Everyone including the Minnesota defense knew the Packer running back Ahman Green had to carry the load if the Packers had a chance vs. the Vikings in last weekend's matchup. Carry the load he did, and then some. For his Week 9 efforts, Green has been named the NFL's Player of the Week, the league announced.
Green was recognized for his 137-yard rushing day on 21 carries during Green Bay's 30-27 win over Minnesota in the Metrodome. He added five catches for 52 yards and caught a touchdown pass from Brett Favre in the win.
This is Green's third such honor of the season. He was named Player of the Week after the Pack's blowout of the Bears in week 4 and their follow-up victory against Green's former team, Seattle, in week 5.