Aaron Rodgers made history as the Green Bay Packers moved closer to securing the top speed in the NFC with a 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Rodgers was below his best but still helped the Packers improve to 11-3, consolidating first place in the NFC.

The Packers quarterback went 20 of 29 for 143 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked five times at Lambeau Field, while also rushing for a TD.

The touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan for the game’s opening score saw Rodgers make history.

He became the first player to record 40-plus touchdown passes in three different seasons in NFL history, as per NFL Research.

The Packers (11-3) are ahead of the New Orleans Saints (10-3), Los Angeles Rams (9-4) and Seattle Seahawks (9-4) in the NFC.

Aaron Jones had 145 rushing yards and a TD for the Packers, while DJ Moore finished with 131 receiving yards for the Panthers, who are 4-10 and were eliminated from playoff contention.

Carolina quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 21 of 35 passes for 258 yards, while he rushed for a TD.