Yet again, Aaron Rodgers has garnered NFC Offensive Player of the Week accolades.
On Wednesday, the 29-year-old Rodgers, who tied a Green Bay Packers franchise record with 480 passing yards (completing 32 of his 42 throws) while registering four touchdown passes in the green and gold’s 38-20 triumph over Washington on Sunday, was tabbed as the conference’s premier offensive performer for the eighth time since Week 13 of the 2010 season, the most of any player in the league during that span.
Rodgers, the 2011 NFL MVP, shredded the Redskins defense early and often in Green Bay’s home opener, amassing more than 400 yards through the air (marking his first 400-yard passing outing of nine-year career) in the game’s first three quarters.
During the Packers’ first two outings this season, the 6’2”, 223-pound Rodgers leads the league in passing yards (813), while placing third among signal callers in completion percentage (69.6 percent); second in yards per attempt (10.29); second in touchdown passes (seven); and second in quarterback rating (127.2).
Rodgers and the Packers (1-1) return to the gridiron on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 12:00 p.m. CT when they face off against A.J. Green and the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Paul Brown Stadium.