Ben Roethlisberger named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
The NFL has named Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Roethlisberger won the award after throwing six touchdown passes and zero interceptions during a 43-23 rout of the Ravens on Sunday night at Heinz Field.
Roethlisberger completed 25 of 37 passes for 340 yards against the Ravens, who reacted to the secondary breakdowns by firing cornerbacks two days later when they cut Dominique Franks and Chykie Brown. They replaced them by claiming cornerback Danny Gorrer off waivers from the Detroit Lions and promoting rookie cornerback Tramain Jacobs from the practice squad.
Roethlisberger is on an epic tear over the past two games.
He's completed 65 of 86 passes (75.6 percent) for 862 yards, a dozen touchdowns and zero interceptions during that span in wins over the Indianapolis Colts and Ravens, setting an NFL record for most touchdowns in two consecutive games.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun