It appears as though quite a few people missed the Sunday game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders as it has now been announced that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 9.
While Mariota did throw for 371 yards and four touchdowns in his team’s Sunday win over the New Orleans Saints, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown registered the ninth best receiving yardage game in the history of the NFL Sunday against the Raiders as he caught 17 passes for 284 yards on his way to setting single-game franchise records in both statistical categories.
Additionally, Brown also produced 22 more yards of offense on Sunday via two runs and thus he ended the game with more than 300 yards from scrimmage.
Even running back DeAngelo Williams would’ve probably been a better choice than Mariota this week. Williams, had 225 yards from scrimmage against the Raiders and even scored twice.
Mariota also won the same award back in Week 1. The following week, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won the AFC honor in Week 2 for his play in the team’s win over the San Francisco 49ers.
So far this season only twice has a wide receiver won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award.