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Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of the week

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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.

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20 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers named NFC offensive player of the week”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 18, 2013 1:04 PM

    He should thank Roger Goodell and his biased officials in his speech for this award. #TheNFLhasanagendavsDanSnyder

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Sep 18, 2013 1:07 PM

    man the packers wr ‘s WAS WIDE OPEN THAT GAME

  3. herlies says: Sep 18, 2013 1:16 PM

    The ball he throws is unreal. Reminds me of Marino. It just looks different.

  4. muskyhunter2542 says: Sep 18, 2013 1:17 PM

    All that without Craig Jennings… I mean Gregg Jennings

  5. jayrast says: Sep 18, 2013 1:19 PM

    Best QB in the NFL.

  6. shibbyleigh says: Sep 18, 2013 1:21 PM

    Lost in all of the Rg3 panic was how well the Packers played last week. Maybe, just maybe, the Redskins aren’t THAT bad and the Packers just played very well. Maybe it’s somewhere in between the two. The Pack could very easily be 2-0 and seem to get overlooked when talking about most dangerous teams in the league.

  7. melissachambers says: Sep 18, 2013 1:22 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 18, 2013 1:04 PM
    He should thank Roger Goodell and his biased officials in his speech for this award. #TheNFLhasanagendavsDanSnyder

    __________

    Is this a joke? Maybe I just don’t know you well enough yet to realize when you’re being sarcastic or just plain trolling. And I guess either way, I should really know better and not give the satisfaction by responding. Oh well, I’m tired today.

  8. commonsensedude says: Sep 18, 2013 1:28 PM

    I am a lifelong and die-hard Washington Redskins fan and also have a lot of respect for Aaron Rodgers. But let’s just tell it like it is. As good as Rodgers is, he was greatly benefited by being opposed by the worst defense we’ve had in at least fifteen years.

    We have a Defensive Coordinator who probably should really find other ways to make a living. We have a rookie cornerback and a rookie safety who just don’t seem to be ready to play in the NFL yet. And our longest-term veteran, D. Hall, has long been regarded as one of the worst cover corners playing today. And add to all of this that very few members of the defense could tackle – allowing guys to run for 20+ yards after first coming in contact with a defender.

    Can you even imagine how much worse it would have been if we had played the Broncos and Peyton Manning?

    Congratulations to Rodgers. But he should be thankful he played against a defense that made his job a WHOLE lot easier than it should have been.

  9. dino2997 says: Sep 18, 2013 1:44 PM

    I bet the Rodgers wishes he can play the Redskins defense every week. Too bad he can’t.

  10. donsjohnson says: Sep 18, 2013 1:46 PM

    No doubt the Redskins secondary is very weak. But then again, so is the Packers secondary currently (e.g., see Niners game). The Redskins pass rush, on the other hand, is no slouch, dealing Rodgers 4 sacks in the first half alone. It was the adjustments made by the Packers/Rodgers in terms of quicker throws/short routes, that opened that game up, and hence setting up the run (for like the first time in 3 years. lol) And you have to give credit to the Packer’s WR’s. Jordy Nelson is playing incredible this year, eliminating the drops he used to have. Plus it helps to have such an accurate thrower in Rodgers. Doesn’t have quite the arm that Favre did, but way more accuracy. If/when he has time to throw (a big ‘if’ due to the Packer’s shaky OLine and Rodger’s one flaw of tending to hold on to the ball too long)–he can frustrate every secondary in the NFL, not just the Redskins. The Packer fans should count their blessings–not many teams have a future Hall of Famer QB replacing another Hall of Famer QB. Only the Niners (Montana and Young) and possibly in time the Colts (Manning and Luck) can say that.

  11. whatjusthapped says: Sep 18, 2013 2:04 PM

    Fact of the matter is that the Redskins have the worst secondary in all of pro football. Hell, even Ponder can’t wait to play them.

    Still, you have to execute and the Packers could have put up 63 the way they were playing, or the Redskins secondary wasn’t playing, take your pick.

