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       === Rivers, Williams, Holliday selected for AFC weekly honors ===
 
 New  York,  NY  (Sports  Network)  - San  Diego  Chargers  quarterback  Philip
 Rivers,  Buffalo Bills  defensive end Mario Williams and punt returner Trindon
 Holliday  have  been selected as the  AFC's top players  for Week 2 of the NFL
 season.
 
 Rivers,  who threw  for 419 yards on 36-of-47 passing with three touchdowns --
 all  to  Eddie Royal,  was 4-of-5  for 48  yards on  the Chargers' final drive
 before  Nick  Novak booted  through a  go-ahead 46-yard  field goal with seven
 seconds left to lift San Diego past Philadelphia, 33-30, on Sunday.
 
 Rivers  was  just 1-of-7  for eight  yards with an  interception in the fourth
 quarter  against  Houston Monday, but was  12-of-16 for 113 yards in the final
 frame against Philly.
 
 Williams  totaled 4 1/2 sacks and six tackled in the Bills' 24-23 win over the
 Carolina  Panthers.  His sack total  was the most in  a game since Aldon Smith
 tallied 5 1/2 on Nov. 19, 2012.
 
 Holliday  returned  four  punts  for  121 yards,  which  included  an  81-yard
 touchdown in Denver's 41-23 triumph over the New York Giants.
 
 Others  considered for  the  offensive award  were  Baltimore quarterback  Joe
 Flacco,  who completed  22-of-33 passes  (66.7 percent)  for 211  yards and  a
 touchdown  in the Ravens' 14-6 win over Cleveland, Dolphins wide receiver Mike
 Wallace,  who  had nine  receptions for  115 yards and  a touchdown in Miami's
 24-20  triumph  over the Indianapolis  Colts and Bills rookie quarterback E.J.
 Manuel, who tossed the game-winning score and was 27-of-39 for 296 yards and a
 touchdown in Buffalo's 24-23 last-second win over the Carolina Panthers.
 
 Defensive  consideration went  to Houston linebacker Brian Cushing, who racked
 up  two sacks  and 11  tackles  in the  Texans'  30-24 overtime  win over  the
 Tennessee  Titans,  Kansas City nose tackle  Dontari Poe, who had four tackles
 and  two  sacks in  the  Chiefs'  17-16  victory  over Dallas,  and  Baltimore
 linebacker  Daryl Smith, who registered 11 tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and two passes
 defensed.
 
 Special  Teams consideration  went to San Diego kicker Chris Novak, who booted
 through  four field goals,and Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who
 also nailed four field goals.
 
 
 09/18 15:26:49 ET