The NFL has released the official AFC Players of the Week on offense, defense, and special teams with Reggie Wayne, Randy Starks, and Shane Suisham took home the honors in those respective categories.
Wayne caught 13 passes for 212 yards to set a career-high, which is absolutely astounding considering Wayne has been in the league for such a long time. He’s somebody who should be in the Hall of Fame discussion once he retires, so breaking a record like that and getting 200+ yards is nothing to sneeze at. He was the most important player on a Colts team that completed an emotional upset over the Green Bay Packers that helps remind us why we love the game. I can’t think of a player who deserved this week’s honor more.
He is now 17th on the all-time receiving list after pushing past notable receivers in Derrick Mason, Hines Ward, and former San Diego Chargers HOFer Charlie Joyner.
Randy Starks helped shut down the Cincinnati Bengals rushing game and picked off a pass to go with a sack and three tackles. His strong performance was made all the more important due to Jared Odrick’s poor day, but I feel like the NFL dropped the ball with this one. Von Miller may have been on the losing side in the Denver Broncos game against the New England Patriots, but he was absolutely insane and cemented his place as the man who is clearly the best pass rusher in the league this year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their in-state rivalry game against the Philadelphia Eagles 16-14 thanks to a game-winning 34-yard field goal from Shane Suisham that was almost dead center and had Ben Roethlisberger pumping his fist after a hard-fought victory. Suisham knocked down all three of his field goal attempts and was the obvious choice here. He has not missed a kick this season (eight attempts), and it is his fifth GW kick in his career.
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