After the first three weeks of the season, the Packers were 1-2 and their offense wasn’t producing at quite the level many people expected coming into the year.
Things look a bit different as we head into November. Green Bay is 5-3 and the offense is looking a lot healthier. A big part of that has been the play of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was named the NFC offensive player of the month for October on Thursday.
Rodgers completed 96-of-141 passes in four games during the month for 1,101 yards, 14 touchdowns and one interception. He put up a good chunk of those numbers in Weeks Six and Seven when he threw six touchdowns against the Texans and followed that up by hitting on 30-of-37 passes against the Rams. The Packers won despite a less prolific passing performance in Week Eight, leaving them on a three-game winning streak heading into Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.
It’s the sixth time that Rodgers has been named player of the month, tying him with Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Barry Sanders, Bruce Smith and Steve Young for the most all time.