Throughout the Pittsburgh Steelers 8-game winning streak, several players have earned NFL honors throughout their success. Cameron Heyward won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, and Chris Boswell was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Steelers’ offense was due to have a player receive the AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award, and that was Ben Roethlisberger after his Week 14 dismantling of the Baltimore Ravens.
Roethlisberger threw for over 500 yards, the third time he has done so in his career, and orchestrated a crazy comeback to give the Steelers the win, an AFC North championship and clinching a playoff berth.
Congrats to @_BigBen7 for being named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Ravens. This marks the 15th time Roethlisberger has won the award.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) December 13, 2017
#Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (@_BigBen7) earns his 15th career AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor - the most in team history - for his Week 14 506 yard / 2 touchdown game— Dom Rinelli (@drinelli) December 13, 2017
He has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week at least once in 11 of his 14 seasons in the NFL
As noted above, this isn’t Roethlisberger’s first time winning this prestigious award, but I’m sure if you asked the franchise quarterback if this meant anything, he would tell you he would prefer some hardware at season’s end, meaning a Super Bowl trophy, rather than individual accolades.
Nonetheless, in the last four games Roethlisberger has thrown for 1,446 yards, 12 TDs and just 3 interceptions. Talk about a player at the top of his game, and just at the right time as the New England Patriots come to town this Sunday in Week 15.