Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips and Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee have been named the AFC players of the week.
Tomlinson got offensive player of the week honors for his 133-yard, two-touchdown effort in a 38-14 win over the Bills. It was his 25th career 100-yard, two-touchdown game. His teams are 25-0 in those games. Tomlinson has won 11 player of the week awards, but this was his first since 2006.
Phillips was named defensive player of the week had a career-high four sacks, plus an interception return for a touchdown, in the Chargers’ 41-10 win against the Cardinals. It was his first career player of the week award.
Scobee was honored with the special teams player of the week award after he nailed a 59-yard field goal on the final play of the Jaguars’ 31-28 win over the Colts. He also went 4-for-4 on extra points.
Although we don’t wish to diminish Scobee’s accomplishments by pointing this out, Patrick Chung of the Patriots, who blocked a punt and a field goal on Monday night against the Dolphins, must be wondering what more he could have possibly done to earn the special teams player of the week award. Apparently if you’re not a kicker or a returner, that’s not an award you’re going to get.