Bengals WR Marvin Jones today was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the NFL.
This past Sunday against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium, Jones became the first player in Bengals history with four receiving touchdowns in a game. He was the first player in nearly six years to get four TD receptions in any NFL game. The last to do it were New England’s Randy Moss and Dallas’ Terrell Owens, both on Nov. 18, 2007.
Jones caught all eight passes targeted to him against the Jets, gaining 122 yards. All of his TDs were on red-zone plays, covering nine yards in the first quarter, six and 14 yards in the second quarter, and six yards in the third quarter.
Jones tied the Bengals game record for touchdowns of any variety. FB Larry Kinnebrew scored four TDs (three rushing, one receiving) in 1984 at Houston, and HB Corey Dillon had four rushing scores in 1997 vs. Tennessee.
Jones became the first Bengal with four receiving TDs in what was the franchise’s 700th all-time regular-season game. Prior to Jones’ performance, the Bengals record of three TD receptions had been posted 11 times.
Jones is the first Bengals WR to win the AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award since 2007, when Chad Johnson won in Week 12 with a game of 12 catches for 103 yards and three TDs vs. Tennessee.
Bengals WR A.J. Green, however, won an AFC Offensive Player of the Month award last season. He claimed the September nod with an AFC-leading 27 receptions for 428 yards (second in conference) and three TDs (tied for first).
The Bengals have now won two AFC Offensive weekly awards this season. QB Andy Dalton was Player of the Week for Week 6 after posting a 105.9 passer rating at Buffalo.
Last season, the Bengals won six monthly or weekly AFC awards, tying the franchise record.
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