Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger only needed a quarter to effectively beat the Chiefs Sunday night.
And even if he had stopped after 15 minutes (and maybe he should have), he’d have probably still won AFC offensive player of the week.
Roethlisberger was 22-of-27 for 300 yards and five touchdowns, making easy work of the Kansas City defense. He was up 22-0 after the first quarter, and stayed in the game long enough for the team to prove its point about moving past an embarrassing loss to the Eagles.
Roethlisberger has 11 touchdowns so far this season, made more impressive since that Eagles game featured none. It’s his 14th player of the week award.