Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was one of the best quarterbacks in week 1, but I'm a little surprised he won the award. QB Drew Brees and QB Cam Newton also had big weeks, but maybe Rodgers scored some bonus points for playing on the winning team. From Packers.com:
Rodgers had won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week twice previously in his career, both last season. He won it in Week 13 against San Francisco and in Week 16 against the New York Giants, when he passed for a regular-season career-high 404 yards.
On the other hand, the league also handed out fines as well as awards. Adam Schefter tweets that CB Charles Woodson was fined $10,000 for throwing a punch last Thursday night. I do not expect that the league will let him use the installment plan. Maybe the NFL should take in consideration a player's salary when handing out fines?