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AFC & NFC Players of the Week

By now, most Baltimore Ravens' fans know that reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his one interception, one sack and six tackle performance in the team's 34-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Who were the other winners:

JAGUARS RB MAURICE JONES-DREW, RAVENS LB BRENDON AYANBADEJO &

JETS LB JASON TRUSNIK NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 3

 

Running back MAURICE JONES-DREW of the Jacksonville Jaguars, linebacker BRENDON AYANBADEJO of the Baltimore Ravens and linebacker JASON TRUSNIK of the New York Jets are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the third week of the 2009 season (September 27-28), the NFL announced today.

 

OFFENSE: RB MAURICE JONES-DREW, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

  • Jones-Drew rushed for a season-high 119 yards (5.2 average) on 23 carries and tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns in a 31-24 win over the Houston Texans
  • Jones-Drew’s 61-yard TD run in the second quarter was the Jaguars longest play since December 23, 2007. 
  • Helped the Jaguars total a season-high 398 yards on offense. 
  • He leads the team in touchdowns (four), rushing yards (282), receptions (13) and total yards (353) through Week 3.
  • He is tied for second in the NFL with four rushing touchdowns (ADRIAN PETERSON).
  • In his fourth season from UCLA, this is Jones-Drew’s second career Player of the Week Award.  Jones-Drew last won the award in Week 14 of 2006.

DEFENSE: LB BRENDON AYANBADEJO, BALTIMORE RAVENS 

·         Ayanbadejo registered six tackles, one interception and one sack in the Ravens’ 34-3 win over the Cleveland Browns. 

·         Ayanbadejo posted his second career interception when he picked off Browns quarterback DEREK ANDERSON in the third quarter.  Baltimore posted a season-high four interceptions and leads the AFC with six in 2009.

·         Helped the Ravens defense limit the Browns to 186 yards of total offense (115 passing, 71 rushing).  

·         He ranks second on the team with 17 tackles.

·         In his seventh year from UCLA, this is Ayanbadejo’s first career Player of the Week Award.  The last Ravens defensive player to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week was linebacker TERRELL SUGGS in 2008 (Week 7).

 

SPECIAL TEAMS: LB JASON TRUSNIK, NEW YORK JETS  

  • Trusnik tied for a team high with two tackles on special teams and was part of a unit that created two turnovers that led to 14 points in a 24-17 win against the Tennessee Titans
  • In the first quarter, Trusnik forced a fumble when he knocked the ball loose from Titans kick returner RYAN MOUTON and recovered the ball at the Titans 19-yard line.  The Jets scored five plays later to take a 14-0 lead. 
  • Through Week 3, Trusnik is tied for a team-high six tackles on special teams.

·         In his third season from Ohio Northern, this is Trusnik’s first career Player of the Week Award.  The last Jet to win AFC Special Teams Player of the Week was kick returner-running back LEON WASHINGTON in 2008 (Week 11).

 

2009 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

 

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Tom Brady, New England

LB David Harris, New York

K Jeff Reed, Pittsburgh

Wk 2

QB Matt Schaub, Houston

DE Antwan Odom, Cincinnati

K Rian Lindell, Buffalo

Wk 3

RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville

LB Brendon Ayanbadejo, Baltimore

LB Jason Trusnik, New York

 

Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 3:

  • Denver running back CORRELL BUCKHALTER, who totaled 14 carries for 108 yards (7.7 average) in a 23-3 win over the Raiders.
  • New York Jets wide receiver JERRICHO COTCHERY, who registered eight receptions for 108 yards (13.5 average) with one touchdown.
  • Baltimore quarterback JOE FLACCO, who completed 25 of 35 passes (71.4 percent) for 342 yards with one touchdown versus zero interceptions and a 111.8 passer rating.
  • The New England offensive line, which did not allow a sack and helped Tom Brady complete 25 of 42 passes for 277 yards in a 26-10 victory over Atlanta.
  • Cincinnati quarterback CARSON PALMER, who completed 20 of 37 passes (54.1 percent) for 183 yards with one touchdown versus zero interceptions and a 76.7 passer rating in a 23-20 win over Pittsburgh.
  • Indianapolis quarterback PEYTON MANNING, who completed 24 of 35 passes (68.6 percent) for 379 yards with four touchdowns versus one interception and a 130.5 passer rating.
  • New England wide receiver RANDY MOSS, who hauled in 10 receptions for 116 yards (11.6 average).
  • New England running back FRED TAYLOR, who gained 105 rush yards (5.0 average) on 21 attempts with one touchdown.

Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 3:

  • Denver linebacker-defensive end ELVIS DUMERVIL, who recorded five tackles and two sacks.
  • Indianapolis defensive end DWIGHT FREENEY, who registered two tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.
  • New York Jets linebacker DAVID HARRIS, who finished with five tackles, one sack and one interception. 
  • New England safety BRANDON MC GOWAN, who posted four tackles and one forced fumble.
  • Jacksonville linebacker DARYL SMITH, who finished with eight tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 3:

  • New England kicker STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI, who tied his career high with four made field goals (22, 33, 33 and 21).
  • Baltimore punter SAM KOCH, who punted four times for 176 yards (44.0 average) and placed two inside of the 20-yard line.

