Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has chance to get into top-5 all-time for TD passes this week

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is within striking range of the top five all-time for touchdown passes in a career.

In fact, a big day against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday could get the job done.

Rodgers, now in seventh place with 418 touchdown passes, needs three to pass Dan Marino (420) for sixth place and four to pass Philip Rivers (421) for fifth place.

The Steelers have allowed six touchdown passes in three games this season. Rodgers threw three touchdown passes during each of his last two games against the Steelers, including Super Bowl XLV.

Rodgers could become the sixth quarterback to pass Marino’s long-standing record of 420 touchdown passes. The first was former Packers quarterback Brett Favre in 2007.

Rank

Quarterback

TD passes

1

Tom Brady

591

2

Drew Brees

571

3

Peyton Manning

539

4

Brett Favre

508

5

Philip Rivers

421

6

Dan Marino

420

7

Aaron Rodgers

418

8

Ben Roethlisberger

399

Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback of Rodgers’ opponent on Sunday, needs only one touchdown pass to join the 400-touchdown club, making a few milestones possible within the quarterback matchup at Lambeau Field.

Rodgers became the seventh quarterback in NFL history to reach 400 career touchdown passes last season. He needed only 193 games, making him the fastest quarterback in history to 400 touchdown passes.

His next goal is getting to 500 touchdown passes before 100 interceptions. He would need to throw 82 more touchdown passes before nine more interceptions to get it done.

Rodgers currently ranks third all-time in passer rating, 10th in completions and 10th in passing yards.

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