Moore among AFC weekly winners

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore has been selected as the AFC's top offensive player for Week 9 of the NFL season.

New York Jets linebacker David Harris was honored as the top defensive player and Denver Broncos punt returner Eddie Royal garnered the special teams award.

Moore picked up his first career weekly award after completing 17-of-23 passes for 244 yards with three touchdowns in Miami's 31-3 win at Kansas City. The victory was the Dolphins' first since December 12 of last season against the Jets. The fifth-year Oregon State product is the first Miami quarterback to win the award since Chad Pennington in 2008.

Harris won his second career defensive award after compiling five tackles, one interception and a pass defended in New York's 27-11 win over Buffalo. The fifth-year pro out of Michigan is the third Jet to win the award this season, joining cornerbacks Antonio Cromartie (Week 2) and Darrell Revis (Week 6).

Royal returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown with 5:53 remaining in the fourth quarter in Denver's 38-24 win at Oakland. Royal joined Rick Upchurch as the only players in Broncos history to record a touchdown reception and punt- return touchdown in the same game.

Others nominated for the offensive award included Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, who threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-17 win over Tennessee; Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, who threw for 300 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 23-20 triumph over Pittsburgh; and Denver running back Willis McGahee, who scored two touchdowns and ran for 163 yards.

Defensive consideration went to Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison, who posted eight tackles and three sacks in Pittsburgh's loss to Baltimore, and Houston linebacker Brooks Reed, who recorded five tackles and two sacks in Houston's 30-12 win over Cleveland..

Cleveland kicker Phil Dawson was also nominated for the special teams award after making two 50-plus yard field goals against Houston.