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Steelers rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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The Pittsburgh Steelers got a big performance from their 2nd round WR, and he received some NFL accolades because of it.

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When you are a rookie, sometimes it can make big performances seem even larger. For Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, that certainly was the case vs. the Lions in Week 8.

Smith-Schuster’s performance didn’t just seem big, it was a large reason why the Steelers were able to escape Ford Field with a win heading into their bye week. The rookie’s performance, which included a 97-yard catch-and-run touchdown, earned him some NFL accolades.

JuJu Smith-Schuster is your AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

As stated above, Smith-Schuster is just the 2nd Steelers rookie to earn the honor, something Ben Roethlisberger did as a rookie in 2004.

Smith-Schuster didn’t just have one good game, but has been a solid presence in the Steelers’ passing attack throughout the first half of the season.

A big congratulations to Smith-Schuster for the honor, as he is quickly becoming one of the darlings of the Pittsburgh Steelers fan base.