AFC & NFC Players of the Week: 2016 Week 8

AFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders threw for 513 yards in the win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carr was able to complete 40 out of 59 passes, including four touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was the game-winner in overtime.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Bradley Roby of the Denver Broncos returned an interception 49 yards for a score in the victory over the San Diego Chargers. Roby was starting in place of the injured Aqib Talib, and was able to defend two passes and record seven tackles in addition to his pick-6.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Shane Lechler of the Houston Texans averaged over 50 yards per punt in the victory over the Detroit Lions.  Lechler was also to pin the Lions inside of their own 20 on three out of his four punts, leaving Detroit with an average starting field position of the 13 yard line.

NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Jordan Howard of the Chicago Bears rushed for 153 yards in the win over the Minnesota Vikings. Howard turned one of his 26 carried into a touchdown, while adding four catches for 49 yards, leaving him with over 200 yards of total offense for the Bears.

NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Star Lotulelei of the Carolina Panthers recorded three sacks in the victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Lotulelei forced a fumble on his first sack, which was returned for a touchdown, and when the afternoon was over, he had finished with six tackles.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Wil Lutz of the New Orleans Saints made all four of his field goal attempts in the win over the Seattle Seahawks. Lutz won the award in week six, making it his second honor this season. Lutz has been clutch at the kicking position for the Saints, a job that had been in flux for some time before his arrival.

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.