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Aaron Rodgers, James Starks voted Air & Ground Players of the Week

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 20, 2013 – 4:28 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and RB James Starks have been voted the Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for Week 2.

Rodgers tied a franchise record with 480 yards passing in Green Bay’s 38-20 victory over Washington. He completed 34 of 42 passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions, posting a passer rating of 146.0, the third highest of his career. The 34 completions tied his career best.

Starks took over for Eddie Lacy (concussion) in the first quarter and rushed 20 times for a career-high 132 yards, including a 32-yard TD. He became the first Packers RB to rush for 100 yards in a regular-season game since Brandon Jackson in Week 5 of 2010, and the first to do so in any game since Starks himself rushed for 123 yards at Philadelphia in the 2010 NFC Wild Card playoff contest.


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18 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers, James Starks voted Air & Ground Players of the Week”

  1. By OKGOPACK on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Congrats. to our guys, way to go!

  2. By Dale Tietjen on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    That’s the way (uh-hunh, uh-hunh) I like it!

  3. By C. Frank on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    I wonder when the last time two players from the same team won both ends of this award for performances in the same game?

  4. By Tim on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Exactly what I was thinking…

  5. By Bill in KC on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Are you paying attention, Cincy?

  6. By Robert on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    I far as I can tell, it was week 11 of 2011 when Matthew Stafford and Kevin Smith of Detroit did it. I found 11 other instance, once by Green Bay: Brett Favre and Ryan Grant in Week 10 of 2007. An interesting aside I found, Aaron Rogers has set the record for most times in a season (6, 2011) and consecutive weeks (4, also 2011). He also want air player of the year in 2011.

  7. By Kyle on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    @C. Frank

    It was last year.

    Tom Brady and Stevan Ridley won.

  8. By Ron McDon on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, 2 big stats in 1 game, 2 awards. McCarthy better lead Aaron to a few more Super Bowls while the window is still open.

  9. By ChukyChez1 on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Gave Starks a game ball MM.

  10. By MarkK on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    Congrats Aaron and James – performances worthy of this recognition.

  11. By iluvmyteam on Sep 20, 2013 | Reply

    A game ball to James Starks was a wrong righted. Thank you MM.

  12. By Hotspitta on Sep 21, 2013 | Reply

    #GOPACKGO

  13. By Zang on Sep 21, 2013 | Reply

    Woot! Keep it up! GO PACK GO!

  14. By AL NEUBAUER on Sep 21, 2013 | Reply

    They have to do a better job in the second half this week. Go Pack Go.

  15. By Bill Patterson on Sep 21, 2013 | Reply

    Drove down to game with my little brother 17 hours from Regina Sask was a great game great people thanks go pack go

  16. By PK on Sep 21, 2013 | Reply

    Sweet !

  17. By Tyler Montgomery on Sep 21, 2013 | Reply

    since that game in philly in 2010 ive been telling everyone to let starks run the ball and the first time he does look what happens

  18. By Mike on Sep 21, 2013 | Reply

    Well I said I wanted to see more of James Starks before the game, as I think he’s better than Lacey. I didn’t want him to get that playing time cause of a injury to Lacey though. I’ve seen alot of critisim of Starks for some Packer fans, and I’m not sure why. He always produces when he gets to play, and he’ll hold on to the ball. I have no patience for any back putting the ball on the ground.

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