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Ben AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Jan 5, 2011

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Cleveland Browns in a 41-9 win that secured the AFC North title for the Steelers.

Roethlisberger completed 15 of 22 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns for a 141.3 quarterback rating.

The offense wasted no time in getting on the board when Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace for a 56-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game.

“It helps when you score on the first offensive play,” said Roethlisberger after the game. “Mike is so fast that I can just throw it out there and he can do the rest for me. We like to get on top and put a dagger in them early.”

Roethlisberger also connected with Heath Miller for a four-yard touchdown and had four carries for 24 yards.

Roethlisberger finished the regular season completing 240 passes for 3,200 yards, 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions. It’s the fifth consecutive year he has thrown for over 3,000 yards.

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