at that point. Rodgers' averaged 10.4 yards each pass attempt on the day, while only being sacked just once.

All in all, the Packers scored on every single offensive possession Sunday except for their last that ended in a missed field goal from Mason Crosby that was blocked. Green Bay didn't have a single possession go longer than five minutes and 57 seconds, and in total had the ball for 23 minutes and 38 seconds compared to 36 minutes and 22 seconds for the Bears. Sixteen of Green Bay's 21 first downs in the game came on pass attempts.

"I just know it’s a long season," Rodgers said, "there’s always going to be mini freak outs along the way. Just got to stick together, stay the course. Mike (McCarthy) talked about trusting the process this week. I just wanted to remind everyone it’s a long season,"