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Roethlisberger wins AFC offensive player of the week award

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Maybe NFL Network should stir up controversy about Ben Roethlisberger every week.

In the first game after a week of relentless reports regarding his future, the Steelers quarterback not only beat the supposedly superior Lions, who haven’t won in Pittsburgh since 1955, but also secured the AFC offensive player of the week honors.

He completed 29 of 45 passes for 367 yards and four touchdowns.  The performance generated a passer rating of 119.4.

More importantly, Roethlisberger engineered a 97-yard drive after a failed fake field goal attempt to take a 30-27 lead.

Roethlisberger hadn’t won the player of the week award since Week Eight of the 2011 season.  So, yeah, more reports of Roethslisberger not being happy or wanting to be traded might be a good idea.

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24 Responses to “Roethlisberger wins AFC offensive player of the week award”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 20, 2013 10:35 AM

    The Steelers 0-6 run continues…

    Followed by the release of Ben Roethlisberger & the franchise is moved to LA

    Jealous?

  2. steeldominance says: Nov 20, 2013 10:49 AM

    Does anybody else know what pftpoet is talking about? #7 put up big numbers because Haley took a backseat on the playcalling.

  3. bobzilla1001 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:50 AM

    Hadn’t won the AFC player of the week award since Week Eight of the 2011 season… Yet there are many who continue to insist that Roethlisberger has outperformed his $104 million contract and is somehow deserving of another.
    Shaun Suisham has won this award more often.

  4. Steeley McBeam says: Nov 20, 2013 11:02 AM

    Haha people hating on Ben even on a POTW post. It just kills you doesnt it?

    @bob there are 704 starting offensive players each week and 96 ST candidates if you count kickers, punters and returners. Plus, Week 8 of 2011 wasnt that long ago.

  5. polegojim says: Nov 20, 2013 11:05 AM

    “You’re very welcome Ben”

    Signed,

    The Lions Defense
    Jim Schwartz
    Gunther Cunningham

  6. Nofoolnodrool says: Nov 20, 2013 11:08 AM

    bobzilla1001 | Nov 20, 2013, 10:50 AM EST
    Hadn’t won the AFC player of the week award since Week Eight of the 2011 season… Yet there are many who continue to insist that Roethlisberger has outperformed his $104 million contract and is somehow deserving of another.
    Shaun Suisham has won this award more often.

    Sunday you praised his performance and today your whining about Ben as usual…..I guess you have run out of prunes, eh Ramboo?

  7. zam0854 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:11 AM

    This is what Big Ben will need to do to stay in the playoff conversation – and that is throwing the ball 45-50 times a game

    #ItsALittleTooLate

  8. stillers213 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:16 AM

    All of the talk about getting rid of Ben and “rebuilding” is completely ridiculous. There is no such thing as rebuilding in today’s NFL anymore. Teams rise and fall year to year with free agency and parody.
    However, the one thing you absolutely need is a top QB. All of you Ben hating Steeler fans will be eating your words if he leaves and we don’t sniff a superbowl anytime in the foreseeable future.
    One more thing… Why is Cotchery not the #2 receiver at this point? The guy is an absolute gamer!

  9. stillers213 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:20 AM

    Bobz – Ben could put these numbers up more often if they used that type of game plan each week. The fact is, they don’t and they won’t. The Rooneys still mandate to the coaching staff that they play “Steelers Football” and run the ball like it’s 1974. We will probably never see a wide open offensive system in Pittsburgh.

  10. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 20, 2013 11:24 AM

    Those unis make my eyes bleed.

  11. r8rnuck says: Nov 20, 2013 11:38 AM

    i wonder how matt mcgloin fared in the decision…body of work isn’t exactly extensive but he makes for a more unexpected performance (plus he would have done better if our dud receivers could hang onto the ball)

  12. francogreenbradshaw says: Nov 20, 2013 11:41 AM

    Our QB > yours

  13. Deb says: Nov 20, 2013 11:44 AM

    At least in my case, criticizing Ben doesn’t make me a Ben hater. It makes me a frustrated fan who wants my QB to work harder and play up to his considerable talent level. Not everything that happens on the field can be blamed on the OC or the OL.

    This week he did step up and look at the results: a big win (which is most important), no turnovers, and recognition as the AFC OPOW.

