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On a roll, Packers QB Rodgers sees consistency, not records, as key for long-term success

  • Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers is congratulated by fans after an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 38-17. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers is congratulated by fans after an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers won 38-17. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers drops back during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

    Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers drops back during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)  (The Associated Press)

A Green Bay Packers quarterback may someday reclaim the career record for touchdown passes that once belonged to Brett Favre.

But it's going to take a while for Aaron Rodgers to get even close to the 510 touchdown throws that current record-holder Peyton Manning has.

Rodgers has 206 TD passes entering this weekend's game at New Orleans.

Rodgers said Wednesday it was special when he heard Manning mention his name for the record once held by his predecessor, but noted such talk is a long way off.

The 30-year-old cited consistency and availability as the keys to lengthy success.

Yet, Rodgers may very well have a shot if he keeps shredding defenses like he has this season, throwing 18 touchdown passes and just one interception.