Somehow, Jacksonville kicker Josh Scobee beat out the Patriots’ Patrick Chung for AFC special teams player of the week honors.
Scobee’s 59-yard game-winning field goal, which gave the Jaguars a surprising 31-28 win over divisional rival Indianapolis, was impressive, but the argument can be made that kickers are supposed to kick.
Chung blocked a punt that led to a quick New England touchdown and blocked a field goal that was scooped up by teammate Kyle Arrington (after a heads-up play by Jarrad Page to bat the ball forward) and returned for a touchdown. He was also on the field for Brandon Tate’s kickoff return touchdown.
Rob Ninkovich, who had two interceptions and a sack in Miami, was one of the nominees for AFC defensive player of the week.
A league spokesman said a committee within NFL offices chooses the player of the week honorees.