Justin Forsett Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Running back Justin Forsett's season of firsts continues.

The veteran journeyman earned his first career AFC Offensive Player of the Week award after rushing 20 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.

It was Forsett's biggest rushing performance of the season. He had impressive touchdown runs from 11 and 9 yards out, respectively.

Forsett, 29, is fourth in the NFL in rushing yards (721) and first among running backs in yards per carry (5.4).

He's a starting running back for the first time in eight years and has been a huge reason for the Ravens' rushing resurgence.

The last time Forsett won an award for his on-field performance was in 2007, when he was named to the All-PAC 10 first-team with the University of California.

Forsett entered the year with questions of whether he would be on the team when Ray Rice was still expected to return from his original two-game suspension. Since then, he's leapt Bernard Pierce and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro to become the top back.

"We know who our No. 1 is," Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak said Tuesday. "Our No. 1 is playing really well.* *No. 29 has played extremely well."

Forsett is the second Ravens player to win an Offensive Player of the Week Award this season. Quarterback Joe Flacco won it in Week 6.

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