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Aaron Rodgers highlights Week 17 Players of Week

As the debate for MVP rages between Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt, one thing remains clear: Neither of these two are letting up. Rodgers proved as much in a Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions in which he completed 77.3 percent of his passes to top the Lions with the division on the line.

The Packers quarterback was a runaway favorite for the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award after his performance, edging out the likes of Cam Newton, Jordan Matthews, Frank Gore and Dez Bryant. Rodgers finished the season with just five interceptions to 38 touchdowns, a career low interception rate of just one percent.

That's going to be hard to beat in the playoffs.

Over in the AFC, it was a running back stealing the show from Peyton Manning once again. Under coordinator Adam Gase, the Broncos have taken the last month to seriously bolster their credentials on the ground and C.J. Anderson proved it by racking up 107 yards from scrimmage and three rushing touchdowns against the Raiders.

Here's how the rest of the awards shook out:


Colts LB Jonathan Newsome had two sacks, six tackles and a forced fumble in a win over the Titans.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown took a punt back for a touchdown in a crucial win over the rival Bengals to clinch the AFC North. He finished with 84 yards on two returns.


Panthers safety Roman Harper had a pick and 31-yard touchdown return in a win over the Falcons that lifted Carolina into the playoffs.

Packers return man Micah Hyde took a punt 55 yards to the house in a big win over the Lions.

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