Glass’ OPW/DPW of Week 9

Offensive Player of the WeekDoug Martin(RB) – Buccaneers

Rookie Running back Doug Martin was born in Oakland and went to high school in Stockton.  He was able to invite 60 friends and family to the Raiders-Buccaneers game and he gave them a show-literally.

He ran a 1-yard, 45-yards, 67-yards and 70-yards touchdown while accumulating a franchise record 251 yards during a 42-32 Buccaneers win over the Oakland Raiders.

The 31st pick in this years draft in April (out of Boise State), Martin was 45 yards shy of tying Adrian Peterson‘s single rookie record of 296 yards in his 2007 season and joined Denver’s Mike Anderson as the only running backswith at least 250 yards rushing and 4 TDs in a single game.

Defensive Player of the Week:  Charles “Peanut” Tillman(CB) – Bears

The way Charles TIllman and the Chicago Bears’ defense have been playing, who needs an offense?

On Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Tillman forced four fumbles and the Bears recovered three of them.Tillman has forced seven fumbles this season and since 2003, has forced 36.  Titans running back Chris Johnson had fumbled one time this season and lost two fumbles in the last two seasons coming into Sunday’s game against the Bears. Yet even though he knew what was coming, he still couldn’t avoid fumbling twice and losing possession both times in a 51-20 loss to the Bears at LP Field.

Johnson stated:

The coaches tipped us good on how well they force turnovers, I think they’re close to setting a record for turnovers and touchdowns on defense. It’s just a situation where they made some good plays. They are very good at what they do about getting the ball out.

As for Tillman’s knack for forcing fumbles …

He just finds a way of getting his hands on the ball and knocking the ball out and always being around the ball.  I guess you can say he hustles a lot, but he does a good job of finding the ball.

Written by AG2


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