Packers players of the week: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 1:48 a.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 38-35 Week 13 victory over the Giants.

Offense: QB Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers' passer rating was under 110.0 for the first time this season (106.2), but he was masterful in the clutch, completing 28-of-46 passes for 369 yards with four TDs and one interception. He also picked up key yardage on the ground as the Packers' leading rusher with 32 yards on four carries.

Defense: LOLB Clay Matthews

Matthews was a relentless force from beginning to end. In addition to his 38-yard return of an interception for a TD that gave the Packers a 14-10 lead in the second quarter, Matthews had a sack, two QB hits and a forced fumble.  

Special teams: P Tim Masthay

For the second game in a row, Masthay had five punts, four of which landed inside the 20-yard line, with a long of 55. The Giants had three fair catches and zero punt returns.