Pharoh Cooper among trio of Gamecocks named Week 6 NFL players of the week

How about this? The NFL announced the six standouts who earned player of the week honors for Week 6 action. Three of the six were former Gamecocks.

On Wednesday, the league unveiled the distinguished group of players — three from each conference — that made the biggest impact on offense, defense and special teams.

In the bunch were: former WR Pharoh Cooper, the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week; former kicker Ryan Succop, the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week; former CB Johnathan Joseph, the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Cooper, a rookie who was taken in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Rams, helped the team race out to a quick 7-0 lead when he returned the opening kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown in an eventual 27-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Succop, in his ninth season as a pro and fourth with the Tennessee Titans, made history while banging home five field goals in the Titans’ 36-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.

Succop made kicks from 48, 32, 40, 48 and 23 yards out to set an NFL record for the most consecutive field goals made inside 50 yards with 47 straight. Succop broke the record in the first quarter on the 48-yard attempt, surpassing the mark previously held by Matt Bryant.

Finally, Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph had two interceptions during the team’s 33-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. He took one of those passes from Browns QB Kevin Hogan 82 yards to the house.