Watt beats Rodgers in NFL Network ranking
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GREEN BAY - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lost five spots in the NFL Network's annual rankings of NFL players. 2012's number one player is now at number six.
"Rodgers followed up his MVP performance in 2011 with another gem of a season, notching 39 touchdowns and only eight interceptions," the NFL Network said. "Rodgers has now passed for more than 4,000 yards in four of his first five seasons as the signal-caller in Green Bay."
While the network ranked Rodgers at number six, the fans voted him in at number five.
Vikings' Adrian Peterson came in first on the list, just ahead of the Broncos' Peyton Manning, Lions' Calvin Johnson, Patriots' Tom Brady, and in fifth place, the Texans' J.J. Watt (a graduate of University of Wisconsin).
Even though J.J. Watt came in the NFL Network's fifth place ahead of Rodgers' sixth place, the fans had Rodgers in fifth place and Watt in sixth.
Packers' Clay Matthews came in at number 31, although fans had him at number 20. Charles Woodson was number 85, and while Randall Cobb didn't make the NFL Network's top 100, he was on the fan list at number 94.