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Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tied the franchise record with 480 passing yards against the Redskins on Sunday. Add in the 333 yards he amassed against the 49ers in Week One, and Rodgers has over 800 yards passing (813 to be exact) after the first two weeks of the season (he has a one-yard advantage over Eli Manning in this category).
Having a QB with over 800 yards the first two weeks also means his receivers have compiled some impressive numbers. In Sunday’s game against Washington, receiver James Jones had 11 catches for 178 yards and Randall Cobb added nine receptions for 128 yards. Add in the seven catches for 130 yards that fellow receiver Jordy Nelson had in Week One against the 49ers, and the Pack already had three different receivers go over 125 yards receiving in a game. There have been 15 players who had 125 or more yards receiving in a game so far this season and the Packers already have three different names on that list. No other team has more than one receiver on that list.