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Dwayne Bowe, Ed Reed, Jacoby Ford are AFC players of the week

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Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, Ravens safety Ed Reed and Raiders return man Jacoby Ford have been named the AFC players of the week.

Bowe gets the offensive player of the week award after his six-catch, 153-yard effort in a 34-14 win over the Titans. Bowe is the league leader in receiving touchdowns, with 15 — which is a Chiefs franchise record.

Reed earned the defensive player of the week award after he had two interceptions and three tackles in the Ravens’ 20-10 win at Cleveland. It was the 10th time in his career that he had multiple interceptions, and the Ravens are 10-0 in those games. Reed is the league’s all-time leader in yards per interception return, at 26.7, and he’s just 93 yards short of Rod Woodson’s all-time record of 1,483 career interception return yards.

Ford gets the special teams award after he started the Raiders’ 31-26 loss to the Colts with a 99-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff. Ford also returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown on November 28 against the Dolphins. He and Ike Thomas of the 1971 Dallas Cowboys are the only players in NFL history with two touchdowns on opening kickoffs in one season.

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13 Responses to “Dwayne Bowe, Ed Reed, Jacoby Ford are AFC players of the week”
  1. thebigtexas says: Dec 29, 2010 4:56 PM

    Don’t forget that Ed Reed has played 8 less seasons than Woodson (and 6 less than Darren Sharper), and if you add playoffs, he has more INT return yards than both of them…BY FAR.

  2. Deb says: Dec 29, 2010 5:00 PM

    Can’t believe that prior to the season some Ravens fans were arguing with me–a Steelers fan–that Reed was over the hill and needed to retire. How do you like him now? LOL

    Congrats Ed! Still a pleasure to watch … except when you’re playing us :)

  3. JSpicoli says: Dec 29, 2010 5:28 PM

    Jacoby Ford, wasn’t he supposed to be another one of those Al Davis “Fastest guy at the combine” guys who “never” make it?

  4. guyraider48 says: Dec 29, 2010 5:31 PM

    not a bad first rookie season for jacoby ford and he did not play early on in the season!!! definitley got snubbed by the pro bowl!! for special teams!

  5. somesome says: Dec 29, 2010 5:33 PM

    70% of the Earth is covered by water, the rest is covered by Ed. You go get ‘em, Ed.

  6. joetoronto says: Dec 29, 2010 6:30 PM

    JSpicoli says: Dec 29, 2010 5:28 PM

    Jacoby Ford, wasn’t he supposed to be another one of those Al Davis “Fastest guy at the combine” guys who “never” make it?
    ********************************************************He sure was.

    There’s a whole bunch of rookies and 2nd year players on this team that are keepers.

    The future sure looks bright.

  7. radrntn says: Dec 29, 2010 6:49 PM

    gotta agree, the raiders have a lot of young talented players, and future is looking bright I would think we will draft a center, rg, and rt.

    Just got to wonder with probably first 5 first round qb’s in this year draft, and what that means about Jason Campbell. You will by all means probably have Vince Young, Matt Lineart, Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, and maybe even Carson Palmer available.

    Also would think Raiders will take a run atr Albert Hayneworth to play alongside Seymour and Kelly.

  8. jfibertkc says: Dec 29, 2010 6:53 PM

    Jacoby Ford and darren mcfadden held the raiders SLIM playoff chances alive. Maybe the rest of the team will join them next year and make the AFC west race interesting again

  9. ringleader123 says: Dec 29, 2010 7:04 PM

    JoeToronto:

    As a Chiefs fan it pains me to say it, but gotta agree. Raiders have exceptional special teams and some solid playmakers on both sides of the ball. Much like KC the Raiders are on the upswing…

  10. Deb says: Dec 29, 2010 8:10 PM

    @joetoronto …

    I’m thrilled with how Maurkice Pouncey has worked out for the Steelers and offensive line was definitely our priority. But my wish pick was Rolando McClain. Tough, talented, hard-working, and smart. If the rest of your rookies and second-year players are comparable, the Raiders will be in good shape for a long time.

  11. failcopter says: Dec 29, 2010 9:39 PM

    With a return man like Ford, Shane Lechler,the best punter in the league (they use him enough, so he damn well better be good), and Sebastian Janikowski’s monster -if inaccurate at times- foot, the raiders are one of the best teams on special teams (If not the best). All they need is another good cornerback (Asomugha an’t handle every pass), a good run-stopper or two, and they can beat almost any team in the league when they get rolling.

    I said almost in anticipation of all you Patriot, Packers, and Steelers fans out there.

  12. raiders4life says: Dec 30, 2010 12:14 AM

    Jacoby Ford was a diamond in the rough for the Raiders in the ladder rounds of the 2010 draft as opposed to last years 1st round coal in Darrius Heyward-Bay.

  13. radrntn says: Dec 30, 2010 12:37 PM

    @ raiders4life,

    I recall when DHB was drafted they compared him to Cliff Branch, and said he would be progress much the same way……In all accounts he is almost to the t in comparisonto cliff branch on his year 2 stats, which mean the best is yet to come… one more resaon to look forward to next year.

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