GREEN BAY (Press Release) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named the NFC offensive player of the week for the 3rd time this season, and the 5th time since week 13 of last year.
Rodgers completed 21 of 26 passes (80.8 percent) for 247 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 145.8 passer rating in the Packers' 45-38 win at San Diego. He also added 52 rushing yards. The Packers are the third defending Super Bowl champion to start the following season 8-0 (1990 San Francisco, 1998 Denver).
Rodgers is the first quarterback in NFL history to register a 110+ passer rating in eight consecutive games in a season. He is the only player in league annals to pass for at least 2,600 yards (2,619) and 24 touchdowns in a team's first eight games. Rodgers and Lynn Dickey are the only two Packers to pass for at least four touchdowns in a game and complete at least 80 percent of their passes. Rodgers and Brett Favre (12) are the only quarterbacks in team history to win the award at least five times.
Courtesy: Packers Press Release