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Roethlisberger, Wimbley, Vinatieri named AFC players of the week

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley and Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri have been named the AFC players of the week for the final week of the regular season.

Roethlisberger earns the offensive player of the week award after he completed 15 of 22 passes for 280 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions (a 141.3 passer rating) in the Steelers’ 41-9 win at Cleveland. This is Roethlisberger’s first player of the week award of the season, and the sixth of his career.

Wimbley gets the defensive player of the week award after he had seven tackles, three sacks and two tackles for a loss in the Raiders’ 31-10 win at Kansas City. His constant pressure helped force the Chiefs into two interceptions and just 86 receiving yards. It’s the first player of the week honor for Wimbley, the former Browns first-round draft pick who was traded to the Raiders during the offseason

Vinatieri earned his 13th career Special Teams Player of the Week award after he made three field goals of 40-plus yards, including a 43-yarder as time expired, in the Colts’ 23-20 victory over the Titans. It was Vinatieri’s 23rd career game-winning kick in the last minute of the fourth quarter or overtime. The kick also gave Vinatieri 501 points with the Colts, making him the seventh kicker in NFL history to have more than 500 points with two different teams (he scored 1,156 with the Patriots). Vinatieri went 26-for-28 on field goals this season.

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  1. masteel says: Jan 5, 2011 3:40 PM

    very fitting that in Ben’s best all around game of the season he gets the Offensive Player of the Week – congrats you deserved it.

    First play of the game – bomb to Wallace right on target. Established Steelers will to win right away.

    Ben was quick on reads, got the ball out of his hands fast, and found open guys all day.

    Didn’t take any sacks. And even when he ran he utilized his blockers – and dove to ground. He even threw the ball out of bounds I believe two or three times when the play broke down !!

    Just in time for playoffs !!!! Steeler Fan

  2. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 5, 2011 3:46 PM

    It should have gone to Tom Brady.

  3. Deb says: Jan 5, 2011 3:47 PM

    Ha ha!!! That’s a nice way to enter the post-season!!! Good job, Ben. But I was especially happy with the o-line. Let’s hope they have a strong playoff run.

    GO STEELERS!!!!

  4. igottz5onit says: Jan 5, 2011 3:55 PM

    Good for ben, that’s karma for you when you stop drunkenly getting hummers from whitetrash sorority girls in barroom bathrooms.

  5. connie73 says: Jan 5, 2011 3:55 PM

    Who did they play????? A team with no offense or defense or special teams What a joke.
    Why didnt he win this award the last 11 games when he played someone. This is his first of any kind of award this year And they were talking about MVP of the league. He couldnt even get MVP of his team LMAO

  6. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2011 3:59 PM

    Wimbley was an awesome pickup, 9 sacks from the big guy.

  7. rockinron2 says: Jan 5, 2011 4:15 PM

    Too bad Ben can’t play Cleveland and Carolina in the playoffs. He will be back to his 3 yard dump offs and no TDs, hoping the D can score for him. He is nothing but a game manager and Pitt would be better off with another QB.

  8. masteel says: Jan 5, 2011 4:17 PM

    Well for someone who played 12 games for the season – and had problems getting the ball out quickly, and synching up with his receivers (including the 2 rookies) …playing with an injured foot & broken nose …and being hit late x amount of times (no calls) he won.

    The NFL gave him credit. Bad team or not – he won.

    ps that was the same team which made Brady look pedestrian …not to split hairs.

  9. connie73 says: Jan 5, 2011 4:29 PM

    They gave Ben the award because they felt sorry because he didnt win anything.
    You know how many QBs were better than him last week. LMAO

  10. halftermguv says: Jan 5, 2011 4:29 PM

    @connie da putz
    The Steelers played their arch rival Cleveland Browns who previously kicked the crap out of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

    Most of the analysts prior to the game called the Browns dangerous and ripe for a possible upset. So when the Steelers dominate and pull starters in the 3rd quarter it deserves praise.

