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AFC Players of the Week

November 23, 2012
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Quarterback MATT SCHAUB of the Houston Texans, linebacker VON MILLER of the Denver Broncos and punt returner-cornerback LEODIS MC KELVIN of the Buffalo Bills are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 11th week of the 2012 season (November 15, 18-19), the NFL announced today.



  • Schaub completed 43 of 55 passes (78.2 percent) for 527 yards with five touchdowns and a 121.7 passer rating in the Texans’ 43-37 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Schaub’s 527 passing yards are tied for the second-most in a game in NFL history (Pro Football Hall of Famer WARREN MOON, December 16, 1990). Pro Football Hall of Famer NORM VAN BROCKLIN holds the NFL single-game record with 554 passing yards (September 28, 1951).
  • His five touchdown passes were a franchise record and the most in the NFL in Week 11. 
  • Schaub’s 43 completions set a Texans single-game record and are the most in an NFL game in 2012.
  • Helped the Texans improve to 9-1, the best record in franchise history through 10 games.
  • In his ninthseason from Virginia, this is Schaub’s fourth Offensive Player of the Week Award, the most ever by a Texans player. He most recently won the award in 2010 (Week 6).
  • He is the first Texans player to win AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors this season.


  • Miller registered six tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in the Broncos’ 30-23 win over the San Diego Chargers.
  • Miller’s three sacks were an AFC-best in Week 11.
  • He is the only AFC player this season to record at least three sacks and two forced fumbles in a game.
  • Helped the Broncos win their fifth consecutive game and improve to 7-3 atop the AFC West.
  • ·         Miller now has 24.5 career sacks, the second-most sacks through a player’s first 25 games since 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (25) has more sacks through a player’s first 25 games.
  • In his second season from Texas A&M, this is Miller’s second career Defensive Player of the Week Award.
  • He previously won the award in 2011 (Week 11). Miller joins TRACY PORTER (Week 1) and WESLEY WOODYARD (Week 8) as the third Bronco to win Defensive Player of the Week this season.
  • Through Week 11, Miller ranks second in the NFL and first in the AFC with 13 sacks.


  • ·         McKelvin registered a 79-yard punt return-touchdown in the Bills’ 19-14 win over Miami on Thursday Night Football.
  • ·         His 79-yard PR-TD was the longest in Week 11 and was the Bills’ only touchdown of the game. It marked the third-longest punt return in the league this season.
  • ·         McKelvin registered the longest punt return of the year with an 88-yard PR-TD in Week 2 against Kansas City.
  • ·         Leads the NFL with two punt return-touchdowns this season.
  • ·         Since 2011, McKelvin has three punt return-touchdowns, the second-most in the NFL (PATRICK PETERSON, four).
  • ·         In his fifth season from Troy, this is McKelvin’s first career Special Teams Player of the Week Award.
  • ·         He is the first Bills returner to win Special Teams Player of the Week since C.J. SPILLER in 2010 (Week 3).








Special Teams

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


Other nominees for AFC Offensive Player of Week 11 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Jacksonville rookie wide receiver JUSTIN BLACKMON, who had a career-high seven receptions for 236 yards (33.7 average) with one touchdown in the Jaguars’ 43-37 overtime loss at Houston.
  • Baltimore wide receiver ANQUAN BOLDIN, who had eight receptions for 79 yards in the Ravens’ 13-10 win at Pittsburgh.
  • New England quarterback TOM BRADY, who completed 24 of 35 passes (68.6 percent) for 331 yards with three touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 127.2 passer rating in the Patriots’ 59-24 win over Indianapolis.
  • Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN, who had six catches for 91 yards (15.2 average) with one touchdown in the Bengals’ 28-6 win at Kansas City.
  • Cincinnati running back BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS, who had 101 rushing yards on 25 carries with one touchdown.
  • New England tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI, who had seven receptions for 137 yards with two touchdowns.
  • Houston wide receiver ANDRE JOHNSON, who had a career-best 14 receptions for 273 yards (19.5 average) and a game-winning 48-yard touchdown reception.
  • Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING, who completed 25 of 42 passes (59.5 percent) for 270 yards with three touchdowns versus one interception and a 92.4 passer rating.


Other nominees for AFC Defensive Player of Week 11 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • Buffalo safety JAIRUS BYRD, who had four tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.
  • Baltimore linebacker DANNELL ELLERBE, who posted a team-high 12 tackles.
  • Jacksonville defensive tackle C.J. MOSLEY, who had seven tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble.
  • New York Jets defensive end MUHAMMAD WILKERSON, who had four tackles, one sack and forced a fumble in a 27-13 win at St. Louis.


Other nominees for AFC Special Teams Player of Week 11 as submitted by AFC clubs:

  • New England punt returner-wide receiver JULIAN EDELMAN, who had a 68-yard punt return-touchdown.
  • Baltimore kick returner-wide receiver JACOBY JONES, who had a 63-yard punt return-touchdown.

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