Ben Roethlisberger: 5,000 yards “still a pretty big deal”

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With offensive numbers exploding around the league over the first half of the season, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of players on pace for big numbers this season.

That group includes the five quarterbacks currently on pace to throw for 5,000 yards. That’s the same number of players who have done it in the history of the NFL — Drew Brees has done it five times — and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is one of the five, was asked if that impacted the accomplishment.

Roethlisberger threw for 4,952 yards in 2014, which is good for 11th best in a single season, and he’s currently on pace for 5,120 yards.

“It’s still a pretty big deal,” Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I know I’ve never gotten there and a lot of other guys haven’t. It’s still probably a pretty big number, but it seems like there might be a few guys on pace this year.”

Big deal or not, Roethlisberger said that winning games is “all that matters to me.” The Steelers have won four in a row with the Panthers coming to town on Thursday night.

10 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: 5,000 yards “still a pretty big deal”

  1. Since Ben knows he won’t be attending the SB striving for 5000+ yards is a good personal goal for him

  2. Ben single handed reinforced my opinion that football is a team game when he put on a super bowl ring after a 20 QB rating vs seattle that was bagged by corrupt officials

  3. “Since Ben knows he won’t be attending the SB striving for 5000+ yards is a good personal goal for him”

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    And your fantasy heart throb won’t be there either. The black and gold continue to live comfortably in the mind of the sad NE troll.

  4. thebirdofprey says: “It is not a big deal because fans notice they are looking for flags after every single defense stop.”
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    Stop with the millenial whining. There are LESS penalty flags thrown now then there was in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

    As for scoring, guess what the NFL average was 1948 vs 2018? 23.6 pts vs 24.0 pts. That’s right – in 70 years, the average game saw an extra 0.8 points – not even a full PAT.

    Seriously, stop whining.

  5. Who is correct? Josh, who said that Ben is one of the five QBs to throw for 5K or Ben, who said he has never done it?

  6. “Stop with the millenial whining. There are LESS penalty flags thrown now then there was in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

    As for scoring, guess what the NFL average was 1948 vs 2018? 23.6 pts vs 24.0 pts. That’s right – in 70 years, the average game saw an extra 0.8 points – not even a full PAT.

    Seriously, stop whining.”

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    I don’t know what rock you live under, but check the yardage records. QBs are passing more and more for more and more yards, but nobody’s picking them off unless they play for the Bills. When was the last time a player had ten interceptions? When was the last time multiple players did? Compare that to your 1970s and see how that holds up, since defense is apparently the same.

    5000 yards is still a big deal, but it won’t be for much longer. Ben is right to be proud if he reaches it, but I don’t see it being as unfathomable in five years as it was before.

  7. Since Ben knows he won’t be attending the SB striving for 5000+ yards is a good personal goal for him

    That’s ok a least he wont be considered a Cheater like Brady…..the stain doesnt wash off Francis.

  8. Nofoolnodrool says:
    November 6, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Since Ben knows he won’t be attending the SB striving for 5000+ yards is a good personal goal for him

    That’s ok a least he wont be considered a Cheater like Brady…..the stain doesnt wash off Francis.

    Cheater? haha sure guy keep spinning your wheels there…Looking forward to sending the black and yellow on vacation in Janauary.

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