AFC Offensive Player of the Week:
Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns in the win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Ben completed 22/27 passes in a blowout win. The stellar day gives Roethlisberger 11 touchdowns on the season.
AFC Defensive Player of the Week:
Zach Brown of the Buffalo Bills recorded 18 tackles and two forced fumbles to go along with one sack in the victory over the New England Patriots. Brown’s career-high day propelled Buffalo to a shutout victory – the first time New England had been shut out at home since 1993.
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:
Will Fuller V of the Houston Texans returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown in the win over the Tennessee Titans. The punt return ended up being the difference in a 27-20 victory for the Texans over their AFC South rival, allowing them to extend their first-place lead.
NFC Offensive Player of the Week:
Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons caught 12 passes for 300 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Carolina Panthers. Julio’s record setting day was good enough to even overshadow Matt Ryan (who threw for 500 yards). Jones became just the fourth player in the Super Bowl era to record 300 receiving yards in a single game.
NFC Defensive Player of the Week:
Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams registered five tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the win over the Arizona Cardinals. The award is Donald’s third in the last twenty weeks, and with the injury to JJ Watt, Donald is cementing himself as the league’s top defender.
NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:
Jon Ryan of the Seattle Seahawks had a net punting average of 40.6 yards in the win over the New York Jets. Ryan’s ability to pin the Jets inside their 20 yard line on four separate occasions throughout the game was instrumental to the Seahawks victory.