Aaron Rodgers threw his 30th touchdown pass of the season on Sunday with a second-quarter strike to James Jones, tying the Bears at 7-7 in a pivotal matchup for the NFC North. Rodgers joined Dan Marino and Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks to have three 30-TD seasons before turning 30. The Packers quarterback threw 30 touchdown passes in 2009 and 45 last season on his way to being named the NFL MVP.
Rodgers was on a touchdown tear earlier in the season but has only two touchdown passes in his last three games. He is 11-of-18 for 140 yards, 1 TD and 0 INT against the Bears in the first half.
Favre is the all-time leader in touchdown passes with 508, while Marino is third with 420. Peyton Manning, second on the all-time list with 429, had his third 30+ TD season when he was 30. Rodgers, who did not become a starter until he was 25, now has 162 career touchdown passes.