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Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers is more disciplined; earns NFC's honors

Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he's been more disciplined the last two weeks, releasing the ball more quickly, and letting the receivers do their jobs.

It was a big factor in the Packers' blow-out wins over Detroit and Cleveland.

And Wednesday, the NFC recognized Rodgers' efforts by naming him the conference player of the month on offense.

Coach Mike McCarthy says Rodgers does a good job of running the offense.

And he joked that the coaching staff might have underjudged him, because they did not award him a game ball after any of the Packers' four victories.

Rodgers completed 75 percent of his passes in October for 988 yards and seven touchdowns in three games, including the Oct. 5, loss at Minnesota.

And he had his best monthly passer rating yet, at 123.9.

For the season, Rodgers has the NFL's second best quarterback rating at 110.8. He said last week's win at Cleveland was one of his better games, but he believes his best play is still ahead of him.

Wednesday, Rodgers was a limited participant at practice with a tender foot which first showed up on the injury report last week.

McCarthy says there are movements where the foot bothers him, and the coaches are trying to be smart with him.

The Packers host Minnesota on Sunday, and Vikings' quarterback Brett Favre was also limited at his practice Wednesday with a hip problem.