NFL Players of the Week (Preseason Edition)

By: Bo Pierce

With the NFL preseason coming to an end, everybody is hyped up for the season to begin. I’m here to give you the players of the week (preseason edition) in the NFC and AFC, offensively and defensively.

NFC Offensive Player 

Starting off in the NFC, my offensive player of the preseason is Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. He completed 39 of 50 passes ending up with a 78% completion percentage, plus he threw 454 yards averaging 9.1 yards. Also, he threw 5 touchdown passes, the most touchdown passes by a QB this preseason, and had the second best QB rating right behind Teddy Bridgewater, with a QB rating of 137.8.                                                

NFL: Preseason-Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys
Dak Prescott, Cowboys #4

NFC Defensive Player

Now we’re talking about defense, my NFC defensive player of the preseason is 49er’s LB Marcus Rush. Marcus has a whopping 6 sacks; also has 2 forced fumbles and 1 interception, with a total of 8 tackles.


Marcus Rush, 49ers #44

AFC Offensive Player

My AFC offensive player of the preseason is Tennessee’s RB Derrick Henry, with 34 attempts for 216 yards, he averaged 6.4 per attempt and averaged 54 yards per game.                                                                                                                                           

Carolina Panthers v Tennessee Titans
Derrick Henry, Titans #2

AFC Defensive Player 

My AFC defensive player of the preseason is Jacksonville’s CB Josh Johnson, he had 2 interceptions; one of them being a pick six. Josh also had a combined 5 total tackles, 3 solo tackles and 2 assist; he also has 1 total sack.

Josh Johnson, Jacksonville #36


Well with the preseason coming to its final week, we’ve seen some high flying plays and outstanding players. Some players standout so much that they made my list, who are your Players Of the Week? Until next time, when we find out who stood out in the first week of the NFL season.

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