Denver Bronco Knowshon Moreno named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Moreno rushed for 118 yards and 1 TD vs Ravens

DENVER - Earlier in the season Knowshon Moreno was closer to the waiver wire than to the starting lineup. But after being reinserted into the lineup due to an injury to Willis McGahee, Moreno has taken full advantage and has now been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Moreno carried the ball 22 times for 118 yards and a touchdown has he led the Denver Broncos to a rare 34-17 road win against the Baltimore Ravens.

The forth-year running back picked up 74 yards in the first half and scored on a six-yard touchdown run to give the Broncos a 31-3 advantage in the third quarter.

This is the second consecutive week that Moreno has rushed for over 100 yards and his fourth in his career.

After being inactive for eight games this season, Moreno has reignited his career averaging 97.7 yards and has scored two touchdowns in the last four games.

The honor marks the seventh time this season that a Bronco has been recognized as the Player of the Week. Peyton Manning won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award in week 6.

Cornerback Tracy Porter, linebacker Wesley Woodyard and linebacker Von Miller have won the Defensive Player of the Week.

Kicker Matt Prater and returner Trindon Holliday have earned the Special Teams Player of the Week.

Overall, it is the 47th time a Bronco has won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week since the awards were initiated by the NFL in 1984.

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