As the Green Bay Packers begin preparations for Sunday’s NFC matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFC announced today that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for the 11th time in his career and third time this season.
Rodgers completed 18 of 27 passes for 315 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions for a 145.8 passer rating in the Packers’ 55-14 win over Chicago.
All three of Rodgers touchdown passes came in the first half and is only the second player in NFL history (Daryle Lamonica) with six touchdown passes in a half.
Rodgers tied the franchise record for the most TD passes in a game and is the only Packer to have two games with six touchdown passes.
He threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson in the second quarter, Rodgers’ 16th career TD pass of 70+ yards. That is the most in NFL history, surpassing Peyton Manning and Brett Favre (15).
Since 2010, Rodgers’ 11 Player of the Week Awards are the most in the NFL.