Steelers Iron Man QB Ben Roethlisberger Has Owned The Browns At Home During His Career

On Sunday, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will make his 16th straight start of the season when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field and it will mark just the second time in his career that he’s been able to accomplish that feat.

Roethlisberger hasn’t missed a snap all season long and should he play every snap on Sunday against the Browns, it will be the first time in his career that he’s been able to pull that off.

As Steelers PR man Burt Lauten pointed out this morning on Twitter, Roethlisberger, who last started all 16 games in 2008, has owned his former home state Browns at Heinz Field since coming into the league as he comes into this game with an all-time home record of 8-0 against them.

In those eight games, Roethlisberger, was a combined 129-of-196 (65.8%) passing for 1,932 yards with 14 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions. That computes to an old school quarterback rating of 109.1.

Heading into the offseason, Roethlisberger will have two years left on his current contract and all signs point to him receiving another extension. He certainly picked a good year to be an Iron Man and a win Sunday against the Browns will ensure that he doesn’t suffer his first losing season.

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  • chris ward

    Was worried that Ben wouldn’t make it through all 16 games, with how many sacks he was taking earlier in the year. O-line has played a lot better in the past several weeks in keeping Ben upright.

  • Elijah Stevenson

    I give the credit to Haley to teach Ben to throw the ball quick it’s simple when he gets rid of it be doesn’t get hurt

  • Robert Alaniz

    While its a great rivalry, The Browns have started there proverbial folding of the tent the last few games. There QB is playing horrible and I’m just seeing to much of the “wait’ll next year” type of play.

    I see a 31 to 14 or 17 game.

  • mlc43

    Jinxed! Dammit!!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Lets not give ourselves a win quite yet fellas. We still have to play a good game against a stingy defense and lets not forget what their WR did to us last time.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Some of us have been saying this for years about Ben getting rid of the ball but all we got was “its Ben being Ben.” That was cool when he was young and reckless (even off the field) and winning but those sacks where killing him and us as a team.

    The reason it took so long was Ben wasn’t buying in to Haley’s plan. Now that he finally is, we are all seeing the difference. Many don’t want to admit it but under Arians, Ben would have been dead by now.

    I’m disappointed in some of the decisions we have made over the last few years but that was not one of them. It worked out well for Arians and now its working for us.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Amen! Wonder where all those ‘fire Haley’ people have snuck off too? There were several on this site mouthing off since last season. Now you can’t find anyone willing to own up to the vitriol.