On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Sep. 19, 2014 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM CDT Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Friday, September 19, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Packers at Detroit Lions Packers at Detroit Lions
  • Mon., Sep. 22, 2014 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM CDT Live McCarthy press conf. Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy will be available to the media on Monday, September 22, in the Lambeau Field media auditorium.
  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT Humana playground build (morning session)

    Scheduled to appear: Andrew Quarless and Casey Hayward

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Humana playground build (afternoon session) Scheduled to appear: Datone Jones and Micah Hyde
  • Sat., Sep. 27, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Packers Everywhere pep rally (Chicago)

    Packers fans 21 years and older are invited to bring the spirit of Green Bay to Chicago a day early with a free Packers Everywhere Pep Rally. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy will take part in the pre-gameday excitement by greeting fans and participating in a Q-and-A session with Wayne Larrivee, the radio voice of the Packers. Packers alumni Mark Chmura and Don Beebe will also be at the rally to socialize with fans, sign autographs and discuss their thoughts on the next day’s game against the Bears. A round-table discussion with Packers.com writers Vic Ketchman, Mike Spofford and the audience will conclude the event.

News

Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.

Print
RSS

Rodgers wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sep 14, 2011

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week, as he threw for 304 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the season-opener against the Saints.

It marked the ninth time in 53 career starts, including playoffs, that Rodgers put together a 300-yard/three-TD/no-INT game. That’s the most of any quarterback in the league since the beginning of the 2008 season, when Rodgers took over as Green Bay’s starter.

With a 132.1 passer rating, Rodgers compiled a 100-plus rating for the 30th time in those 53 starts.

Rodgers had won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice previously in his career, both last season. He won it in Week 13 against San Francisco and in Week 16 against the New York Giants, when he passed for a regular-season career-high 404 yards.

All three of Rodgers’ TD passes against the Saints came in the first quarter. Only one other quarterback in NFL history has thrown for three TD passes in the first quarter of a season-opener, Buffalo’s Jack Kemp in 1964.

Rodgers’ 188 passing yards in the opening quarter were his most in any quarter in his career, topping the 181 yards he had in the second quarter at Minnesota in Week 11 last season.

Dating back to last season, the Packers have now won seven straight games, and Rodgers’ numbers have played a big part in that. In those seven victories, Rodgers has completed 161 of 232 passes (69.4 percent) for 2,039 yards, 17 TDs and just three interceptions for a 115.6 passer rating.

Additional coverage - Sept. 14

Recent Articles

 
blog comments powered by Disqus