Bush, Carter and Mariani named AFC players of the week

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Raiders RB Michael Bush, Patriots DE Andre Carter and Titans PR-WR Marc Mariani were named AFC Players of the Week for Week 10.

Bush ran for 157 yards and one touchdown and also added three receptions for 85 yards in the Raiders upset win over the Chargers Thursday night. He became the first player this season to have at least 150 rushing yards and 75 receiving yards in a single game. It is his first offensive player of the week award.

Carter had six tackles and 4½ sacks in the Patriots' key divisional win over the rival Jets Sunday night. The 4½ sacks set a career-high and Patriots franchise record, and it was his third game with at least two sacks. This is Carter's second player of the week award.

Mariani returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown in the Titans' 30-3 blowout win over the Panthers. On the day, he had 103 punt return yards, which set a career-high for a single game. It is his second career special-teams player of the week award.