Originally posted on Thoughts from the Dark Side  |  Last updated 11/15/11



In the NFL, winning begets winning. So it makes sense that as soon as the Raiders get back to winning football games, they begin winning awards again. This week it was Michael Bush who took home some hardware as he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.


The Raiders beat the Chargers last Sunday and a big reason they were able to do so was their ability to run the football. Michael Bush was handed the ball 30 times in that game and ran for 157 yards on the ground and a touchdown.

Bush was also thrown to four times and caught three passes for 85 yards. The Raiders had 62 plays from scrimmage and 34 of them went to Michael Bush for a total of 242 yards. That is half the total yards on the day (490) and more than half the plays from scrimmage all going to Bush.

In the three games since Darren McFadden went down with an ankle sprain, Bush has run for 99, 96, and 157 yards and has averaged 5.4 yards per carry. He has also scored a touchdowns in each of the last two games.

When the Raiders were playing well, they had earned six player of the week honors in the first six weeks plus one player of the month by Sebastian Janikowki.

Follow me on Twitter @LeviDamien or befriend me on Facebook.

[follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: LeBron will not intervene with Irving trade talks

Report: Knicks open to trading Carmelo, picks for Kyrie

Report: Kyrie Irving asked Cavs to trade him

Landon Collins: Giants will ‘definitely’ topple Cowboys atop NFC East

Are the Cowboys bracing for possible Elliott suspension?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Simpson parole board member opens up about Chiefs tie

Draymond Green calls out Damian Lillard

Pacman Jones suspended for Week 1 of upcoming season

Stenson had rental home robbed at Open Championship

Report: Carmelo would waive $8M trade kicker for Rockets

Report: Rangers shopping Yu Darvish in trade talks

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

Kicking It: USMNT struggles to find consistency in Gold Cup as World Cup qualifying nears

Three Up, Three Down: The Dodgers are a complete juggernaut right now

Who won the Open Championship in the year you were born?

Box Score 7/21: Stay cool this weekend sports fans

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Making an NFL GM change in the summer has its benefits

Every NFL team’s biggest question as training camps start

Box Score 7/20: Nothing but Nolan

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The National League Wild Card is suddenly relevant again

The 'Pay that man his money' quiz

BIG3 Week 5: Pivotal make-or-break weekend in Chicago

The 'Let's show a little love for James Jones' quiz

Making an NFL GM change in the summer has its benefits

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

The Orioles need to unwind past deals if they are going to rebuild

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Sam Hinkie is calling the shots

The 'No one is betterer than Roger Federer' quiz

The 'Youth in baseball is cyclical' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker