COLTS QB PEYTON MANNING, STEELERS S TROY POLAMALU & RAVENS KR DAVID REED NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 14
Quarterback PEYTON MANNING of the Indianapolis Colts, safety TROY POLAMALU of the Pittsburgh Steelers and rookie kick returner DAVID REED of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 14th week of the 2010 season (December 9, 12-13), the NFL announced today.
SPECIAL TEAMS: KR DAVID REED, BALTIMORE RAVENS
On Monday Night Football, Reed totaled 233 kickoff return yards, including a franchise record 103-yard kickoff-return touchdown, in the Ravens’ 34-28 overtime win at Houston.
Reed’s kickoff return to start the second half surpassed PATRICK JOHNSON (97 yards in 1998) for the longest KR-TD in Ravens history.
His 233 kickoff return yards are the second most in a game in franchise history (COREY HARRIS, 243 on December 13, 1998).
Through Week 14, Reed leads the NFL with a 29.9 kickoff return average (20 returns, 598 yards).
In his rookie season from Utah, this is Reed’s first career Player of the Week Award. He is the first Ravens returner to win Special Teams Player of the Week since 2007 (YAMON FIGURS, Week 3).
(Click on the 'Jump' to see the other Ravens players nominated for the AFC Offensive & Defensive Player of the Week awards.)
Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 14:
Baltimore quarterback JOE FLACCO, who completed 22 of 33 passes (66.7 percent) for 235 yards with two touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 107.5 passer rating.
Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 14:
Baltimore cornerback JOSH WILSON, who registered seven tackles and a game-winning interception-return touchdown in overtime