Players of the Week/Month
RB JONATHAN TAYLOR, CHIEFS DT CHRIS JONES &
K EVAN MCPHERSON NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 11
Running back JONATHAN TAYLOR of the Indianapolis
Colts, defensive tackle CHRIS JONES of
the Kansas City Chiefs and kicker EVAN
MCPHERSON of the Cincinnati Bengals are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and
Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 11 (November 18,
OFFENSE: RB JONATHAN TAYLOR, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
- Taylor rushed for 185 yards on
32 attempts (5.8 avg.) and added 19 yards receiving on three receptions for a
total of 204 scrimmage yards in addition to scoring five touchdowns (four
rushing, one receiving). His five touchdowns and 185 rushing yards are both the
most by any player this season.
- Taylor is the first player in
NFL history to record at least 175 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns and
one receiving touchdown in a single game.
- This is the first Offensive Player of the Week award for Taylor and he becomes the
first Colts running back to receive the honor since Joseph Addai (Week 8,
- He joins Michael
Bennett and Melvin Gordon as the only former Wisconsin running backs to win
Offensive Player of the Week.
DEFENSE: DT CHRIS JONES, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
- Jones recorded five tackles, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble
recovery and a pass defensed in Kansas City’s 19-9 win over Dallas. His 3.5
sacks are the second-most in a single game by an AFC player this season.
- This is the second Defensive
Player of the Week award for Jones (Week 2, 2017).
- Jones joins Neil Smith (Week
16, 1994 and Week 5, 1993) and Art Still (Weeks 3 and 14, 1986) as the only
Chiefs defensive linemen to earn the honor multiple times.
SPECIAL TEAMS: K EVAN MCPHERSON, CINCINNATI BENGALS
- McPherson connected on all four field goal attempts – from 54, 53, 51 and
47 yards - and two of his three point after attempts for a total of 14 points
in Cincinnati’s 32-13 win at Las Vegas.
- He is the first kicker this
season to make three field goals of at least 50 yards in one game.
- This is the second Special
Teams Player of the Week award for McPherson this season (Week 1). He joins
Doug Pelfrey (1994) as the only Bengals kickers to earn the honor twice in one
- McPherson is the ninth rookie
kicker to win multiple Special Teams Player of the Week awards and the first
since Harrison Butker (2017).
2021 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Mahomes, Kansas City
Crosby, Las Vegas
RB Derrick Henry,
Carlson, Las Vegas
K Nick Folk,
LB T.J. Watt,
Ngakoue, Las Vegas
P Rigoberto Sanchez,
White, N.Y. Jets
Phillips, New England
Herbert, L.A. Chargers
Mahomes, Kansas City
Jones, Kansas City
Townsend, Kansas City