Eddie Lacy named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 18, 2013 – 10:28 am

Packers RB Eddie Lacy has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 21-carry, 141-yard performance in Dallas last Sunday.

Lacy also rushed for the winning touchdown, capping the Packers’ comeback from a 26-3 halftime deficit for a 37-36 victory. He added four receptions for 30 yards.

Lacy’s 1,028 rushing yards on the season make him just the second rookie running back in team history to go over 1,000 yards. John Brockington was the first in 1971, with 1,105 yards. Lacy needs 78 yards to break Brockington’s team rookie mark.

This is Lacy’s first career player of the week award. Other Packers named Player of the Week this season were QB Aaron Rodgers (Offense, Week 2) and K Mason Crosby (Special Teams, Week 5).

Other info from the NFL press release:

  • Lacy’s 141 rushing yards were the most by any player in Week 15. He also had the league’s longest run of the week (60 yards) and tied for the NFL lead with five runs of 10+ yards and eight first-down runs.
  • Since October 1, Lacy leads the NFL with 977 rushing yards.
  • Lacy is the fourth Green Bay running back to be named Offensive Player of the Week joining Ahman Green (six times), Dorsey Levens (Week 17, 1999) and Samkon Gado (Week 10, 2005).

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Mason Crosby named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 9, 2013 – 9:54 am

K Mason Crosby

Packers K Mason Crosby has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his 5-for-5 day on field goals last Sunday vs. Detroit.

Crosby made kicks from 26, 52, 31, 42 and 45 yards in the Packers’ 22-9 victory, improving his mark to 9-for-9 on the season. A Packers kicker hadn’t made five field goals in a game in 13 years, and he tied the franchise record for most in a single game, matching Chris Jacke (who did it twice, in 1990 and 1996) and Ryan Longwell (2000).

Crosby has now made 13 straight field goals in the regular season, dating back to 2012. Including last year’s two playoff games, he has made 15 in a row. Crosby holds the franchise record with 23 consecutive field goals made in the regular season, which he set from Week 13 of 2010 through Week 12 of 2011.

This marks the fifth time in his career that Crosby has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, and the first time since Week 7 of 2011.


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QB Aaron Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 18, 2013 – 11:00 am

QB Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after his franchise-record-tying 480-yard passing game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Rodgers tied Matt Flynn’s single-game passing mark, originally set in Week 17 of 2011, when Flynn filled in for Rodgers prior to the playoffs. Rodgers completed 34 of 42 passes with four TDs and no interceptions for a 146.0 passer rating, the third highest of his career.

His 34 completions tied his career best, and he became just the second QB in NFL history to throw for 480-plus yards with four TDs and zero INTs, joining Giants QB Y.A. Tittle, who threw for 505 yards with seven TDs and no INTs on Oct. 28, 1962.

This is the eighth time in his career Rodgers has been named NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.


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