TE Antonio Gates had 3 TDs in an upset win for the Chargers over the Seattle Seahawks.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the AFC for Week 2 of the 2014 NFL season.
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, New England Patriots LB Chandler Jones was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and Buffalo Bills KR C.J. Spiller was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Gates caught seven passes for 96 yards with three TDs from Philip Rivers as the Chargers knocked off the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. Those scores left him with 90 receiving touchdowns for his career, which ranks 11th in NFL history and leaves him 21 behind Tony Gonzalez when the list for TEs.
Jones finished the game with two sacks, three quarterback hits and four hurries as the Vikings failed to come up with any way to block him effectively over the course of the afternoon. Jones finished with eight tackles overall and was a leading part of the unit’s rebound from a rough second half against Miami in the opener. He also had a blocked FG returned for a TD that swung the game in the first half.
Spiller returned two kickoffs for 122 yards (61 average), including a career-long 102-yard touchdown, in Buffalo’s 29-10 win against Miami.