  11. kosarsmyidol says: Jan 5, 2011 4:38 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Jan 5, 2011 3:59 PM
    “Wimbley was an awesome pickup, 9 sacks from the big guy.”

    I wonder why the light seems to have finally turned on for Wimbley now that he’s with the Raiders. Did it take being traded to wake him up? Does he have a better cast surrounding him? Is the Raiders defensive scheme just a better fit?

    It’s good to see that he’s not a bust, but the Browns could’ve used that kind of production this year…

  12. geezohman says: Jan 5, 2011 4:55 PM

    igottz5onit says:
    Jan 5, 2011 3:55 PM
    Good for ben, that’s karma for you when you stop drunkenly getting hummers from whitetrash
    ===============================

    hey wait, whats wrong with a ‘hummer’ now and then, saves money on Asian massage parlors and escorts.. ask Brett

    see the hospital screwed up taking a rape kit instead of a ‘breath analzyer’…

    ahhh.. thats it, she was drunk and Ben just had her taking a ‘sobriety’ test… here breath into this.. no honey.. suck… lol, lol, lol

    Seriously——-
    I loved it when Randle El threw to Hines Ward TD pass … it was the SAME as to Holmgren SuperBowl with Seahawks.. making it 21-10.

    Holmgren had to have a bad ‘flash’ back on Sunday when he saw that. I wish CBS cameras would caught his dropping jaw (walrus) face on that !!!!

    no media in cleveland is touching that play !!!!

  13. bristerfan says: Jan 5, 2011 5:00 PM

    @rockinron2

    You’re a moron. It’s one thing to be a hater, it’s another to be ignorant of facts.

    2010 stats for Ben:
    17 TD’s
    5 INT’s
    3200 Yards
    97.0 Passer Rating

    Know what you’re talking about before you talk.

  14. peytonwantsaflag says: Jan 5, 2011 5:03 PM

    The Steelers played their arch rival Cleveland Browns who previously kicked the crap out of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

    arch rival?

    How’s things back in the 70’s halftermguv? Still wearing those bellbottoms?

  15. steeelfann says: Jan 5, 2011 5:11 PM

    To the Haters who had a lousy childhood:

    1. Ben has 2 rings, you got zero
    2. The pathetic Browns beat your beloved Brady down and your beloved Brees.
    3. Ben is top 5 all-time in yards per attempt
    4. Ben has one of the top winning percentages
    5. Ben is towards the top of the lists in 4th qtr comebacks
    6.Ben is going to take your team to the woodshed this year

    Let it go. The guy has atoned for his mistakes just as Vick, just as Brady (oh you remember, leaving his pregnant girlfriend for Brazilian super model,ahhh, classy guy), just like Ray-Ray, just like Stallworth, just like Brayl………oops, scratch that, just like Ricky Williams, on and on. He has not killed anyone, does not have numerous illegitimate children (if he did, he would know their names at least), has not dealt drugs, laundered money, etc.

    Give him his due. It will be interesting when has 3 rings as Brady does.

  16. bleedblue18 says: Jan 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    Vinateri is the man, most clutch kicker in NFL history. When the pressure is on is when he is at his best. How many game winners does he have now? So glad the Colts picked him up from the Patsies, great kicker the last 4 yrs.

  17. radrntn says: Jan 5, 2011 5:56 PM

    props to wimbley and the entire raiders front four who led the entire nfl in sacks. Cant wait to see how haynesworth fits in next year.

  18. radrntn says: Jan 5, 2011 5:58 PM

    @steeelfann says

    you forgot one…he also has the softest chin in the nfl

  19. house068 says: Jan 5, 2011 6:05 PM

    tiffpats4eva says:
    Jan 5, 2011 3:46 PM
    It should have gone to Tom Brady.
    —————– Not this week my friend.

    connie73 says:
    Jan 5, 2011 3:55 PM
    Who did they play?????
    —————— The team that beat Tom Brady and Drew Brees. And who was calling for Ben to be the MVP of the league. I hadn’t heard his name mentioned at all this year. You said he couldn’t be MVP on his own team. Who won that award? Oh yeah… thats right… probably the most dynamic player in the league.

