With his second straight 6 TD game, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger once again took home the the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the AFC for Week 9 of the 2014 NFL season.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and New England Patriots PR Julian Edelman was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
For the second week in a row, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was named AFC offensive player of the week thanks to his second-straight 6-TD game in Sunday night’s win over the Ravens. He was 25-of-37 passing for 340 yards to go with his six scores for a passer rating of 136.3.
Edelman caught nine passes for 89 yards and a touchdown and added an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown. Both of Edelman’s scores came in the first half with the touchdown catch giving them their first lead and the punt return extending it before halftime. It’s the second time that Edelman has taken home the weekly honors with the previous win coming after he returned a punt 72 yards for a score against the Chiefs in Week 11 of the 2011 season.
Grimes had two interceptions and was close to a third in the shutout win over the San Diego Chargers. He’s the third Dolphins defensive player to win the weekly award in nine weeks (along with Cameron Wake and Louis Delmas).