Justin Fields Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week After Breaking NFL’s Single-Game Record for Quarterback Rushing Yards

By Dan Hope on November 9, 2022 at 9:57 am
Justin Fields
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It wasn’t a hard choice to determine who should be this week’s NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Justin Fields made that choice easy when he broke the NFL’s single-game record for quarterback rushing yards by running for 178 yards against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and the NFL rewarded him accordingly on Wednesday, naming him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

Fields’ 178 rushing yards were the most ever for an NFL quarterback in a regular-season game, breaking the previous record of 173 set by Michael Vick in 2002. He ran for a 61-yard touchdown and gained at least 10 yards on eight of his 15 carries in the Bears’ 35-32 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Fields also threw three touchdown passes for the first time in his NFL career, accounting for 301 yards of total offense in Week 9.

Ohio State has now had an NFL player of the week in back-to-back weeks as Dre’Mont Jones earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 8.

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