Thanks to his career-record performance Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 8, the NFL announced today.
Roethlisberger completed 40-of-49 passes for 522 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions against the Colts on his way to setting new single-game franchise records in completions, passing yards and passing touchdowns.
The win was Roethlisberger’s 100th of his career and it happened in his 150th start. He joined Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to accomplish that feat.
Roethlisberger’s 522 passing yards Sunday also tied him for the fourth-most in league history, and he became the first player to record two 500-yard passing games.
Roethlisberger has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week 10 times during his career. The last time he received the honor was in Week 11 of the 2013 season for his performance against the Detroit Lions.