Kansas City rookie honored by the league

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Kansas City cornerback Maurice Leggett has been named the AFC special teams player of the week, the team said in a release Tuesday.

Leggett was involved in one of the more comical plays of the NFL season Sunday in the Chiefs' 20-13 win over Oakland. The undrafted rookie scored on 67-yard return on a muffed Oakland field goal attempt. It was the defining play of the game.

Oakland attempted a fake field goal with the ball designed to go to kicker Sebastian Janikowski. But the play was a failure from conception. Leggett scooped up the missed connection between holder Shane Lechler and Janikowski and easily scored.

The play fueled Kansas City's second win of the season.