As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Detroit Lions.
Roethlisberger threw for 367 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a season-high passer rating of 119.4. He completed 29 of his 45 pass attempts and led his team on a 16-play, 97-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to take a 30-27 lead.
The week leading up to the game, Roethlisberger was bombarded with questions about him possibly wanting a trade after the season ended. Instead of letting that be a distraction, the veteran quarterback used it as motivation after vehemently denying all reports that he wants out of Pittsburgh.
This makes the 10th time in his career that Roethlisberger has been given the AFC Offensive Player Of The Week award.