Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made NFL history against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
With 506 passing yards, the five-time Pro Bowl selection became the first player in league history to record three 500-yard passing games.
Ben Roethlisberger (506 pass yards) now has 3 games over 500+ pass yards in his career, the most by any quarterback in the Super Bowl era#BALvsPIT
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 11, 2017
Ben Roethlisberger is now the first player in NFL history to record three games of 500+ passing yards. pic.twitter.com/vsf44YAWVY
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 11, 2017
Ben Roethlisberger is the 1st QB in NFL history to have 3 career games with 500+ passing yards pic.twitter.com/5UnfJivq5b
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) December 11, 2017
Going into Sunday night, Roethlisberger had been one of only two NFL quarterbacks with two career 500-yard passing games (the other is New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees).
His first career 500-yard performance came against the Green Bay Packers in 2009. In that game he completed 29-of-46 passes for 503 yards, 3 touchdowns, and a quarterback rating of 121.9.
His second came against the Indianapolis Colts in 2014 when he completed 40-of-49 for 522 yards, 6 touchdowns, and a quarterback rating of 150.6.
In the Steelers’ 39-38 win over the Ravens on Sunday night, Roethlisberger completed 44-of-66 passed for 506 yards, 2 touchdowns, and a quarterback rating of 99.7. His 44 completions were also a new career high and were the most in an NFL game since Drew Bledsoe completed 45-of-70 attempts for the New England Patriots against the Minnesota Vikings in 1994.