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Manning, Rodgers make history

We saw some history at Lambeau Field on Sunday and didn’t even recognize it.

Eli Manning threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Mario Manningham and Aaron Rodgers threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson. Turns out that it was the first time in Giants history that each team threw a touchdown pass of at least 80 yards, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

It was actually the first time it’s happened in an NFL game between any two teams in nearly three decades. The last time was on Oct. 19, 1981 when the Lions beat the Bears, 48-17, in a Monday night game.

On Sunday, Eli Manning threw an 85-yard touchdown pass to Mario Manningham soon after Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers threw an 80-yarder to Jordy Nelson. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that was the first game in Giants history in which each team threw a touchdown pass that was at least 80 yards long. Vince Evans threw an 85-yard scoring pass to Marcus Anderson for the first Bears’ touchdown and Eric Hipple completed a 94-yarder to Leonard Thompson for the Lions’ final touchdown, capping the blowout.

 

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