Big Ben, Julio Jones highlight Players of the Week

There were plenty of impressive performances in Week 4, but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Falcons wideout Julio Jones definitely stood out in helping their respective teams improve to 3-1.

Roethlisberger was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. The veteran quarterback passed for five touchdowns as Pittsburgh routed Kansas City 43-14 on Sunday night. It was the fifth time in Big Ben's career that he has thrown five TD passes in a game. Roethlisberger connected with favorite target Antonio Brown for two of those scores.

Jones earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. The Falcons wide receiver had 12 receptions and a staggering 300 yards receiving in helping Atlanta defeat Carolina 48-33. His 75-yard catch-and-run in the fourth quarter sealed the win for the first-place Falcons. After a relatively quiet three games, the Alabama product broke out in a big way against the defending NFC champion Panthers, becoming the sixth wideout in NFL history to record a 300-yard game.

The AFC Defensive Player of the Week was Bills linebacker Zach Brown. Brown led Buffalo's defense in a 16-0 shutout of previously undefeated New England. Brown terrorized the Patriots offense, registering 18 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles.

Will Fuller took home AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Not only did Fuller lead the Texans in receiving with 7 catches for 81 yards, but he also scored on a 67-yard punt return in Houston's 27-20 victory over Tennessee. The rookie out of Notre Dame has definitely been a bright spot for a Texans team missing J.J. Watt.

In the NFC, Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was the Defensive Player of the Week. Officially credited with 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Los Angeles' 17-13 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona, Donald was an absolute beast on defense and a big reason why the surprising Rams are 3-1 and sitting atop the NFC West.

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Ryan punted five times in the Seahawks' 27-17 victory, with four of the punts pinning the Jets inside their own 15-yard line.

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