Packers players of the week: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 2:26 p.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

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.