Ac­co­lades keep com­ing for Wentz

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Bob Grotz bgrotz@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @BobGrotz on Twit­ter

Car­son Wentz on Wed­nes­day was named NFC Of­fen­sive Player of the Week af­ter pass­ing for 301 yards and two touch­downs in the Ea­gles 34-3 win over the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers this past Sun­day.

Car­son Wentz on Wed­nes­day was named NFC Of­fen­sive Player of the Week af­ter pass­ing for 301 yards and two touch­downs to lift the Ea­gles to a 34-3 win over the Pitts­burgh Steel­ers this past Sun­day.

Wentz is the first rookie to earn player of the week honors this sea­son. He had com­pe­ti­tion.

Cow­boys rookie quar­ter­back Dak Prescott threw for 248 yards and one TD, and rushed for an­other score to lead his team to a 31-17 win over the Bears.

Pre­vi­ously, Buc­ca­neers quar­ter­back Jameis Win­ston and Vik­ings wide re­ceiver Ste­fon Diggs were NFC of­fen­sive player of the week win­ners this sea­son.

The Ea­gles are 3-0 with Wentz in the start­ing sad­dle.

Vik­ings de­fen­sive end Ever­son Griffen is the NFC de­fen­sive player of the week, kicker Dustin Hop­kins of Wash­ing­ton is the NFC spe­cial teams player of the week. Griffen notched three sacks while Hop­kins went 5 for 5 on field goals and 2 for 2 on PATs in lead­ing their teams to vic­to­ries.

The AFC player of the week honors went to quar­ter­back Trevor Siemian (Bron­cos, of­fense), cor­ner­back Mar­cus Peters (Chiefs, de­fense) and punter Ryan Allen (Pa­tri­ots, spe­cial teams).

MICHAEL PEREZ — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Af­ter his 301-yard, two-touch­down per­for­mance against Pitts­burgh, Car­son Wentz was named NFC Of­fen­sive Player of the Week on Wed­nes­day.

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