AFC & NFC Players of the Week: 2016 Week 2

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AFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets completed 24/34 passes for 374 yards and a touchdown in Thursday’s win against the Buffalo Bills. Fitzpatrick was able to spread the ball around effectively, as three different receivers finished the day with over 90 yards receiving. Fitz was able to beat a Rex Ryan defense for just the second time in 10 tries.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Von Miller of the Denver Broncos recorded three sacks and a forced fumble in the victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Miller has been on a tear in his last four games, tallying 10 QB hits, nine sacks and three fumbles.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Lawrence Guy of the Baltimore Ravens blocked an extra point in the win over the Cleveland Browns. The block turned what would have been a 21-0 Browns lead into a 20-2 lead, paving the way for a Ravens’ comeback. The blocked kick was the ninth for Baltimore since the start of the 2014 season – most in the NFL over that time-span.

NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings hauled in 9 passes for 182 yards and a TD in Sunday Night’s win over the Green Bay Packers. Diggs’ 182 receiving yards against the Packers is second most in franchise history to Randy Moss (190), and through two weeks, Diggs is second in Vikings history with 285 yards (Gene Washington had 324 in 1969)

NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Marcus Cooper of the Arizona Cardinals picked off two passes en route to a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cooper’s second interception was returned 60 yards for a touchdown, effectively sealing the victory for Arizona.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Janoris Jenkins of the New York Giants returned a blocked kick for a touchdown in the win over the New Orleans Saints. His return broke a scoreless tie late in the second quarter, and gave the Giants some much needed life as they eked out a win by a 16-13 margin.

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