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WR Jennings Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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GREEN BAY (Press Release) - Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.  He had seven catches for 152 yards (21.7 average) and a career-high three touchdowns in the Packers' 31-3 win at Minnesota. 

He became the third player in franchise history to record at least seven catches, 150 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions in the same game, joining Antonio Freeman (December 20, 1998) and Javon Walker (September 26, 2004). 

Jennings had touchdown catches of 11, 46 and 22 yards.  In his career, he has 37 touchdown receptions and 15 have been at least 40 yards (40.5 percent).  He averages 32.5 yards per TD catch, the second-best mark among active players with at least 20 touchdown receptions. 

He has at least six catches in five consecutive games and is the first Packer to accomplish the feat since Sterling Sharpe (1993). 

In his fifth season from Western Michigan, this is Jennings' first career Player of the Week Award.

He is the first Packers wide receiver to be honored since Freeman in Week 16, 1998.  Jennings is the seventh wide receiver in team history to be named Offensive Player of the Week. 

 

Courtesy: Packers Press Release

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