AFC Players of the Week - Week 12

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AFC Players of the Week - Week 12

Players of the Week/Month 2015 Regular Week 12 English




Running back C.J. ANDERSON of the Denver Broncos, cornerback LEON HALL of the Cincinnati Bengals and safety WILL HILL of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 12th week of the 2015 season (November 26, November 29-30), the NFL announced today.


  • Anderson rushed for 113 yards on 15 carries (7.5 average), including the game-winning 48-yard touchdown in overtime, and added four catches for 40 yards in Denver’s 30-24 win against previously undefeated New England on Sunday Night Football.
  • Anderson, who also had a 15-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, helped Denver become the second team in NFL history to overcome a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat an undefeated team with a record of 10-0 or better (San Diego vs. 11-0 Miami on November 18, 1984).
  • His game winning score was the fourth-longest overtime touchdown run in NFL history and the longest regular-season overtime scoring play from scrimmage in Broncos’ history.
  • Anderson’s 7.5 rushing average led all NFL players this week (minimum 10 attempts) and he was the only AFC player to rush for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in Week 12.
  • In his third season from California, this is Anderson’s second career Player of the Week Award and first since Week 17 of 2014.
  • This week marks the second in a row in which a Bronco has been recognized as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week (BROCK OSWEILER, Week 11).


  • Hall had six tackles, two passes defensed and an interception-return touchdown in the Bengals’ 31-7 win against St. Louis.
  • With the Bengals leading 24-7 in the third quarter, Hall intercepted a pass and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown to cap the scoring as Cincinnati improved to 9-2.
  • Three of Hall’s six tackles came within two yards of or behind the line of scrimmage.
  • The Bengals intercepted three passes against the Rams, the most of any AFC club in Week 12, and have 14 interceptions this season, which are tied for the most in the conference.
  • In his ninth season from Michigan, this is Hall’s second career Player of the Week Award and first since 2008 (Week 16).
  • He is the first cornerback in Bengals history to be named Defensive Player of the Week twice and joins safety DAVID FULCHER (four) as the only Cincinnati defensive backs to win the award multiple times.


  • Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown on the final play from scrimmage in the Ravens’ 33-27 win against Cleveland on Monday Night Football.
  • The Ravens are the second team in NFL history to win a game on the final play by blocking a field goal and returning it for a touchdown, joining the Denver Broncos (November 17, 1985 vs. San Diego in overtime).
  • Hill also started at safety and posted six tackles with one pass defensed against the Browns.
  • In his fourth season from Florida, this is Hill’s first career Player of the Week Award.
  • Hill is the second Ravens player to win a Special Teams Player of the Week Award this season, joining kicker Justin Tucker (Weeks 4 and 8).





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

Wk 12

RB C.J. Anderson, Denver

CB Leon Hall, Cincinnati

S Will Hill, Baltimore

Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 12 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Cincinnati quarterback ANDY DALTON, who completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1 percent) for 233 yards with three touchdowns and a 121.4 passer rating.
  • New York Jets quarterback RYAN FITZPATRICK, who passed for 277 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 118.9 passer rating in the Jets’ 38-20 win against Miami.
  • Indianapolis quarterback MATT HASSELBECK, who passed for 315 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 100.8 passer rating in the Colts’ 25-12 win against Tampa Bay.
  • Kansas City wide receiver JEREMY MACLIN, who had nine catches for 160 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs’ 30-22 win against Buffalo.
  • New York Jets wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL, who had nine catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns.
  • San Diego quarterback PHILIP RIVERS, who passed for 300 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 118.4 passer rating in the Chargers’ 31-25 win at Jacksonville.
  • Baltimore quarterback MATT SCHAUB, who passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Pittsburgh wide receiver MARKUS WHEATON, who had nine catches for 201 yards in the Steelers’ 39-30 loss at Seattle.

Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 12 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Oakland cornerback DAVID AMERSON, who had six passes defensed, one interception and two tackles.
  • Baltimore linebacker C.J. MOSLEY, who had seven tackles, including two tackles for a loss.
  • Indianapolis linebacker ERIK WALDEN, who had four tackles and two sacks.
  • Houston defensive end J.J. WATT, who had five tackles and two sacks in the Texans’ 24-6 win against New Orleans.
  • Denver defensive end DEREK WOLFE, who had eight tackles and one sack.

Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 12 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Baltimore defensive end BRENT URBAN, who blocked the potential game-winning field-goal attempt.
  • Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI, who converted all four of his field-goal attempts and one PAT.

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