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Justin Forsett nabs Player of the Week award again

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Justin Forsett was originally viewed as a career backup, but the veteran has spent the entire 2014 season proving everyone wrong.

This is his second AFC Player of the Week win in three weeks. The Ravens running back rushed for 182 yards on just 22 carries and added a pair of touchdowns in a huge Baltimore win over the Saints.

If you take a step back, you'll realize that Forsett was averaging more than eight yards per carry against a talented but under-performing Saints defense. His patient running style has been a blessing in disguise for the Ravens this year as they attempted to adjust to life without Ray Rice in the backfield.

Over in the NFC, another running back, Eddie Lacy, stole the show. Despite some stiff competition from Odell Beckham, Lacy's 138 yards from scrimmage were the deciding factor in a tight 24-21 win over the Vikings. With the game on the line, the Vikings' stout defensive line wanted no part of the second-year player out of Alabama.

Here are the rest of this week's award winners:

AFC

Oakland safety Charles Woodson had nine tackles, a pass defensed and a sack in Oakland's shocking win over the Chiefs. The 38-year-old still doesn't look a day over 24.

Bills running back and special teams ace Boobie Dixon blocked a punt that was recovered in the end zone and also added another score on the ground in a 38-3 win over the Jets.

NFC

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was crucial in the Seahawks' 19-3 win over the Cardinals, adding eight tackles to the effort.

Eagles kick returner Josh Huff took the opening kickoff against the Titans 107 yards for the touchdown, putting the game out of reach just seconds in.

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