On the Wednesday before the game, Ben Roethlisberger told his teammates, "Follow me," and today at Heinz Field he did his best to fulfill his promise. Roethlisberger completed 37-of-46 for 408 yards, with three touchdowns, no interceptions, and a rating of 125.4 in a game the Steelers would end up losing, 35-30, to the Dallas Cowboys. And included in Roethlisberger's numbers was a 5-for-5 for 75 yards and a touchdown on the fourth quarter possession that ended up giving the Steelers a 30-29 lead with 42 seconds remaining.
Roethlisberger is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were Antonio Brown, who caught 14 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown, plus a 22-yard punt return; Le'Veon Bell, who finished with 134 yards from scrimmage – 57 rushing and 77 receiving – and two touchdowns; Ryan Shazier, who led the team with nine tackles, including one for loss, and recovered a fumble for the game's only takeaway by either team; Anthony Chickillo, who had four tackles and the sack/strip that Shazier recovered; and Stephon Tuitt, who had three tackles, including one for loss, plus a sack.