Ben Roethlisberger, Fitzgerald lead Week 8 winners


Not to be outdone by Peyton Manning last week, Ben Roethlisberger uncorked one of his best games as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Against a stunned Colts team, Roethlisberger completed 40 of 49 passes for 522 yards and six touchdown passes, finishing just one behind the NFL record for most in a single game.

Despite all of Rob Gronkowski's efforts, there was no way he was taking the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award away from Roethlisberger.

Over on the NFC side, Larry Fitzgerald was almost as obvious a choice. The Cardinals wideout had his breakthrough game, finishing with seven catches for 160 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Eagles.

Despite seeing his target numbers diminish a bit this season, Fitzgerald showed he still has incredible burst and can make the game-changing play all secondaries need to fear.

Here are the rest of this week's award winners:


Dolphins safety Louis Delmas: The Dolphins needed all the defensive help they could get in a win over the Jaguars. Delmas contributed an 81-yard touchdown return on top of a fumble recovery.

Chiefs running back/kick returner Knile DavisDavis made kick returning look easy with a 99-yard touchdown in a 34-7 beat down of the St. Louis Rams.


Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr: The rookie had an incredible moment on Sunday, ending a game on the first play of overtime with a pick-six. Barr also added eight tackles and a sack.

Redskins kicker Kai Forbath: Forbath hit both of his attempts in an overtime win over the Cowboys, including the clincher in extra time.

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