Taking the NFL by storm, Pittsburghs Roethlisberger (No. 11, Miami of Ohio) led the Steelers to a perfect 4-0 October and to first-place in the AFC North at 6-1, tied for the AFCs best record. A winner of his first five career starts, including four in the month, the Findlay, Ohio native compiled a 116.7 passer rating with six touchdown passes against one interception. The 6-4, 241-pound Roethlisberger completed 72 of 95 passes in his four October victories for a completion percentage of 75.8, including an 18 of 24 performance with two touchdowns and no interceptions in a Week 8 34-20 win against New England, who entered the game with a historic 21-game winning streak. The first quarterback selected by Pittsburgh in the first round since MARK MALONE in 1980 posted a 100.0+ passer rating in every October contest. Roethlisberger is the AFCs third-highest rated overall (104.7) and owns the conferences best completion percentage on the season (70.1). The highest completion percentage in history by a rookie quarterback with a minimum of 150 attempts is 58.4, attained by DAN MARINO of Miami in 1983. Roethlisberger is the first Steelers player to earn Offensive Rookie of the Month honors since the honors inception in 1996.