DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18: Wide receiver Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes an 84 pass reception as Andre' Goodman #21 and Cassius Vaughn #41 of the Denver Broncos pursue at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
For the second week in a row, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after posting 423 yards passing and three touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers; Brady set a league record with the most passing yards in the first two weeks of a season (940 yards passing). Cornerback Antonio Cromartie (two interceptions) won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week and Joshua Cribbs (132 return yards) won the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
So what about the NFL guys, you're asking. Maybe there's some truth. However rookie quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receivers A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson were nominated for the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Dalton completed 27 of 41 passes for 332 yards passing with two touchdowns. A.J. Green posted ten receptions for 124 yards receiving and a touchdown and Simpson recorded four receptions for 136 yards receiving.
Other nominations for the AFC Offensive Player of the Week includes New England's Deion Branch (eight receptions, 129 yards), Tennessee's Kenny Britt (nine receptions, 135 yards and a touchdown), Denver's Eric Decker (five receptions, 113 yards and two touchdowns), Buffalo's Ryan Fitzpatrick (264 yards passing and three touchdowns), New England's Rob Gronkowski (four receptions for 86 yards and two touchdown), Cleveland's Peyton Hillis (94 yards rushing and two touchdowns), Buffalo's Fred Jackson (117 yards rushing and two touchdowns), New York's Dustin Keller (six catches for 101 yards receiving and a touchdown), Oakland's Darren McFadden (143 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns), Miami's Daniel Thomas (107 yards rushing) and Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace (eight receptions, 126 yards receiving and a touchdown).
Quarterback Tony Romo won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, safety Roman Harper won the NFC Defensive Player of the Week and kicker Jason Hanson won the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.