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.