RB LaDainian Tomlinson of the New York Jets is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played the fourth week of the 2010 season (October 3-4), the NFL announced today. He registered his first 100-yard game as a Jet, rushing for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries (7.0 average) in a 38-14 win over Buffalo. Tomlinson also led the NFL in rushing yards (133) in Week 4 and tied for the league high in rushing touchdowns with two.
Tomlinson now has 25 games with at least 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown for the most such games in NFL history. Tomlinson’s teams are 25-0 in those games. He also now has 12,831 career rushing yards, passing Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett (12,739) for the seventh-most rushing yards in NFL history.
In his 10th season from TCU, this is Tomlinson’s 11th career Player of the Week Award. He most recently won the award in 2006 (Week 15) with the San Diego Chargers. He is the first Jets running back to win Offensive Player of the Week since Curtis Martin in 2004 (Week 1).