Quarterback BRADY QUINN of the Kansas City Chiefs, defensive end CARLOS DUNLAP of the Cincinnati Bengals and kicker SHAUN SUISHAM of the Pittsburgh Steelers are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 13th week of the 2012 season (November 29, December 2-3), the NFL announced today.
OFFENSE: QB BRADY QUINN, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
- Quinn completed 19 of 23 passes (82.6 percent) for 201 yards with two touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 132.1 passer rating in the Chiefs’ 27-21 win over Carolina.
- Quinn’s 82.6 completion percentage led the NFL in Week 13 and was the highest in a game by a Chief in franchise history. He had a streak of 10 consecutive completions at one point in the game.
- His 132.1 passer rating ranked second in the NFL and first in the AFC in Week 13.
- Helped the Chiefs register their first win at Arrowhead Stadium this season.
- In his sixth season from Notre Dame, this is Quinn’s first Offensive Player of the Week Award. He is the first Chiefs quarterback to win Offensive Player of the Week honors since DAMON HUARD in 2006 (Week 5).
- He joins running back JAMAAL CHARLES (Week 3) as the second Chief to win AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors this season.
DEFENSE: DE CARLOS DUNLAP, CINCINNATI BENGALS
- Dunlap registered five tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed in the Bengals’ 20-13 win at San Diego.
- With 4:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, Dunlap sacked and stripped Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS, recovering the ball at the San Diego 15. The takeaway resulted in a 24-yard field goal by kickerMIKE NUGENT and extended the Bengals lead to 20-13.
- Dunlap helped hold the Chargers to 297 total yards (251 passing, 46 rushing) for the game.
- Part of a defense that leads the NFL with 39 sacks this season.
- Helped the Bengals win their fourth consecutive game.
- In his third season from Florida, this is Dunlap’s first career Defensive Player of the Week Award.
- He joins defensive end MICHAEL JOHNSON (Week 3) as the second Bengal to win AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors this season.
SPECIAL TEAMS: K SHAUN SUISHAM, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
- Suisham connected on all three field goals, including a game-winning 42-yard field goal as time expired in the Steelers’ 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
- Suisham registered his seventh career game-winning field goal and third this season.
- Extended his streak to 13 consecutive field goals.
- Through Week 13, Suisham has made 24 of 25 field goals (96 percent), the highest percentage in the NFL.
- In his eighth season from Bowling Green, this is Suisham’s third career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He most recently won the award in Week 5 of the 2012 season.
2012 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Wk 1||QB Joe Flacco, Baltimore||CB Tracy Porter, Denver||PR-WR Jeremy Kerley, New York Jets|
|Wk 2||RB Reggie Bush, Miami||DE J.J. Watt, Houston||PR-CB Adam Jones, Cincinnati|
|Wk 3||RB Jamaal Charles, Kansas City||DE Michael Johnson, Cincinnati||KR-RB Darius Reynaud, Tennessee|
|Wk 4||QB Tom Brady, New England||LB Donald Butler, San Diego||K Matt Prater, Denver|
|Wk 5||WR Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis||DT Randy Starks, Miami||K Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh|
|Wk 6||QB Peyton Manning, Denver||S Jairus Byrd, Buffalo||KR-WR Jacoby Jones, Baltimore|
|Wk 7||RB Chris Johnson, Tennessee||DE Lamarr Houston, Oakland||KR-DB Devin McCourty, New England|
|Wk 8||QB Tom Brady, New England||LB Wesley Woodyard, Denver||DE Olivier Vernon, Miami|
|Wk 9||QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis||CB Ike Taylor, Pittsburgh||KR-WR Trindon Holliday, Denver|
|Wk 10||QB Andy Dalton, Cincinnati||CB Darius Butler, Indianapolis||KR-WR Jacoby Jones, Baltimore|
|Wk 11||QB Matt Schaub, Houston||LB Von Miller, Denver||PR-CB Leodis McKelvin, Buffalo|
|Wk 12||RB Ray Rice, Baltimore||LB D’Qwell Jackson, Cleveland||PR-WR T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis|
|Wk 13||QB Brady Quinn, Kansas City||DE Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati||K Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh|
Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 13 as submitted by AFC clubs:
- Pittsburgh quarterback CHARLIE BATCH, who completed 25 of 36 passes (69.4 percent) for 276 yards with one touchdown versus one interception and an 89.6 passer rating.
- Cleveland rookie wide receiver JOSH GORDON, who registered six receptions for 116 yards (19.3 average) with one touchdown in the Browns’ 20-17 win at Oakland.
- Cincinnati running back BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS, who had 118 rushing yards on 25 carries (4.7 average).
- Buffalo running back FRED JACKSON, who rushed for 109 yards on 25 carries (4.4 average) in the Bills’ 34-18 win over Jacksonville.
- Indianapolis rookie quarterback ANDREW LUCK, who completed 24 of 54 passes (44.4 percent) for 391 yards with four touchdowns versus three interceptions and a 70.8 passer rating in the Colts’ 35-33 win at Detroit.
- Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING, who completed 27 of 38 passes (71.1 percent) for 242 yards with three touchdowns versus one interception and a 103.2 passer rating in the Broncos’ 31-23 win over Tampa Bay.
- Oakland tight end BRANDON MYERS, who registered 14 receptions for 130 yards with one touchdown in the Raiders’ 20-17 loss to Cleveland.
- New England wide receiver WES WELKER, who had 12 receptions for 103 yards (8.6 average) with one touchdown in the Patriots’ 23-16 win at Miami.
Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 13 as submitted by AFC clubs:
- Cleveland cornerback SHELDON BROWN, who had five tackles, one interception and four passes defensed.
- Pittsburgh linebacker JAMES HARRISON, who posted seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.
- Denver linebacker VON MILLER, who had six tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and a 26-yard interception-return touchdown.
- New England defensive end TREVOR SCOTT, who had three tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.
Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 13 as submitted by AFC clubs:
- Houston punter DONNIE JONES, who punted 10 times for 488 yards (48.8 avg.), including five punts inside of the 20-yard line.
- Buffalo kicker RIAN LINDELL, who made two field goals (29, 50).