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Ben Roethlisberger Passes Philip Rivers for Fifth All-Time in NFL Passing Yards



Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

PITTSBURGH — With the pass to Najee Harris, Ben Roethlisberger moved into fifth all-time in overall passing yards in NFL History, passing Philip Rivers, who amassed 63.440 passing yards over his career.

Coming into the game, Roethlisberger only needed 27 passing yards to pass Rivers. Next up on the list is Brett Favre, who racked up 71, 838 passing yards throughout his long, historic career.

The mark for Roethlisberger is just another feather in the cap of a player who has given himself plenty of arguments to make the Hall of Fame. Even though it is rather unlikely Roethlisberger will Favre, Roethlisberger’s impressive yardage mark should be no surprise.

The Steelers quarterback has passed for over 5000 yards once, 4000 yards five times, and 3000 yards fourteen times. With talent like Hines Ward, Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace, Emmanuel Sanders, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Diontae Johnson over his long career, it is not hard to see how he was able to amass such an impressive amount of yards over the years.

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