NFL Announces Week 4 AFC Players of the Week

The NFL named the Week 4 AFC Players of the Week Wednesday morning, and they include a former MVP rediscovering his groove and a defensive back making a dramatic return from injury. On offense, quarterback Patrick Mahomes takes home the honors for leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a dominant 41-31 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football. Mahomes was far more spectacular than his 228 net passing yards on 40 dropbacks implies; he added a couple of iconic throws to his extensive highlight collection, including an extended, weaving scramble and toss that accounted for one of his three touchdowns. The win comes seven days after a frustrating 20-17 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer wins the defensive award for his clutch effort in a 23-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens. Poyer was sensational after missing Week 3 with a foot injury, nabbing a pair of crucial interceptions and tallying six total tackles. He pulled down a game-saving end-zone pick late in the fourth quarter to keep the Ravens from taking a potential 27-20 lead. On special teams, kicker Evan McPherson gets the nod for nailing his two field goal attempts for the Cincinnati Bengals in their Thursday Night Football win over the undefeated Miami Dolphins. McPherson hit a 57-yard kick to put the Bengals up 20-15 late in the fourth quarter. The young kicker is an amazing 12 of 14 on 50+ yard field goal attempts in his two-year career.
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