Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones, Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop are the AFC Players of the Week for games played the eighth week of the 2013 season
Offense: WR Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
Jones had eight receptions for 122 yards (15.3 average) with four touchdown receptions in the Bengals’ 49-9 win over the New York Jets.
Jones’ four TD catches are the most in a single game in club history and the most in an NFL game since November 18, 2007 (RANDY MOSS and TERRELL OWENS, four each).
Became the first player in NFL history to score on four touchdown passes of less than 15 yards in one game (9, 6, 14, 6).
Has a career-best in receptions (24), receiving yards (369) and touchdown catches (seven) in 2013.
In his second season from California, this is Jones’ first AFC Offensive Player of the Week award.
He is the first Bengals wide receiver to win Offensive Player of the Week honors since CHAD JOHNSON in 2007 (Week 12).
Jones joins quarterback ANDY DALTON (Week 6) as the second Bengal to win Offensive Player of the Week this season.
Defense: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Denver Broncos
Rodgers-Cromartie totaled five tackles, including one tackle for a loss, three passes defensed and a 75-yard interception-return touchdown in the Broncos’ 45-21 win over Washington.
His three passes defensed were the most in the AFC in Week 8.
Registered his fifth career interception-return touchdown, the third-most since he entered the NFL in 2008.
Rodgers-Cromartie played a pivotal role for a defense that totaled four interceptions (tied season-high), and held the Redskins to 266 total net yards (154 passing, 112 rushing).
In his sixth season from Tennessee State, this is Rodgers-Cromartie’s second career Defensive Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award with the Arizona Cardinals in 2009 (Week 5).
Rodgers-Cromartie is the first Broncos cornerback to win Defensive Player of the Week honors since TRACY PORTER in 2012 (Week 1).
Special Teams: K Ryan Succop, Kansas City Chiefs
Succop connected on three of four field goals (42, 35, 40) and two extra points in the Chiefs’ 23-17 win over Cleveland.
Succop’s three field goals tied for an AFC-best in Week 8 (NICK FOLK).
His two field goals of 40+ yards (42, 40), tied for an AFC-best last week (Folk).
Registered 11 of Kansas City’s 23 points for the game.
With 22 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Succop connected on a 40-yard field goal to extend the Chiefs’ lead to 23-17.
In his fifth season from South Carolina, this is Succop’s third Special Teams Player of the Week Award, surpassing LAWRENCE TYNES (two) and PETE STOYANOVICH (two) for the most Player of the Week awards by a Chiefs kicker since the accolade was instituted in 1984.
He most recently won the award in 2011 (Week 15).
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|
Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 8 as submitted by AFC clubs:
Cincinnati quarterback ANDY DALTON, who completed 19 of 30 passes (63.3 percent) for 325 yards with five touchdowns versus one interception and a 125.7 passer rating.
Cleveland wide receiver JOSH GORDON, who recorded 132 receiving yards on five receptions (26.4 average), including a 39-yard touchdown catch in the Browns’ 23-17 loss at Kansas City.
Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING, who completed 30 of 44 passes (68.2 percent) for 354 yards with four touchdowns versus three interceptions and a 94.3 passer rating.
Oakland quarterback TERRELLE PRYOR, who rushed for 106 yards with one touchdown in the Raiders’ 21-18 win over Pittsburgh.
Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH, who completed 24 of 36 passes (66.7 percent) for 225 yards with two touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 102.2 passer rating.
Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 8 as submitted by AFC clubs:
Cincinnati linebacker VONTAZE BURFICT, who recorded 11 tackles and one pass defensed.
New England linebacker DONT’A HIGHTOWER, who had 10 tackles and one sack in the Patriots’ 27-17 win over Miami.
Kansas City linebacker DERRICK JOHNSON, who had 12 tackles and one pass defensed.
Oakland rookie linebacker SIO MOORE, who had five tackles and two sacks.
Miami defensive tackle JARED ODRICK, who had four tackles and two sacks in the Dolphins’ 27-17 loss at New England.
Buffalo defensive tackle KYLE WILLIAMS, who had nine tackles and 1.5 sacks in the Bills’ 35-17 loss at New Orleans.
Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 8 as submitted by AFC clubs:
New England kicker STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI, who connected on two field goals (34, 48).
Cincinnati kick returner BRANDON TATE, who returned four kickoffs for 133 yards, including a 71-yard return.