2016 Week 7: AFC & NFC Players of the Week

AFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Jay Ajayi of the Miami Dolphins rushed for 214 yards in the win over the Buffalo Bills. He is the first player since Ladanian Tomlinson to be named AFC offensive player of the week in consecutive weeks. He also joined some elite company by becoming the fourth back in NFL history to rush for 200 yards in back to back weeks (O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams).

AFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Denzel Perryman of the San Diego Chargers made a key interception in the victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Perryman’s interception set up the game-tying field goal, and then in overtime, he was able to tackle Devonta Freeman for a loss, that gave the Chargers the ball for the game winning score.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Marquette King of the Oakland Raiders posted a 50.6 yard net punting average in the win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.  King was also able to pin the Jags inside the 20 yard line on four of his punts, giving the Raiders the advantage in the field position game. He also added a 27 yard scamper for a first down after a botched snap, that eventually led to a game-sealing touchdown.

NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers hauled in 13 passes in the victory over the Chicago Bears. Davante amassed 132 yards and two touchdowns, both career highs for the Packers wideout and good enough for second all-time in Green Bay history.

NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Landon Collins of the New York Giants intercepted two passes in the victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Collins had a spectacular return of one interception for a touchdown which was the first TD of his career. In addition, Collins also recorded eight tackles and two passes defensed.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Josh Huff of the Philadelphia Eagles returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in the win over the Minnesota Vikings. Huff’s kickoff return came at a crucial point in the game, when neither team was able to do anything offensively. Huff got the Eagles on the board after falling behind 3-0 in the second quarter.

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.