The AFC players of the week for Week Five are:
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, hobbled with a sprained foot, threw for 5 TDs in the Steelers 38-17 victory over the Titans to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Roethlisberger was 24 of 34 for 228 yards, along with the five scores.
Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Wilson seemed to be everywhere, leading one of the announcers to joke that there appeared to be 4-5 guys wearing a number 37 jersey on the field for the Bills. Wilson recorded 11 tackles, 3 passes defensed and an interception in the Bills’ 31-24 victory over the Eagles in which the Bills intercepted Michael Vick four times.
Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski was the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, with a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, including three from 50-yards or more, tying an NFL record, as the Raiders defeated the Texans 25-20. This was his second award this season, as he received the honor in Week One with a record-tying 63-yard field goals against the Broncos.