Player of the Week

Vick is Steelers Digest Player of Week


SAN DIEGO – This was they signed him, and when the game was on the line, Mike Vick found a way to deliver.

When the Steelers were trailing, 17-10, in the fourth quarter, Vick hooked up with Markus Wheaton on a double-move for the 72-yard touchdown that tied the game. Then with the Steelers needing a field goal to tie and about two minutes remaining, Vick directed the offense on a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that made the Steelers 24-20 winners and sent tens of thousands of the team's fans home extremely happy.

Vick finished the game 13-for-26 for 203 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and on the game-winning drive his 24-yard run converted a third-and-6 and put the ball at the Chargers 17-yard line.

Mike Vick is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Le'Veon Bell, who had 111 yards rushing on 21 carries and the game-deciding 1-yard touchdown, plus 4 catches for 16 more yards; Antwon Blake, who had a 70-yard pick-six in the second half to account for the Steelers' first touchdown; Lawrence Timmons, who had nine tackles, including two for loss, and a pass defensed late in the fourth quarter; Jarvis Jones, who had five tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble that Shamarko Thomas recovered; Cam Heyward, who was credited with only one tackle but was in the Chargers backfield a good part of the night; and new kicker Chris Boswell, who made a 47-yard field goal, all three PATs, and had three of his four kickoffs go for touchbacks much to Jacoby Jones' dismay.

The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California to face the Chargers in Week 5.

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