Tuesday, October 9, 2012
AFC North Game Balls: Week 5
By Jamison Hensley
We're handing out game balls after Week 5 and this is who's getting them:
OFFENSE: Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers. He gets the game ball after throwing for a season-low 207 yards. But numbers have never defined Roethlisberger. He drove the Steelers down the field for his 25th career winning drive in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh remains within reach of the AFC North-leading Ravens because of Roethlisberger's clutch play.
DEFENSE: Lawrence Timmons, Steelers. He was a monster in the first half. His play was so dominating that no one was talking about James Harrison and Troy Polamalu being back on the field. Timmons finished with a team-high nine tackles, two tackles for losses, two quarterback hits and a forced fumble.
SPECIAL TEAMS: Shaun Suisham, Steelers. His 34-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Steelers to Sunday's come-from-behind victory. The three field goals (20, 34 and 34 yards) were his most in a game since the Steelers beat New England in October 2011. Suisham is perfect on the season, hitting all eight of his field goals.