Wide receiver Julio Jones's 201-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Cincinnati Bengals has earned him NFC Player of the Week honors
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after posting a season-high 201 yards and two touchdowns on 11 receptions in the Falcons' 39-32 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of White's six-year NFL career and the third time a Falcons player has been honored in the first seven weeks of the 2010 season.
White's 201-yard total is the second most of his career and the second most in team history, trailing only his club record 210-yard day against the 49ers in 2009. White notched 157 yards on six receptions in the first half, including a 43-yard touchdown. QB Matt Ryan also hit White for a 46-yard gain on third down on the Falcons opening series of the game.
The duo has now hooked up for nine touchdowns of 40-or-more yards, including two in 2010. The two-time Pro Bowler scored a crucial fourth quarter touchdown, snapping a string of 22 straight consecutive points by Cincinnati. In his last four games against AFC opponents, White has recorded 37 catches for 552 yards and five touchdowns, and has notched 100-plus receiving yards in each of those games.
In 2010, White has continued to establish himself as one of the premier receivers in the League posting a League-leading 747 yards and 54 receptions with five touchdowns. The UAB product has notched four 100-plus yard receiving games in 2010, giving him 22 career 100-yard games, which is the most in franchise history. He also ranks fourth in club history with 5,436 career receiving yards and third in receptions with 369.