You win, you get nominated for awards … four of ‘em, to be precise, but one player is nominated twice.
That player is running back Selvin Young, whose 109-yard, one-touchdown performance made him the nominee for both the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week and the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. Young, who made his second career start in the place of the injured Travis Henry, scored from 20 yards out early in the third quarter to give the Broncos the lead for good. It was the first touchdown of his NFL career.
Strongside linebacker Nate Webster was nominated for GMC Defensive Player of the Week after scoring the Broncos’ second touchdown in a nine-second span of the third-quarter Sunday. His 17-yard return of a Damon Huard fumble that was forced by Elvis Dumervil’s sack pushed the Broncos out in front by two scores, where they would remain for the rest of the afternoon. Webster also logged five solo tackles — not bad for a game in which he did not start as the Broncos opened in a nickel package.
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Finally, Head Coach Mike Shanahan is one of the finalists for Motorola Coach of the Week, after an overall team effort that witnessed four takeaways, four sacks and 327 total yards of offense. The win was also the Broncos’ first at Arrowhead Stadium since 2002, and the 16-point margin was the team’s third-largest there in 35 overall games at the facility.
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