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As Packers defeat Browns, Rodgers sets a team record

GREEN BAY (Wis.) -- Rasul Doug and the Green Bay Packers' pass defence didn't let Aaron Rodgers' historic day get away.

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As Packers defeat Browns, Rodgers sets a team record

Rodgers passed Brett Favre to be Green Bay's all time leader in touchdown passes. The Packers also intercepted Baker Mayfield four more times in a 24-22 win over the Cleveland Browns. With 43 seconds remaining, Cleveland almost came back from a 12-point deficit in the second half before Douglas' second interception sealed the deal.

Rodgers stated that "We have to do a better job closing out games." "Our defense has shut out a lot games. The last two weeks saw us stop the 2-point conversion in a 31-30 win at Baltimore and Rasul making that big pick. Although it's nerve-racking, winning in this league is hard.

Rodgers was 24 of 34 for 220 yards and three touchdown passes to bring his career total up to 445. Favre threw 508 touchdowns during his Hall of Fame career. 442 of those were with Green Bay.

Green Bay's defense won this victory, sacking Mayfield five more times and forcing him to record his first four-interception performance. All three Packers touchdowns (12-3) were scored after Mayfield interceptions.

Mayfield stated, "It was just missed throws." "It was uncharacteristic and I hurt this group. This is the most frustrating thing about it. I thought our defense was great against a really, really strong offense. They'll take advantage of any opportunity to turn the ball over in your own territory, around midfield, and in the red zone.

Mayfield was 21-of-36 for 222 yards, with two touchdowns and those four picks in his COVID-19 return. This caused him to miss Monday's 16-14 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Nick Chubb ran for 126 yard and a touchdown to lead Browns' 219-yard rush effort that kept them in game.

The Browns (8-8) trailed 24-22, and had third-and-10 at 50. Douglas then picked up Mayfield's pass meant for Donovan Peoples Jones at 40.

Douglas has had a record five interceptions since being signed off the Arizona Cardinals practice squad in October. Douglas had an important interception that won the game at Arizona in the last minute of this season's game.

Douglas stated that coaches had told him to keep catching them as long as they come," "I just want to catch them when I can."

Darnell Savage, Chandon Sullivan and Chandon Sullivan had interceptions as well. Rashan Gary recorded two of the five Packers sacks against Browns. Their offensive line was decimated by left tackle Jedrick Wills as well as center JC Tretter, both on the COVID-19 List.

Before the Browns made their second-half threat to the Browns, Rodgers was the winner. He broke Favre's record with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard during the first quarter.

Lazard stated that Aaron breaks so many records. "Literally, every week it's almost as if I log on to Instagram Monday morning and see someone posting a new record Aaron has broken. It's just another day at work for us. This one is, in that sense, a greater milestone.

Rodgers was Favre's backup during his three first NFL seasons before taking over in 2008 Favre sent Rodgers a message in a video, which aired on Lambeau Field's scoreboard following the record-breaking touchdown pass.

Favre exclaimed, "Hello, 12 congratulations, man! You have just passed my touchdown record!" "I have one request. Get another Super Bowl. Congrats."

Rodgers said, "Definitely got me a bit teary-eyed at the bench," and he saluted the Lambeau Field crowd who gave him a warm ovation. "A moment that I will never forget, for certain. Favre's message was a great help. The response from the crowd and the guys was truly special.

Rodgers then threw two touchdown passes for Davante Adams. Adams had 10 catches and 114 yards. Adams is the only player to have gotten at least 10 passes for 100 yards in eight games.

Adams has recieved 67 touchdown passes by Rodgers, making them the franchise record in touchdown pass combinations. Rodgers passed 65 touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson, a former Packers receiver.

Rodgers stated, "When you start adding up the numbers for Davante it's mind blowing." "I feel like he is the best player I have ever played with."

Already the NFC North champions, the Packers are now chasing the top playoff seed to win their first Super Bowl berth since 2010. In the NFC championship games, they have lost each of their last two seasons.


Rodgers was injured in his left toe and went to the locker-room late in the first period. He didn't miss any downs. Rodgers was playing with a fractured left pinky tip. In the fourth quarter, Packers DL Tyler Lancaster was absent.


Browns: Visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 3.

Packers will host the Minnesota Vikings Jan. 2, in their regular-season home finale.

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