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Mark Sanchez Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

The Jets quarterback takes the prize for Week 11:

Sanchez completed 22 of 38 passes (57.9 percent) for 315 yards with three touchdowns versus one interception and a 100.2 passer rating in the Jets’ 30-27 win over Houston.
He tied a career high with three touchdown passes and recorded the second 300-yard passing game of his career (336 on November 7, 2010).
With the Jets trailing 27-23, Sanchez led a five-play, 72-yard game-winning drive that culminated with a six-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver SANTONIO HOLMES with 10 seconds remaining.
Sanchez has a 16-9 record (.640) as a starter and tied CHAD PENNINGTON for the second-best record through a quarterback's first 25 starts in franchise history.  VINNY TESTAVERDE holds the club record with a 19-6 record (.760) in his first 25 starts with the Jets.
Helped the Jets improve to 8-2, tied for the best record in the NFL.
In his second season from Southern California, this is Sanchez’s first career Player of the Week Award.  He joins LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (Week 4) as the only Jets to win Offensive Player of the Week this season. 

You could have made a case for Santonio Holmes also, who was getting open at will against Houston's secondary. I guess it's a bit of the chicken or egg argument. The incredible throw to Braylon Edwards to set up the win probably sealed the title for Sanchez.