Week Seven Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Arian Foster / RB / Houston Texans

Maybe Foster was issuing a warning to the rest of the league when he said he's just starting to get back into football shape after gaining 234 total yards and scoring three touchdowns in Houston's blowout win over Tennessee. He gained 115 yards rushing and 119 yards receiving — including a 78-yard TD grab — becoming the first player in franchise history with 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. More importantly, the win snapped a two-game losing streak and vaulted Houston ahead of Tennessee and into first place in the AFC South. Foster's backup, Ben Tate, had 104 rushing yards in the 41-7 rout. It was the first time in franchise history that the team had two 100-yard rushers in the same game. "It's hard to run on the road, and it was a very big game," Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Brandon Flowers / CB / Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs treated Raiders QBs Kyle Boller and Carson Palmer equally inhospitably, picking off each quarterback three times in a 28-0 win in Oakland on Sunday. Flowers  who had two interceptions all of last season  had two of the Chiefs' six interceptions. He picked off Boller, who started the game, in the second quarter, setting up a nine-play, 61-yard touchdown drive that put Kansas City ahead 14-0. Flowers struck again early in the fourth quarter with his team up by 21, stepping into a Palmer pass intended for WR Denarius Moore and returning the interception 58 yards for a touchdown. After a rough start, the defending AFC West champions have won three games in a row and are right back in the division race after a big win over a rival.

SPECIAL-TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Josh Scobee / PK / Jacksonville Jaguars

On a night when both the Jacksonville and Baltimore offenses were anemic, Scobee was rock-solid for the Jaguars, accounting for all 12 Jacksonville points in a monster upset of the Ravens. Scobee was a perfect 4-of-4 on his field-goal attempts, including three 50-plus yarders (54, 54, and 51), tying an NFL record. The first of his FG conversions, a 54-yard blast with 1:22 remaining in the first quarter, came after head coach Jack Del Rio initially sent out the punt team, then called a timeout and decided to give Scobee an opportunity. Scobee's final score was a critical 51-yarder that gave the Jaguars a five-point lead with just under two minutes remaining. In addition to his masterful evening splitting the uprights, Scobee boomed all five of his kickoffs into the endzone, resulting in three touchbacks.