Browns Playmaker Wins Player of the Week Award

Isaiah De Los Santos
A Cleveland Browns playmaker has won Player of the Week honors.
A Cleveland Browns playmaker has won Player of the Week honors. / (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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With the offense struggling in Week 13, the Cleveland Browns needed help from unexpected places to win against the Houston Texans. One player that rose to the occasion was Donovan Peoples-Jones, who took a punt 76 yards for the team's first touchdown of the game.

Now the wide receiver has been recognized for his efforts.

DPJ was named the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance on Sunday. He was joined by Joe Burrow (OPOTW) and Chandler Jones (DPOTW) as the other winners in his conference, while kicker Michael Badgley earned the same award in the NFC.

It's hard to overstate how important People-Jones' punt TD return truly was. Cleveland's offense didn't score a single touchdown against the lowly Texans, instead relying on special teams and the defense to generate points. DPJ's trip to the end zone gave the Browns their first lead of the game in the second quarter, and the defense's efforts made sure Houston never came back from that point.

This was just another case of Peoples-Jones, who also led the team with 44 receiving yards, finding ways to plays. He figures to be a key part of Cleveland's attempt to down the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

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