Roethlisberger One Passing Touchdown Away From Being Franchise Leader

Ben-Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 212 touchdowns in the regular season over his ten year career. Roethlisberger is tied with hall of fame and four-time Super Bowl Champion, Terry Bradshaw for the most in team history. Roethlisberger is one touchdown away from breaking another Steelers record.

Lets not forget the career Roethlisberger has led the Steelers with. Three AFC Championship wins, which gives the Steelers eight total and more than any other franchise in the AFC. Two Super Bowls which totals six for the franchise and more than any other team. Roethlisberger has over 100 career wins in the regular season and one of the best winning percentages in history at quarterback.

Roethlisberger won two Super Bowls under two different head coaches and two different offensive coordinators. Roethlisberger has been elected to two pro bowls and has been one of the toughest quarterbacks the game has ever seen.

Add that on top of Roethlisberger’s late game performance. Roethlisberger is the only quarterback in NFL history to reach 20 comebacks before he turned 30-years old. Here are the other records Roethlisberger holds:

  • Most regular season wins in a season, rookie QB — 13 (2004) 
  • Longest regular season win streak to start a career for a NFL QB — 15 games (won all 13 starts in the 2004 season, won first 2 games of the 2005 season)
  • Most wins as a starting quarterback in first five NFL seasons (reg. season only) – 51 (from 2004–2008)
  • Highest passer rating, rookie season — 98.1 (2004
  • Highest completion percentage, rookie season — 66.4% (2004)
  • Highest single-game completion percentage, rookie season (min. 20 attempts) — 84.0% (completed 21/25 passes at Dallas on 10/17/2004)
  • Most games with a completion percentage of 70.0% or higher, rookie season (min. 10 attempts) — 6 (2004)
  • Most games with a completion percentage of 80.0% or higher, single season (min. 10 attempts) — 4 (2007)
  • (Tie) Most touchdown passes, Monday Night Football game — 5 (11/5/2007 vs. Baltimore Ravens)
  • First QB to start two Conference Championship games in first two seasons in the NFL (2004 & 2005)
  • Youngest starting QB ever to win the Super Bowl (2005; second-youngest QB to play in the Super Bowl, behind Dan Marino)
  • Second quarterback in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning, to register three perfect passing games during the regular season, and the only quarterback to ever register two perfect passing games in one regular season.
  • Lowest passer rating for a Super Bowl winning QB — 22.6 (Completed 9 of 21 passes for zero touchdowns with two interceptions)
  • Second-youngest quarterback to win two Super Bowls.
  • Second-fewest attempts by a quarterback to reach 25,000 yards passing — 3,109 (Kurt Warner is first with 3,076)
  • Fourth-fewest starts by a quarterback to reach 80 regular season wins — 113 (behind Tom Brady, Roger Staubach, and Ken Stabler)

Congratulations Big Ben and good luck! Keep checking back for more Steelers N Stuff.

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