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'I still own you': Packers QB Aaron Rodgers isn't only NFL player to dominate specific team

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Aaron Rodgers wasn't wrong.

He has owned the Chicago Bears in his time as the Green Bay Packers quarterback. In 27 career games against Chicago, including the playoffs, he has compiled a 22-5 record as a starter. But it's not just that he wins those games, it's how he does it. He has thrown 55 touchdown passes against the Bears. In fact, according to NFL Media research, no other player in NFL history has a better QB rating against the Bears than Rodgers' mark of 107.2.

In honor of Rodgers' comments to Bears fans that were picked by FOX broadcast microphones Sunday after he ran for a touchdown — "I still own you" — here's a look at other players who have dominated specific opponents during their careers.

Tom Brady

This should come as no surprise, but the current Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former New England Patriots passer has been a problem for a few teams – not just one. After he helped Tampa Bay beat his former team in Week 4, Brady has now never lost to six different teams: The Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and –interestingly enough – the Buccaneers as well as the Patriots. He has combined to go 27-0 against those teams, including the playoffs, and holds a 10-0 mark against Atlanta.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium.

Yet, no team has seen Brady's domination more closely than the Buffalo Bills. He is a remarkable 32-3 (.914) in his career against Buffalo, marking the most victories in NFL history by a single player over the same opponent, with a minimum of 25 starts against that team.

Ben Roethlisberger

Rodgers' .815 winning percentage against the Bears is actually the third-best in NFL history for a player against a single opponent. Second place belongs to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, as Pittsburgh has controlled the AFC North for several years while the Cleveland Browns toiled in the cellar of the division.

Roethlisberger's 23-3-1 record (.870) against Cleveland is second only to Brady's winning percentage against the Bills. Roethlisberger has also fared well against another AFC North opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals, against whom he has a 24-10 mark as a starter.

Troy Aikman

Perhaps the player on this list who benefitted from having the most star talent around him, the former Cowboys quarterback didn't only win three Super Bowls; he also broke the hearts of one particular NFC squad. Known then as the Phoenix Cardinals before they were rebranded as the Arizona Cardinals beginning in the 1994 season, it didn't matter what they were called.

Aikman put up a 17-3 mark (.850) against the Cardinals.

Steve Young

Playing in the same era as Aikman, Young's presence on the 49ers made for some classic Dallas-San Francisco moments in their rivalry that captivated the NFL audience. But Young also punished a select few NFC teams, too.

He racked up a 15-2 record (.882) against the Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams. Interestingly, one of those losses came when he was the starter of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1986 season, his second in the NFL.

Young also beat up on the Saints, compiling a 16-4 mark (.800) against them.

Brett Favre

Back in December 2017, when Brady won his 27th career game against the Bills, it was the former Packers and Vikings passer's NFL record that he had broken. Against the Detroit Lions, a franchise that has struggled mightily over the last two decades, Favre amassed a 26-9 record (.742). Three of those victories came late in his career as a member of the Vikings, while the rest were with the Packers.

And, not to pile on the Bears, but Favre — the quarterback who directly preceded Rodgers — also fared quite well against Chicago, compiling a 23-13 mark.

Peyton Manning

Though Manning had his time divided between two teams, because both the Colts and the Broncos were in the AFC, the opponents he faced with both teams were often overlapping. One AFC South team, in particular, had a rough go. Manning finished his career with a 17-3 record (.850) against the Houston Texans, even though the franchise did not even exist for the first four years of Manning's career.

The Sheriff also dominated the Browns (7-0), Bengals (8-1), Chiefs (12-2) and Raiders (10-2) during his 18 seasons in the league.

John Elway

There were two teams that Elway gave fits to in his 16-season career with the Broncos. The Chargers (21-10) and the Seahawks (20-10) combined to account for an incredible 27.7% of Elway's career 148 victories.

George Blanda

It helps when you play as long as Blanda did. Holding the NFL record for the longest career with 26 seasons, Blanda served as a quarterback and kicker at different times in his career. Appearing in 340 games, Blanda ended up with a 25-6-1 record (.797) against the Broncos, though he was a kicker for many of them.

Len Dawson

One of the oldest players on this list, Dawson tore through some Broncos squads back when he was the quarterback of the Chiefs from 1963-75. He went 22-4 (.846) in his career against the Broncos, though one of those victories came when he was the starter for the Dallas Texans in the 1962 season.

Derrick Henry

Though he's only in the middle of his sixth season in the NFL, Titans running back Derrick Henry is already causing nightmares for the division-rival Jaguars. Even though he has played with two different starting quarterbacks in Tennessee, the Titans are 10-2 against Jacksonville in games that he has played in.

Making matters worse for the Jaguars, Henry has rushed for 17 touchdowns in those games, including earlier this month when he had three rushing scores and a game in the 2018 season in which he ran for 238 yards and four scores.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'I still own you': Aaron Rodgers isn't only player to dominate a team