Ben Roethlisberger leapfrogs Philip Rivers for No. 5 on the all-time passing yardage list

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In his penultimate regular-season home game as the Pittsburgh starting quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger further cemented his Hall of Fame credentials.

With 148 passing yards in a 19-13 win over the Titans, Roethlisberger jumped over Philip Rivers for fifth-place on the all-time passing yardage list.

Roethlisberger now has 63,562 passing yards. He won’t get fourth place; Brett Favre holds it with 71,838.

It won’t take long for Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to climb ahead of Roethlisberger. Ryan currently has 59,107 yards.

The guy with the best chance to pass all of them (if Tom Brady ever retires) is Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. At only 33, he has 49,007 career yards.

Roethlisberger undoubtedly will end up in Canton. He has two Super Bowl wins, and the Steelers have never finished under .500 in his career.

9 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger leapfrogs Philip Rivers for No. 5 on the all-time passing yardage list

  1. Shows that’s stats don’t mean much. He was a game-manager/defense-rider who stayed too long, and it amounts to an accolade like #5 all time, not bad.

  2. Ben may be the last of his breed. A big strong athletic qb who stood in the pocket, shook off defenders until his receiver got open and could make a play. He’s taken some abuse. It’s a testament to him and his toughness that he has been able to play this long at the level he has. Cheers to him its quite an accomplishment.

  3. First Ballot HOFer. Only behind Manning and Brees with more come from behind wins. Definition of clutch

  4. Meaningless nonsense. If he played against the defenses in the 80’s they’d have killed him

  5. Ben is the one quarterback of his generation who could have played in any era. He was big and physical, and in his first dozen years could deliver punishment rather than just take it. While many of today’s quarterbacks would be crushed without the QB protection rules, Ben would have shined regardless.

  6. If he played against the teams of the 80s is about like comparing him to a team of the 2050s. Like him or not his stats are historic. Nicely Done Ben! You are 1 of 5.

  7. “Roethlisberger undoubtedly will end up in Canton. He has two Super Bowl wins, and the Steelers have never finished under .500 in his career.”

    ^This. Plus he beat the best defenses in the league, including the Ravens at their peak.

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