The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Week 15 against the Denver Broncos, but there were some individuals who got some recognition after the team's performance Sunday at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger brought home some hardware after being named the FedEx Air Player of the Week award for his 380 yard and 3 touchdown performance against the NFL's top defense.
#Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is FedEx Air player of week— Chris Bradford (@BCTBradford) December 24, 2015
This is the third time Roethlisberger has won this award this season, and running back DeAngelo Williams has won the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award twice as well. The unique benefit surrounding these weekly awards is how FedEx donates $2,000 to the local American Red Cross for the city which is represented by the player.
Do the simple math and Roethlisberger and Williams have helped bring $10,000 to the Pittsburgh area American Red Cross to help those who need assistance on a daily basis. As it turns out, the Steelers' success on the field, is now helping those who might watch the team off the field.
I'm sure most fans would join me in hoping Roethlisberger and Williams can bring more money back to the greater Pittsburgh area with performances which will lead to the team's second straight postseason berth.