Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers win NFC Offensive Player of the Week after win over Cowboys

Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
Rodgers named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
Posted at 9:48 AM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 18:08:05-04

His stats were not massive. His level of clutch was, with the nation's eyes watching.

The last-minute comeback drive to power the Green Bay Packers to a 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys is the main reason why Aaron Rodgers is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Rodgers only completed 19 passes for 221 yards, but he threw three touchdown passes. It was the last of them, and the drive that set up the score, that played the biggest part in Green Bay's win.

With only one time out in his pocket and 73 seconds on the clock, Rodgers led a 75-yard drive with three completions, all good for first downs, and an 18-yard run on 3rd down to keep the drive alive.

The final throw went to Davante Adams for a touchdown with 11 seconds left to climax the victory on the road - the second time in 14 days Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to tie or win a game in the final 17 seconds of regulation play.

Additionally, former Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon, who is from Kenosha, earned AFC Offensive Player for the week for his 163 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in the Los Angeles Chargers' win over the New York Giants.