Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in the 2005 season. Johnson rushed for 201 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs 37-3 win over the Bengals in their regular-season finale. He had touchdown runs of 49, 15 and 20 yards.
That performance moved him past Priest Holmes for the Chiefs single-season rushing mark with 1,750 yards. His 20 touchdowns was one shy of breaking the single-season record of rushing touchdowns, which was also set by Priest Holmes.
Johnson became the second Chief to win the award three times in one season, joining Joe Montana who did it in 1993.