AFC West High Energy Player of the Week

December, 14, 2010
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A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 14.

[+] EnlargeMalcom Floyd
AP Photo/Gregory BullSan Diego receiver Malcom Floyd had two touchdown catches against the Chiefs, including this acrobatic grab.
I struggled with this choice. I literally slept on it. There’s no doubt Darren McFadden deserved consideration, and if his defense hadn't betrayed him, the Raiders’ running back probably would have earned the honor. He had three long touchdowns. The problem is, Oakland lost the game and the entire spirit of “high energy” is a player who gives a boost to help his team win. So, it can’t be McFadden this week. But he’s a previous winner who I’m sure will sit in the high energy winner’s circle again.

Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd’s numbers weren’t as gaudy as McFadden’s in Week 14. But there is no doubt Floyd made a significant impact in San Diego’s 31-0 victory against Kansas City.

Floyd caught two spectacular touchdown passes in the win. Both scores came in the first half as San Diego jumped out to a 21-0 lead. He finished with four catches for 51 yards. Floyd’s dose of high energy could be a glimpse of things to come down the stretch. The 6-foot-5 acrobatic starting receiver has been hampered by a nagging hamstring injury for more than two months. Sunday, Floyd showed he is at full strength.

So, his high-energy boost might be extending for awhile. The Chargers are 7-6 and trail the 8-5 Kansas City Chiefs by one game in the division. The idea of a healthy Floyd has to give the entire San Diego roster a boost.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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