Steelers fans weren't the only ones who thought Ben Roethlisberger had a phenomenal game against the San Francisco 49ers. Today, Big Ben was recognized as AFC Offensive Player of the Week. From the first offensive drive, Big Ben imposed his will on the 49ers defense and consistently matriculated the ball down the field with very few errors or nerve-wracking plays. He was in control.
He was 21-27 with three touchdowns, 369 yards, and a passer rating of 155.8. He was also at the helm during several successful two-point conversions. Utilizing his offensive arsenal masterfully, Roethlisberger did not seem to miss Le'Veon Bell or Martavis Bryant, both of whom were still serving suspensions for marijuana-related offenses.
Roethlisberger has been recognized as AFC Offensive Player of the Week twelve times, including during consecutive weeks in 2014 after his stupendous games in Weeks 8 and 9. By all indications, Roethlisberger and the Steelers' offense are primed to continue to terrorize opponents and be a dominant force in the league to prove that 2014 wasn't an anomaly, but a trend.