AFC & NFC Players of the Week: 2016 Week 9

AFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Melvin Gordon of the San Diego Chargers rushed for 196 yards in the win over the Tennessee Titans. Gordon rushed for one touchdown and also hauled in 65 yards worth of receptions. Gordon’s late run on a key third down effectively won the game for San Diego.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders recorded two sacks in the victory over the Denver Broncos. Mack also recorded three tackles including one for a loss as well as a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Mack’s play was instrumental in the Raiders keeping control of a tight AFC West.

AFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Jordan Todman of the Indianapolis Colts returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the win over the Green Bay Packers. It was the first time since 2012 that the Colts have returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Todman also added a long 61 yard return later in the game that helped the Colts put points on the board.

NFC Offensive Player of the Week:

Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons threw four touchdowns in the win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ryan completed almost 75% of his passes for 344 yards, spreading the ball around to seven different Falcons receivers.

NFC Defensive Player of the Week:

Landon Collins of the New York Giants recorded an interception in the victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Collins won the award following the Giants last game, making him the first NYG player to win the award in consecutive games. In addition to the interception, he recorded 12 tackles.

NFC Special Teams Player of the Week:

Matt Prater of the Detroit Lions hit a game-tying 58 yard field goal as time expired, eventually leading to a win over the Minnesota Vikings. It was Prater’s fourth game tying or winning field goal this season and the 12th of his career.

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.