The Atlanta Falcons head to Lambeau to take on the Green Bay Packers in a matchup of division leaders. The 5-7 Falcons have done just enough to stay in first place in an NFC South division that’s the worst in football this year. Overall, Atlanta has certainly improved as the year has gone on; the Falcons have won three of their past four after starting the year 2-6.
The previous mark of 27,485 yards was held by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. That’s an impressive stat, but Rodgers has plenty of excellent stats to his name these days. He also went into the game Monday with 219 touchdown passes as a starter, the most of any quarterback in his first 100 starts.
He only had 54 interceptions against those touchdowns coming into this game, which comes out to a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 4.06. That number is almost double the ratio for the next-best player in Donovan McNabb (2.13). That list also includes Tom Brady (2.10), Philip Rivers (2.07) and Romo (2.03).
Rogers has the Packers at 9-3 this season, and they’re well on their way to moving into double-digit victories as they have a big lead over the Falcons at the time of writing. That would move them to 10-3, tied with a few other elite teams for the best record in the NFL. Rodgers had completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 3,325 yards with 32 touchdowns and just three interceptions coming into Monday.
Programs are a little shorter than usual on bodies for spring practices. Players who are finishing up their high schooling don’t participate, of course, but neither do most freshmen.
Spring practices take place during the school year, so the majority of the players in freshman classes are still wrapping up high school. The only freshmen who can participate are early enrollees. These are students who graduated early and have already been admitted.
Some schools have five or more early enrollees. Some don’t have any. And their participation can extend beyond spring ball; Alabama was able to have an early enrollee mimic Clemson’s star quarterback ahead of the National Championship two seasons ago.