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It's no secret Aaron Rodgers hasn't thrown an interception at Lambeau Field in a long time ... a really long time.

So long, in fact, Rodgers doesn't even remember throwing it.

Chances are Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith, who picked him off, remembers it clearly. But that is neither here nor there. Since that flea-flicker on Dec. 2, 2012, Rodgers has been busy setting NFL records.

He heads into Sunday's game against St. Louis having thrown 612 passes and 52 touchdowns in the 1,043 days since his last interception at Lambeau. That stretch accounts for 19 straight home games (including the playoffs).

So what was the world like in 2012, when some people were interpreting the Mayan calendar to mean the world was ending? Allow us to remind you:

LINSANITY Jeremy Lin rose to stardom as "Linsanity" took over the New York Knicks and the NBA. The New York Times dubbed him the team's "most popular player in a decade."

Jeremy Lin Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

RG3 Robert Griffin III led the Washington Redskins to an NFC East title and earned 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

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GANGNAM STYLE "Gangnam Style" was to 2012 as "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" is to 2015. The quirky dance craze set the record for most-viewed YouTube video at that time.

Gangnam StyleTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

MICHAEL PHELPS The American swimmer, in his third Olympics, won four gold medals at the London Games. What does one do with 18 total gold medals?

Michael PhelpsAl Bello/Getty Images

DWIGHT HOWARD Yep, this guy spent one season with the Lakers until Kobe Bryant sent him packing for Houston. Purely speculation, of course.

Dwight HowardRonald Martinez/Getty Images

JOHNNY MANZIEL Johnny Football became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, and subsequently a bona fide member of Drake's posse. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o finished a distant second. Te'o would be the center of a "catfish" controversy soon after.

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MILEY CYRUS Miley Cyrus switched up her look drastically in 2012, ushering in a new era for the songstress. Hey, she's just being Miley ...  

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The numbers say Tom Brady no longer is a top-five quarterback. Brady, meanwhile, says only one number matters: the score. All of which is to say, the status of the New England Patriots star is up for discussion. Where does the three-time Super Bowl champion rank among the NFL's signal-callers today?

Best quarterbacks in NFL

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

New England Patriots

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints

Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Philadelphia Eagles

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts

Eli Manning

Eli Manning

New York Giants

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Carolina Panthers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

San Diego Chargers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers

Ben R'berger

Ben R'berger

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Dallas Cowboys

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Miami Dolphins

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

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According to sources, Colin Kaepernick is about to sign a six-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers worth more than $110 million -- with a record $61 million guaranteed. It's hard to argue with the team's success under the soon-to-be-fourth-year man, but where does he rank among his young quarterbacking peers?

More: Vote: Are 49ers giving Kaepernick too much?

NFL's best young quarterbacks

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles

Drafted in 2014

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater

Drafted in 2014

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Drafted in 2011

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Drafted in 2012

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon

Drafted in 2013

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Drafted in 2012

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Drafted in 2011

Jake Locker

Jake Locker

Drafted in 2011

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Drafted in 2012

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

Drafted in 2013

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

Drafted in 2014

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Drafted in 2011

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

Drafted in 2013

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Drafted in 2012

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Drafted in 2012

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