NFL Week 17 Players of the Week: Big Ben Roethlisberger Forces Himself On the Browns Instead of Women

The NFL has named it’s AFC and NFC offensive and defensive players of the week for week 17 of the 2010 football season. Josh Freeman, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Erik Walden, linebacker for the Green Bay Packers have earned the NFC honors. In the AFC, it was Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and Oakland Raiders’ linebacker Kamerion Wimbley.

Just like he does in the bars during the offseason, Ben Roethlisberger scored at will on an unwilling opponent. He and the Steelers scored touchdowns on their first four possessions in week 17, and then converted a successful field goal on their fifth possession. Big Ben tallied a 141.3 passer rating, which was an NFL-best in Week 17.

In the other conference, QB Josh Freeman completed his incredible season by being named the NFC offensive player of the week. Freeman finished the 2010 season with a 95.9 passer rating and threw 25 touchdowns to only 6 interceptions… definitely a key player in the Bucs 10-6 season. It was an amazing sophomore season for the new franchise quarterback in Tampa.

As for our “Jagermeister Player of the Week” contest… we went the entire season without a winner. Last year, the grand prize was won right out of the gate and we had a winner in week 1. In 2010, we had a couple of close calls, but no one could match up two players on either side of the ball.

Only one contestant guessed Big Ben but no other names were correctly selected for week 17. Interestingly, defensive stud Clay Matthews was selected by more than 1/3 of entrants! This is the most votes any player has been picked in any given week. At least you get to see him again this weekend.

This concludes our “Beat the House” and “Jagermeister Players of the Week” contests for the 2010 season. We do, however have one more NFL contest in the works that is receiving entries right now. Play our NFL Playoff Prediction Contest and guess the results of the playoffs for this round and each following round and you could win a $100 Gift Card to ENTER NOW!