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NFL 2015: A Look Back at Week 6
Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay and Philip Rivers of San Diego both achieved milestones in the Packers' 27-20 win over the Chargers.
Rodgers, who passed for 255 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 107.7 passer rating, reached 30,000 career passing yards. He acheived the mark in 3,652 attempts, the fewest needed to reach 30,000 passing yards in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas held the previous record at 3,695 attempts.
Rodgers reached 30,000 passing yards in his 116th career game, the fourth-fewest games of any player to reach the milestone. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (114), Kurt Warner (114) and Peyton Manning (115) reached 30,000 yards in fewer games. Rodgers' 116 games include seven contests at the beginning of his career in which he appeared in relief of BRETT FAVRE in a backup role from 2005 to 2007.
NFL QB's to reach 30,000 passing yards in the fewest attempts:
Aaron Rodgers 3,652; Johnny Unitas 3,695; Steve Young 3,716; Kurt Warner 3,749
NFL QB's to reach 30,000 passing yards in the fewest games played:
Kurt Warner 114; Dan Marino 114; Peyton Manning 115; Aaron Rodgers 116; Drew Brees 120
Philip Rivers, who completed 43 of 65 (66.2 percent) for 503 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 99.7 passer rating, started his 150th consecutive game.
He is only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to start at least 150 consecutive games (Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning).
The quarterbacks with the most consecutive regular-season starts in NFL history:
Brett Favre 297; Peyton Manning 208; Eli Manning* 173; Philip Rivers* 150; Joe Flacco* 118.
Rivers set single-game team records for completions (43), attempts (65) and passing yards (503) against the Packers.
Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON rushed for a touchdown and threw the game-winning touchdown pass with 32 seconds remaining in the Panthers' 27-23 win at Seattle. It marked the 27th time in his career -- and third time this season -- that Newton has had both a passing and rushing touchdown in the same game, the second-most in NFL history (Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG, 31).
Houston wide receiver DE ANDRE HOPKINS had 10 catches for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' 31-20 win at Jacksonville. Hopkins is the first player in NFL history with at least nine catches and 145 receiving yards in three consecutive games. He had a nine-catch, 157-yard performance at Atlanta in Week 4 and posted 11 catches for 169 yards in Week 5 against Indianapolis.
Pittsburgh wide receiver MARTAVIS BRYANT had six catches for 137 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown, in the Steelers' 25-13 win against Arizona.
Bryant, who had a 94-yard touchdown catch on December 7, 2014 against Cincinnati as a rookie, is the second player in NFL history with an 88+ yard touchdown catch in each of his first two career seasons. GUS TINSLEY of the Chicago Cardinals accomplished the feat in 1937-38.
New York Jets wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL had seven catches for 111 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' 34-20 win against Washington. Marshall is the first Jet with four consecutive 100-yard receiving games in a season since Pro Football Hall of Famer DON MAYNARD in 1968.
The DENVER BRONCOS improved to 6-0 with a 26-23 overtime victory at Cleveland. Broncos cornerback AQIB TALIB had a 63-yard interception-return touchdown and became the 10th player in NFL history with at least eight career INT-TDs. Since joining the Broncos in 2013, Talib has returned four interceptions for a touchdown, tied with TYRONE BRAXTON and MIKE HARDEN for the most in club history.
This season marks the sixth time PEYTON MANNING has led his team to a 6-0 start, the most of any starting quarterback in NFL history.
The CINCINNATI BENGALS improved to 6-0, which equals the best start in franchise history (1975, 1988), with a 34-21 win at Buffalo. The Bengals are the first AFC North team to start a season 6-0 since realignment in 2002.
Bengals quarterback ANDY DALTON passed for 243 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 118.6 passer rating against the Bills. The victory marked Dalton's 22nd career road win, which trails only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (23), BEN ROETHLISBERGER (23) and MATT RYAN (23) for the most by a starting quarterback in his first five seasons during the Super Bowl era (since 1966).
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