AFC & NFC Players of Week 8

Following a pretty intense week 8, the NFL named its weekly award winners.

American Football Conference (AFC)

  • Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, has been named the AFC Offensive Player of week 8.
    • Brady set himself apart from the rest of the AFC offensive players with 356 passing yards and four touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins.
  • Derek Wolfe, defensive end for the Denver Broncos, has been named the AFC Defensive Player of week 8.
    • Wolfe had a strong performance against the Green Bay Packers, recording seven tackles including one for a loss.
  • Justin Tucker, kicker for the Baltimore Ravens, has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of week 8.
    • Tucker made five field goals, including a 39 yard game winner in last week’s game against the San Diego Chargers.

National Football Conference (NFC)

  • Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, has been named the NFC Offensive Player of week 8.
    • Brees threw for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns, needing every single one in the team’s victory over the New York Giants.
  • Kwon Alexander, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been named the NFC Defensive Player of week 8.
    • Alexander forced two turnovers including an interception and a forced fumble along with a team-high 11 tackles against the Atlanta Falcons
  • Marcus Sherels, punt returner for the Minnesota Vikings, has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of week 8.
    • Sherels averaged 25.7 punt return yards, highlighted by his 65 yard return for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears

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.