Archer is Digest Player of the Week



His numbers weren't spectacular, but they were about the best anyone on the Steelers offense could muster, and throughout the game Dri Archer finally looked like he belonged in the NFL.

Archer rushed for 24 yards on four carries, he caught six passes for 33 yards, and his only kickoff return went for 34 yards. Archer was not tentative with the ball in his hands, as he so often seemed to be as a rookie in 2014, and the way he was used in the preseason opening 14-3 loss to the Minnesota Vikings figures to be the way he'll be used the rest of this season.

Archer is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Shakim Phillips, who caught two passes for 43 yards, including a one-handed grab while on a dead run deep down the seam for a 35-yard gain; Ryan Shazier, who had five tackles and almost came up with a dividing interception of an underthrown ball in a game in which his speed was evident against both the run and the pass; Kevin Fogg, who had one tackle on defense and another tackle on special teams in which he saved a touchdown on a 62-yard punt return by Stefon Diggs plus an interception for the Steelers' only takeaway of the game; Ethan Hemer, who had the team's only sack; and Stephon Tuitt, who had two tackles in somewhat limited playing time.

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