Steelers fans believe in Big Ben; A historic day in Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback set team records in touchdown passes, passing yards and completions in leading his team to a wild 51-34 win Sunday at Heinz Field.
Roethlisberger picked apart the Colts’ secondary in outdueling Andrew Luck, completing 40-of-49 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns.
“I said earlier that he is a first ballot Hall of Famer in my opinion,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said after the Steelers ended his team’s five-game winning streak. “He’s unbelievably accurate. He’s big. He’s strong he makes all the throws. You have to be able to get him on the ground.”
Here are just a few amazing stats by Big Ben Roethlisberger last night:
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Stat of day via @SportsTaxMan: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw 6 TD passes Sunday. Vikings’ QBs have thrown 5 all season.
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Ben Roethlisberger becomes 4th QB to win at least 100 games in first 150 starts. Others: Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw. (ELIAS)
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Big Ben passed for the 4th most yards (522) in a game in NFL history last night!
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Roethlisberger completed eight of 11 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns on throws that covered at least 15 yards and he became the first quarterback in NFL history with multiple 500-yard passing games.
Roethlisberger not only eclipsed his previous single-game high of 503 passing yards in beating the Colts, the 11th-year veteran also won his 100th game in his 150th career start.