AFC Players of the Week - Week 14

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AFC Players of the Week - Week 14

Players of the Week/Month 2015 Regular Week 14 English

JETS QB RYAN FITZPATRICK, RAIDERS DE KHALIL MACK &

JAGUARS PR-WR RASHAD GREENE NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 14

Quarterback RYAN FITZPATRICK of the New York Jets, defensive end KHALIL MACK of the Oakland Raiders and rookie punt returner-wide receiver RASHAD GREENE of the Jacksonville Jaguars are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 14th week of the 2015 season (December 10, December 13-14), the NFL announced today.

OFFENSE: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK, NEW YORK JETS

  • Fitzpatrick passed for 263 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 108.9 passer rating in the Jets’ 30-8 win against Tennessee.
  • All three of Fitzpatrick’s touchdown passes came in the first half, including a 16-yard score to ERIC DECKER in the first quarter and touchdown throws to running back BILAL POWELL (16 yards) and wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL (69 yards) in the second quarter en route to a 27-0 halftime lead.
  • The performance marked the third game in a row in which Fitzpatrick passed for at least two touchdowns and no interceptions with a passer rating of 100 or better.
  • In his 11th season from Harvard, this is Fitzpatrick’s third career Player of the Week Award and first since 2014 with Houston (Week 13).
  • This week marks the second in a row in which a Jet has been recognized as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week (BRANDON MARSHALL, Week 13). 

DEFENSE: DE KHALIL MACK, OAKLAND RAIDERS

  • Mack posted seven tackles and five sacks with one forced fumble in the Raiders’ 15-12 victory at Denver.
  • His five sacks, all of which came came in the second half, tied the single-game franchise record set by Pro Football Hall of Famer HOWIE LONG against Washington on October 2, 1983.
  • With Oakland trailing 12-7 with 1:58 remaining in the third quarter, Mack sacked BROCK OSWEILER in the end zone and forced a fumble that resulted in a safety, pulling the Raiders within three points entering the final quarter.
  • Mack, who leads the NFL with 14 sacks, is the third player to record at least five sacks in the second half of a game since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 and the first to do so since VONNIE HOLLIDAY on December 22, 2002 against Buffalo.
  • In his second season from Buffalo, this is Mack’s first career Player of the Week Award and first by a Raiders defensive lineman since LAMARR HOUSTON in 2012 (Week 7).
  • He is the first Raider to be named Defensive Player of the Week since safety CHARLES WOODSON in 2014 (Week 12).
     

SPECIAL TEAMS: PR-WR RASHAD GREENE, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

  • Greene had a 73-yard punt return-touchdown in the Jaguars’ 51-16 win against Indianapolis.
  • Green’s 73-yard punt return, which gave with the Jaguars a 23-13 lead in the third quarter, was the fourth-longest in club history and marked the first-ever punt return-touchdown by a Jaguars rookie.
  • Jacksonville, which scored 21 points in both the third and fourth quarter against the Colts, is the third team to score at least 21 points in both the third and fourth quarter of the same game since 1970 and the first to accomplish the feat since 2006 (San Diego on November 12, 2006 vs. Cincinnati).
  • Green also added one reception for 18 yards as a wide receiver.
  • In his first season from Florida State, this is Greene’s first career Special Teams Player of the Week Award and the first by a Jaguar since kicker JOSH SCOBEE in 2014 (Week 13).
  • Greene is the first Jaguars rookie to win a Special Teams Player of the Week Award since MAURICE JONES-DREW in 2006 (Week 14).

2015 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

Offense

Defense

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

Wk 13

WR Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets

S Tyvon Branch, Kansas City

PR-WR Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh

Wk 14

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets

DE Khalil Mack, Oakland

PR-WR Rashad Green, Jacksonville


Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 14 as submitted by AFC clubs
:

  • Jacksonville quarterback BLAKE BORTLES, who passed for 250 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 114.6 passer rating.
  • Cleveland running back ISAIAH CROWELL, who rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the Browns’ 24-10 win against San Francisco.
  • New York Jets wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL, who had six catches for 125 yards and one touchdown.
     

Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 14 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Jacksonville defensive end ANDRE BRANCH, who had four tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, one pass defensed and a fumble-return touchdown.
  • Cleveland linebacker ARMONTY BRYANT, who had seven tackles and two sacks.
  • Kansas City linebacker DEE FORD, who had seven tackles and three sacks in the Chiefs’ 10-3 win against San Diego.
  • Pittsburgh cornerback WILLIAM GAY, who had two tackles and an interception return-touchdown in the Steelers’ 33-20 win at Cincinnati.
  • New England defensive end JABAAL SHEARD, who had four tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in the Patriots’ 27-6 win at Houston.
  • New York Jets defensive end MUHAMMAD WILKERSON, who had five tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. 

Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 14 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Pittsburgh kicker CHRIS BOSWELL, who converted all four field-goal attempts and three PATs.
  • Oakland punter MARQUETTE KING, who punted 10 times for 460 yards (46.0 average) and placed five inside his opponent’s 20-yard line.

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