    rockinron2 says:
    Jan 5, 2011 4:15 PM
    Too bad Ben can’t play Cleveland and Carolina in the playoffs. He will be back to his 3 yard dump offs and no TDs, hoping the D can score for him. He is nothing but a game manager and Pitt would be better off with another QB.
    ——————— Where to start on this one…. hmmm…
    I know… History
    2 rings for Pittsburgh
    8-2 in the playoffs

    the here and now…
    5th in NFL in QB rating
    3rd in NFL in Y/att
    6th in Y/per game (ahead of Brady and Vick)

  20. connie73 says: Jan 5, 2011 6:13 PM

    Hey steelfan You going to compare those guys you are talking about to Ben. Ben tryed to RAPE women Not dogs
    Vick cant have a dog but Ben can have a women.
    What a great country we live in. Take a raper put a Steeler jersey on him and he wins game.
    And you forget what he did NOT I

  21. Deb says: Jan 5, 2011 6:14 PM

    @rockiron2 …

    Yes … we were much better off with Stoudt, Malone, Woodley, Brister, Blackledge, O’Donnell, Tomczak, Miller, Stewart, Graham, and Maddox. Lombardis galore! Those were the glory days. Yippee!!

    (PFT … couldn’t you require a simple IQ test for registration?)

  22. house068 says: Jan 5, 2011 6:16 PM

    steeelfann says:
    Jan 5, 2011 5:11 PM
    6.Ben is going to take your team to the woodshed this year

    ————————–

    I am a huge fan but I don’t think we are taking anyone to the woodshed this year. We have a CHANCE of winning everything but if we beat (Ravens, Colts, Chiefs) I don’t think it will be a woodshed butt whoopin’. If we beat the Pats I have a feeling it will be a grind it out 24-21 win with a big play in the 4th.

    I hate Brady but you have no idea what his relationship was like with his ex. Maybe it was mutual. Maybe she is a total B!tch. She is also super hot though. Stuff happens. Relax brother and go have a Primanti Brothers sandwich.

  23. joetoronto says: Jan 5, 2011 7:14 PM

    kosarsmyidol:

    Changing systems can do wonders for players, sometimes players get plugged into places they don’t belong.

    He seems like a good guy, and he moves around really well for his size.

  24. Deb says: Jan 5, 2011 7:19 PM

    @connie73 …

    The woman in Nevada sent messages to people after she slept with Ben saying she wanted to see him again. That means she wasn’t raped. The woman in Georgia propositioned Ben all night in front of witnesses and had a medical exam that showed no one raped her.

    If you’re desperate for attention and figure the best way to get it is by posting “raper” all over Steelers threads, that’s your business. Shouting that the sky is green might get you noticed, but everyone will just think you’re stone cold crazy.

  25. raiderapologist says: Jan 5, 2011 7:44 PM

    Crazy Al got lucky with Wimbley, eh?

  26. keeponhating says: Jan 5, 2011 7:46 PM

    @#
    bleedblue18 says: Jan 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    Vinateri is the man, most clutch kicker in NFL history. When the pressure is on is when he is at his best. How many game winners does he have now? So glad the Colts picked him up from the Patsies, great kicker the last 4 yrs.

    ROFL most clutch ever? ever heard of a guy named George Blanda?

  27. meso0rnery says: Jan 5, 2011 8:57 PM

    Congrats to Ben on this award. He played very well the past few weeks, and I am very excited to see his first playoff game this year. Also, congrats to Ben on his engagement. I am surprised PFT has not had a story on that… Although, I guess they are trying to figure out how they can spin it in a very negative way, before they post their “story”… Funny how they treat Vick(a man who was convicted of a crime) like the second coming of Christ, but won’t dare even congratulate Ben (a man with a clean record) on taking a very mature, responsible step in his life…

  28. Deb says: Jan 5, 2011 9:34 PM

    @mesoornery …

    As champion of the attention-getting post, our host has been hoping Roethlisberger would get himself into some kind of trouble in the coming off season that would translate into more click-magnet articles. The last thing he wants is for the guy to settle down and stop dating. No dates means no opportunities for more false accusations. :cool:

  29. holeinone09 says: Jan 5, 2011 10:56 PM

    Congrats to Big Ben! He had a superb game and was well deserving of the award. He now seems warmed up and ready for the playoffs and Super Bowl number 7. In fact, maybe this time he gets the SB MVP, something he should have gotten instead of Holmes.

