Knowshon Moreno wins AFC offensive player of week

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.

18 responses to “Knowshon Moreno wins AFC offensive player of week

  1. 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…….

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

  8. 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

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