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Rodgers, Sharper, Knox win NFC player of month honors

The NFL has unveiled the players of the month for October.

For the NFC, the offensive player of the month is Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who somehow generated a 123.9 passer rating while otherwise running for his life behind a porous offensive line.

He completed 74.5 percent of his throws, and he averaged 10.5 yards per attempt in leading the Packers to two wins in three games.

Saints safety Darren Sharper is the NFC defensive player of the months, thanks to three interceptions in October, two of which were returned for touchdowns in three games.

The Packers and Saints have owned the offensive and defensive awards for the first two months of the season; Green Bay cornerback Charles Woodson was the defensive player of the month for September, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees was the offensive player of the month.

Bears rookie kick returner Johnny Knox won the NFC special teams player of the month award, with 12 kickoff returns for 347 yards and a 102-yard touchdown.

All three award winners played only three games in during the month of October, since the Packers, Saints, and Bears each had a bye week.

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37 Responses to “Rodgers, Sharper, Knox win NFC player of month honors”
  1. LBPACKFAN says: Oct 29, 2009 4:39 PM

    Brett Favre

  2. cannoli says: Oct 29, 2009 4:42 PM

    Harvin should have won the special teams player of the month award, especially since Knox let go of the ball before crossing the goal line!

  3. Tdk24 says: Oct 29, 2009 4:42 PM

    Um, no Brees?

  4. GB3Pack4 says: Oct 29, 2009 4:43 PM

    Congratulations to Aaron, go jump to Darren, bottom line Favre’s still my guy.

  5. jamesz23 says: Oct 29, 2009 4:44 PM

    Boy that Rodgers is a terrible QB, a 40 year old behind that line would do so much more.

  6. PerryMason says: Oct 29, 2009 4:47 PM

    The NFL had to give this to the Packers quarterback to hype the upcoming Vikings game.
    Outside of Wisconsin everyone considers the Favre vs Packers war to be over. Favre won the Monday night game, end of story.
    Now they have to make this game seem more competitive than it will be by trying to make the losing quarterback look good.
    Nice try NFL but the ratings won’t be nearly as good.

  7. SuperbowlViking says: Oct 29, 2009 4:48 PM

    im so tired of my Vikes not geting any respect, we have proven we are the best team in the leegue, what else do we need to do for you guy’s to undurstand this. We own the all time recerd of 46-43-1 come to it packer fan weesles fudge packs, jered alen is the best in the world at tackels. Stop being so mad fudghpackers fans of chease. Go Vikes Skoel. Why isnt my boy culpepper ever mentioned as the best qaurterback in Vikes history? Vikings are ausome and you guy’s just dont get it now.

  8. BuckyBadger says: Oct 29, 2009 4:50 PM

    Surprised to see Rodgers get it. He is very deserving but you usually things like his bad line and surrounding go into getting a reward. His numbers have been good but not staggering.

  9. cnelson13 says: Oct 29, 2009 4:52 PM

    Why does Sharper win an award for something when there’s photographic proof it didn’t happen?
    http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs080.snc3/14742_660799969627_22606805_37453963_3866182_n.jpg

  10. Yak says: Oct 29, 2009 4:54 PM

    “Bears rookie kick returner Johnny Knox won the NFC special teams player of the month award, with 12 kickoff returns for 347 yards and a 102-yard touchdown.”
    What were Harvin’s Special Teams stats for the month???

  11. Yak says: Oct 29, 2009 5:02 PM

    Ya, I looked and never mind about Harvin. He was 13-323 and 1TD. 1 more return, less yards, same amount of TD’s. But, since I am a Vikings fan and dislike the Bears, I still vote for Harvin!!!!

  12. SATAN567 says: Oct 29, 2009 5:05 PM

    Brett Favre sucks. Drew Brees is better.

  13. Bob Nelson says: Oct 29, 2009 5:08 PM

    Congratulations on two fine NFL players.
    Aaron Rodgers is an MVP candidate and Darren Sharper is having another Probowl year.
    Johnny Knox of the Bears has his career off to a fast start.
    All are very deserving of the honors.

  14. Action Dan says: Oct 29, 2009 5:10 PM

    Brees was not deserving, even though his team is sick. This is an individual award.
    Brees: 65% comp, 857 yds, 5 TD, 3 INT
    Not exactly POM numbers.

  15. jamesz23 says: Oct 29, 2009 5:20 PM

    49-46-1 Actually Green Bay has the winning record vs. Minnesota all-time, just looked it up.

  16. AJD says: Oct 29, 2009 5:20 PM

    SuperbowlViking – your post clearly shows the intelligence level of Vikings fans. Thanks for representing.

  17. jk7761 says: Oct 29, 2009 5:23 PM

    It’s a shame that Rodgers incompletions come in the red-zone.
    When it really counts.
    Against better teams. Well.

  18. jamesz23 says: Oct 29, 2009 5:28 PM

    jk7761 – Incompletions or balls hitting receivers in a bad spot ‘right in the hand’s in the endzone? He has had at least 3 touchdowns lost this season due to drops – Donald Lee comes immediately to mind in that MNF game.

  19. smithysmitherson says: Oct 29, 2009 5:49 PM

    I’m wondering if SuperbowlViking is satirical account.

