AFC Players of the Week - Week 6

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AFC Players of the Week - Week 6

Players of the Week/Month 2015 Regular Week 06 English




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 announced today.


  • 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 JOHNSON, 2008).
  • 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).


  • 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 Bay).
  • 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.
  • In his seventh season from Penn State, this is Wake’s third career Player of the Week Award and first since 2014 Kickoff Weekend.
  • Wake is the second Dolphin to be named Defensive Player of the Week at least once in three consecutive seasons, joining JASON TAYLOR (2002-06).


  • 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 17).​





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

​Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 6 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • New England wide receiver DANNY AMENDOLA, who had seven catches for 105 yards in the Patriots’ 34-27 win at Indianapolis.
  • New England running Back LE GARRETTE BLOUNT, who rushed for 93 yards on 16 carries with two total touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving).
  • New 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.
  • Pittsburgh wide receiver MARTAVIS BRYANT, who had six catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Cincinnati 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 Buffalo.
  • New 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.
  • New York Jets wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL, who had seven catches for 111 yards and one touchdown.
  • San 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:

  • Denver 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.
  • Houston safety ANDRE HAL, who had two interceptions, including a 31-yard interception return-touchdown, and three tackles.
  • Pittsburgh 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:

  • New England linebacker JAMIE COLLINS, who had a blocked PAT in the fourth quarter.
  • Denver kicker BRANDON MC MANUS, who converted four field-goal attempts and two PATs.


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