GREEN BAY – Aaron Rodgers is your NFC offensive player of the week – again.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback garnered the honor for the eighth time in his career this week after he completed 34 of 42 passes (81 percent) for 480 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 146.0 passer rating in the Packers’ 38-20 win over Washington. His 480 yards tied the single-game club record, set by Matt Flynn in the 2011 regular-season finale when Rodgers didn’t play because the Packers had already clinched the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. On his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN and ESPNWisconsin.com on Tuesday, Rodgers made it clear that he was happy to share the record with Flynn.
“I mean, unbelievable day for him. I was like a big brother watching that game. I know I've said that in the past,” Rodgers said. “Do I wish I had thrown one more pass? Well, I didn't know where I was at yardage wise for one. For two, I believe in traditions and sportsmanship associated with the game. If it comes in the flow of the game, awesome. If not, you get to the 2-minute warning, James (Jones) had a great run for a first down. You kneel on it three times. That's what you do.”
The performance was Rodgers’ third career 400-yard game. No other Packer has more than one. Since Week 13, 2010, Rodgers’ eight Player of the Week Awards are the most in the NFL during that span.
Rodgers has the second-most Player of the Week Awards in franchise history, trailing only Brett Favre’s 12.
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