Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Steelers' Emmanuel Sanders also awarded
By James Walker
The AFC North is cleaning up with awards this week. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie receiver Emmanuel Sanders also was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week by the NFL on Wednesday.
Sanders led the league in kick return yards with 144 on five attempts (28.8-yard average) during Pittsburgh's 23-22 win over the Miami Dolphins. His 48-yard return in the fourth quarter helped set up Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed's eventual game-winning kick.
This is the second weekly award for the division, as Cleveland Browns linebacker David Bowens received AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.