Mike Williams Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

For the fourth-straight week, a Chargers player has garnered AFC Player of the Week praise.

Three weeks ago, it was Philip Rivers earning offensive honors, then two weeks of special teams awards courtesy of Desmond King and Michael Badgley.

This week, it’s Mike Williams, as he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the thrilling 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Williams’ sophomore season is one for the ages, and what he did in the Week 15 comeback victory is something to be admired. Not only did he have three total touchdowns on the night, but he also caught the game-winning two-point conversion.

He set single-game career highs in receptions (seven) for 76 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 19-yard carry in the third quarter for his first career rushing score and the longest carry of his career. It made Williams just the third wide receiver in team history and first since Tim Dwight (Oct. 13, 2002 vs. Kansas City) to post a receiving and rushing touchdown in the same game.

Additionally, with his three total scores bringing his season total to 10, Williams became the first Chargers wide receiver since Tony Martin in 1996 (14) to have double-digit touchdowns in a season.

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