Tomlinson earns weekly NFL player honor

Dec. 13, 2006 at 8:36 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Record-setting San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson Wednesday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

The four-year veteran from Baylor established an NFL record in Sunday's 48-20 rout of Denver -- scoring three touchdowns for an NFL single-season record 29 TDs.

Seattle's Shaun Alexander scored 28 touchdowns in his 2005 MVP season.

Tomlinson was joined by Buffalo end Aaron Schobel (defense), and Jacksonville running back/kick returner Maurice Jones-Drew (Special Teams) as this week's AFC player honorees.

Schobel had three sacks and nine tackles, and forced a fumble as the Bills surprised the New York Jets, 31-13.

Jones-Drew scored three touchdowns -- including a 93-yard kickoff return to open the second half -- in Jacksonville's 44-17 win over the AFC South-leading Indianapolis.

He recorded a franchise-record 303 all-purpose yards to surpass the 291 yards compiled by Jimmy Smith in 2000 against Baltimore.

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