Aaron Rodgers makes history; NFC player of the week.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, linebacker Brian Orakpo of the Washington Redskins and punt returner-kick returner Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the fourth week of the 2011 season (October 2-3), the NFL announced today.
QB AARON RODGERS, GREEN BAY PACKERS
Rodgers became the first player in NFL history with 400 passing yards (408), four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game in the Packers’ 49-23 win over Denver.
He completed 29 of 38 passes (76.3 percent) for 408 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 134.5 passer rating. He also rushed for 36 yards and two scores.
For the third season in a row, Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of at least 110 in four consecutive games. No other quarterback since the 1970 merger has posted two consecutive seasons with four 110+ passer rating games in a row.
Rodgers has 1,325 passing yards, the most in franchise history through the first four games of a season. He is the only player in team history to throw for 12 touchdowns and rush for two scores in the first four games of a season.
In his seventh season from California, this is Rodgers’ fourth career Player of the Week Award and second this season (Week 1). He has been named Player of the Week four times in the past nine weeks (Weeks 13 and 16, 2010; Weeks 1 and 4, 2011).
Rodgers and BRETT FAVRE (12) are the only quarterbacks in team history to win the award at least four times.
The NFL also announced eariler this week that quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, Eli Manning of the New York Giants, and Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers are the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games played on October 2 - 3.
Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week.
New York’s Eli Manning completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 321 yards and two scores in the Giants’ 31-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers completed 29 of 38 passes for 408 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in the Packers’ 49-23 win over the Denver Broncos. His 134.5 quarterback rating was the highest on the weekend.
San Francisco’s Alex Smith threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers’ 24-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Green Bay Packers take on the Atlanta Falcons in front of the nation this Sunday, 7pm on NBC.