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Reggie Bush is the AFC offensive player of the week

Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Reggie Bush #22 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates his touchdown with Brandon Marshall #19 during their NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tom Szczerbowski

Reggie Bush’s decision to bolt from the Bayou to South Beach fairly can be characterized as a win-win. The New Orleans offense has functioned at an even higher level with Bush’s replacement, Darren Sproles. And Bush has achieved a level of performance that he previously hadn’t enjoyed in five seasons with the Saints.

Most recently, Bush racked up the first 200-yard rushing game of his career. And those 203 yards on the ground have given Bush the AFC offensive player of the week award.

Bush averaged 8.1 yards per carry on 25 attempts, thanks in large part to a career-long 76-yard scamper for the end zone, capped by a slide that was mimicked immediately by receiver Brandon Marshall.

With two games to play, Bush has 973 yards rushing this year, only eight yards short of 400 more than his prior career high. He also has 41 catches for 270 yards.