Porter became the first player in league history to record three sacks and two interceptions in a game Sunday night. He also had 12 tackles, the most of his four-year career.
Despite the team's loss, two other Steelers were also considered for all-conference honors this week. Wide receiver Hines Ward received consideration for offensive player of the week for his seven-catch, 92-yard, two-TD game and Punter Josh Miller was considered for special teams player of the week after punting six times for a 46-yard average.
In other news Wednesday, long-snapper Mike Schneck will be out for at least the next two games, but the Steelers won't sign a new long-snapper, instead using tight end John Allred. Schneck has a dislocated right elbow. Allred took over the snapping duties after Schneck was injured in the third quarter, and did well. He had not previously long-snapped in his NFL career.