Aaron Rodgers Throws 6 First Half TDs Against Bears, Packers Tie 2nd Highest Halftime Margin Since 1940

By Jason Lisk

Aaron Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for his 6th touchdown pass of the game, before halftime. That followed Green Bay’s only failed attempt to score, when Randall Cobb was hit near the goal line and fumbled it. Otherwise, the score could have been 49-0 at the half.

That, by the way, would have been the record for largest halftime margin since 1940. As it stands, it ties the Lynn Dickey version of the Green Bay Packers in 1983 against the Buccaneers, for the second highest margin all time at 42. The only game that had a larger halftime lead was New England in that snow game in 2009 against Tennessee that ultimately finished at 59-0 in favor of New England.

I suppose we should talk largest margins of all-time with how the Bears secondary looks (as well as the offense). Chicago beat Washington 73-0 in the 1940 title game. That New England game (59 points) is currently tied for second. I’m not sure Green Bay calls it off early in the second half either.