Ben Roethlisberger continued his climb up the all-time leader boards. As a matter of fact Roethlisberger did it twice. Firstly, with his second quarter touchdown pass to Chase Claypool, Ben Roethlisberger took over sole possession of seventh place in all-time touchdown passes. Overtaking fellow 2004 draftee, Eli Manning. Roethlisberger would throw another touchdown on the day and now totals 368 touchdown throws.
Up to the moment career NFL TD passes (games/starts)— Adrian Peters (@VeritasSports1) September 20, 2020
6. Rivers (230/226) 398
7. Rodgers (183/176) 369
8. Big Ben (220/218) 367
9. Eli Manning (236/234) 366
Ben and Aaron have one TD each so far today. Rivers with an int.
Roethlisberger again passed Manning on another all-time list, and again it was on a throw to Chase Claypool. When Claypool hauled in an eight yard reception early in the fourth quarter, Roethlisberger gained the seventh all time place in career passing yards. Philip Rivers is the next name above Roethlisberger on the list, and Dan Marino follows. If Rivers was to not throw another pass this season, their is a slight chance that Roethlisberger can end the year fifth all time.
Ben Roethlisberger has passed Eli Manning for 7th most career passing yards in NFL history! pic.twitter.com/zxmYQswL4c— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 20, 2020
Roethlisberger again made history but this time sharing the honor with Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin. Sundays victory against the Broncos marked the duos 117th victory with one another. The win total supplants Dan Marino and Don Shula for third all time for a head coach/quarterback duo. Only Bill Belichik/Tom Brady and Sean Payton/Drew Brees rank above Roethlisberger and Tomlin.
With today’s win, Coach Tomlin & Ben Roethlisberger now have the third-most regular season wins by a head coach-quarterback tandem in NFL history, passing Coach Don Shula & Dan Marino (116). pic.twitter.com/EznRls9t0B— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 20, 2020
Steelers rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool made some history of his own. Not only did he play a part in the records set above, but the rookie put his own name in the record books. Chase Claypool’s 84 yard touchdown in the second quarter was the longest reception made by a Canadian in NFL history. Only two games into the youngsters career, Claypool, will have many opportunities to great his own record again.
.@steelers WR @ChaseClaypool's 84-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter marked the longest scrimmage touchdown by a Canadian-born player in @NFL history. @NFLCanada pic.twitter.com/u7WABbqh9V— NFL345 (@NFL345) September 20, 2020
Lastly, JuJu Smith-Schuster broke the 3,000 receiving yard barrier against the Broncos. Smith-Schuster becomes the fourth youngest player to do so in their career. Behind just Mike Evans, Larry Fitzgerald, and Randy Moss
#Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster in 43 career games, the fourth-year receiver has 2,964 receiving yards and 19 receiving touchdowns.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) September 20, 2020
Smith-Schuster, who will be 23 years and 303 days old on Sunday vs. Denver (10:00 AM MT, CBS) pic.twitter.com/JmUX31DGrc