Running back James Conner was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after devastating the Browns with 212 total yards off 30 touches. The versatile back put this contest away with long, leg-churning runs, yards after the catch and two second-half touchdown bursts that buried Cleveland in a 33-18 victory.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Peterson continues to showcase the ageless skills that have made him one of the steals of this year's afterthought free-agent market. His spectacular 64-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter sealed the Redskins' 20-13 victory over the New York Giants. The 33-year-old churned out 149 yards on 26 carries and, in the process, passed Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett for ninth on the all-time rushing list.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after making history Sunday, again. With a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter, the Colts kicker became the NFL's all-time leading scorer, surpassing Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen (2,544). Vinatieri entered the game with 2,540 points and tied Anderson's mark with a first-quarter extra point and field goal. The kicker recorded 10 points in the Colts' 42-28 victory over the Oakland Raiders and stands at 2,550 career points.