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NFL News: Jason Campbell named AFC offensive player of the week

Jason Campbell was named the AFC offensive player of the week by the NFL on Wednesday. Campbell joins teammates Travis Benjamin and Spencer Lanning as player of the week winners this year. Lanning and Benjamin both won special teams player of the week awards earlier this season.

In a 24-18 victory vs. Baltimore on Sunday, Campbell tied a career high with three touchdown passes and completed 23 of 35 passes (65.7 percent) for 262 yards with zero interceptions for a 116.6 passer rating. After sustaining a rib injury in the first quarter, he led the Browns to their first win against the Ravens since 2007, snapping an 11-game skid.

Campbell has not thrown an interception all season, extending his overall streak to 90 attempts without an interception. He became the first Browns quarterback to pass for at least three touchdowns with zero interceptions in a game since Brady Quinn in 2009 (Week 14).

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Campbell is the first Browns quarterback during the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to record a rating of 100-plus in his first two starts with the team. He also joins Derek Anderson (2007) as the only Browns quarterbacks since 1999 to register a rating of 100-plus in back-to-back games.

Campbell played most of the game with bruised ribs after a defensive lineman fell on his back with the ball underneath him. He was back at practice on Tuesday and expects to play next week in Cincinnati. The Browns have a bye week this weekend.

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  • LaundroMat

    This is really surprising. Great for him!

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Woohoo! Come on JC… be our version of Rich Gannon w/ the Raiders!

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Except win the Super Bowl too! No pressure!

  • thenoclist

    Slow week for NFL offensive players or what?

  • mgbode

    Over in the NFC, you had this guy named Nick Foles and he had sort of a good week. And, I would like to know how what Campbell did that was better than Tom Brady (432yds, 4TD, 0INT…55pts) or Andre Johnson (229 receiving yards, 3TDs).

    But, I’m happy a Browns player was recognized.

  • RGB

    Meh.
    Weeden has been the offensive player of the week 4 times, already.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Yeah, this is pretty shocking to me. I can kind of see him over Andre Johnson (the QB will almost always get the nod over the WR in this type of voting.)

  • mgbode

    I guess, but not usually when the WR only has 40less yards and the same number of TDs. I guess the fact that the Texans lost ended up hurting Andre there though.

    No clue on Brady other than everyone should hate Art Modell and so were so overjoyed that Campbell ended the skid to the Ravens that they gave him the vote. Cannot say I disagree with that logic. Everyone should hate Art Modell (even in death).

  • Kildawg

    Now the Browns need someone to win Defensive Player of the Week. DQ, Haden, and Ward could be frontrunners for this.

  • Kildawg

    Brady victimized an old and slow PIT defense. Apparently beating the defending Super Bowl champions counts more (although their defense is worse than last year’s as well).

  • Brownie Elf

    I like Mike Polk’s comment on this.

    Mike Polk Jr.
    ‏@mikepolkj

    Congrats to the Browns
    coaching staff on their
    “We-Had-The-AFC-Player-Of-The-Week-Sitting-Two-Deep-Behind-Brandon-Weeden-Award”!
    #Browns

  • Jay

    I think those were practice/preseason awards.

  • Zach Roberts

    brady had a bad completion percentage which hurt him