Herbert and Ryan were lauded for their Week 9 performances as the league unveiled the Players of the Week on Wednesday morning.
Herbert was tabbed AFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Chargers to a 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Herbert had three total touchdowns (two passing) and completed an astounding 32 of 38 (84.2%) passes for 356 yards, a 123.2 rating and no interceptions.
Ryan threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 27-25 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Ryan completed 23 of 30 attempts (76.6%) with no picks and a 135.8 rating.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen garnered AFC Defensive Player of the Week following a stellar showing in the Jags' 9-6 upset of the Buffalo Bills. Allen had eight tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery, doing a good amount of that damage against the Bills' Josh Allen.
Kansas City Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend hasn't had a lot of opportunities in the past, but in K.C.'s 13-7 win over the Green Bay Packers, he played a pivotal role. Townsend averaged an impressive 56.8 yards per punt (long of 64) and landed five of his six punts inside the 20-yard-line to garner AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
In the New York Giants' 23-16 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders, Big Blue safety Xavier McKinney was a big contributor and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts. McKinney tallied seven tackles and garnered two interceptions, including one he returned 41 yards for a touchdown.
Minnesota Vikings rookie Kene Nwangwu had two pivotal plays in his squad's 34-31 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens and earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in the process. Nwangwu had a nine-yard rush on a fake punt for a first down and had one of the week's biggest highlights with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.