Charles, Thomas, Tucker selected as AFC’s top players

Updated: December 18, 2013

New York, NY ( – Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal
Charles, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas and Baltimore Ravens kicker
Justin Tucker were selected as the AFC’s top players for Week 15 of the NFL

Charles scored five total touchdowns in Sunday’s 56-31 win at Oakland and
helped the Chiefs, a year removed from a 2-14 record, clinch a playoff spot.
He became the first player in NFL history with at least four touchdown
receptions and one touchdown run in a single game.

In all, Charles finished with 215 yards from scrimmage, including 195
receiving yards on eight catches.

Thomas had quite an NFL debut on Sunday, playing a pivotal role in a 24-20 win
over New England. He twice thwarted a potential game-winning score late in the
fourth quarter, breaking up a would-be TD catch before picking off Patriots
quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone to seal the victory.

Tucker accounted for all of Baltimore’s points in an 18-16 Monday night
victory at Detroit. He converted all six of his field goal attempts, including
a game-winning 61-yarder with 38 seconds remaining.