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Tomlinson, Phillips, Scobee named AFC players of the week

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.

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30 Responses to “Tomlinson, Phillips, Scobee named AFC players of the week”
  1. Otis Taylor 89 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:24 PM

    I guess Patrick Chung need to block one more punt or field goal to win Special Teams POW.
    Who are the knuckleheads who who pick these things?

  2. Elyasm says: Oct 6, 2010 4:25 PM

    Scobee over Chung is a travesty (a totally unbiased opinion coming from a diehard Pats homer).

  3. I didn't hear no bell. says: Oct 6, 2010 4:30 PM

    Blocked punt, FG and pick 6 > 59 yard FG with the wind at your back.

  4. Zima-Man says: Oct 6, 2010 4:30 PM

    got to agree regarding Chung. that will go down as one of the all time special teams performances. but not good enough for player of the week because some “kicker” had a walk off 59 yarder. what a Joke! a “kicker”.
    if you were going to pick a “kicker” i think Gostowski put on quite a show as well what did he have 6 unreturnable kickoffs. that was unbelievable from both directions.
    a “kicker” – I wonder what Peyton Manning has to say about this one.

  5. I♥Patriots says: Oct 6, 2010 4:33 PM

    Pat Chung got snubbed. I don’t want to take anything away from Scobee’s 59 yarder, but come on, not one but two blocked kicks?!

  6. finsbooyah says: Oct 6, 2010 4:36 PM

    Chung deserved it, he pretty much beat the Dolphins by himself

  7. ladybucs&steelersnut says: Oct 6, 2010 4:51 PM

    I agree with MDS and the other commenters – Chung was way more deserving of Player of the Week. He was a one man wrecking crew that totally flipped what was a one point game at halftime.

  8. normdog says: Oct 6, 2010 4:51 PM

    As soon as he blocked the second kick, I said out loud, “there’s your special teams player of the week.”…… guess I lied. Congrats to Scobee…I guess.

  9. SpartaChris says: Oct 6, 2010 4:58 PM

    Not a Pats fan, but Chung totally got screwed.

  10. TheDPR says: Oct 6, 2010 5:05 PM

    What do these award winners actually get, anyway?
    Is there an actual prize?
    If so, Chung should feel screwed. If not, well, he should still feel screwed only less so.

  11. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Oct 6, 2010 5:09 PM

    I think that the 59 yarder is pretty significant as well. Chung put on an amazing performance but that was the epitome of clutch kick. They’re pretty even, but I want to give Scobee the nod because the Pats could have beat the Fins without Chung

  12. johnthehillboy says: Oct 6, 2010 5:12 PM

    Just do the research to see which is more rare, i.e. deserving, 59 yard field goals or a player who blocked 2 kicks in a game.
    Simple dimple.

  13. KM91 says: Oct 6, 2010 5:20 PM

    Is getting kicks blocked against Miami really an achievement. Rashad Jennings had one against them during the preseason.

  14. samh says: Oct 6, 2010 5:28 PM

    Gamewinning blocked FG? Gamewinning blocked punt?
    Conversation in Jacksonville leading up to the game was “how close do they have to keep it for Jack Del Rio to keep his job one more week.” Nobody thought they had a shot, then Scobee kicks 3rd-longest GW FG in NFL records. It’s not as though he’s undeserving.

  15. samh says: Oct 6, 2010 5:28 PM

    btw, when content contributors openly lobby for players like this it reduces your credibility

  16. JagsW1r3d says: Oct 6, 2010 5:50 PM

    Scobee won the game with his kick. Chung didn’t win the game as time was expiring… Just saying

  17. txiceman says: Oct 6, 2010 6:03 PM

    Why Tomlinson over Arian Foster, Foster had more yards rushing, more yards per carry, more yards receiving and an equal number of
    touchdowns and did it all in just over 1/2 of the game. To shun Foster because of the media’s love affair
    with NY and with their pet LT is pathetic. Foster got his credentials for the award on the field not in the media or from ESPN or the NFL Network the people in the NFL that made this decision should be ashamed of themselves not to mention further reducing the declining credibility of the whole management staff of the NFL.

