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AFC Players of the Week – Week 8

JETS QB MIKE WHITE, PATRIOTS DB ADRIAN PHILLIPS & TITANS K RANDY BULLOCK NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 8

Quarterback MIKE WHITE of the New York Jets, defensive back ADRIAN PHILLIPS of the New England Patriots and kicker RANDY BULLOCK of the Tennessee Titans are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 8 (October 28, October 31-November 1).

OFFENSE: QB MIKE WHITE, NEW YORK JETS

  • In his first career start, White completed 37 of 45 pass attempts (82.2 percent) for 405 yards and three touchdowns in the Jets’ 34-31 comeback win over Cincinnati.
  • It marked the most-ever completions by a player in his first career start and he joined Cam Newton (422 yards on September 11, 2011) as the only quarterbacks since 1950 to pass for at least 400 yards in their first career start.
  • He becomes the 11th different Jets quarterback to earn the honor and the first since Sam Darnold (Week 6, 2019).
  • White joins running back/punt returner Bobby Rainey (Week 11, 2013 and Week 5, 2015) as the only former Western Kentucky players to win a Player of the Week award.

DEFENSE: DB ADRIAN PHILLIPS, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • In New England’s 27-24 victory over the Chargers, Phillips recorded three tackles and a career-high two interceptions, including a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots the lead.
  • This is the first Defensive Player of the Week award for Phillips. He becomes the first New England defensive back to earn the honor since James Sanders (Week 10, 2010).
  • Phillips is the first former Texas Longhorns defensive back to win Defensive Player of the Week since Earl Thomas (Week 5, 2017).

SPECIAL TEAMS: K RANDY BULLOCK, TENNESSEE TITANS

  • In Tennessee’s comeback victory over Indianapolis, Bullock converted both of his field goal attempts – a 46-yarder to tie the game in the fourth quarter and a 44-yard game-winner in overtime – and all four of his point after attempts.
  • This is the second Special Teams Player of the Week award for Bullock (Week 16, 2014 with Houston).
  • He becomes the seventh different Titans kicker to earn the honor and first since Stephen Gostkowski (Week 3, 2020).

2021 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense Defense Special Teams
Wk 1 QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City DE Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati
Wk 2 RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee LB Odafe Oweh, Baltimore K Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas
Wk 3 QB Josh Allen, Buffalo DE Myles Garrett, Cleveland K Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Wk 4 QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati LB Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo P Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis
Wk 5 QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore DE Greg Rousseau, Buffalo K Nick Folk, New England
Wk 6 RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh K Matthew Wright, Jacksonville
Wk 7 WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati DE Yannick Ngakoue, Las Vegas P Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis
Wk 8 QB Mike White, N.Y. Jets DB Adrian Phillips, New England K Randy Bullock, Tennessee
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