Young is AFC's Offensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:35pm
Staff Reports

Titans quarterback Vince Young on Tuesday was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his gutsy performance against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday at LP Field.

Young threw for a career-high 387 yards in the Titans’ 20-17 come-from-behind victory — a comeback that was completed on the last play of the game after a long drive.

Starting on their own one-yard line with 2:37 remaining in the game, Young led the Titans on an 18-play, 99-yard drive and completed the go-ahead 10-yard touchdown to rookie wide receiver Kenny Britt as time expired.

The Titans offense converted three fourth downs during the final drive en route to their fifth consecutive victory (which follows six straight losses to open the season).

Young completed a career-high 27 passes on 43 attempts, including three passes over 25 yards and a long of 51 yards.

This is the second career AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for Young and his first since Week 16 of the 2006 season for his performance against the Buffalo Bills.

Young is the second Titans player to win the AFC weekly honors this year, joining running back Chris Johnson, who won the award in Week 8 with his franchise-record 228 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Johnson and Young again will be counted on this week when Tennessee visits Indianapolis on Sunday to take on the undefeated Colts.


5 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 12/2/09 at 5:39

Major props to VY! Well deserved!

By: gdiafante on 12/2/09 at 11:46

Must've been a slow offensive day for the AFC...

By: wayneCaluger on 12/2/09 at 12:32

I agree with gdiafante that it must have been indeed a "slow offensive day for the AFC".

20 points is a far cry from lighting up the score board and contradicts results one would expect from 387 yards of passing. Don't know who got the NFC player of the week, but my vote would be for Drew Brees after watching him riddle New England 38 to 17 Monday night!

By: wayneCaluger on 12/2/09 at 12:42

A PS on my earlier post. Monday night game Drew Brees completed 18 of 23 passes for a season-high 371 yards (or 16 yards less than VY award wining performance), five touchdowns and his first-ever perfect passer rating of 158.3.

Sort of odd that one has 387 yards of passing with one passing TD ( 27/43 for 387 yards and 1 TD) and 20 points total and be an award winner. Yes indeed it must have been a slow day in the AFC.

By: house_of_pain on 12/2/09 at 4:35

Brees is in the NFC, Caligula.