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Buffalo Rumblinks, 12/21: James Cook nabs AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors

Plus, what’s fueled LB Terrel Bernard’s breakout season?

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Buffalo Bills running back James Cook set career-highs for rushing yards (179) and all-purpose yards (221) during the Bills’ 31-10 demolition of the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon at Highmark Stadium, and today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks leads off with the news that Cook has claimed his first AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

RB James Cook named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Cook continued his spectacular play as Buffalo’s lead back, shredding the Cowboys for 7.2 yards per rush on a career-high 25 carries and finding the end zone both as a receiver (an 18-yard catch in the second quarter) and as a rusher (a 24-yard scamper in the fourth quarter).

After accounting for more yards of offense (221) than Dak Prescott and the Cowboys combined (195 yards), Cook was honored as the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week, becoming the first Buffalo running back to win the award since Travis Henry in 2002.

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