Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Bills safety George Wilson and Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski have been honored as the players of the week in the AFC.
Roethlisberger was limping so badly in pregame warmups that it seemed hard to believe he could even play, but he did more than just play: He completed 24 of 34 passes for 228 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Steelers to a big 38-17 win over a tough Tennessee Titans defense. This is Roethlisberger’s seventh offensive player of the week award in eight NFL seasons.
Wilson had 11 tackles, knocked down three passes and intercepted Michael Vick once in the Bills’ 31-24 win over the Eagles on Sunday. He has three interceptions this season for a Bills team that ranks first in both interceptions (12) and takeaways (16).
Janikowski tied an NFL record for the most field goals of 50 yards or more in a game, connecting on from 54, 55 and 50 yards, and he also made one from 42 yards in the Raiders’ win over the Texans. Janikowski already has five field goals of 50 or more yards this season, just three short of the NFL record for a single season.