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Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of week

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was chosen as the NFC offensive player of the week after engineering Green Bay’s Week Four win over the New Orleans Saints, 28-27.

The defending NFL Most Valuable Player completed 31-of-41 passes for 319 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. Rodgers picked apart first-year Saints coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s defense with short to intermediate throws, hooking up with James Jones (twice), Jordy Nelson, and Greg Jennings for scoring connections.

Through four games, Rodgers is on pace for 24 touchdown passes and 4,256 yards, both way down from his 2011 totals. With a brutal early-season schedule out of the way — the Packers faced the 49ers, Seahawks, and Bears’ pass defenses before the Saints — it’s a safe bet that Rodgers will pick up that pace moving forward.

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18 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of week”
  1. blacknole08 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:47 PM

    Great for Rodgers but why no love for Matt Ryan? 369 pass yards, 3 TDs and a comeback win from his own 1? He’s playing like the MVP of the league right now.

  2. rc33 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:53 PM

    Picking apart the Saints defense is an achievement?

  3. sbc85 says: Oct 3, 2012 12:59 PM

    This is the third time out of 4 weeks that an offensive player who faced the Saints wins this award for his conference. Maybe it’s not that great of a feat to perform well against the Saints’ D.

  4. saints25 says: Oct 3, 2012 1:11 PM

    Packers scored 7pts in the 2nd half,so what do you call What About Brees agaisnt the Packers Defense? 464 yards an 4 TD’s an 0 Int’s..wrong gut got the MVP week 4..JMO

  5. sbc85 says: Oct 3, 2012 1:12 PM

    “blacknole08 says:Oct 3, 2012 12:47 PM

    Great for Rodgers but why no love for Matt Ryan? 369 pass yards, 3 TDs and a comeback win from his own 1? He’s playing like the MVP of the league right now.”

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    If anyone from the falcons would have gotten it this week it would have been Roddy White.

  6. minnesconsin says: Oct 3, 2012 1:39 PM

    this Packers fan thought Brees was better than Rodgers last week, but they’re not gonna give the award to the losing QB whose team is 0-4.

    Both pass defenses were bad.

    On the plus side for GB, it seems they’ve figured out that they need to run the ball, and Benson is looking good enough to keep pass opposing defenses honest.

    GB would be 3-1 right now if they would’ve figured that out in the 2nd quarter against Seattle. They ran 2 times the entire first half while Seattle blitzed and sacked Rodgers every other play. If they would’ve had some balance in the first half, the Fail Mary would’ve never been an issue.

  7. nflguru52 says: Oct 3, 2012 1:39 PM

    What a joke…the players of the week should have been peyton manning and roddy white…who decides these awards?

  8. jhein23 says: Oct 3, 2012 1:40 PM

    Brees only had 3 TD passes in the game not 4. But he did play a great game.

  9. jhein23 says: Oct 3, 2012 1:42 PM

    And Rodgers most likely would have had a 5th td if not poked in the eye and giving way to Graham Harrell for 1 play who immediately did his best TJ Rubely impression.

  10. dougy1970 says: Oct 3, 2012 1:44 PM

    Rodgers is a nice choice.

    Brian Hartline had the 18th most receiving yards game in NFL history, and the most in one game than any player had in SIX YEARS, but…

    Rodgers is a nice choice.

    Discount Double Check. Hilarious bit.

  11. thepvyharvin says: Oct 3, 2012 2:46 PM

    Did he cry when he won it??

  12. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 3, 2012 2:52 PM

    Brian Hartline is in the afc.

    But I’m surprised no one from the offensive juggernaut Vikings didn’t win.

    They’re just unstoppable!!!

  13. NakedCowboy! says: Oct 3, 2012 4:52 PM

    Roddy white would have gotten my vote… that was a performance for the ages…

  14. axespray says: Oct 3, 2012 8:15 PM

    dougy1970 says:
    Oct 3, 2012 1:44 PM
    “Rodgers is a nice choice.
    Brian Hartline had the 18th most receiving yards game in NFL history, and the most in one game than any player had in SIX YEARS, but…
    Rodgers is a nice choice.
    Discount Double Check. Hilarious bit.”
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    NFC and AFC are two different conferences, there’s two Offensive player of the week awards given to the best/most productive guy from each conference every week…. you may wanna learn a little about football before you make condescending comments toward a superbowl winning and league mvp.

  15. stellarperformance says: Oct 3, 2012 10:26 PM

    thepvyharvin says: Oct 3, 2012 2:46 PM
    Did he cry when he won it??
    ====================================

    Did YOU cry when he won it?

  16. chi01town says: Oct 3, 2012 10:51 PM

    Brees had 3 TD’s 464 yards. against Greenbay… Why wasnt he the offensive player of the week? Cutler played lights out on Monday Night Football in Dallas an Dominated all game long… Why wasnt he the offensive player of the week?

  17. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 4, 2012 12:21 AM

    chi01town says:
    Oct 3, 2012 10:51 PM
    Brees had 3 TD’s 464 yards. against Greenbay… Why wasnt he the offensive player of the week? Cutler played lights out on Monday Night Football in Dallas an Dominated all game long… Why wasnt he the offensive player of the week?

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    Drew Brees didn’t because that wasn’t impressive as Aaron Rodgers threw one more TD, including the game winner.

    Jay Cutler didn’t win because Aaron Rodgers threw for 2 more TDs and more yards, and is a better QB in every single way. Also, Jay Cutler is just not very good… as a QB, as a teammate, and as a person.

    I hope that helps you.

  18. vikefan says: Oct 4, 2012 11:42 AM

    he helped beat an o-3 team by 1 point…….WOW is the NFL lowering its standards on this award

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