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Aaron Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 16

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The Packers’ QB earned his 15th such honor for his work on Christmas Eve.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers Adam Wesley-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is no stranger to the limelight. He also has quite the trophy case to look back on for his NFL career.

Rodgers has two league MVP awards, a Super Bowl ring, and the MVP award from Super Bowl XLV. In addition, he has racked up numerous “player of the week” honors over the years, and his latest comes in recognition of his most recent game.

Rodgers was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week today for his performance against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16. Rodgers completed 28 of 38 passes in that contest (73.4%) for 347 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. That stat line was good for a passer rating of 136.6 and a yards per attempt average of 9.13. He also added two carries for 13 yards and a score on the ground.

This is Rodgers’ second such honor in the past three weeks, and he now has 15 of them to his credit over the years. Rodgers last won for his 18-of-23 performance against the Seattle Seahawks, which saw him throw for 246 yards and three scores. In fact, this is the third straight week that a Packers player has won player of the week honors; last week, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his two-interception game against the Chicago Bears.