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Matt Moore (yes, Matt Moore) wins AFC offensive player of the week

Matt Moore,  Allen Bailey AP

The best offensive player in the AFC is Matt Moore. At least for this week.

At the start of the season I would have thought Moore, the Dolphins’ backup quarterback, had about as good a chance of winning a Player of the Week award as I did. But Moore, who’s now the starter in Miami with Chad Henne injured, has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 9.

Moore had a sensational game in the Dolphins’ first victory of the season, throwing for 224 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs. His 147.5 passer rating was the third highest for a single game in team history.

Although Moore hasn’t exactly had the most stellar of careers, this is actually the second time that Moore has received an honor from the league office: He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for December of 2007.

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34 Responses to “Matt Moore (yes, Matt Moore) wins AFC offensive player of the week”
  1. revrondog says: Nov 9, 2011 12:58 PM

    Who is Matt Moore?

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Nov 9, 2011 1:00 PM

    Great. Matt Moore has one great Sunday, and we lose 10-15 Sundays of Andrew Luck. Thanks alot Matt.

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Nov 9, 2011 1:01 PM

    Meant to say 10-15 YEARS of great Sundays. Sorry.

  4. wewantmoretebowandfavrearticles says: Nov 9, 2011 1:02 PM

    It was definitely a close call between him and McGahee, but Moore deserved it. Gotta give major props for the thrashing they gave the Chiefs AT Arrowhead no less.

  5. seatownballers says: Nov 9, 2011 1:04 PM

    Congrats. Im shocked miami has a better record than indy

  6. drumzan says: Nov 9, 2011 1:04 PM

    Pay the man!!!

  7. nineroutsider says: Nov 9, 2011 1:06 PM

    The Dolphins deserve some credit. They have lost a lot of close games; they aren’t losing like the Colts. Plus, for the most part, they are always competing and not giving up. That isn’t easy to do when your first win comes in November. Come them some credit…they are trying and that is much more than you an say for the lowly, dirty Colts.

  8. jasontaylor9944 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:06 PM

    We should forget about Andrew Luck, Matt Moore franchise QB!………RIIIIIIIIIIGGHT

  9. lionfan419 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:06 PM

    Im glad for Moore. Solid backup and goes to work and never says a lick. Good job!

  10. steelchamps says: Nov 9, 2011 1:08 PM

    I love his movies.

  11. ravensfreak00 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:09 PM

    Good for him. He showed a few flashes of being a good qb in Carolina. Glad to see him get another shot.

  12. pedroherce says: Nov 9, 2011 1:09 PM

    Stop knocking this guy, Jesus, he’s played on the 09′ ’10 Panthers under Fox and the ’11 Fins under Sparano…

  13. southpaw2k says: Nov 9, 2011 1:09 PM

    We all must be living in the Twilight Zone.

  14. bangbangbilly says: Nov 9, 2011 1:12 PM

    Where’s al Michaels I need him to say do u believe in miracles

  15. stoogy says: Nov 9, 2011 1:12 PM

    lol

  16. CKL says: Nov 9, 2011 1:16 PM

    Good for Matty. I’ve always liked the kid.

  17. finsfan71 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:17 PM

    Next year is the 40 year anniversary of the perfect season. The year after is the 40 year anniversary of their last Super Bowl win. I think it’s time for a new fight song.

  18. bigvinnyinjax says: Nov 9, 2011 1:25 PM

    He’s no Matt Jones, that’s for sure.

  19. flapjackdaddy says: Nov 9, 2011 1:35 PM

    Panther fan here…the guy is serviceable with pieces around him.

  20. ahostiletakeover says: Nov 9, 2011 1:37 PM

    Dunno where all the Matt Moore hate is coming from. As an unbiased Ravens fan, I’ve watched several of his pro games and he is not a bad QB, and he’s even looked really good when he has had good talent around him to help him out (Steve Smith, Stewart and Williams, Kalil). Kudos to Matt for the big game and if he continues getting familiar with guys he’s not used to yet like Fasano and Marshall, he could lead Miami to a few more Ws. Even at this point, there are several starters out there that are inferior to Moore if you ask me (Tarvaris Jackson, Kevin Kolb, Mark Sanchez, come to mind).

  21. donz0 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:43 PM

    Watch out AFC East! Here come the FISH!

  22. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Nov 9, 2011 1:48 PM

    matt moore may be the best backup qb in the league. i like the guy and hope he does well. he will have much more success as a backup than he will as being the guy. as a number one, he can’t hold up but he’s all-world when no one is counting on him

  23. dino2997 says: Nov 9, 2011 2:00 PM

    Congrats to Matt Moore and I mean that sincerely. He deserved it.

  24. devinmr711 says: Nov 9, 2011 2:03 PM

    Heck with the way my skins have been playing he might win it next week.

  25. radzyfsu23 says: Nov 9, 2011 2:11 PM

    Andrew luck who? 10 more years of mediocracy!!!! Please pull an Eli, Andrew

  26. jayrandle says: Nov 9, 2011 2:17 PM

    Andrew Luck who?

  27. bigcarguy1 says: Nov 9, 2011 2:20 PM

    matt moore=good guy

  28. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 9, 2011 2:37 PM

    If Marshall could hold onto a pass he might have won this award (and the Dolphins a few games) already.

  29. caseyanthonymunoz says: Nov 9, 2011 2:51 PM

    Matt Moore > Mark Sanchez

  30. phinfan says: Nov 9, 2011 2:53 PM

    Moore wins for the fish please!

  31. gatorgar says: Nov 9, 2011 3:06 PM

    The highlight of his career.

  32. freedomispopular says: Nov 9, 2011 3:30 PM

    Having seen him play a few times already this season, I think he’s better than given credit for. There’s been so many times a perfectly thrown pass was dropped.

  33. randomguy9999 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:04 PM

    every game in Miami he has been showing poise, good decisions and throwing accurate lasers….. he’s got a very quick, franchise QB like release….

    if Marshall and Bess weren’t dropping 50% of the balls that are hitting them in the facemask, and the pocket wasn’t caving in on him a third of the time…. they’d be winning….

  34. gobucs02 says: Nov 10, 2011 3:02 PM

    Matt Moore kinda looks like Mark Sanchez….

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