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Flutie gets weekly NFL honor

Nov. 12, 2003 at 1:01 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- San Diego quarterback Doug Flutie is among those garnering weekly honors from the NFL.

Flutie was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after he completed 21 of 29 passes (72.4 percent) for 248 yards and two touchdown passes without an interception in the Chargers' surprising 42-28 win over Minnesota.

The 5-10 Flutie also ran for a pair of touchdowns, becoming the first 40-year-old player to rush for two touchdowns in one game. He was joined by Pittsburgh linebacker Jason Gildon (defense) and New York Jets placekicker Doug Brien (special teams) for the AFC.

Their counterparts in the NFC were Atlanta running back Warrick Dunn (offense), tackle Brian Young of St. Louis (defense), and placekicker Jason Hanson of Detroit (special teams).

Dunn carried 25 times for 178 yards as the Falcons dumped the New York Giants, 27-7, giving Coach Dan Reeves his 200th career victory. It was the second-highest single game rushing total for Dunn, who had a 45-yard touchdown run.

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