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Offensive Player of the Week: Ben Roethlisberger 25-37 340 yards 6 TDs
Big Ben has thrown for more touchdowns in a two game span (12) than anybody in the history of the NFL. Roethlisberger started slow in the first quarter, but after the defense forced a fumble Roethlisberger threw the first of his six touchdowns and then found a zone. The Steelers as a team have scored 94 points in the last two games combined and the offense has really carried the team to the victories. If Roethlisberger can continue this level of play the Steelers are going to be a real force in the AFC, but whether or not the defense is good enough for Pittsburgh to seriously contend is yet to be determined.
Honorable mention: Antonio Brown, Jeremy Hill, Mike Evans, Percy Harvin, Emmanuel Sanders, Tom Brady, Jeremy Macklin
Defensive Player of the Week: Mychal Kendricks 12 tackles 1 sack 1 forced fumble
Mychal Kendricks was all over the field for the Eagles in their defeat of the Texans in Houston. Kendricks was solid against the run and pass as he forced a fumble and even rushed the passer for a sack. The Eagles will need plenty of that from Kendricks to deal with the loss of fellow linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who is believed to have torn his Achilles and was the team’s leading tackler. The defense will also have to step up to help backup quarterback Mark Sanchez who will take over for Nick Foles, who broke his collarbone.
Honorable mention: Junior Galette, James Harrison, Chris Borland, Sio Moore, Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman
Team Win of the Week: New England Patriots
The Denver Broncos were playing like the best team in the NFL, until they ran into the Patriots in Foxborough. Tom Brady outplayed Peyton Manning despite Manning throwing for 438 yards, and the Patriots are playing like the best football team in the AFC right now. They have won their last five games by a combined 93 points since they were blown out in Kansas City in week four. They will probably earn a first round bye and again be a Super Bowl contender as has been the case for as long as Brady has been a starter.
Honorable mention: Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers