Rodgers, Orakpo and Hester named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 12:42 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Redskins LB Brian Orakpo and Bears RS Devin Hester were named NFC Players of the Week for their performances in Week Four.

Rodgers was the first player in NFL history with 400 yards passing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in the Packers' 49-23 win over the Broncos. Rodgers was also Player of the Week in Week One.

Orakpo terrorized Rams QB Sam Bradford all day, recording 2.5 sacks to go along with five tackles in the Redskins' 17-10 win. It's the second time Orakpo has been Player of the Week in his career.

Hester broke two long returns, a 73-yard kickoff return and 69-yard punt return for a touchdown, in the Bears' 34-29 win against the Panthers. The punt-return touchdown gave Hester 11 in his career, passing Eric Metcalf for the most in NFL history.