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Tomlinson, Williams, and Reed named AFC Players of the Week

New York, NY (Sports Network) - San Diego Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson, Baltimore Ravens safety Chad Williams, and Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed were named the AFC's Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively, for the 13th week of the NFL season.

Tomlinson, earned his second Player of the Week honor this season, as he rushed for a career-high 220 yards on 37 carries with three touchdowns, which tied a career-best, in San Diego's 30-27 overtime win over Denver. He also caught 11 passes for 51 yards, becoming the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 200 yards and catch as many as 11 passes in one game.

Tomlinson has 1,318 rushing yards this season which is only 33 yards behind Natrone Means for the team's all-time single-season rushing record.

The second-year back ran for over the 200-yard barrier for the second time this year. He ran for 217 in a Week 4 win over New England where he also garnered the Player of the Week award.

Williams won the Defensive Player of the Week honor for the first time after he returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown, and also blocked a punt that was recovered by Baltimore for a score in the Ravens' 27-23 win at Cincinnati.

With the Bengals leading 13-7, Cincinnati threatened to open the game up, as it had the ball on Baltimore's eight-yard line. However, the rookie safety picked off Bengals quarterback Jon Kitna with just 35 seconds left in the half and took it back the distance to change the momentum, giving Baltimore a 14-13 lead.

Steelers rookie kicker Jeff Reed received the Special Team Player of the Week after he went six-for-six in his field goal attempts in Pittsburgh's 25-23 win over Jacksonville. Reed played in his second game with the Steelers after regular kicker Todd Peterson was placed on the injured reserve.

Reed kicked field goals of 25, 29, 30, 46, 33, and 50 yards, and became the first rookie in NFL history to successfully kick as many six field goals in a game without a miss. Reed is 9-of-10 this year in his attempts.

Other nominees for the offensive award were Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe, Oakland wide receiver Tim Brown, New England wide receiver Troy Brown, Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon, Indianapolis wide out Marvin Harrison, Buffalo running back Travis Henry, Kansas City running back Priest Holmes, Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis, Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair, Buffalo wide receiver Eric Moulds, Pittsburgh quarterback Kordell Stewart, and finally Miami running back Ricky Williams.

On the defensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh linebacker Kendrell Bell, New England Tedy Bruschi, Kansas City cornerback Ray Crockett, and Indianapolis defensive end Brad Scioli were considered for the award.

New England kick returner Deion Branch, San Diego kicker Steve Christie, Kansas City return specialist Dante Hall, and Baltimore's Chad Williams were also nominated for AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

12/04 17:53:02 ET

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