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Ben Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week In Win Over Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a near-perfect game Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs on his way to throwing for 300 yards and 5 touchdowns in the teams 43-14 win at Heinz Field. On Wednesday, Roethlisberger was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance Sunday night.

Against the Chiefs, Roethlisberger completed 22 of of 27 pass attempts and he spread the football around to nine different players. Roethlisberger’s five touchdown passes marked the fifth time he has thrown at least that many in a single game and he became just the sixth quarterback in NFL history to register at least five touchdown passes in five games.

His scoring passes against the Chiefs went to Antonio Brown, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Markus Wheaton and Jesse James.

Roethlisberger tied a Steelers record for the most touchdown passes in the first four games of a season to open up 2016 with 11 scoring tosses (Terry Bradshaw: 1980 and Mark
Malone: 1985).

This marks the 14th time Roethlisberger has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He earned the honors twice in 2015 (Weeks 2 and 10). Roethlisberger as now been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week at least once in 10 of his 13 years in the NFL and his 14 Player of the Week Awards are the most ever by a Steeler.

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