A couple of 400-yard passing performances lead the NFL's Week 4 Players of the Week awards. Quarterback Philip Rivers continued his career renaissance with a 401-yard three-touchdown torching of the Dallas Cowboys' secondary to take the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Over in the NFC Drew Brees' 413-yard dismantling of the Miami Dolphins' defense led the New Orleans Saints to a 4-0 start and won him this week's award. On the defensive side of the ball Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner finally is getting recognized for his stellar play. In Week 4 Verner had two interceptions one fumble recovery and two passes defensed against the New York Jets. We told Geno Smith not to throw his way. Patrick Peterson took home the NFC Defensive Player of the Week award with his two interceptions that keyed in the Arizona Cardinals' 13-10 comeback win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dexter McCluster returned four punts for 113 yards Sunday. But it clearly was his video game-like 89-yard return in the Kansas City Chiefs' 31-7 win over the New York Giants that won him the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award. We could watch this play over and over and over and over and over ... Yes kickers are allowed to win awards too. This week's NFC Special Teams Player of the Week is kicker Steven Hauschka. His 45-yard overtime field goal kept the Seattle Seahawks a perfect 4-0.
Drew Brees, Philip Rivers among Players of the Week
NFL.com | Oct 2