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Knowshon Moreno wins AFC offensive player of week

Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno hurdles Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed during their NFL football game in Baltimore Reuters

For a guy in the doghouse earlier this year, Knowshon Moreno has proven he can rebound.

And hurdle.

Leaping over Ravens safety Ed Reed was the highlight reel play, but Moreno made many others last week, and was named AFC offensive player of the week.

The Broncos running back had 22 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown, with 74 yards in the first half as the Broncos pushed to a 17-0 lead.

It was his second straight 100-yard game, and he’s turned into a key part of the Broncos postseason push, after falling out of favor because of fumbling problems early in the year.

Since replacing the injured Willis McGahee in Week 12, Moreno’s averaging 121.8 yards from scrimmage per game, and Adrian Peterson is the only running back with more during that span.

It’s also the seventh player of the week honor for a Bronco this season, a league high.

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18 Responses to “Knowshon Moreno wins AFC offensive player of week”
  1. floriostoupee says: Dec 19, 2012 10:34 AM

    how they passed over mark sanchez is beyond me.

  2. raylewis52 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:37 AM

    Knowshon sure got his revenge against Ed Reed after Ed last him last year with that one hit on the flats. That was a painful game to watch.

  3. bigblu73 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:43 AM

    Glad to see he’s beginning to live up to his potential!!! Watching him @ UGA then seeing what he was producing in the league was baffling to say the least!!!! Most players that are Beasts in the SEC are generally good-great in the league…….

  4. tatvin says: Dec 19, 2012 10:53 AM

    good for him

  5. jimmyactionzer0 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:57 AM

    It’s funny how they keep talking about his fumbling issues (1 in 102 carries) when McGahee (5 in 167 carries) was a fumbling machine this year!

  6. lilrob10201 says: Dec 19, 2012 10:59 AM

    Come on guys,that is not fair Ed Reed had the flu.

  7. stealthjunk says: Dec 19, 2012 11:06 AM

    Moreno has been a great story and should be an inspiration to many players. I mean how many people go from first round pick to first round bust to healthy/inactive list back to a legit 1st round pick? Pretty much unheard of, but seems that he never stopped working hard to get back to where he is. It’s only been a couple of games, but hopefully he can keep it up. He already looks way better than he has in the past — he’s bulked up and runs with a lot more confidence instead of looking out of control.

  8. shackdelrio says: Dec 19, 2012 11:29 AM

    “Knowshon Moreno wins AFC offensive player of week”

    This headline the week of the end of the Mayan calendar.

    Coincidence?

  9. joetoronto says: Dec 19, 2012 11:34 AM

    Like Edgerin “No gain” James before him, RB’s look much better with Manning at QB, nobody is crazy enough to play the run.

    You have to always play the pass.

  10. propertyofthebroncos says: Dec 19, 2012 11:57 AM

    I have to admit, I was mad when McDaniels drafted him and thought he has been a bust but he is proving me wrong!! It’s been very explosive and exciting watching him, hopefully it only gets better from here!

  11. gromit45 says: Dec 19, 2012 12:10 PM

    From *this* close to being cut in training camp to AFC OPoW – impressive!

  12. malvaren18 says: Dec 19, 2012 12:29 PM

    He hasn’t had a fumble since coming back, that alone is enough to make him a better player.

  13. htowntexan says: Dec 19, 2012 12:31 PM

    should have been Foster or Andre Johnson. both had better games against a better team. Oh well — I guess they try to spread it out.

  14. BringBackTheFlex says: Dec 19, 2012 12:35 PM

    I’m not a Frisco fan, so I don’t have a dog in this fight, but… I think sitting Smith was a big mistake. It will likely come back to bite the 9ers. Kaepernick will face extremely good defenses in the playoffs and will see things he never saw before. He might practice against his own defense, but they aren’t allowed to hit him.

    He’s not a bad QB, but Smith is better and has far more experience.

  15. jjbadd385 says: Dec 19, 2012 1:34 PM

    I have continuously hated on Knowshow since he was drafted, but only because he’s been injured 95% of the time, and had little to NO production when he did play. As a Bronco fan with alot of patience, I would be more than happy to eat crow, or admit I was wrong! If he keeps playing like he has the past 2 weeks, the Broncos might indeed become favorites to go to the SB in the AFC….Prove me and thousands of others wrong Knowshon!!

  16. scriven725 says: Dec 19, 2012 4:06 PM

    As a lifelong Broncos fan, I’m happy he’s finally producing. It was hard having his back and supporting him

  17. frostymugobeer says: Dec 19, 2012 9:11 PM

    Knowshon has not been “a bust” because of production issues.
    in fact he had a really good start to his career going until his first injury.when he came back he played pretty well again until…..another injury.
    willis m just came on strong so he rode the pine.
    he is playing better than ever and i hope the kid stays healthy

  18. johninthewest says: Dec 19, 2012 11:12 PM

    His career was on the line. What do you expect?

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