Two big-name players who were heavily criticized last season are off to fast starts in 2013. Now they have some hardware that recognizes their efforts.
Rivers threw for 419 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in a win over the Philadelphia Eagleson Sunday. He has seven TD passes and only one pick on the year, a nice return for a player who was mistake-prone last season. Rivers is getting the ball out of his hands quicker in new coach Mike McCoy's offense.
In the NFC, the picks were somewhat predictable. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won Offensive Player of the Week after scorching the Washington Redskins for 480 yards and four touchdowns. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was honored with the Defensive Player of the Week award after blanketing Anquan Boldin in coverage on "Sunday Night Football."
NFL Media will announce the players of the week every Wednesday. The list of nominees from Week 2 are right here.