December 03, 2014
Ryan Fitzpatrick Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
HOUSTON – The NFL named Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his career-best and franchise-record six touchdown passes in Houston’s 45-21 win over Tennessee on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick led the Houston offense to a franchise-record 45 points and helped the team convert a club-record 11 third downs. The 10-year veteran completed 24-of-33 passes for 358 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions with a career-high passer rating of 147.5. Fitzpatrick is one of 12 quarterbacks in NFL history to throw at least six touchdowns against zero interceptions.
Fitzpatrick teamed up with second-year wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for nine completions, 238 yards receiving and two touchdowns. The 238 yards receiving is the highest single-game receiving total this season. Fitzpatrick found five different receivers for touchdowns: Hopkins (2), Arian Foster, Ryan Griffin, Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt.
Fitzpatrick started hot and led Houston to a 24-0 halftime lead. He completed 14 of 18 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns and had a passer rating of 147.7 in the first half. It was the third time in his career that he had three touchdown passes in the first half.
Fitzpatrick became the eighth quarterback in NFL history and the only active signal-caller with at least four touchdowns in a game for three different NFL franchises.
The 358 yards represented the fourth highest total in Fitzpatrick’s career. The Harvard graduate became the fifth player in team history to throw for 300 yards in a game and became the 12th quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300-plus yards in a game for four different NFL franchises.
Fitzpatrick became the Texans’ first AFC Offensive Player of the Week since Week 11 of 2012 and the 10th in franchise history. Fitzpatrick’s award represents Houston’s third conference player of the week honor this season (J.J. Watt- AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Weeks 4 and 11).
List of Texans AFC Player of the Week Award Winners:
Player Award Week Year
Ryan Fitzpatrick Offensive 13 2014
J.J. Watt Defensive 11 2014
J.J. Watt Defensive 4 2014
J.J. Watt Defensive 15 2012
Matt Schaub Offensive 11 2012
J.J. Watt Defensive 3 2012
Arian Foster Offensive 7 2011
Arian Foster Offensive 4 2011
Glover Quin Defensive 12 2010
Matt Schaub Offensive 6 2010
Andre Johnson Offensive 2 2010
Arian Foster Offensive 1 2010
Brian Cushing Defensive 8 2009
Brian Cushing Defensive 6 2009
Jacoby Jones Special Teams 4 2009
Matt Schaub Offensive 2 2009
Matt Schaub Offensive 14 2008
Steve Slaton Offensive 13 2008
Jacoby Jones Special Teams 8 2008
Jacoby Jones Special Teams 6 2008
André Davis Special Teams 14 2007
Kris Brown Special Teams 5 2007
Mario Williams Defensive 1 2007
Kris Brown Special Teams 16 2006
DeMeco Ryans Defensive 13 2006
Andre Johnson Offensive 4 2006
Jerome Mathis Special Teams 8 2005
Kris Brown Special Teams 3 2004
Chad Stanley Special Teams 9 2003
Avion Black Special Teams 15 2002
Aaron Glenn Defensive 14 2002
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