Quarterbacks Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers and Rodney Peete of the Detroit Lions were named AFC and NFC offensive players of the week by the NFL. The defensive awards went to linebacker Riki Ellison of the Los Angeles Raiders and safety James Washington of Dallas.

Moon had the second-best yardage total in NFL history when he threw for 527 yards and three touchdowns in Houston's 27-10 victory over Kansas City.