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NATRONE MEANS NAMED NFL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Natrone Means has been named the NFL's Offensive Player of the Week after his 175-yard rushing performance last Saturday in the Jaguars' 30-27 AFC Wild Card Playoff win against the Buffalo Bills. Means, 24, had 104 yards on 10 carries by halftime, including a 62-yard breakaway run which set up a field goal. He also scored on a 30-yard touchdown run in the second quarter after breaking a tackle at the line of scrimmage.

Means finished the Jaguars' first-ever playoff game with a career-high 31 rushing attempts and an average of 5.6 yards per carry. He also added one reception.

The 5-10, 240-pound Means was playing in his fifth postseason game, including four games with the San Diego Chargers in 1994 and 1995. He was acquired by the Jaguars on March 11 of this year on waivers from the Chargers.

Means' performance against Buffalo topped his previous career high of 139 rushing yards in a playoff game against the Miami Dolphins on January 8, 1995. His 62-yard run is the longest run from scrimmage in Jaguars history, including regular season and postseason games.

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