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.