NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Kordell Stewart of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who threw for a career-high 333 yards in a win at Baltimore on Sunday night, was among the NFL's Players of the Week.
Stewart was honored as AFC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 20-of-31 passes with touchdowns of 90 yards to Bobby Shaw and 25 yards to Plaxico Burress in a 26-21 victory over the Ravens.
Oakland Raiders linebacker William Thomas was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week while New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri won the special teams' award.
Chicago Bears running back Anthony Thomas and St. Louis Rams defensive end Grant Wistrom were named NFC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. Punt returner Darrien Gordon of the Atlanta Falcons was honored for special teams.
In his seventh season out of Colorado, Stewart collected his first Player of the Week award.
Thomas had seven tackles and two interceptions in the Raiders' 13-6 win over San Diego.
Vinatieri kicked four field goals, including the game-tying kick in the fourth quarter and the game-winner in overtime, to lift the Patriots to a 12-9 win over Buffalo.
Thomas ran for 173 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 27-3 win over Tampa Bay.
Wistrom had nine tackles, 3 ½ sacks and an interception for the Rams in a 34-21 win over New Orleans.
Gordon's 67-yard punt return set up a field goal for Atlanta in a 41-27 loss to Indianapolis.