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AFC Players of the Week – Week 3

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BILLS QB JOSH ALLEN, BROWNS DE MYLES GARRETT &
RAVENS K JUSTIN TUCKER NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 3

Quarterback JOSH ALLEN of the Buffalo Bills, defensive end MYLES GARRETT of the Cleveland Browns and kicker JUSTIN TUCKER of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 3 (September 23, 26-27).

OFFENSE: QB JOSH ALLEN, BUFFALO BILLS

  • Allen completed 32 of 43 pass attempts (74.4 percent) for 358 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions for a 129.8 rating and added a rushing touchdown in Buffalo’s 43-21 victory over Washington.  
  • This is the seventh-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Allen:
    • 2018: Week 17
    • 2019: Week 11
    • 2020: Weeks 2, 9, 13, 15
    • 2021: Week 3
  • Allen trails only Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly (10-time winner) for the most Offensive Player of the Week awards by a Buffalo quarterback. 
  • He joins Patrick Mahomes and Derrick Henry as the only players to win a Player of the Week in each of the past four seasons (2018-21). 

DEFENSE: DE MYLES GARRETT, CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • Garrett recorded seven tackles and a franchise-record 4.5 sacks in Cleveland’s 26-6 win over Chicago. 
  • This marks the second Defensive Player of the Week award for Garrett (Week 4, 2020).  
  • He becomes the first Brown to win multiple Defensive Player of the Week awards since defensive end Courtney Brown (Week 5, 2003 and Week 3, 2000). 

SPECIAL TEAMS: K JUSTIN TUCKER, BALTIMORE RAVENS 

  • Tucker converted four of five field goals, including an NFL-record 66-yard field goal as time expired to defeat Detroit, 19-17.   
  • This is the 12th-career Special Teams Player of the Week award for Tucker:
    • 2013: Week 10, 12, 15
    • 2014: Week 3
    • 2015: Week 4, 8
    • 2016: Week 12
    • 2018: Weeks 3, 17
    • 2019: Weeks 5, 6
    • 2021: Week 3
  • He is now tied with Jason Hanson (12) and Matt Prater (12) for the third-most all-time by a kicker. Only Adam Vinatieri (19) and John Carney (13) have earned the honor more.  

2021 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

OffenseDefenseSpecial Teams
Wk 1QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas CityDE Maxx Crosby, Las VegasK Evan McPherson, Cincinnati
Wk 2RB Derrick Henry, TennesseeLB Odafe Oweh, BaltimoreK Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas
Wk 3QB Josh Allen, BuffaloDE Myles Garrett, ClevelandK Justin Tucker, Baltimore

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