NFL Announces AFC Players of the Week

The NFL revealed its AFC Players of the Week for Week 8, and they include one of the league's biggest stars adding to his legend and a young player bursting onto the scene with a career-best performance.

On offense, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry takes home the honors for his 219 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a hard-fought 17-10 win over the Houston Texans. Henry picked a great time for his best performance of the season; Titans starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed the game with an ankle injury, and backup Malik Willis only managed to contribute a minuscule 40 net passing yards.

On defense, Denver Broncos defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones earns recognition for his seven total tackles and one sack in a 21-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. His persistent pressure helped the Broncos hold Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence to 114 net passing yards and 3.45 net yards per passing attempt. The third-year player also pitched in three tackles for loss in the run game.

As for special teams, New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk gets the nod for nailing his five field goal attempts in his team's impressive 22-17 win over their division rival New York Jets.

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