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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger breaks team record for passing yards vs. Colts

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger breaks his own single-game passing record vs. Indianapolis on Sunday.

Joe Robbins

It was perhaps the best game Ben Roethlisberger has ever had in his professional career.

The record he set certainly makes a strong argument in that regard.

Roethlisberger broke his own record of 503 passing yards in a single game, having topped it on a pass completion to LeGarrette Blount in the fourth quarter. But the game is still ongoing at the time of publication and Roethlisberger is still throwing. Roethlisberger would finish with 522 passing yards.

Roethlisberger would break the team's touchdown passing record one play later, hitting tight end Heath Miller for a strike on fourth-and-short. A gutsy play call but one that worked out well. It went for 11 yards, his sixth touchdown of the afternoon, on yet another excellent throw. He was finish 40-for-49 passing, the most completions he's had in a single game.

The Steelers put up 51 points, their highest offensive output in 30 years.

The Steelers would hold onto a big home win, perhaps the biggest regular-season win the team has had in the last two years. Roethlisberger posted an MVP-level performance and it looked every bit as good as the stats indicate.