A QB Comparison: Aaron Rodgers vs. Matthew Stafford (11/23/11)

Thanksgiving is all about family and friends, but there is one more “F” that truly makes it a special holiday: Football! The NFL has three games lined up for Thanksgiving with the Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions at 12:30 p.m. EST on FOX, the Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys at 4:15 p.m. EST on CBS, and then the San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens at 8:20 p.m. EST on the NFL Network.

All three games should be good match-ups, but the 12:30 p.m. game should see some really high scoring as it pits two of the best passing quarterbacks in the game. Aaron Rodgers has thrown 31 TDs this season — the top for QBs in the league — while Stafford is close behind in second place with 25 TDs.

The OtherScreen team has taken a look at the two quarterbacks’ game stats for each week this season, and they are both very impressive.

  • Aaron Rodgers has yet to have a completion percentage less than 60%, and he has five games where his completion percentage is higher than 75%.
  • Matthew Stafford has four games where he has thrown 3 or more TD passes; Rodgers has eight games where has thrown 3 or more TD passes.
  • Rodgers has thrown only four interceptions this season; Stafford has thrown 10, but four of them were in one game against the Chicago Bears.
  • After beating the Carolina Panthers last week, Stafford became the first NFL quarterback since 1950 to win three games in a season after trailing by at least 17 points.
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