AFC Players of the Week - Week 18

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AFC Players of the Week - Week 18

Players of the Week/Month 2021 Regular Week 18 English

TITANS QB RYAN TANNEHILL, RAIDERS DE MAXX CROSBY &

RAIDERS K DANIEL CARLSON NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 18

Quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL of the Tennessee Titans, defensive end MAXX CROSBY of the Las Vegas Raiders and kicker DANIEL CARLSON of the Las Vegas Raiders are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 18 (January 8-9).

OFFENSE: QB RYAN TANNEHILL, TENNESSEE TITANS

  • Tannehill completed 23 of 32 pass attempts (71.9 percent) for 287 yards and tied a career-high with four touchdowns passes with no interceptions for a 138.9 rating in Tennessee’s 28-25 win over Houston to secure the top seed in the AFC playoffs. He led the AFC in both passing touchdowns and rating in Week 18.

  • This is Tannehill’s third career Offensive Player of the Week award and second with the Titans:
    • 2015: Week 7 (with Miami)
    • 2019: Week 14 (with Tennessee)
    • 2021: Week 18 (with Tennessee)

  • He joins Marcus Mariota (four-time winner), Steve McNair (four) and Vince Young (two) as Tennessee quarterbacks to earn the honor multiple times.

  • Tannehill becomes the first former Texas A&M Aggie to win three Offensive Player of the Week award.

DEFENSE: DE MAXX CROSBY, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

  • Crosby recorded six tackles, three tackles for loss, three passes defensed and two sacks in Las Vegas’ 35-32 overtime win over the Los Angeles Chargers to secure a playoff berth. Crosby has three games with at least two sacks this season, tied for second-most in the AFC this season.

  • This is the third Defensive Player of the Week award for Crosby (second this season) and fourth overall Player of the Week award:
    • 2019: Week 11
    • 2020: Week 17 (Special Teams)
    • 2021: Weeks 1, 18
  • Crosby’s three defensive Player of the Week awards are tied with linebacker Khalil Mack, cornerback Terry McDaniel and linebacker William Thomas for the most-ever by a Raiders player. He is the first Raider to earn the honor multiple times in a season since Mack (2016).

SPECIAL TEAMS: K DANIEL CARLSON, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

  • Carlson converted all five field goal attempts – from 24, 31, 40, 47 and 52 yards – as well as making both point after attempts. His 47-yard kick was a game-winner in overtime, earning a 35-32 win over the Los Angeles Chargers to clinch a playoff berth.

  • He is the only player in the league this season with two games of five made field goals.
  • This is the sixth Special Teams Player of the Week award for Carlson and fourth this season:
    • 2018: Week 11
    • 2020: Week 1
    • 2021: Weeks 2, 12, 17, 18

  • Carlson’s six Player of the Week awards are the second-most by a Raiders kicker, trailing only Sebastian Janikowski (seven).

  • Carlson is the first kicker ever to win four Player of the Week awards in one season.

2021 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK


Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

DE Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas

K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati

Wk 2

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

LB Odafe Oweh, Baltimore

K Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas

Wk 3

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo

DE Myles Garrett, Cleveland

K Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Wk 4

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

LB Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo

P Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis

Wk 5

QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore

DE Greg Rousseau, Buffalo

K Nick Folk, New England

Wk 6

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

K Matthew Wright, Jacksonville

Wk 7

WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati

DE Yannick Ngakoue, Las Vegas

P Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis

Wk 8

QB Mike White, N.Y. Jets

DB Adrian Phillips, New England

K Randy Bullock, Tennessee

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Wk 10

Wk 11

Wk 12

Wk 13

Wk 14

Wk 15

Wk 16

Wk 17

Wk 18

QB Justin Herbert, L.A. Chargers

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

RB Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis

RB Joe Mixon, Cincinnati

QB Justin Herbert, L.A. Chargers

QB Justin Herbert, L.A. Chargers

TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati

QB Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee

DE/LB Josh Allen, Jacksonville

CB Xavien Howard, Miami

DT Chris Jones, Kansas City

CB Pat Surtain II, Denver

LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

CB Mike Hughes, Kansas City

LB Darius Leonard, Indianapolis

DB Tavierre Thomas, Houston

LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

DE Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas

P Tommy Townsend, Kansas City

LB E.J. Speed, Indianapolis

K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati

K Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas

P Michael Palardy, Miami

K Brandon McManus, Denver

DB Tremon Smith, Houston

WR Braxton Berrios, N.Y. Jets

K Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas

K Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas


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