Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Fitz AFC player of week for second time in three weeks

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been named the AFC Offensive Player in the Week for the second time in three weeks.

It's the third time in four weeks a New York Jets players has earned the honor (Brandon Marshall).

The veteran journeyman led Gang Green to a 26-20 overtime victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday--the Jets' fifth win in a row. The Jets need one more win this Sunday against the Bills to make the playoffs.

Against New England, Fitzpatrick completed 26 of 41 passes for 296 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He went 3-for-3 for 74 yards in overtime, capping off the drive with a 6-yard scoring strike to Eric Decker.

The AFC East has dominated the Player of the Week honors this year, with 13 players named in 16 weeks. Here's the division's tally so far:

Week 1:
Special teams - Dolphins' Jarvis Landry

Week 2:
Defense - Jets' Darrelle Revis

Week 3:
Defense - Bills' Preston Brown

Week 6:
Defense - Dolphins' Cameron Wake

Week 7:
Offense - Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill
Special teams - Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski

Week 8:
Offense - Patriots' Tom Brady

Week 9:
Special teams - Jets' Ryan Quigley

Week 10:
Defense - Bills' Baccari Rambo
Special teams - Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski

Week 13:
Offense - Jets' Brandon Marshall

Week 14:
Offense - Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick

Week 16:
Offense - Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick

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