Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the National Football League office announced on Wednesday. The weekly accolade is the second of his career.
Gordon accounted for 163 yards from scrimmage and added two scores to help lead the Chargers to their first victory of 2017. Gordon rushed for 105 yards and added 58 through the air, including his career single-game best two receiving touchdowns.
His 163 yards from scrimmage was the second-best effort of his career, and his 105-rushing yard performance was the first of the season for Gordon and his first since Nov. 6, 2016 vs. Tennessee. Gordon’s 10-yard score with 2:58 in regulation proved to be the game-winner.
Gordon opened the scoring for the Chargers in New York as he caught a six-yard pass from Philip Rivers early in the second quarter.
The Wisconsin native enters the weekend with 273 yards on the ground with two rushing touchdowns while adding 155 yards receiving and three scores. Gordon ranks third in the AFC in scoring among non-kickers with 30 points. His three receiving touchdowns leads the team while his 19 receptions rank second on the squad.
The Los Angeles Chargers head north to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Oct. 15. Kickoff is slated for 1:25 p.m. PT and will air on CBS.