Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger On Pace To Shatter Franchise Touchdown Record

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has never thrown for more than six touchdowns in his first three games of an NFL season. He hit tight end Heath Miller twice, Mike Wallace once and Antonio Brown with another score in Week 3's 34-31 loss at Oakland, giving him eight touchdown passes in PIttsburgh's first three games.

His 109.2 rating is the second-highest in the NFL, and his 904 yards ties him with New Orleans' Drew Brees for fourth .

Perhaps most importantly, his 68.2 percent completion rate is seventh in the league, and he has thrown one interception in 120 pass attempts this season.

In a season that's quickly being marked by a lack of running game and an inconsistent defense, Roethlisberger is firmly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. He's easily off to the best start of his outstanding career, and had the Steelers been able to hang onto the 10-point lead they had in the fourth quarter in Week 3, Roethlisberger's 36-for-49 for 384 yards and four touchdown performance likely would have earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Roethlisberger set the Steelers' single-season touchdown passes record with 32 in 2007. He hasn't approached that mark since that year, but is on pace for 42 this year, which would shatter the previous mark.

His record-setting pace may not be much comfort to mourning Steelers fans, but the good news is they have a bye week to figure a few things out, and opponents will still have to figure him out. That hasn't been easy to this point.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker