Aaron Rodgers is a cheat code after the Green Bay Packers quarterback put up Madden-like numbers in Sunday's 42-24 NFL win over the Oakland Raiders.
Rodgers finished 25-for-31 passing for 429 yards, five touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 rating, while the Packers star also had one rushing touchdown.
His performance, which helped push Green Bay to 6-1 for the season, put him in elite company. Rodgers registered his fifth career game with five-plus scoring passes, joining just six other quarterbacks to perform that feat, including Drew Brees (10), Peyton Manning (nine) and Tom Brady (six).
It was arguably the best game of his career.
Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers remain undefeated thanks to a 9-0 win over the lowly Washington Redskins.
It was messy and wet, very wet, but San Francisco were able to go on the road and keep their perfect streak alive. It is the first time the 49ers have started 6-0 since 1990 and while they did not put up many points, it was another good defensive outing. They have allowed just three, seven and zero points in their last three respective games.
Across the league, Earl Thomas returned to Seattle for the first time as a Baltimore Ravens player and helped the defense make a big stand in a hostile environment. They went on to beat the Seahawks 30-16 after two defensive scores.
The Atlanta Falcons continue to sputter after a 37-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams that saw Devonta Freeman ejected for picking a fight with Aaron Donald and quarterback Matt Ryan limp off the field after taking his fifth sack in the fourth quarter.
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller was ruled out against the Indianapolis Colts with a hamstring injury.
Ito Smith was carted off the field with both head and neck injuries. The Falcons running back did not return to the game versus the Rams.
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Najee Goode exited the game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a foot injury. Left tackle Cam Robinson sustained a toe injury and never returned.
Adam Thielen left the Minnesota Vikings matchup with the Detroit Lions. The receiver suffered a hamstring injury. He said after the game he will get an MRI but is optimistic he will play Thursday against the Redskins.
Detroit running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) and cornerback Darius Slay (hamstring) also left the game and never returned.
By the numbers
Deshaun Watson joined Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton as the only other player in the Super Bowl era to record 7,500-plus pass yards and 1,000-plus rush yards in their first 30 career games.
Marvin Jones Jr. had a day. He entered Sunday with just one touchdown reception all season. He came out of it with four total touchdowns. Jones Jr. also became the first Lions player to have three touchdown receptions in a half since Herman Moore in 1995.
Marcus Peters had a great debut for the Ravens, posting his fifth career interception return for a touchdown, which is the most in the NFL since his rookie season in 2015. It was also his 25th career interception, the most in the NFL during that time.
There seems to be no immediate coaching change in Atlanta's future. Falcons owner Arthur Blank discussed the matter during half-time of the eventual loss to push the team to 1-6: "I don't have any specific timetable, just looking at each game one at a time. It's the bye week, yes, but it's not a trigger for making any changes. We'll just continue to look at what we see developing."
The Bengals have yet to win a game this season. They also have yet to see receiver A.J. Green on the field after he sustained an ankle injury during the team's first practice. The 0-7 skid, however, will not affect his return: "Everybody knows what type of guy I am. I'm not going to fake anything. I'm not going to milk anything. When I'm ready to play, you know it's time for me to go. It doesn't matter what the record [is]. Nobody can hold me back when it's time to play."
Watson has provided some incredible insight at the podium as of late. After the Texans' 30-23 loss to the Colts, he talked about a questionable call. Watson was sacked and ruled down on what would have been a touchdown: "He said that I was down. I don't — If you watch the tape of all the plays that I extend and make plays, especially in the red zone. I mean. He said he was trying to protect my health, so, it goes back and forth. But hey, that's the call he made. We have to live with it."
