Charles Named AFC Offensive Player Of Week

There was the possibility that when the NFL announced honors for performances in week No. 3, the Chiefs could have – should have – won offense, defense and special teams players of the week.

As it was, they got one – AFC offensive player of the week honors for RB Jamaal Charles and his 233 rushing yards and 288 yards from scrimmage against New Orleans.

OLB Justin Houston finished behind Cincinnati DE Michael Johnson and K Ryan Succop was topped by Tennessee kick returner Darius Reynard.

For the Chiefs, it was the first offensive player of the week award in the last 21 regular season weeks and it was only the second in the last 91 weeks. WR Dwayne Bowe earned player of the week honors for Week No. 16 in 2010 with 6 catches for 153 yards and a 75-yard TD catch against Tennessee.

It’s the first offensive player of the week honor for Charles; he won special teams player of the week in 2009 after his kick return for a touchdown against Pittsburgh helped the Chiefs beat the Steelers.

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