Clean sweep for the AFC North

December, 23, 2009
12/23/09
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For the first time this season, the AFC North swept three major awards in the NFL.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth were named AFC offensive and defensive players of the week, respectively. Cleveland Browns kick returner Joshua Cribbs also earned AFC special teams player of the week.

Roethlisberger had a career-high 503 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-36 win over the Green Bay Packers. In terms of yards, it was the 10th-best performance in NFL history.

Foxworth had two interceptions and three tackles in a 31-7 victory over the Chicago Bears. It was the first multi-interception game of his career.

Cribbs scored on kickoff returns of 100 and 103 yards during a 41-34 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He also set an NFL record with his eighth career kickoff return for a touchdown.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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