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Packers QB nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week

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GREEN BAY -- Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been nominated for the FedEx Air Player of the Week for his performance against the Oakland Raiders in Week 7.

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In Green Bay's 42-24 triumph over the Raiders, Rodgers posted the maximum passer rating of 158.3, completing 25-of-31 for 429 yards with five TDs. He also rushed for a sixth touchdown.

It was Rodgers' first perfect passer rating as well as the first in franchise history, and the fourth game for Rodgers with a rating of 150-plus in his career. It was also his 10th career 400-yard passing game (including playoffs) and the fifth time he has thrown five or more TD passes.

The other nominees for the weekly award are Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins, who was 24-of-34 for 337 yards with four touchdowns and a 141.4 passer rating in the Vikings' 42-30 win over the Lions, and Indianapolis QB Jacoby Brissett, who was 26-of-39 for 326 yards with four TDs and a 126.7 rating in the Colts' 30-23 win over the Texans.

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