Jay Ajayi named AFC offensive player of the week

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The Dolphins have been looking for a bell cow running back and, for a week at least, they found one.

Jay Ajayi was named AFC offensive player of the week after rambling for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the Dolphins’ surprising win over the Steelers last week.

Ajayi got 25 carries, even after veteran Arian Foster came back from his latest injury, which speaks to the faith the Dolphins are developing in him.

It was an eye-opening performance for Ajayi, whose previous high game this year was a 13-carry, 42-yard day against the Titans.