Throwing for 480 yards brings some rewards with it.
For Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, they include a victory over the Redskins, a tie with Matt Flynn for the most passing yards in a single game in Packers history and the NFC offensive player of the week award.
Rodgers was honored by the league for his dominant performance against Washington. It started with 335 yards in the first half, putting him within 220 yards of the all-time single-game record and Rodgers would have had a better chance at setting the mark if the Redskins had been able to keep the game closer. Rodgers completed 34-of-42 passes on the day and threw four touchdowns in the 38-20 victory.
It is the eighth time that Rodgers has been so honored since Week 13 of the 2010 season, which is the most in the league over that span. Given his play through two games, it’s not hard to imagine Rodgers adding to that total before the year is out.