OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dwayne Bowe / WR / Kansas City Chiefs
Bowe made 13 catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs' 42-24 win over the Seahawks, becoming just the third receiver since 1990 to have at least 13 catches, 170 receiving yards and three TD receptions in a game. The fourth-year receiver said that he never checks his stats before Monday, but reporters wouldn't allow him to avoid the numbers after the game on Sunday. "My job is to keep my head down, run, block and catch — no matter what goes on around me," he said. "All the outside talk doesn't pertain to me." After scoring on catches of seven, 36 and nine yards, Bowe is the league leader in TD catches (14) — 13 of those have come in the past seven games.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Glover Quin / CB / Houston Texans
After batting a Hail Mary pass right into the hands of Jaguars WR Mike Thomas for a game-winning touchdown two weeks ago and breaking his right hand in the next game, Quin — and the entire team for that matter — entered Week 12 in need of a pick-me-up. A rookie quarterback making his first career start was willing to oblige. Quin, who had not made an interception in the first 25 games of his career, picked off Titans QB Rusty Smith three times, setting a franchise record, and helped Houston hold Tennessee to 138 passing yards. "It was a great feeling," Quin said. "These last two weeks have been supertough." The second-year corner had four tackles, one quarterback hit and five total pass breakups in Houston's 20-0 win.
SPECIAL-TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Shaun Suisham / PK / Pittsburgh Steelers
On a day when the last-place Bills gave the Steelers all they could handle, one of Pittsburgh's newcomers delivered a clutch performance. Suisham, a fifth-year veteran who signed with the Steelers on Nov. 16 after PK Jeff Reed was released, made all four of his field-goal tries, including the game-winner with 2:14 left in overtime. Suisham connected on a 45-yarder in his first attempt, he gave the Steelers a 13-0 lead with a 46-yarder, broke a 13-13 tie with a 48-yard boot and made the 41-yarder to give the Steelers a 19-16 win. "How 'bout Shaun banging field goals for us?" head coach Mike Tomlin said. "He's now a Steeler - Casey Hampton and others know his name now."