On the day in which the Packers got their 700th win and Rodgers became the quarterback with the fewest pass attempts to reach 25,000 passing yards, he was almost perfect.
The lowest that Rodgers’ Total QBR (which goes from 0 to 100) dipped to at any point during the game was 98.8 (after one incompletion on an overthrow in the second quarter and one on an underthrown ball in the third quarter).
Rodgers had a Total QBR of 99 or better after 32 of his 35 action plays in this game. He finished with a career-best 99.0 rating, the third-best by a quarterback in any game this season.
What were the keys to attaining such a number?
One was that Rodgers started strong. On the first drive of the game, Rodgers completed his first four passes, netting the Packers their first 79 yards on offense.
Rodgers was 6-of-6 overall when passing at least 15 yards downfield (quarterbacks get more credit for longer throws). He was 10-of-10 targeting Jordy Nelson in situations in which the Bears rushed four men or fewer at him.
Two of Rodgers’ four touchdown passes were thrown more than 10 yards downfield. He had only one such touchdown pass in his first three games of the season.
He was also perfect on third down. Rodgers was 7 for 7 for 79 yards and four first downs (including two touchdowns) in third-down situations.
It helped that the Bears defense made things relatively easy for him. Rodgers was 18 for 20 when the Bears sent four or fewer pass rushers, with completions on each of his first 11 pass attempts.
Rodgers and the Packers offense scored on 6-of-7 offensive drives (86 percent). Only once since Rodgers became starter have the Packers scored on a higher rate of their drives (88 percent Week 8 last season against Vikings).
The performance continued a pattern of excellence for Rodgers in Chicago. His Total QBR there is 84.0. When he plays the Bears elsewhere, it's 56.4.