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Cheese Curds, 7/18: Packers have two 8-game winning streaks with Rodgers at QB

This is something the team only did once under Brett Favre.

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For all of Aaron Rodgers’ accolades, he remains even with his predecessor, Brett Favre, in one key category: Super Bowl rings. Quarterbacks in the NFL are judged — arguaby unfairly so — on the number of titles they win, but for now the two are equal in that category.

However, Rodgers did something remarkable last season, and did so for a second time. That eclipsed Favre, who only ever did so once.

What is it, you ask?

He led the Packers to eight wins in a row in a single season.

The anti-QB Wins crowd may grill me as a traitor for even looking at wins and losses in relation to a QB, but the fact is that an Aaron Rodgers-led Packers team won eight straight last season - six to close the regular season and two playoff games. The team did so with Rodgers under center in 2011, when they went 15-1.

Under Favre, the Packers only won eight straight in a single season once, in 1996 when they finished on a five-game winning streak before winning three straight playoff games (including Super Bowl XXXI).

With that in mind, let’s look forward to this coming season with excitement as the team readies for training camp to begin next week.

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