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Ben Roethlisberger Can Break A Terry Bradshaw Record Thursday Night


Lost in the Pittsburgh Steelers up and down 2013 season is the fact that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is quietly putting together a franchise passing record year.

With 3,118 passing yards so far on the season, Roethlisberger has totaled the most passing yards by a Steelers player in the team’s first 11 games (dating back to 1960). With five games now left, he needs only 1,211 yards passing to surpass his single-season record of 4,328 yards that he set in 2009. That breaks down to an average of 243 passing yards a game which is very obtainable as long as he stays healthy.

Thanks to his two touchdown performance Sunday in the win over the Cleveland Browns, Roethlisberger now only needs three more touchdown passes to break the Steelers all-time regular-season touchdown pass record of 212, which of course is held by Terry Bradshaw. If he doesn't break the record Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, odds are good that he will when the Steelers return home the following week to host the Miami Dolphins.

Also, with just one more touchdown pass, Roethlisberger will have 20 on the season, which would make him the first quarterback in franchise history to throw for at least 20 touchdowns in a regular season five times.

Here is one more final little nugget for you. This past Sunday, Roethlisberger passed Troy Aikman on the all-time passing yardage list and he now sits ranked 28th overall. Should he pass for 163 yards or more Thursday night against the Ravens, he will not only pass the great Y.A. Tittle on the all-time list, but Steve Young as well. In case you need reminding, Aikman, Tittle and Young are all in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • bonairsfavoriteson

    Can’t be. Did you miss the memorandum?? He holds the ball too long, he can’t read defenses, he don’t put in enough film study, he can’t get along with his coaches, He is always hurt, he misses too many games. Every couch potato all- american , that once played power puff football knows that. Where did you get your info, let me guess, from some of those infamous internet experts. LOL. Or did that sneaky bull crap artist Ian Raporpor sneak a note under your door.?

  • 2443scott

    yeah but ……like so offen and far in between ben doesnt get the respect he deserves from the sports media ….all they care about are their favorite qbs …it would be nice to see him get into hall of fame at some point but the people who hold the keys to the front door now a days dont see the steeler players in high esteem .this season should be a memorable one for ben hes set some records this year ..but way season has gone i am sure he give them all back if his team would of came together sooner ….maybe peyton brady and rodgers and brees may throw more then ben and get a good job clap by many in media then ben will ever get from them …but i would rather have a qb like ben then those guys any time he plays football way its ment to play hard and rough and tuff …nfl changed the rules for the other guys …dont hilt or get near them or be fined …while ben and other qbs get no such help because they arent flashy and a sports media attraction…i for one enjoy bens play more then those guys he earned his wins and records the hard way he played football not flag tag like the others do ..

  • JAMESH

    After watching Brady vs. Manning Sunday night, I have changed my view on Ben. I used to think he was the very best of that “second tier” of QBs; no longer. Any discussion of elite QBs that would include Brady, Peyton, Brees or Rodgers must also include Ben. There are quite a few things he does better than any of the aforementioned and when he is on, no QB is more enjoyable to watch. Maybe I was just hedging because I was leery of being a homer, but we’ll look back at the Ben Roethlisberger era with great respect.

  • Don

    I don’t know, I think this is overstating it. I think there are plenty in the media who appreciate Ben. Analysts such as Collinsworth, Gruden, and Simms all gush about his hands and strength. And Jason Whitlock is on record that Ben’s his favorite player.

  • r4kolb

    Ben doesn’t get a lot of love from a lot of Steelers fans either. I can remember many posts on this site where people were saying trade him. He holds the ball to long. He can’t read defenses. My response always is put Brady, Manning, Brees behind some of the O lines Ben had and they would be horrible. Ben is the BEST QB at adapting to poor O line play bar none. I remember from day 1 watching games and seeing him go through his reads and pass to his 3rd or 4th option receiver. How many games do you see he spreads out the ball. By the end of the game almost all of his receivers have at least one catch. God Bless Ben, God Bless the Steelers, and God Bless America :)

  • Gloria Burke

    Agree 100%. I think Ben makes more out of a half-cracked situation than any other QB in the league. I would take Ben over Brady anyday. Never once have I seen Ben in a “snit” on the sideline. He has the one thing that you cannot teach an athlete…how to move on after a mistake. I’m glad I’m here to enjoy the Big Ben era.

  • Don

    I’m with you. After watching him get his nose broken a few years ago against the Ravens and not even missing a play? Not to mention 2 SB wins. I’m perfectly happy with him as my QB.

  • AndyR34

    it’s much easier to use hyperbole than facts!

  • RMSteeler

    Would like to hear Warren Sapp try and spin those stats. No, wait, the thought of the sight of Sapp actually physically spinning popped into my head. I just vomited a little in my mouth thinking of that!

  • SG

    In Ben we trust!

  • Riverstko

    When Ben retires they better give him the respect he deserves! Hall of Fame

  • Jonathon Bert Schade

    suka

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