Aaron Rodgers, Daryle Lamonica Share Record

Published on December 26th, 2021 10:11 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



Daryle Lamonica of Oakland Riders is the joint record-holder for most passing touchdowns in a single half. A number of NFL quarterbacks, including Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Nick Foles and others, have thrown seven passing touchdowns over the course of just a single game.

What is the record, however, for the most passing touchdowns in a single half?

This record is shared by two people - Daryle Lamonica (October 19th, 1969) and Aaron Rodgers (November 9th, 2014).

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In 1969, the Oakland Raiders were a very good football team.

The team, which was coached by John Madden, was led by the arm of Daryle Lamonica.

On the afternoon of Sunday, October 19th, 1969, the Oakland Raiders were playing host to the 2-4 Buffalo Bills.

The Raiders would explode in the first half, jumping out to a 42-0 lead, led by the six throwing TDs of Daryle Lamonica. Two went to Fred Biletnikoff, two went to Pete Banaszak, and the others went to Billy Cannon and Warren Wells.

Lamonica had a chance to set the TD record for a single game, though John Madden was old-school and didn't want to embarrass his opponent. The Raiders put the brakes on and ended up winning the game by a score of 50-21.

Lamonica, nicknamed the "Mad Bomber", would end up making the Pro Bowl twice over the course of his career.

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The co-holder of this record is none other than Aaron Rodgers.

It was a Sunday Night Football game at home against the Chicago Bears went Aaron Rodgers tied the record for most passing TDs in a single half.

What better team to enter the record books against than the Chicago Bears?

Similar to the Raiders game mentioned earlier, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would go wild in the first half, jumping out to a 42-0 lead.

Rodgers would find Jordy Nelson for two long TD passes, along with TD passes to Brandon Bostick, Andrew Quarless, Eddie Lacy and Randall Cobb.

The Packers would take the brakes off in the second half, eventually winning by a score of 55-14.

Unbelievably, Rodgers' six TD passes come on just 18 completions.

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