Megatron, Marvin Jones among players of the week


In the least-shocking Player of The Week award -- maybe ever -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's 329-yard performance earned him the offensive award in the NFC for Week 8.

Let's be honest, Megatron practically had the award wrapped up by halftime.

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Over in the AFC, another impressive performance by a wide receiver was honored. Marvin Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals took home the award with his four touchdown receptions and 122 yards in the destruction of the New York Jets.

On the defensive side of the ball, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie got the nod for a dominant performance in the Denver Broncos' second-half blowout of the Washington Redskins. DRC had five tackles, one tackle for a loss, three passes defensed and one 75-yard interception-return touchdown.

A cornerback also received the defensive award in the NFC. Terrell Thomas of the New York Giants won after collecting 11 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Don't look now, but the once 0-6 Giants aren't out of the NFC East race yet.

Ryan Succop's four field goals helped keep the Kansas City Chiefs undefeated and won him the AFC special teams player of the week award for Week 8.

The one bright spot in the Minnesota Vikings' Sunday night debacle was Cordarrelle Patterson's 109-yard touchdown return to open the game. That return earned him the NFC special teams award. Now the Vikings need to figure out how to get him the ball more often.

NFL Media will announce the players of the week every Wednesday on NFL Network's "NFL AM." The list of Week 7 winners is right here.

The latest "Around The League Podcast" recapped every Week 8 game. Click here to listen and subscribe.