Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones nominated for Week 5 awards

Posted Oct 10, 2017

Fans can vote for NFL clutch performer, rookie of the week, and ground player of the week

GREEN BAY – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Aaron Jones have both been nominated for some of the NFL’s Week 5 awards.

Rodgers has been nominated for clutch performer of the week after leading the Packers on a game-winning, 75-yard touchdown drive in the final minute-plus to beat the Cowboys, 35-31.

The drive covered nine plays and took 62 seconds, with Rodgers’ 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams giving Green Bay the lead with just 11 seconds left.

Rodgers finished the game 19-of-29 for 221 yards and three TDs for a 122.9 passer rating. The Packers trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter before mounting their comeback.

Fans can vote for Rodgers by clicking here. The other nominees for clutch performer are Jacksonville RB Leonard Fournette, Philadelphia QB Carson Wentz, Kansas City QB Alex Smith and Indianapolis K Adam Vinatieri.

Jones is up for two awards, the league’s rookie of the week and ground player of the week, for his 19-carry, 125-yard rushing performance in Dallas.

It was the first NFL start for the fifth-round pick from Texas-El Paso, and he also scored his second pro touchdown on a 7-yard run late in the second quarter. Prior to the TD, he made a diving 9-yard catch along the sideline for a first down.

To vote for Jones for rookie of the week, click here. The other nominees are Fournette, Houston QB Deshaun Watson, Cleveland DE Myles Garrett and Rams S John Johnson.

For ground player of the week, click here. The other nominees are Fournette and Chargers RB Melvin Gordon.


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