Green edged out the Chicago Bears' Shane Matthews and the Kansas City Chiefs' Priest Holmes in voting by a panel of national journalists and broadcasters to earn his first Miller Lite NFL Player of the Week honor. Each week, a player from each of the 31 teams is nominated for the award by the team or local media. The Miller Lite NFL Player of the Week is then selected by a national panel of veteran NFL media representatives coordinated by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Green sparked a second half comeback with a 63-yard touchdown burst to close the Packers to 17-14. Currently ranked fourth in the NFL in rushing, Green also contributed by air, grabbing a team-high six receptions for 49 yards.
At the conclusion of the regular season, six Miller Lite NFL Player of the Year candidates will be chosen from among the weekly nominees. From the six finalists, a committee of media representatives from each NFL market will elect the Miller Lite NFL Player of the Year. The voting program is coordinated by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
2001 Miller Lite NFL Players of the Week winners to date include, in order: Brian Griese, Peyton Manning, Kurt Warner, Deltha O'Neal, Brett Favre, David Patten, Mike Alstott, and Ahman Green.