Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance in Green Bay’s 31-3 win at Minnesota this past Sunday.
Jennings had seven catches for 152 yards (21.7 avg.) and a career-high three touchdowns. He became only the third player in franchise history to record at least seven catches, 150 receiving yards and three TD receptions in the same game, joining Antonio Freeman (Dec. 20, 1998) and Javon Walker (Sept. 26, 2004).
The yardage total was the second-best mark of Jennings’ five-year career behind only his 167-yard outing on six catches at Detroit on Sept. 14, 2008. He has posted at least six catches in each of the past five games, becoming the first Packer to accomplish that feat since Sterling Sharpe (1993).
It is the first time in his career that Jennings has been awarded the weekly honor, and he becomes the first Green Bay wide receiver to be honored since Freeman in Week 16 of 1998. Jennings is the seventh wide receiver in team history to be named Offensive Player of the Week.
Jennings is the fifth Packer to be awarded a weekly NFC honor this season, joining K Mason Crosby (Week 1), P Tim Masthay (Week 8), LB Clay Matthews (Weeks 2 and 9) and CB Charles Woodson (Week 4).
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