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.