Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones and Ravens kicker Justin Tucker are the AFC Players of the Month for November
Offense: QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Roethlisberger completed 97 of 157 passes (61.8 percent) for 1,188 yards with 11 touchdowns versus three interceptions and a 100.5 passer rating as he helped the Steelers to a 3-1 record in November.
In November, Roethlisberger ranked first in the NFL in touchdown passes (11) and third in the league in passing yards (1,188). He was one of three AFC quarterbacks in November to have a passer rating of at least 100.
In Week 10, Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a 23-10 win over Buffalo, his 90th career victory. Roethlisberger reached 90 career wins in his 135th start and is the fifth fastest to reach the milestone among quarterbacks who began their careers in the Super Bowl era.
In Week 11, Roethlisberger earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, completing 29 of 45 passes (64.4 percent) for 367 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 119.4 passer rating in the Steelers’ 37-27 win over Detroit.
Through Week 12, Roethlisberger has 3,118 passing yards, the most in the first 11 games of a season in franchise history.
In his 10th season from Miami (Ohio), this is Roethlisberger’s first career Offensive Player of the Month Award. He is the first Steeler to win Offensive Player of the Month since HINES WARD in 2004 (September).
Defense: DE Chandler Jones, New England Patriots
Jones registered 17 tackles and four sacks as he helped the Patriots to a 2-1 record in November.
Jones’ four sacks tied for the second-most sacks in the AFC in November, trailing only Texans defensive end J.J. WATT (five).
In Week 9, Jones tied a career-high with two sacks and added six tackles in the Patriots’ 55-31 win over Pittsburgh.
Jones registered at least one sack in each of the Patriots’ three games in November.
Jones has a career-best 10.5 sacks this season. He needs 4.5 sacks to join Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker ANDRE TIPPETT (18.5 in 1984; 16.5 in 1985) as the only Patriots to record at least 15 sacks in a season.
In his second season from Syracuse, this is Jones’ first career Defensive Player of the Month Award. He is the first Patriot to win Defensive Player of the Month honors since EUGENE WILSON in 2004 (September).
Special Teams: K Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
Tucker made all nine field goals he attempted to help the Ravens to a 2-2 record in November.
Tucker tied for first in the NFL with nine field goals in November.
His three field goals of 50+ yards are the most in the AFC and tied for an NFL-best in November.
He totaled 33 of the Ravens’ 77 points for the month.
In Week 12, Tucker earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors, converting all four field-goal attempts in the Ravens’ 19-3 win over the New York Jets.
Through Week 12, Tucker is tied for second in the AFC with 24 field goals.
In his second season from Texas, this is Tucker’s first career Player of the Month Award. He is the first Raven to win Special Teams Player of the Month since JACOBY JONES in 2012 (November).
2013 AFC Players of the Month
|September||QB Peyton Manning, Broncos||LB Justin Houston, Chiefs||KR Trindon Holliday, Broncos|
|October||QB Andy Dalton, Bengals||LB Robert Mathis, Colts||K Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots|
|November||QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers||DE Chandler Jones, Patriots||K Justin Tucker, Ravens|