Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

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.

  • steeltown

    This is pretty awesome. Not only were there questions and reports about him ‘wanting to be traded’ but also the other statements and accusations of how he doesn’t prepare enough and that he isn’t liked very much in the locker room and so forth. Just nice for this to happen and quiet the dumb media storm for awhile

  • Shea Fahr

    This is the perfect time of the year to win this award. It means you are starting to play your best football in Nov and Dec to set yourself up for Jan…I think the Tide is turning, I just hope it is not too late. The great thing about it is that we are relevant again which makes every game a playoff game.

  • dgh57

    That tasted so good Ben, so if you don’t mind sir, I’ll take another one of those AFC Player of the Week awards!

  • steeltown

    Side note: Chris Rainey signs with Indianapolis

  • cencalsteeler

    Sorry for repeating myself, but I want to expand on the point of how important mentality is in this sport. We’ve all pointed to the fact that these players seemed to just be going through the motions earlier in the season and not playing with much passion and we all witnessed the results. Now, Ben seems determined since the trade rumors. Antonio has elevated his game since his benching. Jonathon has reinvented himself. The defense has come to the rescue of the LeBeau rumors after the Pats game. This team seems to be playing with more passion and in turn, we are stacking the wins. It is contagious, and it will spread throughout the locker room. I have been calling for this “passion” all season and I think it has arrived. I just wish it stemmed from the coaching staff and leaders, rather than the media. Come to think of it, maybe Rapaport needs to be thanked by Steeler Nation? I know he got Dave Bryan all riled up and it looks like he might have done the same for the Steelers.

  • Chad H

    They can have the woman beater.

  • steeltown

    You could add Worilds and Hood to the list of players seemingly reborn, both were knocked down the depth chart and have since stepped up their game….. I wish Mike Adams would do the same

  • sean mcmartin

    So to motivate the Steelers you need bad press and to run a good offense Ben needs to call his own plays. Further proof Tomlinn needs to be replaced.

  • 2443scott

    i wish there was a award for a whole team …because ben didnt do it alone …i bet we wont hear a good or kind thing said about ben .. from those so called sports reporters on the nfl network

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Congratz Ben!!!

  • Nolrog

    Trade him now, his value just peaked (note sarcasm.)

  • Riverstko

    Ben is Still a Top 5 QB in the NFL!