    Is anybody else extremely tired of connie’s schtick? It is quite boring and repetitive. That person adds no value to any thread. Waste of time and space.

    GO STEELERS!!

  30. rockinron2 says: Jan 6, 2011 9:24 AM

    Nice to see Steelers fans can still throw insults.

    ——-
    bristerfan says: Jan 5, 2011 5:00 PM

    @rockinron2

    You’re a moron. It’s one thing to be a hater, it’s another to be ignorant of facts.
    ——-
    Deb says: Jan 5, 2011 6:14 PM

    @rockiron2 …

    (PFT … couldn’t you require a simple IQ test for registration?)
    ——-
    I guess I went right over your heads. Pointing to season stats does nothing, just showing he had great games against Carolina and the like.

    I am pointing out that he has been well below average against Pats, Jets and Ravens. He was in game manager mode and couldn’t score the team any points. His playoff wins and especially the 1st SB are the result of the defense and more in spite of him.

    To me it is pretty obvious that there are a dozen or so QB’s out there to lead Pitt. QB’s that can read a defense and make timing throws. Not a “slow blinker” like Ben.

  31. masteel says: Jan 6, 2011 10:02 AM

    @rockinron, what??

    Ben is a good QB, the Steelers need his talent. You might think some other QB could just step in and produce or manage the game …not so simple AND Ben had to get us thru the Colts game in the playoffs in ’05 so we could eventually win the SB. It’s well documented he didn’t light up the stat sheet in that game – but he was essential in helping the team achieve the ultimate goal. If I remember correctly prior to that game the Colts and everyone expected the Steelers to attempt to run – run – run …and yet they came out and Ben threw a load of passes …and Steelers won!

    Ben had a lot to do with the Steelers winning in ’08 and got us to the SB. Are you going to say that pass & catch by Holmes wasn’t incredible?! Not too many QB’s with a suspect O-line could will and maneuver his team down for a winning TD on the NFL’s biggest stage.

    Give credit where credit is due please. The Pat’s game was at that point Ben’s 4th game starting the Ravens are always a tough ‘out’ and the Jets game – he had the team knocking on the door to win ….like many Steeler fans I fully expect and hope the Steelers are in the AFC Championship and Ben leads to the team to victory over the Ravens – Patriots – or whoever !! Go STEELERS

  32. Deb says: Jan 6, 2011 1:20 PM

    @rockiron2 …

    Your comment was so ridiculous it didn’t deserve a serious response. Tom Brady sucked in the Cleveland game. Guess the Pats need to just get rid of that guy. :roll:

    The Steelers fortunes changed the moment Roethlisberger came aboard. Don’t know where you were during all those QBs I listed, but I was cheering for the Steelers–and for their great defenses, running backs, receivers, and stellar o-lines. The missing piece of the puzzle was the QB. Is he as good as Brady? No. Manning? No. But he’s generally listed in the top 5 or 6 QBs playing today. And Manning would probably like to have Ben’s two Super Bowl rings. Yeah, he had a sorry game in SBXL. But we wouldn’t have gotten there without him. He’s made a lot of clutch plays when we needed them. Could he be better? Yes–and I hope he’s developing the work ethic that will make him better.

    Right now the league doesn’t have 32 QB talents to lead the existing NFL teams, so I’m glad you think we could just walk out and trade a top 5 or 6 QB for someone better. Tell that to the Vikes and Cards. I’m a defensive fan, and would never take away from what our defense brings to the team. But you can’t win without that corresponding person on offense. Everyone has an off game. But Ben is much more than a game manager. I’m sorry you can’t see that. But that’s your problem.

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