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Foster, Smith, McCluster named AFC players of the week

Texans running back Arian Foster, Jaguars linebacker Daryl Smith and Chiefs punt returner Dexter McCluster have been named the AFC players of the week.

Foster had 33 carries for 231 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Texans to a win over the Colts. It was the second-most Week One rushing yards in NFL history, behind only O.J. Simpson’s 250 in 1973.

Smith had 11 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in the Jaguars’ 24-17 win over the Broncos. The interception with 53 seconds left sealed the win.

McCluster had a 94-yard touchdown in his NFL debut to help the Chiefs beat the Chargers on Monday night. It was the longest punt return for a player in his first NFL game since Jacquez Green of the Buccaneers had a 95-yard touchdown in his first NFL game in 1998.

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5 Responses to “Foster, Smith, McCluster named AFC players of the week”
  1. bigO says: Sep 15, 2010 2:08 PM

    This is the 2nd time i’ve seen this, so somebody has to explain to me how 5 solo tackles and 2 assists comes out to 11 tackles? Anthony Smith is a different player, with a different number at a different position, 2 inches shorter and 50lbs lighter – dont tell me they cant differentiate between the two and gave all the credit to Daryl.

  2. onesweetworld says: Sep 15, 2010 2:13 PM

    The AFC South is the best division in football

  3. titknocker says: Sep 15, 2010 2:35 PM

    McCluster has friggen wheel’s!! but no way is he 5’8 more like 5’6 w/ his spikes on!! good for him, make us short people proud!!

  4. bbq says: Sep 15, 2010 4:00 PM

    “It was the longest punt return for a player in his first NFL game since Jacquez Green of the Buccaneers had a 95-yard touchdown in his first NFL game in 1998.”
    Isn’t it impossible for that to be true?

  5. RadrHatr says: Sep 15, 2010 4:34 PM

    The crazy thing about McLuster being named player of the week is that he isn’t the best return man KC has. Javier Arenas will shine this year!!!!

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