Ben Roethlisberger passes Philip Rivers for fifth all-time in career passing yards

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has struggled throughout much of the season, Ben Roethlisberger provided a reminder Sunday of just how stellar his career has been.

Roethlisberger moved into fifth place all-time on the career passing yardage list, surpassing Philip Rivers, in the Steelers’ game against the Tennessee Titans.

Entering Week 15, Roethlisberger had 63,414 yards for his career and needed just 27 yards to pass by Rivers (63,440). He got that early in the second quarter on a 3-yard pass to running back Najee Harris.

Next on the list at No. 4 is Hall of Famer Brett Favre at 71,838 yards. As there’s been much ado about Roethlisberger’s career possibly winding down after this season, it’s unlikely he’ll move up another rung on the all-time ladder. But Sunday served as a nod to all the glory years needed to pile up such impressive statistics.

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