Rodgers stays hot as Green Bay Packers pound Eagles

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Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy is running out of superlatives to describe the season that star quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having. Rodgers threw six first half touchdowns last week and followed that up with three touchdowns and 341 yards on 22-of-36 passing as the Packers routed the Philadelphia Eagles 53-20 on Sunday. "I've got to figure out new ways to compliment Aaron Rodgers. He's playing at an extremely high level," McCarthy said. Green Bay used another huge first half Sunday at Lambeau Field en route to scoring 50-plus points in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. The Packers, who blitzed the Chicago Bears 55-14 last week, have outscored their National Football League opponents 219-85 at home this season. "We are just making the most of our opportunities," Rodgers said. "We have had a lot of explosive games. "It starts up front. The offensive line Julian Edelman Youth Jersey has controlled the line of scrimmage the last two games and really limited the number of hits on me." Eddie Lacy ran for 69 yards and a score on 10 carries, while also making three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown for Green Bay who moved into a tie for first place in the NFC North. Randall Cobb had a game-high 129 yards on 10 catches, Jordy Nelson made four catches for 109 yards a score and Davante Adams also hauled in a touchdown catch in the win. Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez completed 26-of-44 passes for 346 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. It was the most points Philadelphia surrendered in a game since a 62-10 loss to the Giants on November 1972. "Rain or shine. Win or lose. We have to stick together," said Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. "These guys always come to work. We'll be ready to work when we come back on Tuesday." In St. Louis, Shaun Hill returned as the starter and helped lead Julian Edelman Elite Jersey the Rams to a 22-7 win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Hill passed for 220 yards and a touchdown and Greg Zuerlein kicked a career-high five field goals in the win. Five-time MVP Manning was intercepted twice in the fourth quarter as the Broncos tried to rally the troops. "Great win. As good a game as we can play," said Rams coach Jeff Fisher. Manning played much of the game without two of his favorite receivers after tight end Julius Thomas was knocked out early with an ankle injury and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders suffered a concussion early in the second half. Manning finished 34-of-54 for 389 yards and a 42-yard touchdown pass to Sanders in the second quarter. It was only the second time the Broncos were held under 10 points since signing Manning in 2012 -- the other instance being their 43-8 loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl. "Any time you score seven points as an offence you feel like you let your team down," said Manning. Drew Stanton threw touchdown passes to Michael Floyd on the first two drives of the game and the Arizona Cardinals beat the Detroit Lions 14-6 to match the best start in franchise history. Stanton is replacing Carson Palmer, who was lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee last week. His touchdown throws of 42 and 12 yards to Floyd in the first nine minutes of the game stood up as the NFL-leading Cardinals (9-1) pushed their winning streak to six.