Although the Packers may very well have looked mortal Sunday against the Giants, Aaron Rodgers's Olympian season continued. The Packers' quarterback completed 28 of his 46 passes for 369 yards against New York, including four touchdowns. Rodgers did throw his fifth interception of the season, but despite the blemish, he went on to finish with a week-high +0.94 WPA and a 26.0 EPA, trailing only Cam Newton's 27.3 against Tampa Bay. Only Rodgers's 29-for-38, 408 yard, six touchdown game against Denver saw a better EPA, and Rodgers's first fourth-quarter game-winning drive of the year resulted in by far his best WPA of the season.
With the performance, Rodgers widened the statistical gap between himself and the rest of the league. His 209.9 expected points added gives him a 43.1 point advantage on second place Drew Brees and his 5.10 WPA gives him a 0.38 lead on second place Tom Brady. We are getting to the point with Rodgers's fantastic season where the 2011 season alone isn't sufficient for comparison -- his 7.9 adjusted yards per attempt is the highest in our sample (dating back to 2006), and his counting statistics are catching up to the best seasons of the new millennium.
Despite only playing 75% of the season so far, Rodgers has already eclipsed all but three quarterback seasons since 2000 in terms of expected points added. If he keeps up his current rate of roughly 17 EPA per game, Rodgers will end up at 279.9, about 16 points better than Tom Brady's legendary 2007 season (50 TD, 8 INT, 4,806 yards). It could only take Rodgers one more game to move into second place, surpassing Peyton Manning's 2004 season (49 TDs, 10 INT, 4,559 yards).
Every broadcast of a Packers game from here on out is likely to mention his pursuit of single-season records in passer rating, touchdowns, and completion percentage. Go ahead and add expected points added to that list as well.