  20. PackerBacker1980 says: Oct 29, 2009 5:58 PM

    I love how Vikings fans talk so much trash… How many SB titles have you guys won? I forgot, you have won 0… your history of mediocrity will continue

  21. sonvar says: Oct 29, 2009 6:00 PM

    Harvin should’ve gotten the special teams award considering he returned not one but two kickoffs for TDs. Helped them win one game with that and kept them in the game against the Steelers until the unfortunate pick on the screen.

  22. GobiasINC_1 says: Oct 29, 2009 6:06 PM

    Congrats to A-Rod. If anyone actually watches these Packer games, you would realize that Rodgers could be in serious MVP discussion if he had something that resembling an offensive line. The fact that he’s putting up these numbers just shows how much of a playmaker he is.
    By the way, SuperbowlVikes, you are hilarious.
    Fran Tarkington was ten times the quarterback Daunte Culpepper is, dummy.

  23. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 29, 2009 6:33 PM

    jk7761 says:
    October 29, 2009 5:23 PM
    It’s a shame that Rodgers incompletions come in the red-zone.
    When it really counts.
    Against better teams. Well.
    —————————
    Mmmmkay. Nevermind that his redzone passer rating is a healthy 106.6.
    Sour grapes?

  24. leatherneck says: Oct 29, 2009 6:36 PM

    Congratulations to the Packers quarterback for winning the October Super Bowl individual award.

  25. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 29, 2009 6:37 PM

    sonvar says:
    October 29, 2009 6:00 PM
    Harvin should’ve gotten the special teams award considering he returned not one but two kickoffs for TDs.
    —————————
    No, he didn’t get 2 return TDs. This is an October award. His other return was in September.

  26. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 29, 2009 6:37 PM

    SuperbowlVikes is clearly not a Vikings fan. It’s someone trying to make Vikings fan look dumb(er).

  27. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 29, 2009 6:39 PM

    jamesz23 says:
    October 29, 2009 5:20 PM
    49-46-1 Actually Green Bay has the winning record vs. Minnesota all-time, just looked it up.
    —————————
    Not to split hairs, but the correct record is 49-47-1.
    http://www.packers.com/pdfs/091027dopesheet.pdf

  28. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 29, 2009 6:49 PM

    leatherneck says:
    October 29, 2009 6:36 PM
    Congratulations to the Packers quarterback for winning the October Super Bowl individual award.
    —————————
    It’s better than winning the Paper Tiger Preseason award. Or the Chronic Underachiever award.

  29. Surfdog says: Oct 29, 2009 7:12 PM

    Aaron Rodgers 4 MVP

  30. SuperbowlViking says: Oct 29, 2009 7:43 PM

    Whatever! My dad is the season ticket holder, 7th row 38 yardline: I have been a viking fan forever. Purple and gold thru and thru, funnie how I cant even chaleng and make a chaleng of my favirite viking 11 culpepper, its just too bad he on the kittens. if Rogers si only half the QB the vikes got in Favre they would wish rogers would just take off.

  31. Tundrastruck says: Oct 29, 2009 7:54 PM

    I’d rather be a “has-been” than a “never-will-be.” Zero-for-four has a nice ring to it…in more ways than one.

  32. packers4life says: Oct 29, 2009 8:57 PM

    “im so tired of my Vikes not geting any respect, we have proven we are the best team in the leegue, what else do we need to do for you guy’s to undurstand this. We own the all time recerd of 46-43-1 come to it packer fan weesles fudge packs, jered alen is the best in the world at tackels. Stop being so mad fudghpackers fans of chease. Go Vikes Skoel. Why isnt my boy culpepper ever mentioned as the best qaurterback in Vikes history? Vikings are ausome and you guy’s just dont get it now.”
    Best team in the league?? Hahaha…oh wait…..you were serious?
    and may I suggest spelling lessons for you? Or have you not reached that far in pre-school yet?

  33. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 29, 2009 10:00 PM

    There’s no way SuperBowl Viking (now there’s an oxymoron) is a real account. I’ve seen some pretty ignorant posters on here, but I refuse to believe anyone’s THAT stupid.

  34. Chickenfoot says: Oct 29, 2009 10:18 PM

    Whats the matter pissandmoanerson?
    Can’t hang with the big boys anymore?
    Same old gobbledygook you always throw out.
    You and Tundra must be touching dinks after hours huh?
    I figured as much for you to ” shoot at easier prey”.
    You are correct in staying at this level, you are totally outmatched when it comes to anything resembling knowledge.
    Vikes 31 Pack 17

  35. rudedog36 says: Oct 30, 2009 7:17 AM

    Haha i love this guy “superbowlvikings” the only thing missing in his comment is “uff da and ya u bet cha”
    minesota people are funny
    pack 28 queens 17

  36. finsbooyah says: Oct 30, 2009 10:04 AM

    “Outside of Wisconsin everyone considers the Favre vs Packers war to be over. Favre won the Monday night game, end of story. ”
    Not to me… The game on the frozen tundra is the story.

  37. Ambrose says: Oct 30, 2009 11:03 AM

    Congratulations to Aaron Rodgers. He deserves the recognition for playing the best (for the month) at the most difficult position and under the most difficult conditions (ie; following Favre and no O-line.) It only gets better from here. Good move TT.

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