Mendenhall receives AFC weekly honor
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Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Sunday's 17-13 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It is the second week in a row the a Steelers player has been so honored.
After sitting out the previous game with a hamstring injury, Mendenhall rushed for 146 yards on 23 carries and scored on an 8-yard run against the Jaguars. He also had a 68-yard run to set up a field goal.
Mendenhall's honor follows quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who was named offensive player of the week after he threw five touchdown passes against the Tennessee Titans.
First Published October 19, 2011 10:08 am