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Giovani Bernard and George Iloka nominated for weekly NFL Awards

Two Cincinnati Bengals players were recognized for their performances in week two as nominations for weekly awards -- which went to other players.

Andy Lyons

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was one of six nominations for AFC Offensive Player of the Week in week two. Bernard, who generated 169 yards from scrimmage (90 rushing, 79 receiving), was beaten out by Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who scored three touchdowns during San Diego's 30-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Safety George Iloka was also a nomination this week, earning mention for the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after securing two interceptions, three passes defensed and a tackle against Atlanta. Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was awarded AFC defensive player of the week after posting eight tackles, two sacks and a blocked field goal that he returned for a touchdown during New England's 30-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings.




Week Two
AFC Offensive Player of the Week: Giovani Bernard
AFC Defensive Player of the Week: George Iloka

Week One
AFC Offensive Player of the Week: A.J. Green
AFC Defensive Player of the Week: Wallace Gilberry
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week: Mike Nugent