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Troy Polamalu nabs AFC defensive player of the week

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Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t the only Steeler veteran to make some noise in November.

Safety Troy Polamalu won’t join Roethlisberger as one of the monthly honorees in the AFC for November, but he has been named the conference’s defensive player of the week. It’s the seventh time Polamalu has been so honored, the most of any Steeler defender since the award was created in 1984.

Polamalu had four tackles, two forced fumbles, a sack and a fumble recovery in last Sunday’s victory over the Browns. It is the third time in Polamalu’s career that he has had a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the same game.

Polamalu’s effort helped the Steelers force four turnovers overall while holding the Browns to 367 yards in total offense. The 27-11 victory moved the Steelers to 5-6 and set the stage for a very meaningful Thanksgiving night date with the Ravens.

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16 Responses to “Troy Polamalu nabs AFC defensive player of the week”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Nov 27, 2013 1:40 PM

    They should have a defensive player of the decade. Troy would have won it twice.

  2. holeinone09 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:45 PM

    Troy had a great game indeed.

    Ike needs to get his act together.

  3. ravanator says: Nov 27, 2013 1:45 PM

    The league must really feel sorry for this pathetic franchise. Throwing their fan base a bone this week and giving Roethlisberger and Polamalu these awards that do not matter a bit. Only awards that matters is Superbowl MVP, Flacco=1, Roethlisberger=0,Polamalu=0

    #ravensownthesteelers
    #ravensrepeat

  4. xxwhodatxx says: Nov 27, 2013 1:45 PM

    Damn, I swear he retired already.

  5. tv426 says: Nov 27, 2013 1:46 PM

    A D will always look good in a division where the best QB of the bunch is Joe Flacco and you just got recognized for playing well against a cast off has been backup QB playing for woeful Cleveland!

    Just saying!

    Troy – do something great against Brady, Manning, Brees, or Rodgers, THEN you are great. But if memory serves, all of those guys have routinely torched you and the vaunted Pixberg Stiller D over the past.

  6. 3yardsndust says: Nov 27, 2013 1:48 PM

    Just stay healthy, Troy!

  7. stillers213 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:06 PM

    The secondary as a whole is playing much better. Troy has had to spend much of this season up close to the LOS to make up for the loss of Foote in the middle so don’t expect a ton of picks from him. I was really confused and bitter when they re-signed Gay, but he is having his best season so far. Clark is still a huge liability, which may explain why Ike is giving the #1 WR’s so much cushion. We really need to address FS in the offseason.

  8. cantonsteeler28 says: Nov 27, 2013 2:12 PM

    Hey Ravonator,
    Are you kidding me. Joe Flacco? 59% completion 2,742 yards and a killer 14 td/14 int ratio. and by the way even when Little Joe was in college Pittsburgh was too tough for that Nancy, thats why that scrawny chicken neck pansy transferred. It really will be the Ravens down fall for signing this jerk for 100 million. Just so you know the reason why Ozzie Newsome went to the hospital a couple weeks ago was to get his head examined for the worst signing in Ravens history. Bahahahahahahaaha the Ravens suck

  9. eddiem111 says: Nov 27, 2013 3:18 PM

    Hey Ravonator,

    Super Bowl Rings Flacco=1, Roethlisberger=2,Polamalu=2

    Ravens will always be the Browns in disguise.

  10. halusbr33 says: Nov 27, 2013 3:32 PM

    tv426 says:
    Nov 27, 2013 1:46 PM
    A D will always look good in a division where the best QB of the bunch is Joe Flacco and you just got recognized for playing well against a cast off has been backup QB playing for woeful Cleveland!

    Just saying!

    Troy – do something great against Brady, Manning, Brees, or Rodgers, THEN you are great. But if memory serves, all of those guys have routinely torched you and the vaunted Pixberg Stiller D over the past.

    —————————-
    Other than one game last year with Denver, Peyton Manning has not faired all that well versus Pittsburgh; al biet over the course of history, the Steelers have seemed to struggle in Denver.

  11. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 27, 2013 3:34 PM

    nice to see us where we should be… absolutely owning the afc north!

  12. halusbr33 says: Nov 27, 2013 3:34 PM

    tv426 says:
    Nov 27, 2013 1:46 PM
    A D will always look good in a division where the best QB of the bunch is Joe Flacco and you just got recognized for playing well against a cast off has been backup QB playing for woeful Cleveland!

    Just saying!

    Troy – do something great against Brady, Manning, Brees, or Rodgers, THEN you are great. But if memory serves, all of those guys have routinely torched you and the vaunted Pixberg Stiller D over the past.

    ——————-
    Additionally…I think Pittsburgh has only faced Brees and Rodgers 2 to 3 times at most in Troy’s career.

  13. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 27, 2013 3:57 PM

    #43 is flying around to the ball, playing with fire and making plays.

    If you don’t respect 43′s game, you shouldn’t be watching football – and may wanna try watching 72 rounds of golf each week instead.

  14. tv426 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:10 PM

    Yes, the elite QBs don’t face da Stillers much, but when they do they light them up! Both Bree’s and Rodgers routinely set up Troy but baiting him on short routes that he wants to jump and going over the top to a wide open WR. Maybe getting burned is the new standard for the hall.

  15. halusbr33 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:29 PM

    Play who is on the schedule…aside from Brady, the Steelers during Troy’s tenure have faired well against Peyton, and ok (1-1) against Rodgers and Brees, each respectfully.

  16. Deb says: Nov 27, 2013 10:42 PM

    Congrats, Troy!!!! Well-deserved!!!

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