The NFL has announced the AFC recipients of their weekly performance awards. Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson and Tennessee Titans wide receiver/kick return Darius Reynaud were named the Offensive Player of the Week, Defensive player of the week and Special Teams Player of the Week respectively.
Charles had a monster game for the Kansas City Chiefs in their exciting 27-24 overtime win against the struggling New Orleans Saints. Charles rushed for 233 yards and touchdown. He added an extra 55 yards on six catches during the game. With the performance, Charles bolted into the top of the NFL rushing list for the 2012 season.
The former Texas Longhorns standout joined Hall of Famer Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history to record at least 225 yards on the ground and 50 yards receiving in a game.
Johnson’s team may have lost the game but he came out with Defensive Player of the Week honors after a career-best performance. Johnson tallied seven tackles and brought down Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III two times.
For Titans return man Darius Reynaud, he brought back memories of the past for Tennessee fans. He teamed up with Tommie Campbell for the first touchdown of the game as the two recreated the Music City Miracle. Reynaud added a 105-yard kickoff return-touchdown which is the longest score in franchise history.
Here are the Player of the Week results through week 3 of the season:
2012 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Wk 1||Joe Flacco, Baltimore||Tracy Porter, Denver||Jeremy Kerley, Jets|
|Wk 2||Reggie Bush, Miami||J.J. Watt, Houston||Adam Jones, Cincinnati|
|Wk 3||Jamaal Charles, Kansas City||Michael Johnson, Cincinnati||Darius Reynaud, Tennessee|