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19:44  13 september  2017
19:44  13 september  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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Alex Smith was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1 after throwing four touchdowns in prime time against the New England Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford ' s dissection of the New Orleans Saints' secondary earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and Minnesota Vikings signal-caller Sam Bradford are among the NFL Players of the Week , the league announced Wednesday.

AFC

Alex Smith was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1 after throwing four touchdowns in prime time against the New England Patriots. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback overcame a poor start, torching the Patriots for 368 yards and ending the game with a 148.6 passer rating.

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell was named Defensive Player of the Week in the AFC. The veteran pass-rusher was a nightmare for the Houston Texans' offensive line all game long, finishing with four sacks in his first regular-season game for the Jaguars following a big-money move in free agency.

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Oakland Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio took home Special Teams Player of the Week honors. In his first game as the starter following an injury to Sebastian Janikowski, Tavecchio went 4-for-4 on field goals, including a 52-yarder.

Altidore named MLS player of the week

  Altidore named MLS player of the week TORONTO - Jozy Altidore has been voted the MLS player of the week, marking the fourth time in seven weeks that the honour has gone to a Toronto FC player. The U.S. international scored twice in Toronto's 4-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in Week 27, making TFC the first team to clinch a spot in the playoffs. Altidore now has 13 goals and five assists this season. Fellow Toronto striker Sebastian Giovinco won the award in Week 25 and Week 21, sandwiched around teammate Justin Morrow's Week 23 win. Giovinco also won in Week 8.League-leading Toronto (17-3-8) visits the Los Angeles Galaxy (7-14-6) on Saturday night.

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Smith and Bradford ’ s distinction as kings of the dink-and-dunk made their Week 1 performances all the more jarring. In fact, that Week 2 Packers game was the last time all year that Minnesota started its five preferred players up front.

NFC

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford's dissection of the New Orleans Saints' secondary earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. In what was maybe the best game of his career, Bradford completed 84.4 percent of his passes and threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns, finishing with an impressive 10.8 yards-per-attempt average.

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson was named Defensive Player of the Week. Johnson had a starring role in the Rams' dominant performance over the Indianapolis Colts, returning an interception for a touchdown and forcing a fumble.

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater was named Special Teams Player of the Week. Prater only made one field goal, but it was from an insane distance of 58 yards out. The kicker also displayed his accuracy in a painful way for one cameraman.

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