NFL Conference Championship: Team of the Week & player awards

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the first quarter of the AFC Championship game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Marquez Valdes-Scantling to the rescue: The speedy wideout caught all six of his catchable targets for 116 yards, one touchdown and five first downs, generating a 156.3 passer rating when targeted.

Chris Jones on the warpath at Burrowhead: The Chiefs' star pass-rusher racked up two sacks, three hits and five hurries working against a depleted Bengals offensive line.

• The Eagles offensive line is unmatched: Four of the five starters earned a PFF grade above 70.0, with Jordan Mailata and Landon Dickerson each grading above 85.0. Combined, the line gave up just five pressures — and not a single sack or hit — from 27 passing plays.

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PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK

Offense

QB: Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
RB: Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers
WR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kansas City Chiefs
WR: Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
TE: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
FLEX: Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
LT:
Jordan Mailata, Philadelphia Eagles

LG: Landon Dickerson, Philadelphia Eagles
C: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
RG: Daniel Brunskill, San Francisco 49ers
RT: Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles

Defense

DI: Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs
DI: Javon Hargrave, Philadelphia Eagles
Edge: Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles
Edge: Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
LB: Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers
LB: Willie Gay Jr., Kansas City Chiefs
CB: Deommodore Lenoir, San Francisco 49ers
CB: Cam Taylor-Britt, Cincinnati Bengals
S: Juan Thornhill, Kansas City Chiefs
S: Justin Reid, Kansas City Chiefs
Flex: Talanoa Hufanga, San Francisco 49ers

Offensive Player of the Week: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs needed a receiver to step up to the plate against the Bengals, and Valdes-Scantling answered the call in a big way. The speedy wideout caught all six of his catchable targets for 116 yards, one touchdown and five first downs, generating a 156.3 passer rating when targeted.

Seventy-three of his receiving yards came from passes thrown 10 or more yards downfield, and he generated two steps or more of separation on five of his eight targets.

Defensive Player of the Week: Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs star pass-rusher racked up two sacks, three hits and five hurries working against a depleted Bengals offensive line. He ended the game with a 90.0 pass-rush grade, his 15th single-game mark above 70.0 this season.

Rookie of the Week: Cam Taylor-Britt, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals rookie was targeted five times, but he allowed just one catch for 13 yards. He didn't allow a single first down and forced an incompletion, allowing a 39.6 passer rating into his coverage.

Offensive Line of the Week: Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles' dominance up front can not be overstated. Four of the five starters earned a PFF grade above 70.0, with Jordan Mailata and Landon Dickerson each grading above 85.0. Combined, the line gave up just five pressures — and not a single sack or hit — from 27 passing plays.

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