Posted by Andy Benoit
The NFL delivered its weekly pats on the back Wednesday. Here are the Players of the Week for Week 16:
AFC OFFENSE: Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs
153 receiving yards on six catches (25.5 average), including a 75-yard touchdown reception in the Chiefs’ 34-14 win against Tennessee.
He has a career-best five 100-yard receiving games in 2010.
AFC DEFENSE: Ed Reed, S, Ravens
Helped the Ravens secure a postseason berth with two interceptions and three tackles in a 20-10 win at Cleveland.
The Ravens are now 10-0 when Reed has multiple interceptions in a game.
AFC SPECIAL TEAMS: Jacoby Ford, KR, Raiders
Totaled 188 kickoff return yards, including a 99-yard kick return-touchdown in the Raiders’ 31-26 loss against Indianapolis.
Ford became only the second player in NFL history with two return touchdowns on the opening kickoff in the same season (Ike Thomas of the Cowboys in 1971). His other return came on November 28 against the Dolphins. His three kick returns in a season ties Leon Washington’s NFL record.
NFC OFFENSE: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
Completed 25 of 37 passes (67.6 percent) for a career-high 404 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 139.9 passer rating in the Packers’ 45-17 win over the New York Giants.
It was the 10th time in Rodgers’ career that he has thrown at least three touchdowns with no interceptions, the most in NFL history by a quarterback within three seasons of his first start (Kurt Warner, 9).
NFC DEFENSE: Antoine Winfield, CB, Vikings
Had eight tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a 45-yard fumble-return touchdown in the Vikings’ 24-14 win at Philadelphia. Also disrupted several plays by getting pressure on Michael Vick.
NFC SPECIAL TEAMS: Graham Gano, K, Redskins
Converted both field-goal attempts against the Jaguars, including the game-winning 31-yarder. It was Gano’s third game-winner this season.
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Player of the Week awards
Posted on: December 30, 2010 8:36 am
Edited on: December 30, 2010 8:37 am