By JERRY TAPP
Aaron Rodgers picked the wrong time to have a game with stats that he never had before in his career.
In the Pack’s 31-24 loss to Carolina in his return after a seven-week absence, Rodgers had three interceptions to go along with three TD passes. It was the first game in his career that he had three interceptions and three TD passes in the same game.
Rodgers became only the fifth Green Bay QB to have three interceptions and three TD passes in the same game. Lynn Dickey did it five times in his Green Bay career while Brett Favre did it in three Packers’ games. The other two Green Bay QBs who did it were Tobin Rote and Randy Wright, each who did it in one game.
George Blanda has the most NFL career games with three (or more) interceptions and three (or more) TD passes in the same contest. He did it in nine games.
Following are the NFL QBs with the most career games with three interceptions and three TD passes in the same game.
9: George Blanda
8: Dan Marino
7: Dan Fouts
6: Eli Manning, Johnny Unitas
5: Len DawsonAA, Lynn Dickey, John Hadl, Bobby Layne, Vinny Testaverde