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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan knew quarterback Aaron Rodgers was going to start this season off on a tear — how so, he would not say — but that would have at least sounded more believable than someone saying Tonyan would lead the NFL in touchdown catches after one quarter of the season.
But here is Tonyan with five touchdown catches — three in Monday night’s 30-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field — and here are the Packers at 4-0 thanks in large part to a nearly flawless start to the season by the 36-year-old quarterback.
“Before the season, I already knew it was going to happen,” Tonyan said when asked about Rodgers’ stellar play through the first quarter of the season. “I already knew it was going to happen. That’s all I’ve got to say.”
The numbers say the rest: The Packers have scored at least 30 points without a turnover in each of the first four games — making them the first team in NFL history to start a season with four such games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. And they’ve done it a