NFL announces Players of the Week

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe, who set a single-game receiving yardage mark last Sunday, was among those selected Wednesday as the NFL's Players of the Week.

Sharpe was the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Others honored for Week 7 were Buffalo Bills cornerback Nate Clements and Cleveland Browns return man Andre Davis.


In the NFC, the honorees were New Orleans Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks, Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson and Atlanta Falcons kicker Jay Feely.

Sharpe, a 13-year veteran in his second stint with the Broncos, caught 12 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-34 overtime victory at Kansas City. He broke the tight end receiving yardage record set by Jackie Smith, who had 212 for for St. Louis against Pittsburgh on Oct. 13, 1963.

One of Sharpe's catches was an 82-yard touchdown, on which he ran away from Kansas City's secondary.

Clements had three interceptions, Buffalo's first three of the season, and returned one 29 yards for a touchdown in a 23-10 victory at Miami. He was the first Bill to make three interceptions in a game since Mark Kelso in 1992.


Davis, a rookie receiver and returner, had four kickoff returns for 168 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown that swung the momentum in a 34-17 victory over Houston. He is the fourth rookie in club history to return a kickoff for a touchdown.

Brooks completed 23 of 35 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns as he rallied the Saints to a 35-27 victory over San Francisco. He also ran for 26 yards and a score as New Orleans (6-1) kept pace with Green Bay for the best record in the NFL.

Like Clements, Wilson also had three interceptions. He added eight tackles and a sack in the Cardinals' 9-6 overtime win over Dallas.

Feely had a fine day in Atlanta's 30-0 rout of Carolina, kicking field goals of 41, 45 and 49 yards and drilling touchbacks on three of his seven kickoffs. He leads the NFL with 10 kickoff touchbacks.

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