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Ben Roethlisberger named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to rack up wins, and individual honors, throughout the 2020 regular season.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been doing some great things throughout the 2020 regular season. Not only have they started a perfect 9-0, but they’ve also been racking up individual awards along the way.

Linebacker T.J. Watt has earned himself several player of the week awards, but now it is another captain’s turn at winning an individual honor. That would be none other than Ben Roethlisberger for his performance in the Steelers’ 36-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10.

Roethlisberger completed 27-of-46 passes (58.7 percent) for 333 yards, throwing four touchdowns with no interceptions and a rating of 110.1 in the team’s win over the division rival Bengals.

Believe it or not, it is the 18th time Roethlisberger has won the honor in his career.

There was concern about Roethlisberger playing in the game Sunday after being on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after being a high risk contact with tight end Vance McDonald. However, in typical Roethlisberger fashion, he found a way to not just get his team the win, but to have a dominant performance.

“I attribute it to the guys around me,” Roethlisberger said after the game. “I attribute it to the offensive line, no sacks. They gave me time to throw it against a lot of crazy looks and blitzes. I attribute it to the coaching staff for getting me ready to play, and all of us ready to play. Then, obviously, the skill guys, they made plays tonight. It wasn’t easy out there. The wind was blowing the football around a little bit, and they were able to concentrate and make plays out there when sometimes plays weren’t even there to be made.

“JuJu (Smith-Schuster) doing what he normally does and fighting for first downs, and James Conner catching the ball, and just everybody. I can’t say enough about everybody. It was way more than me. It was a total team victory.”

The Steelers now turn their attention away from the Bengals’ win and to a road trip vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the Jaguars this Sunday with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.