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AFC hardware goes to Mendenhall, Revis, Ford

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The NFL has issued player of the week awards for both conferences, one of the weekly Wednesday rituals during the season.  (It’s kind of hard to name players of the week during the offseason, since they’re not, you know, playing games.)

MDS has written up the NFC recipients.  Now for the AFC.

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is the offensive player of the week.  He gained 146 yards on 23 carries, and he scored one touchdown in a 17-13 win over the Jaguars.  It was the highest rushing total for Week Six, and it’s Mendenhall’s second player of the week award in his career.

Two interceptions, one of which was returned 100 yards for a touchdown, gave Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis the defensive player of the week award.  It’s the second such award for Revis, and the third time he picked off two passes in one game.

Another 100-plus-yard play delivered the special-teams player of the week award for Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford.  It’s Ford’s third recognition in fewer than two NFL seasons.

The other finalists for the offensive award were Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Bills running back Fred Jackson, and Ravens running back Ray Rice.  The defensive finalists were Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, and Jets linebacker Calvin Pace.  Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff and Raiders punter Shane Lechler were the finalists for the special-teams player of the week award.

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14 Responses to “AFC hardware goes to Mendenhall, Revis, Ford”
  1. socalraidervader says: Oct 19, 2011 4:33 PM

    Two words four syllables……. Jacoby Ford!

  2. pfii63 says: Oct 19, 2011 4:37 PM

    Nothing like getting an award for the being the best at getting away with constant pass interference. The touchdown return should have been first and goal.

    Revis is the most overrated corner in the game today.

  3. radrntn says: Oct 19, 2011 4:42 PM

    gotta love jacoby. i know carson will.

  4. joetoronto says: Oct 19, 2011 4:42 PM

    “Another 100-plus-yard play delivered the special-teams player of the week award for Raiders receiver Jacoby Ford. It’s Ford’s third recognition in fewer than two NFL seasons.”

    Hats off to Jacoby, one of the many young stars on the Raiders.

  5. radrntn says: Oct 19, 2011 4:43 PM

    i know raiders.com has shane td pass as the play of the game…sorry jacoby you have been there and done that, and will continue to do it, but shane’s td pass was one for the ages.

  6. jsesquire says: Oct 19, 2011 4:45 PM

    Easy to win defensive player of the week when you get 10 yards of holding the receiver down the field every play. Most overrated player in the league.

  7. r8rsfan says: Oct 19, 2011 4:53 PM

    Jacoby is a TD machine. Needs more touches.

    Revis is a heckuva player, but in all of my years watching NFL games I’ve never seen a guy get away with grabbing and holding a WR’s jersey like he does. He’s slick about it – keeps his arms in – but take that away from him and I think the results are less impressive.

  8. rraider says: Oct 19, 2011 4:58 PM

    It is times like this, and forever will be, that you smile for Al Davis because you see guys being used as he envisioned when he drafted them.

    Watch out Hester….Jacoby Ford could get 10 or 15 more returns before he is done.

    Now lets get Denarious Moore to pop a punt return.

    Go Raiders!

  9. tatum064 says: Oct 19, 2011 5:01 PM

    jsesquire says:
    Oct 19, 2011 4:45 PM
    Easy to win defensive player of the week when you get 10 yards of holding the receiver down the field every play. Most overrated player in the league.
    ==================================

    More cheese with your “whine”?

  10. jgny says: Oct 19, 2011 5:07 PM

    Revis is overrated? Actually, according to ProFootball Focus, opposing quarterback have a 4.9 qb rating when throwing at Revis. Just a fact.

    Players voted Revis one of the top 10 players in the league. Coaches, scouts and ex-players consistently say he’s the best corner in the league since D. Sanders. Drew Brees says Revis is the only cornerback in the league he’s afraid to throw at. The list goes on and on, but hey, when you hate, why listen to the people who actually played the game and study the game film for a living.

    Revis, the most over-rated player in the league? The only people who think that are people that hate Rex Ryan and the Jets.

  11. jobotjones says: Oct 19, 2011 5:13 PM

    Get em Mendy!

  12. nyjalleffingday says: Oct 19, 2011 6:47 PM

    I’ll concede that Revis gets away with a bit, but so do all cornerbacks and few, if any, get the results that Revis gets. Clearly, his talent is a cut above the rest. Telling yourself that Revis is only good because he grabs jerseys is minimizing what he does to rationalize your hate of the Jets. The guy is phenomenal, hands down. And is with, or without whatever Rex and the media say without him. Hype just increases exposure, Revis is the real deal.

  13. kyleortonsarm says: Oct 19, 2011 11:15 PM

    Rashard Mendenhall would like to take this time to thank Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, without who this wouldn’t have been possible. Or has he would say, الله الأب!

  14. ottograham says: Oct 20, 2011 12:44 PM

    @lilsnatchaboveme^^^^

    get over the topic and swallow your pride. im sure you bleed red, white, and blue. And not only do you lack any taste, but think for a second before you have an opinion that isnt for the majority. OR are you just a sheep who follows around blindly?

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