Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played the fourth week of the 2012 season (September 27 & 30, October 1), the NFL announced today.
Rodgers completed 31 of 41 passes (75.6 percent) for 319 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 119.9 passer rating in the Packers’ 28-27 win over New Orleans.
He guided an offense that amassed a season-high 421 yards and 30 first downs, the most in a game by Green Bay since November 12, 1989.
Trailing by six in the fourth quarter, Rodgers led the comeback and capped it off with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson.
In his career, the Packers are 23-0 when Rodgers has a passer rating of at least 115. Green Bay is 8-0 when Rodgers has at least four touchdown passes.
In his eighth season from California, this is Rodgers’ sixth career Player of the Week Award. He was honored twice in 2010 (Weeks 13 and 16) and three times last year (Weeks 1, 4 and 9).
Since Week 13, 2010, Rodgers’ six Player of the Week Awards are the most in the NFL during that span.
Rodgers and Brett Favre (12) are the only quarterbacks in team history to win the award at least six times.