NFL Announces AFC Players of the Week for Week 9

The NFL revealed its AFC Players of the Week on Wednesday morning, and they include a running back who set a franchise record in a blowout win and a veteran pass rusher who added another amazing game to a legendary career.
On offense, Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon takes home the award for his 153 rushing yards and 58 receiving yards in his team's 42-21 dismantling of the Carolina Panthers. The 211 yards from scrimmage were a personal best for Mixon, and his five total touchdowns were the most in Bengals history. Thanks to Mixon, the Bengals enter their Week 10 bye 5-4 and as the sixth-highest scoring team in the league.

On defense, Baltimore Ravens edge rusher Justin Houston earns his flowers for stuffing the stat sheet in his team's 27-13 Monday Night Football win over the New Orleans Saints. The four-time Pro Bowler notched 2.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, and an interception on only 33 snaps. It was yet another sensational effort in what has been a resurgent season for the 33-year-old veteran: Houston has tallied 8.5 sacks on only 182 snaps in six appearances this season.

As for special teams, Los Angeles Chargers kicker Cameron Dicker gets the nod for nailing his two field goal attempts in his team's 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie sealed the victory with a successful 37-yard attempt as time expired. 
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