  18. smithopher says: Oct 6, 2010 6:33 PM

    I ALWAYS hate on the Patriots, as a Jets fan, but I can’t believe that guy Chung didn’t win the special teams. and Tomlinson deserved it. everybody said he’s washed up and he went off, even if its only the bills. old men can’t make moves like he did for that TD. i’m sorry.

  19. Panda_Claus says: Oct 6, 2010 6:43 PM

    I didn’t see the MNF game, but as soon as I heard the trifecta that Chung put up I penciled him in as the AFC POW. It’s as if he ran back the INT because he sensed two blocked kicks might not be enough.
    There’s nothing shameful about a 59-yard GW field goal. That would be the play of the week if you only counted the Sunday games.

  20. blester01 says: Oct 6, 2010 8:39 PM

    Chung got hosed.
    As did Foster & TO.

  21. Caldon says: Oct 6, 2010 8:43 PM

    Come on, this is the ONLY award and respect that kickers get. Don’t take it away from them. Make Chung earn his awards in his own position.

  22. blester01 says: Oct 6, 2010 9:01 PM

    Chung got hosed.
    As did Foster & TO.

  23. oneGIANTloss says: Oct 6, 2010 9:35 PM

    Coming from a Giants fan…Patrick Chung deserved Special Teams POW hands down. He was as exciting to watch as the Giants defensive line on Sunday night. Sidebar…how the hell doesn’t Chungs arm snap in half when he blocked that field goal??

  24. 8ball says: Oct 6, 2010 9:36 PM

    .
    I’ve seen long field goals before. However, I’ve never seen a player at any level block a punt, block a field goal, and return an interception for a touchdown in one game.
    just sayin’……..
    .

  25. Broncofanman says: Oct 7, 2010 2:40 AM

    Okay, I guess the list of nominees like Chung and others are deserving but one person who’s not even mentioned is the mighty Kyle Orton.. Yeap, I’m saying Kyle Ortond deserves the honor. Why you might ask, well he’s the second highest league passer (yardarge) in league history. He’s leading the league in passing on a mediaorce Denver pass offence. Give credit where credit is due..

  26. LG says: Oct 7, 2010 8:16 AM

    This is an answer for txiceman & Blestero1 on his comment above. Why Tomlinson over Arian Foster? True, Foster had more yards rushing, more yards per carry, more yards receiving & an equal # of TDs. Answer, the award is for RUSHING, Foster has 1 TD for receiving, now do you get it, lol? You two must be new to Football! Please try 2 learn all rules & regs of football & the NFL before making statements.

  27. HomelandDefense says: Oct 7, 2010 9:43 AM

    “# Caldon says: October 6, 2010 8:43 PM
    Come on, this is the ONLY award and respect that kickers get. Don’t take it away from them. Make Chung earn his awards in his own position.

    LOL, he had a pick 6 (51 yards) from his own position too. And 5 tackles and a pass defended. The kid is on pace for a monster season.
    Granted its “on pace” but he is on pace to have
    136 tackles and 8 Ints.

  28. 4G63 says: Oct 7, 2010 10:36 AM

    Chung’s acheivement was due to a scheme against the Dolphins which they were unable to stop. I’m think any small, quick player would be able to take advantage of that scheme. Maybe that’s why?

  29. txiceman says: Oct 7, 2010 11:08 AM

    To: “LG ” The award was for offensive player of the week and is awarded for total offensive performance (supposedly). Even if it was just for rushing Foster still should have gotten it over Tomlinson. You are right about one thing, people should not comment on here if they do not know what they are talking about!

  30. LG says: Oct 7, 2010 1:06 PM

    To txiceman:
    I love a good comeback, nice one txiceman. 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.
    Perhaps Foster should have gotten it as ‘offensive player of the week’ if total offense is the deciding factor. I am sure they choose it according to the players’ position, which was RUSHER. A wide receiver may get a 1000 yds rushing, but only 2 yards receiving compared to another wide receiver with o yds rushing and 3 receiving. The player with the 3 yds receiving would be the best receiver of the week, and perhaps the best ‘offensive player’ of the week. Hey, they are not my rules.
    Perhaps Antonio Gates would have won it before Foster, he had 7 receptions for 144 yds & 2 TDs. Or TO with 222 yds & 1 TD.
    You are absolutely right about one thing, ppl should not comment on here if they do not know what they are talking about! Good luck next time; I do not say that sarcastically, but from sports fan 2 sports fan!

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