AFC Players of the Week - Week 11

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AFC Players of the Week - Week 11

Players of the Week/Month 2015 Regular Week 11 English



Quarterback BROCK OSWEILER of the Denver Broncos, defensive end J.J. WATT of the Houston Texans and punter DUSTIN COLQUITT of the Kansas City Chiefs are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 11th week of the 2015 season (November 19, November 22-23), the NFL announced today. 


  • Osweiler completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1 percent) for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 127.1 passer rating in the Broncos’ 17-15 win at Chicago.
  • He connected with wide receiver DEMARYIUS THOMAS on a career-long 48-yard touchdown pass on the Broncos’ first possession of the game.
  • Early in the fourth quarter, Osweiler threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver CODY LATIMER to extend the Broncos’ lead to 17-9.
  • Osweiler, who turned 25 years old on Sunday, is the only quarterback in the Super Bowl era to make his first career start and win on his birthday.
  • His 127.1 passer rating led all AFC players in Week 11 and is the second-highest ever by a Broncos quarterback in his first start for the club (PEYTON MANNING, 129.2 on September 9, 2012 against Pittsburgh).
  • Osweiler, who was selected in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, is the first quarterback drafted by the Broncos to win his starting debut with the team since GARY KUBIAK in 1983.
  • In his fourth season from Arizona State, this is Osweiler’s first career Player of the Week Award.
  • He is the second player to win an AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor in his first career start this season, joining Tennessee rookie quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA (Kickoff Weekend). 


  • Watt had eight tackles, including five tackles for a loss, and two sacks in the Texans’ 24-17 win against the New York Jets.
  • Both of Watt’s sacks came on third down and led to punts by the Jets. His second sack, which came in the third quarter, helped the Texans regain possession and preceded a six-play, 63-yard drive that culminated in a touchdown that gave Houston a 24-10 lead.
  • He now has 19 career games with at least two sacks, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer RICHARD DENT for the second-most of any player in his first five NFL seasons. Only Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE (24) had more multi-sack games in his first five seasons since the statistic became official in 1982.
  • Watt, who leads the league with 11.5 sacks, has registered at least 10 sacks in four consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the NFL.
  • In his fifth season from Wisconsin, this is Watt’s fifth career Player of the Week Award and first since Week 11 of last season.
  • Watt’s five Player of the Week Awards are the most in franchise history.


  • Colquitt punted five times for a net average of 40.6 yards, placing four inside his opponent’s 20-yard line in the Chiefs’ 33-3 win at San Diego.
  • He placed punts at San Diego’s seven, six, 11 and one-yard lines during the contest.
  • Colquitt and the Chiefs’ coverage unit did not allow any punt-return yardage by the Chargers and helped contribute to the Chargers’ average starting field position of their own 15.4-yard line during the contest.
  • In his 11th season from Tennessee, this is Colquitt’s first career Player of the Week Award.
  • Colquitt joins LOUIE AGUIAR (Week 5, 1995) as the only Chiefs punters to win a Special Teams Player of the Week Award.





Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee

CB Aqib Talib, Denver

PR-WR Jarvis Landry, Miami

Wk 2

QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

CB Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets

PR-WR Travis Benajamin, Cleveland

Wk 3

WR A.J. Green, Cincinnati

LB Preston Brown, Buffalo

P Pat McAfee, Indianapolis

Wk 4

QB Philip Rivers, San Diego

S T.J. Ward, Denver

K Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Wk 5

QB Josh McCown, Cleveland

S Mike Adams, Indianapolis

K Mike Nugent, Cincinnati

Wk 6

WR DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

DE Cameron Wake, Miami

K Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh

Wk 7

QB Ryan Tannehill, Miami

LB Telvin Smith, Jacksonville

K Stephen Gostkowski, New England

Wk 8

QB Tom Brady, New England

DE Derek Wolfe, Denver

K Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Wk 9

QB Marcus Mariota, Tennessee

CB Darius Butler, Indianapolis

P Ryan Quigley, N.Y. Jets

Wk 10

QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

S Baccari Rambo, Buffalo

K Stephen Gostkowski, New England

Wk 11

QB Brock Osweiler, Denver

DE J.J. Watt, Houston

P Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City​

Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 11 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Indianapolis quarterback MATT HASSELBECK, who completed 23 of 32 passes (71.9 percent) for 213 yards with two touchdowns in the Colts’ 24-21 win at Atlanta.
  • Houston wide receiver DE ANDRE HOPKINS, who had five catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Kansas City quarterback ALEX SMITH, who completed 20 of 25 passes (80.0 percent) for 253 yards for a 108.8 passer rating.

Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 11 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Kansas City linebacker JUSTIN HOUSTON, who had a 17-yard interception-return touchdown and one tackle.
  • Indianapolis linebacker D’QWELL JACKSON, who had seven tackles, one sack, an interception and a fumble recovery.
  • Denver safety T.J. WARD, who had five tackles and one pass defensed. 

Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 11 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Jacksonville kicker JASON MYERS, who converted all four field-goal attempts (31, 32, 20 and 36 yards) and one PAT in the Jaguars’ 19-13 win against Tennessee.
  • Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI, who kicked the game-winning 43-yard field goal with 52 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and added three PATs.

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