By Nick Freimuth
Aaron Rodgers and Jordy Nelson are now the most dynamic duo in Green Bay Packers history. In a 38-25 win over the Vikings on Christmas Eve, Rodgers and Nelson connected for their 57th and 58th career touchdowns together. The pair of scores moved the duo past Brett Favre and Antonio Freeman on the all-time Packers touchdown connection list.
Between chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP” for Rodgers and “JORDY, JORDY, JORDY,” Lambeau was in rare form Saturday. Rodgers also passed Brett Favre as the only quarterback in franchise history to throw for 35 touchdowns in four different seasons.
Jordy Nelson moved up the Packers career receptions ranking when he snared his 489th passing Don Hutson for fourth place all-time. Early in the fourth quarter, Rodgers eclipsed 373 completions on the season, another new franchise record.
Aaron Rodgers finished 28/38 for 347 yards including four passing touchdowns and one rushing. It was his fifth three-hundred-yard game of the year. The Packers quarterback eclipsed 4,000 passing yards on the season, the sixth time he has accomplished that feat and again setting another franchise record. Rodgers also tallied his 2,500th rushing yard during the game. Adding that to his 35,000 passing yards and Rodgers became only the fourth player in NFL history to accomplish both major yardage milestones in a career. The only others on that list include Fran Tarkenton, John Elway and Donovan McNabb.
Regardless of what happens on Monday Night Football between Detroit and Dallas, next week’s season finale between the Packers and Lions will be the deciding factor in the race for the NFC North.