EAGLES QB KEVIN KOLB, BEARS LB LANCE BRIGGS &

VIKINGS KR-WR PERCY HARVIN NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 3

 

Quarterback KEVIN KOLB of the Philadelphia Eagles, linebacker LANCE BRIGGS of the Chicago Bears and kick returner-wide receiver PERCY HARVIN of the Minnesota Vikings are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the third week of the 2009 season (September 27-28), the NFL announced today.

 

OFFENSE: QB KEVIN KOLB, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

  • Kolb completed 24 of 34 passes (70.6 percent) for 327 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 120.6 passer rating in the Eagles’ 34-14 win over Kansas City.  Kolb also scored on a rushing touchdown, the first of his career.
  • Became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 300 yards in each of his first two career starts.  In Week 2, Kolb passed for 391 yards against New Orleans. 
  • Threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DE SEAN JACKSON, the second consecutive game the duo has combined for a 60+ yard score.  The last Eagles duo to connect on 60+ yard touchdowns in back-to-back games was QB RON JAWORSKI and WR MIKE QUICK in 1985. 
  • In his third season from Houston, this is Kolb’s first career Player of the Week Award.
  • Kolb is the sixth Eagles quarterback to be honored and the first since DONOVAN MC NABB in 2004 (Week 13).

DEFENSE: LB LANCE BRIGGS, CHICAGO BEARS

·         Briggs had seven tackles, two tackles for a loss, one sack, an interception and a quarterback hurry in the Bears’ 25-19 win at Seattle. 

·         His sack in the second quarter forced Seattle to punt and Chicago scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive to cut the Seahawks’ lead to 13-7. 

·         Briggs’ interception came on a diving play at the Seattle 14-yard line to set up a field goal which extended Chicago’s lead to 17-13. 

·         In his seventh season from Arizona, this is Briggs’ first career Player of the Week Award.

·         Briggs is the eighth Bears linebacker to be honored and the first since BRIAN URLACHER in 2004 (Week 8).

 

SPECIAL TEAMS: KR-WR PERCY HARVIN, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

·         Harvin returned four kickoffs for 180 yards, averaging 45.0 yards per return, and had a 101-yard touchdown in the Vikings’ 27-24 victory over San Francisco. 

·         He has scored a touchdown in each of the first three games of the season and is the second rookie to accomplish that feat in the past five years (FELIX JONES, Dallas, 2008). 

·         Harvin also added four receptions for 51 yards. 

·         For the season, Harvin leads the NFL in kick return average (35.8). 

·         In his rookie season from Florida, this is Harvin’s first career Player of the Week Award.

·         Harvin is the third Vikings return specialist to be honored and the first since AUNDRAE ALLISON in 2007 (Week 13).

 

2009 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

 

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Drew Brees, New Orleans

DE Justin Tuck, New York Giants

PR-WR DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia

Wk 2

RB Frank Gore, San Francisco

LB Chad Greenway, Minnesota

DE Calais Campbell, Arizona

Wk 3

QB Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia

LB Lance Briggs, Chicago

KR-WR Percy Harvin, Minnesota

 

Other nominees for NFC Offensive Player of Week 3:

  • Philadelphia tight end BRENT CELEK, who had eight catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. 
  • Chicago quarterback JAY CUTLER, who completed 21 of 27 passes (77.8 percent) for 247 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 126.4 passer rating. 
  • Minnesota quarterback BRETT FAVRE, who threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score with two seconds remaining. 
  • Philadelphia wide receiver DE SEAN JACKSON, who had six catches for a career-high 149 yards and one touchdown (64 yards).
  • Green Bay fullback JOHN KUHN, who had a career-high two touchdowns (one-yard run, 10-yard reception) in the Packers’ 36-17 win at St. Louis. 
  • New York Giants quarterback ELI MANNING, who completed 14 of 24 passes (58.3 percent) for 161 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 106.4 passer rating in the Giants’ 24-0 win at Tampa Bay. 
  • Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD, who passed for 241 yards and one touchdown in the Lions’ 19-14 victory over Washington. 
  • New Orleans running back PIERRE THOMAS, who rushed for a career-high 126 yards on 14 carries (9.0 average) and two touchdowns in the Saints’ 27-7 win at Buffalo. 

Other nominees for NFC Defensive Player of Week 3:

  • Minnesota defensive end JARED ALLEN, who had six tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.
  • Detroit linebacker LARRY FOOTE, who had nine tackles. 
  • Minnesota linebacker E.J. HENDERSON, who recorded 13 tackles. 
  • Green Bay defensive end JOHNNY JOLLY, who had a tackle for a loss, a fumble recovery, two quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and blocked a field goal. 
  • New Orleans defensive end WILL SMITH, who had five tackles, two tackles for a loss, a sack and his first career interception. 
  • New York Giants cornerback TERRELL THOMAS, who had three tackles and an interception. 

 Other nominees for NFC Special Teams Player of Week 3:

  • Green Bay punter JEREMY KAPINOS, who averaged 50.0 yards per punt with a net average of 44.3 yards.
  • New York Giants linebacker BRYAN KEHL, who had three special teams tackles.  
  • Chicago punter BRAD MAYNARD, who punted four times for 165 yards (41.3 average), including two inside the 20-yard line.
  • Dallas punter MAT MC BRIAR, who placed all five punts inside the 20-yard line, tying the team record, in the Cowboys’ 21-7 win over Carolina. 

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