2-minute Drill: Roethlisberger Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

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  • Ben Roethlisberger named AFC offensive player of the week.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster is back from his one-game suspension and ready to be the Pittsburgh Steelers’ X-factor against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
  • Bill Belichick’s deadpan delivery is the opposite of Mike Tomlin telling his team to embrace of the “fireworks,” but the New England Patriots coach on Wednesday morning called Sunday’s game against the Steelers a “huge challenge for us, as good as they are.”
  •  It promises to be a strange and emotional game when the Penguins square off against longtime friend and teammate Marc-Andre Fleury with his new team in Las Vegas on Thursday night.
  • Agent Scott Boras said he’s seen “no evidence” the Pirates are aggressively trying to trade Gerrit Cole.

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