Chargers’ Williams named AFC Offensive Player of Week
Williams was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after reeling in seven passes for 76 yards and three touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing) in Los Angeles’ 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. Johnson also caught the pass on a two-point conversion as the Chargers (11-3) took the lead in the game and pulled into a tie with the Chiefs (11-3) atop the AFC West.
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden secured AFC Defensive Player of the Week laurels after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter in Sunday’s 17-10 victory over the New England Patriots. Haden, who also collected 12 tackles, batted down Brady’s final fourth-down pass to seal the win.
Houston Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making five field goals and two extra points in Sunday’s 29-22 victory over the New York Jets. Fairbairn leads the NFL with 136 points and 34 field goals.
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook captured NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after rushing for a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording seven tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday’s 40-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He has a career-high six sacks this season.
San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould secured NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after making all four field-goal attempts in Sunday’s 26-23 overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks.