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Aaron Rodgers: Suddenly a double threat for the Green Bay Packers?

October 3, 2011 | 10:04 am

Aaron Rodgers put up career passing numbers Sunday, but the Green Bay quarterback might have been more excited about his two rushing touchdowns during the Packers' 49-23 victory over the Denver Broncos.

He scored from 11 yards out in the second quarter and eight yards out in the third.

“I enjoy those times, to try to make it look semi-athletic,” said Rodgers, who hadn't scored on the ground previously this season and now has 15 rushing touchdowns in his six NFL seasons.

Still, nobody can be blamed for choosing to focus more on what Rodgers is doing with his arm. Against the Broncos, he threw for a regular-season high 408 yards and tied a career record with four touchdowns before being removed late in the fourth quarter of the blowout game.

Rodgers leads the NFL with a passer rating of 124.6, is second in touchdown passes (12) and fourth in overall yardage (1,325).

“Aaron Rodgers obviously is playing extremely well,” Green Bay Coach Mike McCarthy said. “I can't say enough. He is a special player.”

At 4-0, the defending Super Bowl champion Packers and the Detroit Lions are the only two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers scoots into the end zone past the Denver Broncos' Rahim Moore, left, and Brian Dawkins. Credit: Matt Ludtke / Getty Images