NFL Announces AFC Players of the Week for Week 5

The NFL revealed its AFC Players of the Week for Week 5 Wednesday morning, and they include a pair of AFC East rivals vying for contender status. 

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen wins the offensive award for laying waste to the Pittsburgh Steelers in his team's 38-3 victory. Allen piled up 424 passing yards on only 31 pass attempts and pitched in another 42 rushing yards on five totes. His highlights included a pair of long touchdown passes to wide receiver Gabe Davis, who scampered into the endzone with receptions of 62 and 98 yards. The Bills moved to 4-1 and prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in a pivotal Week 6 clash.

On defense, New England Patriots edge rusher Matt Judon gets the nod for his contributions to a 29-0 humiliation of the Detroit Lions. Judon notched 2.0 sacks and forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. His 6.0 sacks lead the NFL through five weeks, and he appears poised for a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl. He'll have a chance to add to his campaign when the Patriots visit the Cleveland Browns in Week 6. As for special teams, Indianapolis Colts kicker Chase McLaughlin earns his accolade for scoring all of his team's 12 points in their Thursday Night Football victory over the Denver Broncos. Chase went 4/4 on field goal attempts, including two 50+ yard kicks in regulation and the 48-yard game-winner in overtime.

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