ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Wide receiver
For the first time in his career, the fourth-year receiver earned the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after his 108-yard, three-touchdown performance in Denver’s Week 10 win at San Diego, the league announced on Wednesday.
The three touchdowns established a career high for Thomas and matched a franchise record that has been accomplished 12 times by nine different players. The feat was last accomplished by Shannon Sharpe, who also did so against the Chargers, on Nov. 16, 2003.
“I mean, I asked him, ‘I can’t get one?’” fellow receiver
Thomas’ three touchdowns came in a span of just more than 10 minutes of game time. His 11-yard score gave Denver a 14-6 lead, and then he added a 7-yard touchdown catch with 13 seconds to play in the half to make the score 21-6.
His 34-yard touchdown catch-and-run capped the first possession of the second half and put Denver on top 28-6.
Thomas became just the sixth player in the NFL this season to record a 100-yard, three-touchdown game.
He joins fellow Broncos
The AFC Offensive Player of the Week award marks the third of the season by a Bronco, as quarterback