  12. donsjohnson says: Sep 18, 2013 2:16 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Sep 18, 2013 2:04 PM
    Fact of the matter is that the Redskins have the worst secondary in all of pro football. Hell, even Ponder can’t wait to play them.
    —-

    We hear your misery. Still, there are 14 games left to play. And every team has its weaknesses–you just hope their strengths can overcome their weaknesses. If/when RGIII gets up to speed, hopefully sooner rather than later for Skins fans, they will be a formidable team. Besides, the way things look so far, does anyone else think we’re all really looking up at Seattle and Denver at this point?

  13. dgt178 says: Sep 18, 2013 2:20 PM

    …y’all shouldn’t be so quick to downplay rodgers’ stats…keep in mind…the packers primarily played prevent in the entire second half….had they played aggressively like the first half….WOW….maybe 600+ yards passing….

  14. ratsfoiledagain says: Sep 18, 2013 4:19 PM

    It couldn’t happen to a nicer ego….

  15. packerfanfordecades says: Sep 18, 2013 4:30 PM

    For many of us here in Wisconsin, Aaron’s humility and leadership attributes shine brilliantly right alongside the good passing stats.

    If we can soak in a few “how to stop the 49rs” ideas that Seattle uses, avoid more fail Mary plays with the Hawks, and stop Devin Hester from returning so many kicks for touchdowns, this season will turn out very well for Green Bay.

    When I first saw the Packer’s schedule x months ago, it was easy to count 7-8 games that seemed like they would be an uphill battle to win (e.g. SF, Washington, Pittsburgh, Ravens, Giants, Falcons, maybe even Detroit). The balance of our schedule doesn’t seem nearly as tough now after the first couple of NFL weekends have passed. Hard to say how tough the Falcons really are, but with the exception of that doubt, I’m looking at the real possibility of a 15-1 season.

    I’m just hoping one other team defeats SF so that our next game with the 49rs is up in Green Bay.

    .

  16. stvang says: Sep 18, 2013 4:32 PM

    Rodgers put up some very good numbers against SF as well.

    And nobody with any intelligence will say that SF is a bad or incompetent defense.

    I’ll say it again. GreenBay is not far behind SF or Seattle. I would say they are a good safety away from being as good or better. I do believe they are good enough to beat anyone and will be in every game.

  17. toolkien says: Sep 19, 2013 10:14 AM

    Defenses with top tier linebackers and can get pressure with 4 linemen are tough for this Packer/Rodgers team (e.g. the Bears of the recent past (Peppers/Urlacher)). In other words, teams with linebackers who can clog up passing lanes and lend assistance into the secondary while the linemen can get home without assistance. Pretty much any other defense Rodgers/receivers can carve up. Add in the hopes of a running game and even those tough defenses will have a hard time keeping those passing lanes clogged. It should be interesting against the Bengals to see if the Packers can continue to run the ball with Starks starting. The Packers probably win relatively easy if the can run the ball. If not, the Bengals D have the type of D the Packers can struggle against.

  18. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 19, 2013 3:49 PM

    ^^^um….

    The Packers have won something like 7 straight against the Bears.

  19. teamnorsecore says: Sep 20, 2013 9:05 AM

    packerfanfordecades says:
    Sep 18, 2013 4:30 PM
    For many of us here in Wisconsin, Aaron’s humility and leadership attributes shine brilliantly right alongside the good passing stats.

    If we can soak in a few “how to stop the 49rs” ideas that Seattle uses, avoid more fail Mary plays with the Hawks, and stop Devin Hester from returning so many kicks for touchdowns, this season will turn out very well for Green Bay.

    When I first saw the Packer’s schedule x months ago, it was easy to count 7-8 games that seemed like they would be an uphill battle to win (e.g. SF, Washington, Pittsburgh, Ravens, Giants, Falcons, maybe even Detroit). The balance of our schedule doesn’t seem nearly as tough now after the first couple of NFL weekends have passed. Hard to say how tough the Falcons really are, but with the exception of that doubt, I’m looking at the real possibility of a 15-1 season.

    I’m just hoping one other team defeats SF so that our next game with the 49rs is up in Green Bay.
    …………..
    “Humility”? What are you gonna say next…..Rodgers actually cares about the fans and enjoys living in Wisconsin? LOL!!!

  20. axespray says: Sep 20, 2013 4:15 PM

    I’m surprised it didn’t go to Calias Campbell cause he had “pressures”….

    Still can’t believe that he got Def-Player of the week for doing nothing – while Clay had like 3 sacks…smh.

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