AFC & NFC Players of the Week: 2016 Week 10

AFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans tossed four touchdowns in the win over the Green Bay Packers. Mariota was 19/26 for 295 yards. It was Mariota’s sixth consecutive game with at least 2 touchdowns, giving him 21 on the year.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs returned an interception for a touchdown in the victory over the Carolina Panthers. Berry also recorded nine tackles and two passes defensed, but the pick-6 sparked the comeback that gave the Chiefs the win.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Justin Simmons of the Denver Broncos blocked a key extra point in the win over the New Orleans Saints. The extra point would have given New Orleans a 1 point lead, but instead, the block was returned for two points, extending the Broncos lead and effectively sealing the game.

NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys tallied three touchdowns in the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Elliott recorded 114 yards on the ground in addition to 95 receiving yards. Elliott is the third player in NFL history to amass 1,000 rushing yards in his first nine games.

NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks made a key goal-line tackle in the victory over the New England Patriots. With the Patriots looking to tie the game with under a minute left, Chancellor stopped RB LeGarrette Blount at the goal line and defended the fourth down pass to Rob Gronkowski to seal the win.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Johnny Hekker of the Los Angeles Rams recorded a 78 yard punt in the win over the New York Jets. His booming kick was downed inside the five yard line, flipping the field and allowing the Rams defense to continue their dominant performance. Hekker leads the NFL with 28 punts downed inside the 20 yard line.

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.