Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes for the second straight game and the Green Bay Packers continued their perfect season with a 45-7 mauling of the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Monday night at Lambeau.
Rodgers tossed a pair of scoring passes to Jordy Nelson and joined Brett Favre as the only players in franchise history to register back-to-back four TD games. He has multiple scoring passes in every game this season and has 11 TDs and zero interceptions in his last three.
In leading the reigning Super Bowl champions to their 15th consecutive victory, Rodgers became the first quarterback in league history to compile a passer rating of 110 or higher in each of the season’s first nine games.
Green Bay (9-0) scored touchdowns on its first four-second half possessions to surpass 40 points for the fourth time this season and second in as many games.
Rookie Randall Cobb opened the scoring by returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown as the Packers built their lead in the NFC North to three games over the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. It was the first punt return for a TD by Green Bay since November 2008.
Rodgers gave the Packers a 14-0 first-quarter lead with a 24-yard scoring pass to Greg Jennings. It was the 26th straight game in which he has thrown a scoring pass at Lambeau, breaking Favre's record.
Rodgers finished 23 of 30 for 250 yards as the Packers completed a season sweep of Minnesota (2-7) and sent the Vikings to a franchise-record NFC North ninth straight loss.
Minnesota scored its only touchdown in the third quarter when Adrian Peterson burst in from 3 yards out after Cobb muffed a punt to make it 24-7.
Vikings rookie Christian Ponder, making his third career start, completed 16 of 34 passes for 190 yards and one interception.