Aaron Rodgers adds another 30-300-3 game to his resume

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Aaron Rodgers 2011-5

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Aaron Rodgers’ stat line in Sunday’s 30-20 win over St. Louis read as follows: 30-for-37, 342 yards, three touchdowns. It was the fourth game this season that Rodgers threw for over 300 yards, and according to USA Today, the 16th regular-season game in Rodgers’ career that he has thrown for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a contest (the Packers are 14-2 in such games).

If we add in the 30 completions in the game, it was the third time in his career that Rodgers has had 30 completions, 300 yards and threw three touchdowns in a game (playoffs included). Rodgers is one of three Packers’ QBs to have 30-300-3 in a game; Brett Favre had 10 such games in his Packers career, while Matt Flynn had one 30-300-3 game with the Packers. The Packers are 10-4 in games where their QB has 30 completions, 300 yards and three TDs, with Rodgers 3-0, Flynn 1-0 and Favre 6-4.

Rodgers is one of six quarterbacks this season with a 30-300-3 game. In addition to his two such games this year, Peyton Manning also has a pair of 30-300-3 games. Also on the list this year are Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton and Drew Brees.

Speaking of Brees, he not only tops the list of the most 30-300-3 games since 2000, but he also has the most games in that category since the start of the Super Bowl era in 1966. Brees has had 13 games with 30-300-3 in his career.

Here’s a list of the QBS with the most 30-300-3 games since 2000 and those with the most since 1966.

Most 30-300-3 games since 2000

13: Drew Brees

10: Tom Brady

9: Peyton Manning, Brett Favre

4: Kurt Warner

3: Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb, Matt Cassel

2: Matt Schaub, Eli Manning, Brian Griese, Rich Gannon, Daunte Culpepper, Marc Bulger, Charlie Batch

Most 30-300-3 games since 1966

13: Drew Brees

11: Brett Favre

10: Tom Brady

9: Peyton Manning

8: Dan Marino

5: Warren Moon, Dan Fouts, Boomer Esiason, Drew Bledsoe

* Of the 97 games since 2000 where a QB had 30-300-3, the QBs team won 49 and lost 48. The Patriots are 9-1 in games where Brady reached that mark.

* Of the 183 times a QB had 30-300-3 since 1966, the QBs team won 93, lost 79, with one tie.

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