Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t exactly known for his ability to run the football, but on Sunday he proved that he has the capabilities.
In Green Bay’s narrow 33-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons this week, Rodgers rushed for a game-high 60 yards on six carries. The mark was the highest total of his career and the highest mark by a Green Bay quarterback in the past 26 years. The last Packer quarterback to rush for more in a single game was Don Majkowski with 88 yards during a 1990 game, according to the official NFL Research page.
Although Rodgers is probably happy to have set the rushing mark for Green Bay quarterbacks, it will do very little to ease the pain of Sunday’s last minute loss. The Packers now sit at 4-3 and will be two full games behind the Minnesota Vikings if the Vikings win tomorrow night on Monday Night Football against he Chicago Bears.
That being said though, Rodgers can rest easy knowing that he did all he could to help the team win on this day. Aside from the rushing yards, the quarterback completed 28-of-38 passes for 246 yards and four touchdown passes in a nearly flawless performance.
His performance almost single-handedly lifted the Packers to a victory, but a last second strike to Mohamed Sanu by Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan sealed the Atlanta victory.