Roethlisberger surpasses 40,000 yards passing in return
By Mike Batista
Roethlisberger threw for 43 yards on the game’s opening drive and became the fifth active quarterback with 40,000 career passing yards.
Roethlisberger joins Manning, Manning, Brady, Brees as 5th active QB to hit 40,000 passing yards, 9th all-time to do it w/ one team
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) November 1, 2015
Roethlisberger didn’t show any rust, completing five of his first six passes and capping the drive with a one-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown to give the Steelers a 7-0 lead over the Bengals at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger suffered an MCL sprain and bone bruise in Week 3 at St. Louis.
Johnny Unitas is the next quarterback in Roethlisberger’s sights. The Hall of Famer is 15th all-time with 40,239 career passing yards. Roethlisberger could pass him today.
That would be quite a feat considering Roethlisberger’s season looked like it was over when he rode off the field in a cart five weeks ago.
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