Rice, Atkins, Spurlock named AFC players of the week

2:58 PM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins and San Diego Chargers punt returner Michael Spurlock earned weekly honors for their performances during play in Week 16.

Rice was a key contributor on Sunday in helping the Ravens to 33-14 victory over the New York Giants, which allowed them to capture their second consecutive AFC North division title. He rushed for 107 yards and added 51 receiving, including a 27-yard touchdown catch.

Against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Atkins recorded six tackles, two sacks and a forced fumbled for the Bengals, who are also headed back to the playoffs after the team clinched a wild-card berth with their 13-10 win over Pittsburgh.

In the Chargers' 27-17 victory over the New York Jets, Spurlock returned a punt for a 63-yard touchdown. On the day, he totaled 107 yards on four punts and also added 66 yards returning on four kickoffs.

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