The Green Bay Packers will look to continue and strengthen their hold on the NFC’s one-seed this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Not only does this game have playoff seeding implications for both teams, Packers players, specifically Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, can reach some historic milestones. These milestones are not far off, and will be reached early in the game.
Aaron Rodgers Climbs Packers Rushing Leaderboard
In a few weeks, Aaron Jones will climb into the Packers’ top five all-time rushing leaders. This weekend, however, it is probably that Aaron Rodgers will pass Edgar Bennett for twelfth on the team’s all-time rushing list. Bennett, with 3,353 career yards with the Packers, is just slightly ahead of Rodgers. The future Hall of Fame quarterback is just six yards behind him with 3,347 yards. So far this season, Aaron Rodgers is averaging 6.3 rushing yards per game. Just hitting his average will be enough for him to tie Bennett. Of course, his ability to stay clean will help his rushing numbers. The Packers’ makeshift offensive line has done a great job considering all of the injuries. If Rodgers does not pass Bennett this week, he certainly will next week.
Davante Adams to Pass Jordy Nelson in Touchdown Receptions
Davante Adams made some big plays and scored a couple of touchdowns against the Chicago Bears last week. The two touchdowns gave him 69 for his career. The total tied Jordy Nelson for second in team history. Just one touchdown catch against the Ravens on Sunday will give him sole possession of second place in team history. Of course, the great Don Hutson holds the Packers’ all-time record with 99 receiving touchdowns. Whether or not Adams will be in a Packers uniform long enough to pass Hutson remains to be seen, though does not appear to be likely.
Davante Adams to Enter Top Five in Packers Receiving Yards
Davante Adams could pass Jordy Nelson in receiving yards on Sunday as well. Nelson is currently fifth in Packers history with 7,848 receiving yards. If Adams has 76 or more yards receiving on Sunday, he will pass Nelson and enter the Packers’ top-five leaders. He is already second in receptions and tied for second in touchdowns (as mentioned above). Adams is 219 yards away from passing Don Hutson and 362 yards away from passing Sterling Sharpe. The All-Pro wide receiver is averaging 100.3 receiving yards per game this year, the best mark of his career. If he continues that pace, he will end the season third in team history in receiving yards. Donald Driver, of course, is the team’s all-time leader with 10,137 receiving yards. Hall of Famer James Lofton is second with 9,656.