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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger breaks his own single-season passing yards record

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Roethlisberger breaks his own single-season record of 4,328 yards, set back in the 2009 season.

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Amid one of the most prolific offensive seasons in Steelers history, it only seems natural for Ben Roethlisberger to break another passing record.

He topped his own single-season passing yards record with a completion to wide receiver Markus Wheaton in the third quarter of the team's Week 15 game against the Falcons. Le'Veon Bell would score right after it, giving the Steelers a 27-13 lead in the fourth quarter.

At the time of the completion, Ben topped the 4,328 yards he reached in 2009, a year in which he also had 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. As of the fourth quarter against Atlanta, Roethlisberger has 29 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.

Incidentally, his single-season touchdowns record is 32. It appears Roethlisberger is well-positioned to break that mark, as well as becoming the first Steelers' quarterback to top 5,000 passing yards, during the team's final two games. He stands at 4,415 yards heading into Week 16.

Be sure to tune into Steelers Final Score, BTSC's postgame wrap-up and call-in show immediately following the Steelers' Week 6 game vs. Cleveland. Listen to it by clicking on this link.