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Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams hit single-season & career milestones in win over Bears

The Packers’ dynamic passing duo added to their legacies on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

In addition to compiling a 13-3 record and earning the NFC’s top seed and the first-round playoff hue that goes with it, the Green Bay Packers had quite a successful season statistically. Several players set career and franchise bests as the Packers rolled through their regular season schedule.

Aaron Rodgers more or less rewrote the Packers’ individual single-season passing records this year. He completed 70.7% of his passes in 2020, the best mark of his career by several percentage points and the best season in Packers history, beating his own previous record of 68.3%, which he set in 2011.

He also threw 48 touchdown passes, again a career-high and the best mark in Packers history, once again beating his own previous single-season high of 45 from 2011.

Rodgers is now just 30 touchdowns behind Brett Favre for the Packers’ career lead in that category.

Davante Adams also put together a stellar year statistically. His season total of 115 catches bested Sterling Sharpe’s franchise record of 112, and his 18 touchdowns this year tied Sharpe’s franchise-best.

Adams is now in some seriously rarefied air on the Packers’ career receiving leaderboards. With 546 career catches, Adams is just four behind Jordy Nelson for third in Packers history. His touchdown Sunday gave him 62 in his Packers career, breaking a tie with Donald Driver for fourth all-time. He also moved past Greg Jennings for eighth all-time in career receiving yards.

Elsewhere on the Packers, Za’Darius Smith didn’t record a sack on Sunday, meaning he’ll finish his second season with the Packers with 12.5. He now has 26 through two seasons in Green Bay, putting him in a tie with Santana Dotson for 13th on the Packers’ all-time sack leaderboard. Of note, Smith passed Julius Peppers total of 25 sacks with the Packers this season. Robert Tonyan also tied Paul Coffman’s single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end with 11.