Week 7 NFL scores
Teams on bye week
Panthers, Browns, Steelers, Buccaneers
|Lakers bounce back, Young stars for Hawks|
|Giants name Kapler as manager|
|Twins´ Baldelli, Cardinals´ Shildt crowned Managers of the Year|
|NFL teams reportedly invited to private Kaepernick workout|
|Warriors´ injury crisis deepens as Damion Lee fractures hand|
|Seahawks get positive news on Tyler Lockett after overnight hospital stay|
|Bucs waive Hargreaves two days after benching him for lack of ´hustle´|
|Kawhi glad he was targeted by former Raptors team-mates in Clippers triumph|
|Russell Wilson credits ´incredible force´ Jadeveon Clowney after wildest game of career|
|Shanahan puts first Niners loss down to ´too many mistakes´|
|Raptors ´went full guns´ at Kawhi Leonard in first meeting since title-winning season|
|Curry adamant ´rest of the season is not lost´ as he plots comeback from hand injury|
|Leonard, Clippers overcome Raptors as Celtics win again|
|Seahawks end 49ers´ unbeaten start in OT thriller|
|Celtics´ Hayward set to miss six weeks|
|Alonso, Alvarez named Rookies of the Year|
|Brandon Brooks reportedly becomes highest-paid guard with new Eagles deal|
|Redskins name Dwayne Haskins as starting quarterback|
|I just love to hoop - LeBron James unsure over load management|
|Nurse makes plans for Leonard reunion after ending Lakers run|
|Knicks president backs Fizdale but ´not happy´ with start|
|Raptors end Lakers´ streak, Giannis stars for Bucks|
|Rudolph´s one-handed catch helps sink Cowboys, Jones lifts Packers|
|Rodgers: Jones should be in NFL MVP conversation|
|Ben Simmons feeling great after watching Sixers snap skid|
|Lamar Jackson in elite company as Ravens QB has ´perfect´ day|
|Heat guard Waiters hit with 10-game ban|
|Jackson ´perfect´ as Ravens rout Bengals, returning Mahomes can´t inspire Chiefs to win|
|Antonio Brown´s agent expects wide receiver to play again this season|
|Stafford´s start streak to end at 136 games due to back injury|
|I´m tired of rehabbing – Paul George itching to make Clippers debut|
|Walker says Celtics players need to ´step up´ after Hayward breaks hand|
|Celtics win seventh straight, Warriors lose and Harden sparks Rockets|
|Clippers star Kawhi Leonard relishing Raptors reunion|
|Gordon ´a good chance´ to make Seahawks debut against 49ers – Carroll|
|Celtics´ Hayward suffers hand fracture|
|George Kittle doubtful for 49ers-Seahawks|
|Colts QB Jacoby Brissett out of Dolphins game|
|Kyle Lowry suffers fractured thumb in Raptors´ win over Pelicans|
|Not as fun losing – Damian Lillard breaks team record with 60 points but Blazers still beaten|
|LeBron reveals ´extra motivation´ after racking up 1000th 20-point game|
|Kerr dismisses reports Curry is done for the season|
|LeBron, Davis lead Lakers as Russell stars in another Warriors loss|
|Vikings rule out Thielen for Cowboys clash|
|Ryan set to return for Falcons against Saints|
|Patrick Mahomes to return for Chiefs: I´m ready to get out there|
|Clay Matthews cleared to feature for Rams against Steelers|
|Wagner wants to prevent celebratory Sherman in crunch 49ers-Seahawks clash|
|MLS Cup: After Raptors title, can Toronto follow LA, Pittsburgh in year of success?|
|Walker hails Hornets owner Michael Jordan and calls Charlotte return ´special´|
|Jon Gruden revels in ´signature game´ from Clelin Ferrell after dramatic Raiders win|
|Kawhi shocked NBA published details of knee injury|
|Celtics extend winning streak as Walker returns to Charlotte|
|Raiders edge Chargers in thriller as Rivers struggles|
|Clippers fined over Leonard comments|
|Blake Griffin closing in on Detroit Pistons return|
|A.J. Green unsure over injury return|
|Redskins activate Guice from injured reserve list|
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|I´m not going to say I was disappointed! - Giannis happy to beat Kawhi-less Clippers|
|76ers hopeful over Simmons shoulder injury|
|Harden leads Rockets past Warriors, Clippers beaten|
|Chiefs unsure over Mahomes´ return|
|Struggling New York Jets get Le´Veon Bell injury boost|
|LeBron James sends message to doubters after triple-double display|
|LeBron´s third straight triple-double leads Lakers rally|
|Chargers owner says London relocation report is ´total f****** bulls***´|
|Cardinals manager Shildt signs contract extension|
|Nick Foles to return as Jaguars´ starting quarterback|
|Panthers QB Newton placed on IR|