James had 477 rushing yards and six touchdowns as the Colts remained unbeaten at 7-0. James, a seven-year veteran, leads the NFL in rushing yards (801), and his per game average of 119.3 yards is tops in the conference through eight weeks.
Burgess, a free agent who played for Philadelphia last season, averaged two sacks per contest in a three-week stretch as the Raiders went 3-1 in October. Sauerbrun had a 45.3-yard gross punting average in five games, and 11 of his 28 punts landed inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
The AFC's rookie honor went to Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller, who made 17 receptions for 184 yards and five touchdowns.