Cameron Jordan earns NFC Defensive Player of Week honor

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Cam Jordan
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BUCCANEERS WR MIKE EVANS, SAINTS DE CAMERON JORDAN &

PACKERS CB KEISEAN NIXON NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 17

Wide receiver MIKE EVANS of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, defensive end CAMERON JORDAN of the New Orleans Saints and cornerback KEISEAN NIXON of the Green Bay Packers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 17.

OFFENSE: WR MIKE EVANS, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

  • Evans recorded 10 receptions for 207 yards and three touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 30-24 win over Carolina as Tampa Bay secured the NFC South division title for the second consecutive season. It marked the most receiving yards and touchdowns of any player in Week 17 and Evans’ fifth career game with at least 180 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions, tied with TYREEK HILL (five games) for the most such games in NFL history.
  • Evans surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season in Week 17 and became first player in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first nine seasons.
  • This is the second-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Evans, having previously won the award as a rookie in Week 11 of the 2014 season, and he joins CHRIS GODWIN as the only Buccaneers wide receivers to earn the honor multiple times.
  • He is the third former Texas A&M player to win multiple Offensive Player of the Week awards, joining RYAN TANNEHILL (three) and ROD BERNSTINE (two).

DEFENSE: DE CAMERON JORDAN, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

  • Jordan registered five tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble in the Saints’ 20-10 win at Philadelphia in Week 17 as he became the Saints franchise all-time leader in sacks (115.5).
  • Jordan has 8.5 sacks this season and is the sixth player since 1982 to record at least seven sacks in 11 consecutive seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers REGGIE WHITE (14 consecutive seasons), CHRIS DOLEMAN (13), JOHN RANDLE (12) and DERRICK THOMAS (11), as well as ROBERT MATHIS (11).
  • This is Jordan’s fifth-career Defensive Player of the Week award, tied with RICKEY JACKSON for the most in franchise history:
    • 2017: Week 6
    • 2019: Week 13
    • 2021: Weeks 15, 17
    • 2022: Week 17

SPECIAL TEAMS: CB KEISEAN NIXON, GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • Nixon recorded a 105-yard kickoff-return for a touchdown in the Packers’ 41-17 win over Minnesota. It marked the longest kickoff-return touchdown in the NFL this season.
  • This is Nixon’s first-career Special Teams Player of the Week award and he joins punter PAT O’DONNELL (Week 3) as Packers to win the award this season.
  • Nixon is the fourth former South Carolina cornerback to win a Player of the Week award and first since JOHNATHAN JOSEPH was named Defensive Player of the Week in Week 6 of the 2017 season.

2022 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense
Defense
Special Teams
Wk 1
RB Saquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants
LB Uchenna Nwosu, Seattle
CB Zech McPhearson, Philadelphia
Wk 2
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit
CB Darius Slay, Philadelphia
K Graham Gano, N.Y. Giants
Wk 3
RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta
DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia
P Pat O’Donnell, Green Bay
Wk 4
QB Geno Smith, Seattle
LB Haason Reddick, Philadelphia
K Greg Joseph, Minnesota
Wk 5
TE Taysom Hill, New Orleans
LB Micah Parsons, Dallas
K Cameron Dicker, Philadelphia
Wk 6
QB Marcus Mariota, Atlanta
CB Tariq Woolen, Seattle
P Ryan Wright, Minnesota
Wk 7
QB Daniel Jones, N.Y. Giants
CB Marco Wilson, Arizona
K Cairo Santos, Chicago
Wk 8
RB Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco
LB Za’Darius Smith, Minnesota
TE Will Dissly, Seattle
Wk 9
QB Justin Fields, Chicago
S Kerby Joseph, Detroit
P Jake Camarda, Tampa Bay
Wk 10
WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota
LB Devin White, Tampa Bay
K Joey Slye, Washington
Wk 11
RB Tony Pollard, Dallas
DL Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit
RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta
Wk 12
QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia
DE Brian Burns, Carolina
RB Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota
Wk 13
QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia
DL Nick Bosa, San Francisco
K Michael Badgley, Detroit
Wk 14
QB Baker Mayfield, L.A. Rams
DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia
K Eddy Pineiro, Carolina
Wk 15
QB Kirk Cousins, Minnesota
LB Kayvon Thibodeaux, N.Y. Giants
WR Kalif Raymond, Detroit
Wk 16
RB D’Onta Foreman, Carolina
DL Nick Bosa, San Francisco
K Greg Joseph, Minnesota
Wk 17
WR Mike Evans, Tampa Bay
DE Cameron Jordan, New Orleans
CB Keisean Nixon, Green Bay

