GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearly came up six throws short of the NFL record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception. But after Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones dropped a ball that practically hit him between the Nos. 4 and 5 on his jersey, Rodgers successfully threw on.
On his third pass attempt of the second half, he tied Tom Brady‘s NFL record with his 358th straight pass without an interception. On his next throw, he broke it.
Rodgers’ 359th straight pass without an interception was a 24-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb to give the Packers a 27-7 third-quarter lead over the Falcons.
Rodgers came into the game needing 22 attempts without a pick to tie Brady. The dropped interception by Jones in the second quarter was his 16th pass of the game.
Rodgers’ last interception came in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills on a twice-deflected pass. It’s Rodgers’ only interception of the season. He threw his 22nd touchdown of the season in the first half to Davante Adams, who caught his 11th touchdown of the season.
Rodgers came into the game ranked first in NFL history in touchdown to interception ratio (4.32-to-1), among quarterbacks with at least 1,500 pass attempts.
Brady set the interception-free streak record during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.