Aaron Rodgers makes history for the Green Bay Packers as he passes Brett Favre to become their ALL-TIME leader in touchdown passes, as they take a 24-22 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Day
- The Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 24-22 on Christmas Day
- Aaron Rodgers became Green Bay’s all-time leader in touchdown passes
- Rodgers increased his total to 445 – overtaking ex team-mate Brett Favre
- The Packers have already sealed the NFC North Title and have a 12-3 record
Aaron Rodgers surpassed Brett Favre to become Green Bay’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, as the Packers intercepted Baker Mayfield four times in a 24-22 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Day.
Rodgers went 24 of 34 for 202 yards with three touchdown passes to increase his career total to 445.
Favre threw 508 touchdown passes during his Hall of Fame career, 442 of them with Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers passed former team-mate Brett Favre to become the Green Bay Packers all-time leader in touchdown passes
Rodgers’ team-mates celebrate with the quarterback after breaking Favre’s record
Until the Browns, who hold a 7-8 record this season, produced a second-half threat, the day belonged to Rodgers, who broke Favre’s record by throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard in the first quarter.
Rodgers spent his first three NFL seasons backing up Favre before taking over in 2008.
Favre sent a message to Rodgers in a video that aired on the Lambeau Field scoreboard after the record-breaking touchdown pass.
Rodgers has 445 touchdown passes, while Brett Favre (pictured) got 442 of his career total 508 at the Green Bay Packers
‘Hey, 12, congratulations, man, on passing my touchdown record,’ Favre said. ‘I have one request. Go get us another Super Bowl. Congrats.’
Rodgers later threw two touchdown passes to Davante Adams, who had 10 catches for 114 yards. Adams has caught at least 10 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in eight career games, the most of anyone in NFL history.
The Packers already have clinched the National Football Conference (NFC) North title and are seeking the conference’s top playoff seed as they chase their first Super Bowl berth since their 2010 championship season. They have lost in the NFC championship game each of the last two seasons.
Green Bay’s defence impressed as they were able to sack Baker Mayfield five times
The Packers have the best record in the NFL this season with 12 wins and just three defeats
Green Bay’s defence sealed this victory by sacking Mayfield five times and forcing him into his first career four-interception performance.
All three of the Packers’ touchdowns came after Mayfield interceptions. The Packers (12-3) sealed the victory when Rasul Douglas picked off his second pass of the day with 43 seconds left.
Nick Chubb ran for 126 yards and a touchdown to lead the Browns’ 219-yard rushing effort that kept them in the game. Cleveland was missing at least eight regulars because of complications related to COVID-19.