Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Knowshon Moreno wins AFC offensive player of week

By Darin Gantt

For a guy in the doghouse earlier this year, Knowshon Moreno has proven he can rebound.

And hurdle.

Leaping over Ravens safety Ed Reed was the highlight reel play, but Moreno made many others last week, and was named AFC offensive player of the week.

The Broncos running back had 22 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown, with 74 yards in the first half as the Broncos pushed to a 17-0 lead.

It was his second straight 100-yard game, and he's turned into a key part of the Broncos postseason push, after falling out of favor because of fumbling problems early in the year.

Since replacing the injured Willis McGahee in Week 12, Moreno's averaging 121.8 yards from scrimmage per game, and Adrian Peterson is the only running back with more during that span.

It's also the seventh player of the week honor for a Bronco this season, a league high.


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