Not many quarterbacks can say they've thrown for 500 yards in a game. To be quite honest, only 15 quarterbacks in NFL history can say they are in the '500 Club'. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a member of the club, and the only quarterback in NFL history who has thrown for over 500 yards twice in his career.
For this Throwback Thursday we trek back to 2009 when Roethlisberger entered the '500 Club' with a gem of a performance against the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field.
If you recall, in 2009 the Steelers were struggling. They had just lost 5 games in a row when the Packers came to town looking to eliminate them from any hope of them making the postseason, and if it weren't for Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would have done just that.
In a game with ridiculous statistics, the Steelers edged the Packers by the final score Pittsburgh 37, Green Bay 36. Take a look at some of the stat lines from this football game.
Ben Roethlisberger: 29/46 / 503 yards / 3 TDs, 0 INTs
Hines Ward: 7 receptions / 126 yards
Heath Miller: 7 receptions / 118 yards
Rashard Mendenhall: 11 rushes / 38 yards / 1 rushing TD / 6 receptions / 73 yards
Mike Wallace: 2 receptions / 79 yards / 2 TDs
Aaron Rodgers: 26/48 / 383 yards / 3 TDs, 0 INTs
Greg Jennings: 5 receptions / 118 yards / 1 TD
Donald Driver: 3 receptions / 76 yards
Jermichael Finley: 9 receptions / 74 yards / 1 TD
Jordy Nelson: 4 receptions / 71 yards
To say this game was a display of fireworks is an understatement. In case you forget, the game came down to the final play, with no time remaining and it saw Roethlisberger throwing to Wallace in the corner of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. The win was the start to a three-game winning streak for the team to finish the 2009 season.
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