[KC Chiefs.com] The NFL informed the Chiefs on Tuesday that QB Damon Huard has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week and K Lawrence Tynes has earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for their performances against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.
Huard rallied the Chiefs from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, as the Chiefs won their first road contest of the season with a 23-20 victory at Arizona. Filling in for an injured QB Trent Green, Huard completed a career-high 26 of 38 passes for a personal-best 288 yards with two TDs and zero INTs, good for an impressive passer rating of 108.2.
Tynes connected on all three of his field goal attempts last Sunday including a game-winning 19-yarder with 1:36 remaining in the contest to propel the Chiefs to a 23-20 victory at Arizona. Tynes accumulated 11 points in the game on field goals of 45, 40 and 19 yards and two extra points. The late-game heroics marked the second game-winning kick of Tynes’ career.
This marks the first time the Chiefs have had two AFC Player of the Week award winners in the same week since a 24-17 win over San Francisco (9/11/94) when QB Joe Montana and LB Derrick Thomas won Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively.