Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has another record in the books. Rodgers has thrown 359 consecutive passes without being intercepted, a new all-time high for an NFL player. Even better, Rodgers’ record-breaking attempt was a touchdown pass. Rodgers hit Randall Cobb in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown, giving the Packers a 27-7 lead on the Atlanta Falcons.
Take a look at the pass that gave Rodgers the record here:
Rodgers very nearly did not set the record, however; linebacker Deion Jones dropped a would-be interception that he could have easily returned for a touchdown just a few passes earlier. Tom Brady previously held the record at 358 passes, setting that record during the 2010 season.
Rodgers has thrown just a single pick all year, back in week four against the Buffalo Bills. Safety Jordan Poyer picked him off in the second quarter of that game on a pass over the middle that went off the hands of tight end Jimmy Graham. Since that time, Rodgers has been pick-free, though that is due in large part to a career-high number of passes he has deliberately thrown away this season.
Until Rodgers throws a pick, the record will continue to build up as Rodgers continues to play today and into future weeks.