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Setting Steelers back on course makes Roethlisberger AFC offensive player of the month

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The Steelers kicked off November with a blowout loss to the Patriots that dropped them to 2-6 on the season that was followed by reports that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wanted out of Pittsburgh after the 2013 season

Roethlisberger offered up several strong denials of that desire and then spent the rest of the month tearing up opposing defenses. The Steelers won three straight games as a result, lifting them into the thick of the race for a Wild Card spot and netting Roethlisberger the honor of being the AFC offensive player of the month.

Roethlisberger completed 97-of-157 passes for 1,188 yards in those four games while throwing 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. And while the league has already gone ahead with the monthly honors, Roethlisberger actually has another game left in November.

Previous matchups with Joe Flacco and the Ravens have gone well for Roethlisberger, although it bears mentioning that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton celebrated his October award in the same category with an absolute stinker of a performance against the Dolphins on a Thursday night.

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12 Responses to “Setting Steelers back on course makes Roethlisberger AFC offensive player of the month”
  1. stillers213 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:40 AM

    Well deserved. As much as I slammed Haley early on, I have to give him credit for his game plan and play calling lately. I especially like his increased use of Bell in the passing game.

    Honorable mention to Antonio Brown who is primarily responsible for Ben’s resurgence. The Steelers signed the right receiver. How are you liking Wallace Miami?

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 27, 2013 10:57 AM

    spot on with everything stillers213. And it’s about time the O has the RB screen/swing pass back in its aresenal. Thought I was watching Famous Amos the last few weeks.

  3. steelcurtainn says: Nov 27, 2013 10:58 AM

    The no huddle has served well so far and the team obviously is playing much better then they did in September. The receivers are having a good year. I’d just like to see this team run the ball better now that we’re getting into colder weather. I only see this team playing much better has the season progresses. Hopefully its enough to get them in the post season. Big Ben is having one of his better years statistically. Way to go, Big Ben! Keep it up.

  4. jr4real says: Nov 27, 2013 11:07 AM

    Cue the haters. This guy can win despite his OC.

  5. apkyletexas says: Nov 27, 2013 11:14 AM

    Five years after winning a Super Bowl with the no-huddle, the Steelers “rediscover” it.

    Brilliant!

  6. athwartships says: Nov 27, 2013 11:22 AM

    Everyone likes to joke about pot being legal in Washington……but what the heck are they smoking in NYC at the NFL headquarters?

  7. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Nov 27, 2013 11:25 AM

    Congrats Big Ben! Also to Troy for AFC DPOW!

  8. Deb says: Nov 27, 2013 11:39 AM

    Ben aggravates the pea turkey out of me fairly often, but all I’ve ever wanted is for him to play up to his considerable natural gifts. As long as he does that, we’re good. He seems to have rediscovered his mojo, and the defense seem to be rediscovering theirs. Now let’s go get a playoff spot!

    GO STEELERS!!

  9. holeinone09 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:41 AM

    Congrats to Ben, well deserved. The team never quit, and Ben was at the center of it.

    This recognition will really upset bobz and citizenstrange, as it also proves them wrong.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 27, 2013 12:08 PM

    Congratulations on your games against the 22nd, 21st, 18th, and 9th ranked defenses in the NFL.

  11. toxickdawg says: Nov 27, 2013 12:47 PM

    What? No props for beating the 4th ranked defense? Or out performing and beating the 3rd ranked QB in a head to head match up? Man, I love haters!

  12. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 27, 2013 3:32 PM

    suck on that haters! you know who you are! and that goes for the so called steeler fans that rag on ben all the time! eat crow! ben is the greatest! hall of fame here he comes! hahaha love it!

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