Buccaneers kick returner Micheal Spurlock and Dolphins quarterback Cleo Lemon highlight the NFL’s Players of the Week for Week 15. Spurlock returned a kick 90 yards for a touchdown to earn NFC special teams honors. It marked the first kickoff-return for a score in franchise history. Lemon won the AFC offensive award after leading Miami to its first win of the season. He finished 23-of-29 for 315 yards with one touchdown, a game-winning TD pass to Greg Camarillo in overtime.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 26-of-30 for 315 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans’ 31-24 victory over Arizona to earn the NFC offensive award. Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard notched six tackles and an interception in the Philadelphia’s 10-6 win over Dallas to earn defensive honors. His pick set up the only touchdown of the game in the second quarter, and he limited Cowboys wide out Terrell Owens to just two catches.
Texans defensive end Mario Williams won the AFC defensive honors, while Colts kick returner T.J. Rushing won the special teams award. Williams notched a franchise-record three-and-a-half sacks to go with seven tackles in Houston’s 31-13 win over Denver on Thursday. He now has a franchise-best 13 sacks on the year. Rushing returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown in Indy’s 21-14 victory over Oakland, his first career punt return for a score.