Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Month

Posted by on January 6, 2011 – 11:06 am

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December/January on Thursday.

Rodgers earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice in December (Week 13 and Week 16). Against the Giants in Week 16, he posted a regular-season career-high 404 passing yards and matched his career best with four TD passes. It was the 10th time in his career he posted three-plus TDs and no INTs in a game, breaking Kurt Warner’s mark of nine (1999-2001) for the most by a QB within three seasons of his first start.

In the Week 13 game vs. the 49ers, Rodgers threw for 298 yards and three TDs with no interceptions, his fifth straight game without an interception as he became the first Packers QB since Bart Starr in 1966 to not throw an INT in five straight contests. His 135.1 passer rating against San Francisco was his fourth straight game with a 110-plus passer rating, only the third time in team history a QB had done so. Rodgers accomplished the feat last season while Starr also did it in 1966.

Rodgers ranked No. 2 in the NFL during December/January with a 114.4 passer rating behind only New England’s Tom Brady (124.5). He led the NFL in yards per attempt in December/January at 9.22 and ranked No. 2 with 12 completions of 25-plus yards despite missing the Week 15 game at New England due to a concussion.

It is the second time in Rodgers’ career that he has earned NFC Offensive Player of the Month honors (October 2009).

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