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Justin Herbert Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert today was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the league office. It marks his third Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season and his second in as many weeks.

Herbert put forth a record-setting performance in the Week 14 victory over the New York Giants. He was the only AFC passer to throw for three touchdowns and no interceptions, while his 133.1 passer rating and 74.2 completion percentage paced the conference among quarterbacks with at least 30 passing attempts. Herbert's second touchdown pass of the day traveled 63.8 yards in the air, the second-longest of any completion in the NFL this season.

The Oregon product's three passing scores gave Herbert a conference-best 30 touchdowns on the year and made him the first player ever to throw for 30 touchdowns in each of his first two seasons. At 23 years, 277 days old, Herbert became the second-youngest player in NFL history to reach 60 career touchdown passes.

Herbert is the first Charger to win a Player of the Week honor in back-to-back weeks since Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson did so in Weeks 14 and 15 of his 2006 MVP season. Herbert is also the first quarterback to earn the recognition in consecutive weeks since Baltimore's Lamar Jackson did so in his 2019 MVP campaign (Weeks 9 and 10).

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