Browns RB Peyton Hillis earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for Week Nine after rushing for a career-high 184 yards in a 34-14 win vs. New England, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Hillis, a third-year pro from Arkansas, has emerged as the Browns' featured back in 2010, racking up 644 yards and seven touchdowns on 133 carries in eight games. Hillis, who scored twice vs. New England, has accounted for eight of Cleveland's 15 offensive TDs this season. Hillis also has caught 30 passes for 229 yards. He racked up a combined 220 rushing-receiving yards Sunday, also a career-high.
QB Derek Anderson was the last Browns player to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, earning the award for his role in Cleveland's 51-45 win vs. Cincinnati in Week Two of the 2007 season. This is Hillis' first time earning the award and the first time a Cleveland back has been honored since the "new" Browns took the field in 1999.