AFC & NFC Players of Week 6

Following a pretty intense week 6, the NFL named its weekly award winners.

American Football Conference (AFC)

  • DeAndre Hopkins, receiver for the Houston Texans, has been named the AFC Offensive Player of week 6.
    • Hopkins was a clear winner, snagging 10 receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns in his game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Cameron Wake, defensive end for the Miami Dolphins, has been named the AFC Defensive Player of week 6.
    • Wake had a strong performance against the Tennessee Titans, recording four sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • Chris Boswell, kicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of week 6.
    • Boswell was 4/4 on field goals during last week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, including a long of 51 yards.

National Football Conference (NFC)

  • Calvin Johnson, receiver for the Detroit Lions, has been named the NFC Offensive Player of week 6.
    • Johnson had six catches for 166  yards and a touchdown, but most crucial was his 57 yard catch in OT to help secure the Lions victory over the Chicago Bears.
  • Kawann Short, defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers, has been named the NFC Defensive Player of week 6.
    • Short recorded two sacks and five tackles (including two for a loss) in last week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks
  • Michael Mauti, linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of week 6.
    • Mauti recorded a key blocked punt during the game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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