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Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson wins NFC Offensive Player of Week, strengthens MVP bid

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on December 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on December 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Bryant/UPI | License Photo

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown performance in Sunday night's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wilson was 20 of 31 for 227 yards during a 24-10 win that snapped the Eagles' nine-game winning streak.

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The NFL also announced Wednesday that New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown earned the AFC offensive honor Week 13. He scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 2:15 left to lead the Jets over the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31. McCown finished with 331 yards passing and a touchdown, and ran for two scores.

The AFC Defensive Player of the Week went to Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle, who had a pick-six 45-yard interception return and forced a fumble that led to a touchdown in Sunday's 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

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Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry took the NFC defensive award after he grabbed a loose ball in the air and ran 62 yards for a touchdown during the 26-20 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. He made all three of his field-goal attempts, including a 38-yarder as time expired in the Steelers' 23-20 comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould booted five field goals -- including the game-winning 24-yarder in the closing seconds -- against his former team in the 15-14 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field to earn the NFC special teams award.

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