NFL Players of the Week: Each week, the league picks the best offensive, defensive, and special teams player in each conference. The official players of the week list for week 1 was announced earlier today.
On Monday night, the first week of the 2020 NFL season wrapped up. The Titans left Denver with a win after K Stephen Gostkowski hit the game winner following 4 missed kicks.
It was a good way to cap off the first week of this highly anticipated 202o season. We saw some surprises like the Jaguars beating the Colts and some not so surprising moments, namely the Ravens bullying the Browns to a 38-6 win.
Here are the official Players of the week:
Offensive Player of the Week: Lamar Jackson
Team: Baltimore Ravens
The reigning league MVP continued his dominance in week 1, leading the Ravens to an easy win over the Browns. Jackson was also named player of the week for the season opener in 2019, and this is his 6th time winning the award.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 16, 2020
Pass Yards: 275
Pass TDs: 3
Passer Rating: 152.1
Completion rate: 80%
Defensive Player of the Week: Casey Hayward
Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teams Player of the Week: Daniel Carlson
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Offensive Player of the Week: Russell Wilson
Team: Seattle Seahawks
Pass Yards: 322
Pass TDs: 4
Passer Rating: 143.1
Completion rate: 88.6%
Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Kerrigan
Team: Washington Football Team
“The Football Team” picked up a huge win against Philly in their first game in this new era. Though he only played 22 snaps, Kerrigan was the driving force of the defense which made it a game to forget for Carson Wentz.
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 16, 2020
Special Teams Player of the Week: Thomas Mostead
Team: New Orleans Saints
Net Punt: 44.0
Punts Inside 20: 5