After coming less than 40 yards from breaking the single-game passing record, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the AFC for Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Miami Dolphins Safety Louis Delmas was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and Kansas City Chiefs KR Knile Davis was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
“Big Ben” won the award for the Steelers after his incredible 522-yard passing performance against the Indianapolis Colts. Big Ben completed over 80% of his passes and threw 6 TDs in a 51-34 win over the Colts, becoming the first player in NFL history record multiple 500+ yard passing performances.
Delmas won Defensive Player of the Week for his strong performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He assisted with two tackles and had a pass breakup, but his signature play was an 81-yard INT-TD in the first 0:14 of the game.
Davis won for his second-half, opening-kickoff kick return TD against the Rams – he went 99 yards on the kickoff to give the Chiefs a 17-7 lead. The Chiefs would go on to win 34-7.