Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – With a legacy-defining streak on the
line, Ben Roethlisberger rose to the occasion and played the best football of
Roethlisberger carved up a good Indianapolis defense for 522 yards and six
touchdowns and became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to win 100 of his
first 150 career starts in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 51-34 victory over the
Colts on Sunday.
Roethlisberger completed 40-of-49 passes to nine different receivers and
matched Boomer Esiason for the fourth-most passing yards in a single game in
league history. He finished just 32 yards shy of Norm Van Brocklin’s NFL
record of 554, which was set back in 1951.
He also set the Steelers franchise mark for passing yards and touchdowns.
Antonio Brown was once again Roethlisberger’s favorite target, reeling in 10
passes for 133 yards and a pair of scores. Heath Miller had seven grabs for
112 and a touchdown, Martavis Bryant went for 83 yards and two touchdowns and
Markus Wheaton found the end zone for the first time in his career.
Le’Veon Bell also gained 148 yards from scrimmage for the Steelers (5-3),
winners in three of their last four games.