AFC Players of the Week – Week 17
CHARGERS RB AUSTIN EKELER, PATRIOTS DB KYLE DUGGER &

BROWNS P COREY BOJORQUEZ NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 17

Running back AUSTIN EKELER of the Los Angeles Chargers, defensive back KYLE DUGGER of the New England Patriots and punter COREY BOJORQUEZ of the Cleveland Browns are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 17.

OFFENSE: RB AUSTIN EKELER, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

  • Ekeler recorded 161 scrimmage yards (122 rushing, 39 receiving), the most in the AFC in Week 17, and two rushing touchdowns in the Chargers 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Ekeler leads the NFL with 18 touchdowns (13 rushing, five receiving) this season.
  • This is the first Offensive Player of the Week award for Ekeler and he becomes the first Chargers running back to earn the honor since Melvin Gordon (Week 5, 2017).
  • He is the first player from Western Colorado University to ever win a Player of the Week award.

DEFENSE: DB KYLE DUGGER, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • Dugger recorded five tackles, two passes defensed and a 39-yard interception-return touchdown in New England’s 23-21 victory over Miami. He leads the league with three defensive touchdowns this season.
  • This is the first-career Defensive Player of the Week award for Dugger. He is the third Patriot to earn Defensive Player of the Week this season, joining linebacker Matthew Judon (Week 5) and Josh Uche (Week 14).
  • Dugger is the first player from Lenoir-Rhyne University to earn a Player of the Week award.

SPECIAL TEAMS: P COREY BOJORQUEZ, CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • Bojorquez recorded four punts in the Browns’ 24-10 win over Washington, with an average of 46.8 yards (43.0 net). He pinned two inside the 20-yard line and had a 64-yard punt, the longest in the league in Week 17.
  • This is Bojorquez’s first-career Special Teams Player of the Week award and he becomes the first Browns punter to earn the honor since Jamie Gillan (Week 2, 2019).
  • Bojorquez becomes the third former New Mexico player to ever win a Special Teams Player of the Week award, joining Brian Urlacher (Week 15, 2001) and Jason Sanders (four-time winner).

2022 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense
Defense
Special Teams
Wk 1
Wk 2
Wk 3
Wk 4
Wk 5
Wk 6
QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City
QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami
QB Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville
QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City
QB Josh Allen, Buffalo
QB Josh Allen, Buffalo
S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh
CB Jaylen Watson, Kansas City
DE Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati
S Jordan Poyer, Buffalo
LB Matthew Judon, New England
DL Quinnen Williams, N.Y. Jets
K Cade York, Cleveland
P Braden Mann, N.Y. Jets
P Corliss Waitman, Denver
K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati
K Chase McLaughlin, Indianapolis
K Dustin Hopkins, L.A. Chargers
Wk 7
QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati
CB Sauce Gardner, N.Y. Jets
K Randy Bullock, Tennessee
Wk 8
Wk 9
Wk 10
RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee
RB Joe Mixon, Cincinnati
RB Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis
DE Dre’Mont Jones, Denver
LB Justin Houston, Baltimore
LB Alex Highsmith, Pittsburgh
K Nick Folk, New England
K Cameron Dicker, L.A. Chargers
P Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee
Wk 11
Wk 12
TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City
RB Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas
LB Matt Milano, Buffalo
DT Ed Oliver, Buffalo
DB Marcus Jones, New England
P JK Scott, L.A. Chargers
Wk 13
QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati
DE Chandler Jones, Las Vegas
WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland
Wk 14
QB Trevor Lawrence
LB Josh Uche, New England
DE Calais Campbell, Baltimore
Wk 15
QB Josh Allen, Buffalo
S Rayshawn Jenkins, Jacksonville
P Tommy Townsend, Kansas City
Wk 16
QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati
DT Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh
K Riley Patterson, Jacksonville
Wk 17
RB Austin Ekeler, L.A. Chargers
DB Kyle Dugger, New England
P Corey Bojorquez, Cleveland

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