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December 04, 2013

BRONCOS WR ERIC DECKER NAMED AFC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career, the NFL informed the Broncos on Wednesday.

Decker caught eight passes for 174 yards (21.8 avg.) and a franchise-record four touchdowns in Denver’s 35-28 win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. His three second-half scores helped the Broncos overcome an early 14-point deficit to capture their 10th consecutive win in divisional play.

His four receiving touchdowns equaled the most by a player in the NFL this season (Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones vs. NYJ, 10/27/13) and represented the highest total in a road game in more than six years (Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss at Buf., 11/18/07). Decker’s performance also marked just the 12 time in NFL history a player has totaled at least 170 receiving yards and four touchdowns in a single game.

Decker’s accomplishment represents the fourth Offensive Player of the Week recognition for a Bronco this season (Peyton Manning, Weeks 1 & 3; Demaryius Thomas, Week 10) and the 52nd in team history since the award was initiated in 1984.
 

PLAYERS WITH 170 RECEIVING YARDS AND FOUR TOUCHDOWNS, SINGLE GAME, NFL HISTORY

Player Opp. (Date) Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
Art Powell, Oak. vs. Hou. (12/22/63) 10 247 24.7 4
Roy Jefferson, Pit. vs. Atl. (11/3/68) 11 199 18.1 4
Lance Alworth, S.D. vs. Den. (12/1/68) 9 171 19.0 4
Bob Hayes, Dal. vs. Hou. (12/20/70) 6 187 31.2 4
Harold Jackson, LAN vs. Dal. (10/14/73) 7 238 34.0 4
Jerry Butler, Buf. vs. NYJ (9/23/79) 10 255 25.5 4
Earnest Gray, NYG vs. Stl. (9/7/80) 9 174 19.3 4
Wesley Walker, NYJ vs. Mia. (9/21/86) 6 194 32.3 4
Jerry Rice, S.F. vs. Atl. (10/14/90) 13 225 17.3 5
Jerry Rice, S.F. vs. T.B. (11/14/93) 8 172 21.5 4
Terrell Owens, Dal. vs. Was. (11/18/07) 8 173 21.6 4
Eric Decker, Den. vs. K.C. (12/1/13) 8 174 21.8 4



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