Steelers running back
Mendenhall recorded a season-high 146 yards on 23 carries with one touchdown in the victory over the Jaguars. His 146 yards marked the fourth-highest single game rushing total of his career. He registered a career-long 68-yard run in the second-quarter that set up a 21-yard field goal that gave the Steelers a 17-0 lead.
Mendenhall surpassed 100 yards in the first half for the first time in his career, totaling 113 rushing yards on 12 carries. Since 1991, it was only the sixth time a Pittsburgh running back gained at least 100 rushing yards in the first half.
This is the second straight week a Pittsburgh player has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after