Peyton Hillis Wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Hillis had a career-high of 184 yards off 29 carries and two touchdowns on Sunday to help propel the Browns to a 34-14 upset win at Cleveland Browns Stadium. After Hillis served notice to the league against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3 as he stream rolled through the proud run stoppers for 144 yards off 22 catches and a touchdown, it should be no surprise that he was able to be successful against the Patriots.
"He's a good player, runs hard," said Patriots' Head Coach Bill Belichick of Hillis on Sunday.
Hillis joined the Browns in a trade with the Denver Broncos as a package for quarterback Brady Quinn. He has gained 644 rushing yards off of 133 carries, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and is well on his way to a 1,000 yard season.
Hillis also had three receptions for 36 yards on Sunday, which is a single-game career-high of 220 total yards from scrimmage. He is the first running back in Browns history to be named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week and the first player since quarterback Derek Anderson (now with the Arizona Cardinals) accomplished this feat in Week 2 of the 2007 season. He is also the fourth Browns' player to win this award.