NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers is the AFC's offensive player of the week.
The five-year veteran from North Carolina State threw two touchdown passes in the final 93 seconds of the Chargers' 22-21 victory at Kansas City, completing 34-of-48 for 346 yards.
Through 15 weeks, Rivers is tied with Denver's Jay Cutler for first in the NFL with 10 fourth quarter touchdown passes.
Despite his efforts, Rivers was not voted to an AFC Pro Bowl spot when rosters were announced on Tuesday.
Also named to AFC weekly player honors were Pittsburgh end Aaron Smith (defense) and New England cornerback Ellis Hobbs (special teams).
Smith compiled eight tackles, one sack and two quarterback pressures in a 13-9 Steelers' win over Baltimore, helping Pittsburgh win the AFC North Division.
Hobbs totaled three kick returns for 126 yards, including a 95-yard kick return-touchdown in the Patriots' 49-26 victory against the Oakland Raiders.