New York, NY (Sports Network) - Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and New York Jets linebacker Jason Trusnik have been selected as the AFC's top players for Week 3 of the NFL season.
Jones-Drew captured the offensive honor after rushing for 119 yards and tying a career-high with three touchdowns in a 31-24 win over the Houston Texans. His 61-yard scoring run was the team's longest play since December 23, 2007 and helped the Jaguars record a season-high 398 yards on offense.
It was Jones-Drew's second career Player of the Week Award, having also captured the honor in Week 14 of 2006.
Ayanbadejo took home the defensive award for totaling six tackles, an interception and a sack in the Ravens' dominant 34-3 win over the Cleveland Browns. It was his second career interception, as Baltimore limited the Browns to just 186 yards of total offense.
The Ravens' linebacker, in his seventh year out of UCLA, took home his first career Player of the Week Award.
Trusnik won the special teams honors for two tackles with a unit that created two turnovers leading to 14 points in a 24-17 win over the Titans. One of those turnovers was credited to Trusnik, as he forced a fumble that led to a New York touchdown.
In his third season in the NFL, this is Trusnik's first Player of the Week Award. He is the first Jet to win the special teams honor since Leon Washington in Week 11 of 2008.
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