Steelers WR Antonio Brown had a key PR TD against the Bengals to win the AFC North title.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the AFC for Week 17 of the 2014 NFL season.
Denver Broncos RB C. J. Anderson was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Indianapolis Colts LB Jonathan Newsome was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Browns was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Anderson helped the Broncos clinch the No. 2 overall seed in the AFC playoffs with 107 yards from scrimmage and three rushing touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. It’s the second time he’s won the award since taking over the workload on rushing – but QB Peyton Manning has struggled lately.
Newsome had had two sacks, six tackles and a forced fumble in a win over the Titans. It’s the rookie Newsome’s third multi-sack game of the season – he had 2.0 sacks against the New York Giants in Week 9, and 1.5 sacks against Washington in Week 13.
Brown took a punt back for a touchdown in a crucial win over the rival Bengals to clinch the AFC North. He finished with 84 yards on two returns. All three of the PR TDs of Browns’ career have come against the Cincinnati Bengals.