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Steelers vs. Saints: Emmanuel Sanders Player Of The Week

Steelers Depot is reporting that Steelers rookie Emmanuel Sanders has been named the AFC’s special teams player of the week after a big game against the Miami Dolphins.

Sanders racked up an average return of just over 28 yards in the Steelers’ 23-22 win following his fumble of the game’s opening kickoff. ’

The young receiver has also begun to carve our a little bit of a niche in the offense. After not catching any passes in the Steelers’ first five games, Sanders has three receptions for 55 yards in Pittsburgh's past two contests against the Dolphins and Cleveland Browns. He’s averaging 18.3 yards per reception.

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