[caption id="attachment_20985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] nfl.si.com[/caption] Yeah, week 6 wasn't right. Upsets galore, kickers making 60+ yarders and then missing sitters from much closer, Dez Bryant playing well. Odd, huh? Special mention has to go out the those Cleveland Browns fans, after their beloved team snapped an 11-game losing streak. In Brandon Weeden they trust. The "Factory of Sadness" was all smiles for a day, and the Colts next week, could they do the unthinkable and make it two on the trot? Anyway, I digress. Player of the week, is -
Aaron RodgersQuarterback, Green Bay Packers DOB: 12 December, 1983 (28 years old) College: California Height: 6’2 (1.88m) Weight: 102kg NFL Draft: 24th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft Career games: 75 games Week 6 stats: @ Houston Texans – 24/37, 338 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INT, 133.8 rating. Career stats: 19,003 yards, 148 TDs, 42 INTs, 104.2 rating
Why he won our player of the week (week 6)Do I really need to spell this out for you? Six touchdowns, 133.8 passer rating, toppling the previously undefeated Houston Texans 42-24. Wowee, Rodgers was good. People were down and starting to doubt the Packers, until they unleashed this performance to shut the NFL world up. Rodgers played with flagrant disregard for the wellbeing and mental health of the Texans secondary, carving them up with style. He also tied Matt Flynn's previous franchise record for most TD passes in a game (six), rubbing salt into the wound of his ex-teammate who is now playing backup to a rookie. Rodgers hit up WR Jordy Nelson for three TDs on Sunday night, found James Jones for two and TE Tom Crabtree for the other. Nelson and livewire WR Randall Cobb combined for 16 receptions and 223 yards on the night, with the other four receivers combining for only eight catches. This wasn't a game where Rodgers spread the ball around evenly between his troops -- this was more of a "look what I can do" session on a Sunday night. Rodgers found Jordy Nelson for 41 yards on the Packers' opening drive after a penalty on rookie DeVier Posey turned a Green Bay 4th and 3 punting situation into an automatic first down. Facedesk. The 28-year-old Super Bowl champion threw for a TD on three of his opening four drives, and topped off the night with a 18-yard pearler to WR James Jones in the final quarter, who caught the ball one-handed diving into the right hand corner of the endzone. Jones finished off with an Arian Foster-style bow, too. Nice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZw727b42rs
Facts and figures
- Rodgers holds the single season QB rating record of 122.5 (2011/2012)
- Rodgers loves his music - he plays guitar and took lessons for the first time in 2009. He claimed music is "therapeutic" for him, and that he's "not very good" but loves it. He actually wants to segway his NFL career into a career in music.
- He is a devout Christian. He's publicly stated, however, that he doesn't like to flaunt it Tim Tebow-style. He previously stated he's not an "over-the-top, in-your-face kind of guy" with his religious beliefs.
- He described himself as a "hopeless romantic". Yeah, must be hard wooing the ladies as a Super Bowl champion. Don't try and fool us, Aaron. We know you acquire legal tender to attract the female gender.
- He's the only QB in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards in his first two seasons as a starting QB.
What he said
"This is just a team that has a lot of pride in our locker room. I said it this week, there's not any quit in that locker room. It's almost better when people are doubting us a little bit." - Aaron Rodgers