2016 Week 5: AFC & NFC Players of the Week

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AFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots passed for 406 yards in the victory over the Cleveland Browns. Brady, in his first game back from a four-game suspension, completed 28 of 40 passes including three touchdowns and no interceptions. This is Brady’s 26th player of the week honor.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Buffalo Bills logged two interceptions in the win over the Los Angeles Rams. Robey-Coleman’s first interception was returned for a touchdown, which gave the Bills a 23-16 lead. He also closed out the Rams final drive with an interception to end the game. His interception returned for a touchdown was his second of the season.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts hit all five of his field goal attempts in the win over the Chicago Bears. Vinatieri hit two field goals from 50+ last week, and has yet to miss a field goal on the season, going 13/13. He has also not missed an extra point yet this year, going 12/12.

NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals rushed for 157 yards in the victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Johnson carried the ball 27 times and found the endzone twice. He also caught three passes for 28 yards. On the season Johnson has nearly eclipsed 500 yards in five games.

NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Darius Slay of the Detroit Lions forced two turnovers in the win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Slay recorded three tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. The forced fumble came while Philadelphia was attempting to run out the clock, allowing the Lions to take the lead. The interception came on the Eagles final drive – effectively sealing the win.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Jamison Crowder of the Washington Redskins returned a punt for a touchdown in the victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Crowder took the punt back 85 yards for the score – the first time Washington has returned a punt for a TD since 2008. It is the second time this year that a Redskins player has won special teams player of the week (Dustin Hopkins in week 3)

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.