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Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted by Tom Fanning on December 29, 2010 – 11:15 am

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. the N.Y. Giants this past Sunday. It is the second time this season, and the second time this month, that Rodgers has earned the weekly honor (Week 13, San Francisco).

Rodgers threw for a regular-season career-high 404 yards and matched his career best with four TD passes in Green Bay’s 45-17 win over the Giants. He completed 25-of-37 passes with no INTs for a 139.9 passer rating. His 404 passing yards were the most by a Green Bay quarterback since Lynn Dickey posted 418 on Oct. 12, 1980, and it was the first 400-yard, four-TD, zero-INT performance in franchise history.

It was also the 10th time in Rodgers’ career that he threw for three-plus TDs and no interceptions. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the most in NFL history by a quarterback within three seasons of his first start, topping the previous record of nine set by Kurt Warner (1999-2001).

Rodgers threw an 80-yard TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson in the win on Sunday, Rodgers’ second 80-yard TD of the season (86-yard TD to WR Greg Jennings vs. Miami in Week 6). He is the first Packers QB to throw 80-yard TD passes to two different players in a season since Bart Starr did so in 1966.


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