FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jonas Gray has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance in the Patriots' 42-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. It is the first time in Gray's career that he has received an AFC Player of the Week Honor.
Gray finished the game with 201 rushing yards and scored a team-record four rushing touchdowns with one touchdown in each quarter. Gray had 100 yards in the first half and 101 yards in the second half to become the first Patriots player to have 100 yards rushing in each half. He is the third Patriots player to rush for 200 yards in a game. Gray is the first NFL player to score his first four career rushing touchdowns in one game since Herb Henderson of the Evansville Crimson Giants in 1921.
It is the fourth AFC Player of the Week honor for the Patriots in 2014. Chandler Jones was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the win at Minnesota on Sept. 14, DL Chris Jones was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the win vs. the New York Jets on Oct. 16, and Julian Edelman was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the win vs. Denver on Nov. 2. In addition, QB Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.