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Steelers Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are re-writing the history books

The Pittsburgh Steelers are fortunate to have a franchise quarterback who has an elite wide receiver to throw to every week. See how Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are re-writing some NFL records.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is good. How good? Most consider him a future Hall of Famer in waiting. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is really good. How good? If he stays on his current trajectory, his bust will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH at some point as well.

Still, such a statement is merely speculation. What about facts. Hard evidence of the greatness of both Roethlisberger and Brown. As it turns out, the tandem are re-writing the NFL record books in many different ways. Take a look at some of these ridiculous statistics, which are now NFL records.

  • Ben Roethlisberger is the only quarterback in NFL history to record two 500-yard passing performances.
  • Roethlisberger's 40 completions against the Broncos in Week 15 was his second of the season. He is the only quarterback to have two games with 40 completions in NFL history.
  • Roethlisberger is the only quarterback to throw 6 touchdowns in consecutive games, and is one of 4 quarterbacks to throw 5 touchdowns in consecutive games, others are Tom Brady, Daunte Culpepper and Tom Flores.
  • Antonio Brown's 355 catches since 2013 are the most by any wide receiver in NFL history over a three year span.
  • Brown is the first player in NFL history to have two games of 15-catch games in a season. Only 3 wide receivers in NFL history have two 15-catch games in their career.
  • Brown has recorded three-straight seasons with 1,500 scrimmage yards in a season, and is only the second player in NFL history to do so. The other? Jerry Rice (1993-1995). Brown could break that record in 2016.

To say these two players can only continue to propel their game to the next level is an understatement. With Roethlisberger at the helm, their chemistry is off the charts. It is hard to fathom, but what would Roethlisberger and Brown's statistics looked like if Roethlisberger didn't have to sit out 4 games due to a sprained knee? Those would be scary numbers.