Rodgers and Brady among the top November players

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL has announced its players of the month for November, and once again, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the way.

The leader of the 11-0 Packers has won the NFC Offensive Player of the Month four consecutive times, dating back to December 2010. In November, he completed 72.4 percent of his passes for 1,203 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception. According to the team, that produced a 131.6 passer rating, the highest of any month in his career.

Rodgers' NFC North foe, Bears DE Julius Peppers, was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month. He had four sacks for 33 yards, one tackle for loss, 10 quarterback pressures and three pass break ups to go with six tackles during Chicago's 3-1 November.

Cardinals rookie PR Patrick Peterson was named Special Teams Player of the Month in the NFC. He had two touchdown returns during the month and has four on the season.

In the AFC, Patriots QB Tom Brady took the Offensive Player of the Month award for the fifth time in his career. In November, Brady completed 93 of 149 passes for 1,266 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also surpassed 300 passing yards in three of the team's four games during the month.

Texans OLB Connor Barwin claimed Defensive Player of the Month honors. He had 6½ sacks in November and recorded at least one sack in each of Houston's four games.

The Special Teams Player of the Month in November for the AFC was Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski. The lefty made 10-of-11 field-goal attempts during the four games, including a team-record six field goals in Week 12 against the Bears.