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Winners and Losers from the Steelers win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8

An epic performance from Ben Roethlisberger casts an impossibly big shadow, but this team got more than a few outstanding individual performances in the team's biggest offensive output in three decades.

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Ben Roethlisberger - This was the finest regular season performance he ever had, and one of the best in the history of the NFL. There's nothing more to add to it, he broke single game yards and touchdowns records, and out-gunned one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The Steelers won this game because of Ben Roethlisberger.

Steelers offensive line - For the first time in site history, we're giving a Winner tab to an entire position group. This isn't done lightly, and we do reserve the right to pull that upon a second review but for now, any unit that allows zero sacks on 49 passing attempts deserves a high level of praise. We may have seen the best pass protection game from this team in a very long time.

Jason Worilds - Like Ben, and likely lost in his wake, Worilds may have had the best game of his career. He flat-out destroyed the right side of their protection, and any lesser of a passer and we're talking about the biggest blowout in team history. Just a phenomenal job from Worilds.

Martavis Bryant - Are you noticing when he runs deep, defensive backs are really slow to recover to him? That's because he's insanely fast. Pick him up in Fantasy now, this kid is going to make some serious noise over the second half of the year. We've hyped him up quite a bit, and were we wrong to do so? Even with that one bad drop, it's obvious he's even better than we thought he'd be.


Cortez Allen - The team has been patient, working with him through a poor stretch of play. Enough is enough, though. Allen was miserable in this game, providing really no reason to think he can be counted on.

Darrius Heyward-Bey - A critical fumble at a critical time. With a Steelers defense (or really just Allen) clearly incapable of holding up against an excellent passing offense, the absolute last thing the Steelers needed was a fumble after a big completion.