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PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush selects Green Bay's Players of the Week on offense, defense and special teams in the team's 45-7 Week 10 victory over the Vikings.
Offense: QB Aaron Rodgers
So what else in new? Rodgers did nothing to hinder his early-favorite status for league MVP honors Monday evening, registering his ninth-straight game with a passer rating over 110.0 (140.3). Overcoming early heavy pressure from Vikings DE Jared Allen, Rodgers completed 23-of-30 passes to 10 different targets for 250 yards and four TDs. He also rushed six times for 21 yards before leaving the game with 10:30 remaining.
Defense: LOLB Clay Matthews
Taking advantage of more one-on-one opportunities courtesy of defensive coordinator Dom Capers' creative blitz packages, Matthews had his first multiple-sack outing of the season. His two sacks were good for 20 yards in losses. Matthews also had five tackles and a forced fumble.
Special teams: RS Randall Cobb
Clearly, playing in prime time brings out the best in Cobb, who brought back memories of his 108-yard kickoff return for a TD in the Packers' season opener against New Orleans with a 80-yard punt return for a TD that started the Packers' scoring for the evening. Cobb became the first Packers rookie to return both a punt and a kickoff for TDs in a season. He also made amends for a muffed punt that led to Minnesota's only score of the night with a 55-yard kickoff return that helped set up a TD pass from Aaron Rodgers to John Kuhn.