NFL Player Of The Week Awards For Week Four

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The NFL Players of the Week are out and Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green receives a nomination.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was one of eight nominations for this week's AFC Offensive Player of the Week, won by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Green posted six receptions for 117 yards receiving and a touchdown during Cincinnati's 27-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

During New England's 52-28 win over the Buffalo Bills, Brady posted 340 yards passing, three touchdowns and a passer rating of 120.1. Other nominations included

  • New England rookie running back BRANDON BOLDEN, who rushed for 137 yards on 16 carries (8.6 average) with one touchdown.
  • Baltimore wide receiver ANQUAN BOLDIN, who had nine catches for 131 yards (14.6 average) in the Ravens’ 23-16 win over Cleveland.
  • New England tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI, who had five catches for 104 yards (20.8 average) with one touchdown reception.
  • Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING, who completed 30 of 38 passes (78.9 percent) for 338 yards with three touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 130 passer rating.
  • New England running back STEVAN RIDLEY, who rushed for 106 yards on 22 carries (4.8 average) with two touchdowns.
  • Miami rookie quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL, who completed 26 of 41 passes (63.4 percent) for 431 yards with one touchdown and an 86.5 passer rating in the Dolphins’ 24-21 overtime loss at Arizona.
  • New England wide receiver WES WELKER, who had nine receptions for 129 yards (14.3 average).

This week's award winners:

AFC

OFFENSE: QB Tom Brady, New England
DEFENSE: LB Donald Butler, San Diego
SPECIAL TEAMS: K Matt Prater, Denver

NFC

OFFENSE: QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay
DEFENSE: LB Patrick Willis, San Francisco
SPECIAL TEAMS: K Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis

2012 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

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

2012 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Robert Griffin III, Washington

DB Ronde Barber, Tampa Bay

K Blair Walsh, Minnesota

Wk 2

WR Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

DE Calais Campbell, Arizona

P Tim Masthay, Green Bay

Wk 3

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

DE Chris Clemons, Seattle

K Lawrence Tynes, New York Giants

Wk 4

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

LB Patrick Willis, San Francisco

K Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis

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