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Allen, Simmons, Folk named AFC Players of Week 9

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) rushes past Seattle Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin (51) and Jayson Stanley (29) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Quarterback Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills, defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons of the Tennessee Titans and kicker Nick Folk of the New England Patriots are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 9 (November 5, 8-9).

Allen completed 81.6 percent of his passes (31 of 38) for 415 passing yards. He threw for three touchdowns and rushed in for one. Allen earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Month award earlier this season after a win in Week 2 against Miami. He joins Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas as the only Bills to win this award twice in one season. This is the fourth time he has won the award in his career.

Simmons, the Titans’ first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, has been a force in his second NFL season, and his value to the Titans was on full display in Sunday’s 24-17 win over the Chicago Bears.

Folk successfully converted three extra points and went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts, including a game-winning, 51-yarder as time expired to propel New England to a three-point victory over the Jets at MetLife Stadium. He also kicked a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter and converted a 29-yarder in the fourth.

— Information from the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots was used in this report.

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