Chargers QB Philip Rivers helped the team erase a 21-point deficit to the San Francisco 49ers to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the AFC for Week 16 of the 2014 NFL season.
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and Houston Texans PK Randy Bullock was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Rivers went for 356 yards and four touchdowns, helping to overcome a 21-point deficit to the San Francisco 49ers and win 38-35 in overtime to keep their playoff hopes alive and giving him 3,995 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season. If the Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs next week they will clinch the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.
Kirkpatrick had a pair of interceptions in a 38-27 upset win over the Denver Broncos, one of which was returned for a touchdown. With the win the Bengals clinched the playoffs for the 4th straight season and can clinch the AFC North title with a win over the Steelers next week.
Bullock connected on all six of his field-goal attempts in a shocking 25-13 Texans win over the Baltimore Ravens. The Texans scored only scored one TD on the day but still managed to win thanks to a great defensive effort. With a win next week over the Jaguars and losses by the Ravens and Chargers, the Texans would clinch a playoff spot.