The award represents the first conference recognition of Hillman’s career and the 60th time a Broncos player has taken home AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1984.
Hillman rushed for a career-high 117 yards with one touchdown on 15 carries (7.8 avg.) and added two receptions for 10 yards (5.0 avg.) against the Chargers. His 23-yard, game-winning touchdown run with less than five minutes remaining helped the Broncos clinch their fifth consecutive division title and the AFC’s No. 1 seed.
This is the sixth AFC Player of the Week honor for the Broncos this season to represent the most by any team in the conference.
|1||CB Aqib Talib||vs. Bal. (9/13)||3 TT, 1 INT (51-yd. TD), 2 PD|
|4||S T.J. Ward||vs. Min. (10/4)||6 TT, 2 SK (18 yds.), 1 FF|
|8||DE Derek Wolfe||vs. G.B. (11/1)||7 TT, 1 TFL|
|11||QB Brock Osweiler||at Chi. (11/22)||20-27, 250 yds., 2 TDs, 127.1 rtg.|
|12||RB C.J. Anderson||vs. N.E. (11/29)||15 att., 113 yds., 7.5 avg., 2 TDs|
|17||RB Ronnie Hillman||vs. S.D. (1/3)||15 att., 115 yds., 7.8 avg., 1 TD|