With the third quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 season now in the books, it’s time again for us to hand out some awards for the last four games and we’ll start things off with the offensive side of the football.
Offensive MVP – Antonio Brown – Sure, Antonio Brown didn’t have a great game against the Seattle Seahawks a few weeks ago, but even so, he still managed to catch 41 passes for 592 yards and 4 touchdowns in the last four games and also returned a punt 71 yards for a score. In the Steelers win over the Oakland Raiders, Brown was unconscious and uncoverable.
Offensive MVP Honorable Mentions –Ben Roethlisberger – Ben Roethlisberger certainly had a great third quarter of the season that included him throwing for more than 300 yards in all four games. He completed 106 of 171 pass attempts for 1,533 yards with 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions during that span. As far as his deep passing in the last four games, Roethlisberger was 19 of 44 for 718 yards. His performance coming off the bench against the Cleveland Browns was also something to see and will always be part of his lore.
Biggest Disappointment – Cody Wallace – More than anything else, center Cody Wallace gets this award because of the penalties that he had over the course of the last four games. In total he had five against him. One of those five was for unnecessary roughness that negated a big play Sunday night.
Biggest Improvement – Markus Wheaton – Markus Wheaton certainly came alive for the Steelers during the third quarter of the season. After catching just 13 passes for 257 yards and a touchdown in the first half of the season, Wheaton caught 15 balls for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns in the last four games. While 201 of those yards came in a losing effort to the Seahawks, it was good to see him step up with Brown being locked down on the other side.
Surprising Stat – Ben Roethlisberger – Roethlisberger had a completion of 50 or more yards in four straight games and it is the first such streak in Steelers history since 1958 when Bobby Layne did it.
If you missed the second quarter of the season offensive awards, you can read them right here.