Bush, Barnes, Succop named AFC players of week

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Dolphins RB Reggie Bush, Chargers OLB Antwan Barnes and Chiefs PK Ryan Succop were named the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for Week 15, the NFL announced Wednesday.
Bush rushed for a career-high 203 yards on 25 carries (8.1 average) with one touchdown in the Dolphins' 30-23 win at Buffalo. It was the second-most rushing yards in a game by an AFC running back this season (Ray Rice had 204 in Week 13).

This is Bush's second career Offensive Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award in 2006 (Week 13) with the Saints. He is the first Dolphins running back to win Offensive Player of the Week since 2009 (Ricky Williams, Week 11).
Barnes tallied six tackles and a career-high four sacks in the Chargers' 34-14 win over Baltimore. His four sacks tied for the most in a single game in the NFL this season and were a league-high in Week 15. It was his second game of the season with multiple sacks (two against Green Bay on Nov. 6).

This is Barnes' first career Defensive Player of the Week Award. He is the first Charger to win Defensive Player of the Week since Shaun Phillips did so in 2010 (Week Four).
Succop connected on four field-goal attempts (19, 32, 46, 20) and one point-after try in the Chiefs' 19-14 win over the previously unbeaten Packers. He has made a career-best 21-consecutive field goals (longest active streak in the NFL), tying Nick Lowery (21) for the second-longest streak in team history. Pete Stoyanovich holds the club record with 22.

This is Succop's second career Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award in Week Four.