A week removed from a dreadful start to the season, Aaron Rodgers delivered a statistical reminder of the greatness that has colored his career.
Rodgers moved into 10th place all time on the career passing yards list and passed by Denver Broncos great John Elway in the process on his way to leading the Packers to a 35-17 win over the Lions on Monday night.
Heading into the Packers' Week 2 matchup, Rodgers had 51,378 yards and trailed Elway's career mark of 51,475. Rodgers now sits at 51,633 career yards heading into Week 3 against the 49ers back in prime time on Sunday night.
Rodgers surpassed Elway in the third quarter on a 50-yard completion to Davante Adams. The drive ended with Rodgers throwing his third touchdown of the night and at 51,535 career passing yards, though that mark swelled before the lights went out in Lambeau on Monday. Rodgers finished the evening completing 22-of-27 passes for 255 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Averaging 259.5 yards per game for his career entering Monday, Rodgers had a chance to move into 10th place in Week 1 against the Saints, but was held to a dismal performance that included just 133 yards passing.
Against the Lions, Rodgers climbed up the all-time ladder and got the Packers back on the winning track.