    You can’t just talk about being a team leader and a franchise QB. You have to demonstrate it on the field … consistently. When he does that, I’m HAPPY :D

  14. zam0854 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:48 AM

    BENGALS > steelers

  15. steelcurtainn says: Nov 20, 2013 11:56 AM

    How ironic, only1 sack. Keep the sacks down and Big Ben has the ability to put these kind of numbers up even when there is no running game. Very Deserving Award Big Ben.

  16. Nofoolnodrool says: Nov 20, 2013 12:04 PM

    At least in my case, criticizing Ben doesn’t make me a Ben hater. It makes me a frustrated fan who wants my QB to work harder and play up to his considerable talent level. Not everything that happens on the field can be blamed on the OC or the OL.

    @ Deb, you or anyone is free to criticize Ben when he deserves it, but to relentlessly rattle on daily gets to be too much. A hater is one talking out of both sides of their mouth with questionable logic to justify their obsessive rants….that is not you. Ben from a fans perspective, and distance, is very head strong and doesn’t appear to be a student of the game as some of his contemporaries are. He is instinctive and impulsive and his inconsistent results prove that. For Ben to stay he needs to take less money and play every game like last Sunday….we shall see… Go steelers.

  17. mikemyditka says: Nov 20, 2013 1:13 PM

    Did anyone notice the Steelers went no huddle most of the game? Its what Ben has basically been clamoring to do for years now..!

    It was brilliant- it kept Detroit from rotating their D-line in and kept their defense from getting too exotic. Ben was able to pick them apart.

    Also, it probably kept Todd Haley from calling stupid wildcat formations too.

    I wonder if they will be able to implement that as effectively on the road…we’ll see soon enough.

  18. tavisteelersfan says: Nov 20, 2013 4:40 PM

    The unsung story … SUH/Fairley, et. al. against the most sacked QB in the league this year (and usually) … they got one. Last week, Mario Williams, top sack guy in football … he got none.

    The Steelers front can’t manufacture a running game, but they sure have figured out how to block the pass rush.

    A lot of folk talking about how Peyton did not get hit Sunday playing KC. Not enough seeing what is going on in Steel City.

  19. melikefootball says: Nov 20, 2013 5:25 PM

    Not bad for a QB on his way out of Pittsburgh and just think he does not have a last name that begins with M or B.

  20. jtbsteeler says: Nov 21, 2013 9:50 AM

    BIg Ben is the best QB in the AFC North and best in the AFC only behind Brady and Manning.

    Flacco has been exposed as I predicted.

    Andy Dalton? haha

  21. pabrownsfan says: Nov 21, 2013 9:55 AM

    Both he and Burfict were deserving.

  22. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    stillers213 says:
    Nov 20, 2013 11:20 AM
    Bobz – Ben could put these numbers up more often if they used that type of game plan each week. The fact is, they don’t and they won’t. The Rooneys still mandate to the coaching staff that they play “Steelers Football” and run the ball like it’s 1974. We will probably never see a wide open offensive system in Pittsburgh.
    ———————————————

    You see, Bobbo, I’m not the only one who grasps this obvious fact. Again I’ll ask, what team’s owner besides the Steelers’ owner publicly decrees that the team go all ground and pound? Even Jerry Jones wouldn’t go that far? And yet you can’t see how this would affect the quarterback’s passing stats? Gimme a break.

    Bobbo acts like Ben lives in some passer paradise there in Pittsburgh, when nothing could be further from the truth. Again, when your OWNER decrees you play 1960s offense, I don’t care if you have Dan Marino in there, you’re going to be held back as a QB. Manning, Brady and Brees wouldn’t have HALF the passing yards and TDs if they played in Pittsburgh.

    Which makes Ben’s achievements all the more impressive.

    Oh, and I don’t care if the QB passes the ball NINETY percent of the time, Bobbo, if you’re being told to go dink-and-dunk safe when you DO get to pass, it’s going to affect your stats.

    You’ll learn yet, Bobbo, you’ll learn yet…

  23. troy43mvp says: Nov 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    It’s also a credit to the offensive line who I have criticized in the past. I should also give credit where credit is due. Nice job Offensive line. DeCastro is particularly seeming to play better and learning a few things which is what you hope for from a young lineman.

  24. ampatsisahypocrite says: Nov 21, 2013 10:23 PM

    Watching the game tonight, it’s amazing how much time… and time… and time… Drew Brees has to set and look back there. Like I said, I’d love to see Brees or any other QB put up the numbers playing in Pittsburgh. It’s amazing in particular when I hear people call Brees “elite” but not Ben. Ah, to play in a dome, so pampered with no wind, and getting to take your pass protection for granted.

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