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

By The Sports Xchange  |  Dec. 6, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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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.

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.

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.

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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