Gamechangers are what wins players different awards. Plus, being recognized for individual accomplishments on a weekly basis says a lot about a player. All you have to do is look at statistics and who was a gamechanger in one of the games. Here are the AFC Players of the Week, who all changed the game they played in.
AFC Offensive Player of the Week: Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Sanders changed the game and pretty much put the game out of reach in the second quarter of the Broncos’ 45-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals with his 64-yard touchdown barely into the start of the second quarter. Sanders finished the night with a touchdown and six receptions for 102 yards receiving.
AFC Defensive Player of the Week: Mike Mitchell, safety for the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts routed the Buffalo Bills, 37-5, and in the victory, Mitchell had an interception, two passed defended and seven tackles. His contribution in the secondary was a big part of the reason the Bills stayed out of the end zone.
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week: Dont’a Hightower, linebacker for the New England Patriots. Hightower, contributed on special teams as well as the defensive side of the ball, after the Patriots had fumbled twice and saw themselves in a 17-7 hole in the second quarter.
Would you have thought any different? If so, who would you vote for and chosen?