Players of the Week/Month
TEXANS WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS, DOLPHINS DE CAMERON
STEELERS K CHRIS BOSWELL NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 6
Wide receiver DE ANDRE HOPKINS of the Houston Texans,
defensive end CAMERON WAKE of the Miami
Dolphins and kicker CHRIS BOSWELL of
the Pittsburgh Steelers are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams
Players of the Week for games played in Week 6 (October 15, 18-19), the NFL
OFFENSE: WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS, HOUSTON TEXANS
- Hopkins had 10 catches for 148 yards
and two touchdowns in the Texans' 31-20 win at Jacksonville.
- With the Texans trailing 14-10 in
the fourth quarter, Hopkins recorded touchdown catches on back-to-back
possessions (nine and 26 yards) to give Houston a 24-14 advantage.
- Hopkins is the first player in NFL
history with at least nine catches and 145 receiving yards in three
consecutive games. He had a nine-catch, 157-yard performance at Atlanta in
Week 4 and posted 11 catches for 169 yards in Week 5 against Indianapolis.
- He has posted at least 100
receiving yards in each of his past four games, which is tied for the
longest streak in franchise history (ANDRE
- Hopkins leads the NFL in receiving
yards (726) this season, and his 52 catches rank second in the league (KEENAN ALLEN, 53).
- In his third season from
Clemson, this is Hopkins’ first career Player of the Week Award and first
by a Texans wide receiver since ANDRE
JOHNSON in 2010 (Week 2).
- He is the first Texan to be named
Offensive Player of the Week since quarterback RYAN FITZPATRICK in 2014 (Week 13).
DEFENSE: DE CAMERON WAKE, MIAMI DOLPHINS
- Wake had four sacks and
two forced fumbles in the Dolphins' 38-10 win at Tennessee.
- All four of Wake’s sacks
came in the second quarter, as he became the first NFL player with four sacks
in the first half since CHRIS CLEMONS (September 24, 2012 vs. Green
- He recorded sack-fumbles
on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter. Both fumbles were recovered
by the Dolphins, with the second takeaway leading to a seven-yard touchdown run
by LAMAR MILLER that gave Miami a 17-3 lead.
- Wake’s four sacks led all
NFL players in Week 6 and marked the second four-sack performance of his
career. He recorded 4.5 sacks against Arizona on September 30, 2012.
his seventh season from Penn State, this is Wake’s third career Player of the
Week Award and first since 2014 Kickoff Weekend.
is the second Dolphin to be named Defensive Player of the Week at least once in
three consecutive seasons, joining JASON
K CHRIS BOSWELL, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
- Boswell converted all four field-goal attempts and one PAT in the Steelers’ 25-13 win against Arizona.
- He was the only AFC player to convert four
field goal-attempts with no misses in Week 6, including a career-long
51-yarder in the third quarter. He also connected on field goals from 47,
48 and 28 yards.
- His 13 points were the second-most in the
conference and tie for third-most among NFL players for the week.
- Since taking over as the Steelers’ placekicker
in Week 5, Boswell has converted all five of his field-goal attempts and
all four PATs.
- In his 1st season from Rice, this
is Boswell’s first career Player of the Week Award.
- Boswell is the first Steeler to be named
Special Teams Player of the Week since ANTONIO BROWN in 2014 (Week
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Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 6 as
submitted by AFC clubs:
England wide receiver DANNY AMENDOLA,
who had seven catches for 105 yards in the Patriots’ 34-27 win at Indianapolis.
England running Back LE GARRETTE BLOUNT,
who rushed for 93 yards on 16 carries with two total touchdowns (one rushing,
England quarterback TOM BRADY, who
completed 23 of 37 passes (62.2 percent) for 312 yards with three touchdowns
for a 104.8 passer rating.
wide receiver MARTAVIS BRYANT, who
had six catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
quarterback ANDY DALTON, who
completed 22 of 33 passes (66.7 percent) for 243 yards with three touchdowns
and no interceptions for a 118.6 passer rating in the Bengals’ 34-21 win at
York Jets running back CHRIS IVORY,
who rushed for 146 yards and one touchdown and had three catches for 50 yards
in the Jets’ 34-20 win against Washington.
York Jets wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL,
who had seven catches for 111 yards and one touchdown.
Diego quarterback PHILIP RIVERS, who
completed 43 of 65 passes (66.2 percent) for 503 yards with two touchdowns for
a 99.7 passer rating against Green Bay.
Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 6 as
submitted by AFC clubs:
linebacker SHAQUIL BARRETT, who
had nine tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a
pass defensed in the Broncos’ 26-23 overtime win at Cleveland.
safety ANDRE HAL, who had two
interceptions, including a 31-yard interception return-touchdown, and
safety MIKE MITCHELL, who had
two tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 6 as
submitted by AFC clubs:
England linebacker JAMIE COLLINS, who
had a blocked PAT in the fourth quarter.
kicker BRANDON MC MANUS, who
converted four field-goal attempts and two PATs.