Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali and Broncos kicker Matt Prater are the AFC Players of the Week for games played the 14th week of the NFL 2013 season
Offense: QB Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
Andy Dalton completed 24 of 35 passes (68.6 percent) for 275 yards with three touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 120.5 passer rating in the Bengals’ 42-28 win over Indianapolis. Dalton also added an eight-yard rushing touchdown.
Dalton’s 120.5 passer rating was the third best in the AFC in Week 14.
Registered his 15th career regular-season game with 100+ passer rating. The Bengals are 14-1 (.933) in such games.
His three touchdown passes tied for the third-most in the AFC in Week 14.
The win helped the Bengals improve to 6-0 at home in 2013.
In his third season from Texas Christian, this is Dalton’s third career Offensive Player of the Week award. He most recently won the award in Week 6.
He joins PEYTON MANNING (Week 1 & 3) and PHILIP RIVERS (Week 2 & 4) as the only players to win AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors twice in 2013.
Defense: LB Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
Hali posted a team-best six tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss in the Chiefs’ 45-10 win at Washington.
Hali’s two sacks tied for an AFC-best in Week 14 and tied for the third-most in the NFL.
Played a key role for a Chiefs defense that registered one interception, six sacks and limited the Redskins to 257 yards of total offense.
Through Week 14, Hali is tied for fourth in the AFC with 11 sacks.
Has reached double-digits sacks for the third time in his career.
In his eighth season from Penn State, this is Hali’s third career Defensive Player of the Week Award. He most recently won the award in Week 6.
This is the fourth time a Chiefs player has won Defensive Player of the Week honors this season (Hali, Week, 6 & 14; JUSTIN HOUSTON, Week 1 & 3).
Special Teams: K Matt Prater, Denver Broncos
Prater converted all three field-goal attempts in the Broncos’ 51-28 win over Tennessee.
On the final play of the first half, Prater converted a 64-yard field goal, the longest in NFL history.
His three field goals of 25, 64, and 19 yards tied for the most in the AFC in Week 14.
His 15 points led the NFL last week and tied his single-game career-best.
Prater has made 18 of 19 field goals (94.7 percent) this season, the third-highest percentage in the NFL.
Helped the Broncos become the fifth team ever to score 50+ points in three different games in the same season.
In his seventh season from Central Florida, this is Prater’s fifth career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He most recently won the award in 2012 (Week 4).
He joins TRINDON HOLLIDAY (Week 2) as the second Bronco to earn AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors this season.
2013 AFC Players Of The Week
|Wk 1||QB Peyton Manning, Denver||LB Justin Houston, Chiefs||K Nick Folk, Jets|
|Wk 2||QB Philip Rivers, Chargers||DE Mario Williams, Bills||PR-WR Trindon Holliday, Denver|
|Wk 3||QB Peyton Manning, Denver||LB Justin Houston, Chiefs||P Spencer Lanning, Browns|
|Wk 4||QB Philip Rivers, Chargers||CB Alterraun Verner, Titans||PR Dexter McCluster|
|Wk 5||QB Geno Smith, Jets||S Charles Woodson, Oakland||PR Travis Benjamin, Browns|
|Wk 6||QB Andy Dalton, Bengals||LB Tamba Hali, Chiefs||K Nick Novak, Chargers|
|Wk 7||QB Andrew Luck, Colts||DE Mario Williams, Bills||K Shaun Suisham, Steelers|
|Wk 8||WR Marvin Jones, Bengals||CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Broncos||K Ryan Succop, Chiefs|
|Wk 9||QB Jason Campbell, Browns||DE Cameron Wake, Miami||K Nick Folk, Jets|
|Wk 10||WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos||LB Paul Posluszny, Jaguars||K Justin Tucker, Ravens|
|Wk 11||QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers||LB Vontaze Burfict, Bengals||K Adam Vinatieri, Colts|
|Wk 12||QB Tom Brady, Patriots||S Troy Polamalu, Steelers||K Justin Tucker, Ravens|
|Wk 13||WR Erick Decker, Broncos||DE Olivier Vernon, Dolphins||P Kevin Huber, Bengals|
|Wk 14||QB Andy Dalton, Bengals||LB Tamba Hali, Chiefs||K Matt Prater, Broncos|
Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 14 as submitted by AFC clubs:
New England quarterback TOM BRADY, who completed 32 of 52 passes (61.5 percent) for 418 yards with two touchdowns versus one interception and a 91.7 passer rating in the Patriots’ 27-26 win over Cleveland.
Baltimore rookie wide receiver MARLON BROWN, who had seven receptions for 92 yards (13.1 average) with one touchdown in the Ravens’ 29-26 win over Minnesota.
Cleveland quarterback JASON CAMPBELL, who completed 29 of 44 passes (65.9 percent) for 391 yards with three touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 116.8 passer rating in the Browns’ 27-26 loss at New England.
Kansas City running back JAMAAL CHARLES, who rushed for 151 yards on 19 carries (7.9 average) with one touchdown. Charles also added a five-yard TD catch.
Cleveland wide receiver JOSH GORDON, who had seven catches for 151 receiving yards (21.6 average) with one touchdown.
Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING, who completed 39 of 59 passes (66.1 pct.) for 397 yards with four touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 107.8 passer rating.
San Diego quarterback PHILIP RIVERS, who completed 21 of 28 passes (75 percent) for 249 yards with three touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 137.4 passer rating in the Chargers’ 37-14 win over the New York Giants.
Indianapolis rookie wide receiver DA’RICK ROGERS, who had six catches for 107 receiving yards (17.8 average) with two touchdowns in the Colts’ 42-28 loss at Cincinnati.
New York Jets rookie quarterback GENO SMITH, who completed 16 of 25 passes (64 percent) for 219 yards with one touchdown versus one interception in the Jets’ 37-27 win over Oakland. Smith also rushed for 50 yards with one touchdown.
Miami quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL, who completed 20 of 33 passes (60.6 percent) for 200 yards with three touchdowns versus one interception and a 95.5 passer rating in the Dolphins’ 34-28 win at Pittsburgh.
New England running back SHANE VEREEN, who had 12 catches for 153 receiving yards (12.8 average).
Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 14 as submitted by AFC clubs:
Baltimore safety JAMES IHEDIGBO, who had 12 tackles and one forced fumble.
Denver linebacker VON MILLER, who had three tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed.
New York Jets safety ED REED, who had three tackles, one interception and one pass defensed.
Miami defensive end CAMERON WAKE, who had three tackles, one sack and forced a fumble.
San Diego cornerback SHAREECE WRIGHT, who had two tackles, one interception and three passes defensed.
Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 14 as submitted by AFC clubs:
New York Jets safety ANTONIO ALLEN, who blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown.
New York Jets kicker NICK FOLK, who converted all three field goals (41, 23, 51).
Baltimore kick returner JACOBY JONES, who returned four kickoffs for 152 yards (38 average), including a 77-yard KR-TD.
Kansas City punt returner DEXTER MC CLUSTER, who returned seven punts for 177 yards (25.3 average), including a 74-yard PR-TD.