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- In 10 seasons quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has led the Steelers to four division titles, three AFC Championships and two Super Bowl victories, becoming the second-youngest quarterback to win his second Super Bowl (Tom Brady).
- Holds the career franchise records in numerous passing categories, including passing touchdowns (219), passing yards (34,105), passer rating (92.6), completions (2,749), pass attempts (4,346), completion percentage (63.3), yards per attempt (7.8), most 300-yard passing games (30) and most 3,000-yard passing seasons (8).
- Owns two franchise records for career postseason passing, which are completion percentage (61.3) and passer rating (84.5).
- Holds many of the single-season passing records for the Steelers including completions (375 in ‘13), attempts (584 in ’13), touchdown passes (32 in ‘07), passer rating (104.1 in ‘07), completion percentage (66.6 in ‘09) and passing yards (4,328 in ‘09). He owns the five highest completion percentages for a single season, has completed four of the five most passes in a single season and has registered four of the five most passing yards in a single season in franchise history.
- Holds the Steelers single-game records for most passing yards (503, 12/20/09 vs. GB), completions (38, 11/5/06 vs. Den.), completion percentage (85.7, 11/26/07 vs. Mia.) and is tied for the most touchdown passes (5), which he has done twice in his career (11/5/07 vs. Bal. and 10/9/11 vs. Ten.).
- Named the Steelers’ 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year, an award that recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.
- Earned two trips to the Pro Bowl (after the 2007 and 2011 seasons).
- Became just the fourth quarterback who began their career in the Super Bowl era to reach 80 wins in 113 or fewer starts.
- Is the first QB in franchise history to throw for more than 300 yards in three consecutive games (Weeks 7-9 in 2011).
- Reached 25,000 passing yards in 3,109 passes, which is the second-fastest in NFL history (Kurt Warner, 3,076).
- Surpassed 250 completions in a franchise record six seasons (2006-09, 11-12).
- Is only the second quarterback in team history (Terry Bradshaw, 111) to reach 75 career regular-season wins.
- Named the AFC Player of the Month for November, 2013.
- Has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week nine times in his career (Week 11 in ’13, Weeks 5 and 8 in ‘11, Week 17 in ‘10, Week 15 in ’09, Week 5 in ’08, Weeks 10 and 16 in ’07 and Week 6 in ’04) while being voted the FedEx Air Player of the Week five times (Week 8 in ’11, Week 5 in ’08, Weeks 9 and 16 in ’07, Week 5 in ’06). Earned Sunday ESPN NFL Primetime Game Ball honors for the Wild Card, Divisional and AFC Championship Games in 2005.
- Earned “The Chief Award” from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pro Football Writers’ Association in 2010.
- Named Offensive Rookie of the Year by the AP, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly, the Pro Football Writers Association, Football Digest and Pepsi, won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award given annually to the Steelers’ top rookie, named to Pro Football Weekly’s and the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team, named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week (Weeks 3-6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 16), NFL Rookie of the Month (October) and AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 6) all in 2004.
PRO (143-142/14-14): Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signed an eight-year contract during the 2008 offseason to keep him with the team through 2015…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (11th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Started all 16 games at QB for the second time of his career (2008)…totaled 28 touchdown passes, the second-most in franchise history in any regular season…registered the second-most passing yards (4,261) in team history in any regular season…recorded the most completions (375) and the most pass attempts (584) in a single season in team history…tied Terry Bradshaw (212) on 11/28 at Baltimore and passed Bradshaw for the most passing touchdowns (219) during the regular season in franchise history on 12/8 vs. Miami…became the 35th
QB in NFL history to surpass 30,000 passing yards 9/8 vs. Tennessee…out of the 35 other QBs, is just the sixth to win multiple Super Bowls, joining Joe Montana (4), Tom Brady (3), Troy Aikman (3), John Elway (2) and Eli Manning (2)…is one of 21 quarterbacks in league history to throw for at least 30,000 yards and rush for at least 1,000 yards...passed Bradshaw (3,901) for the most pass attempts in franchise history 9/29 vs. Minnesota (London)…matched his franchise best record of throwing for at least 375 yards in three games during the same regular season (2009)…joined Bradshaw, John Elway, Joe Montana, Tom Brady and Eli Manning as the only QBs in NFL history to have at least 200 touchdown passes and win at least two Super Bowls…recorded his 90th
win during the regular season in his 135th
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career victory (including postseason) 11/10 vs. Buffalo, becoming the fifth-fastest quarterback in the Super Bowl era to reach 90 regular-season wins as a starter…recorded a first-half passer rating of 100.0+ eight times (9/16 at Cincinnati, 103.6, 10/13 at N.Y. Jets, 102.5, 10/20 vs. Baltimore, 123.6, 11/3 at New England, 105.7, 11/17 vs. Detroit, 125.6, 11/24 at Cleveland, 105.5, 12/8 vs. Miami, 111.7 and 12/15 vs. Cincinnati, 115.4)…threw for 300 or more yards in five games (9/22 vs. Chicago, 9/29 vs. Minnesota [London], 11/3 vs. New England, 11/17 vs. Detroit and 12/8 vs. Miami), with two of those games (vs. Chicago and at New England) going for 400 or more…recorded a passer rating of 100.0+ five times (10/13 at N.Y. Jets, 10/20 at Baltimore, 11/17 vs. Detroit, 11/24 at Cleveland and 12/8 vs. Miami)…threw for four touchdowns twice (11/3 vs. New England and 11/17 vs. Detroit)…extended his streak of at least one touchdown pass to 29 regular-season games he has played in, which is a career-best streak and a franchise record…his streak is second-longest active streak in the NFL and is the sixth-longest streak in since 1960…named AFC Offensive Player of the Month (November) and AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 11 vs. Detroit).
- 9/8 vs. Tennessee: With one passing touchdown, he has thrown for at least one touchdown in every season opener he has started…has a total of 13 passing touchdowns in seven career season openers.
- 9/22 vs. Chicago: Finished 26-of-41 for 406 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 92.1…marked the fourth-most passing yards of his career and the sixth-most in franchise history.
- 9/29 vs. Minnesota (London): Finished with 383 yards on 36-of-51 passing with one touchdown, one interception and a passer rating of 90.6…threw for more than 375 yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career…the 51 pass attempts were the second-most he has thrown in a single game in his career (54, vs. Denver, 11/5/06).
- 10/13 at N.Y. Jets: Finished 23-of-30 for 264 yards with one touchdown for a passer rating of 113.8.
- 10/20 vs. Baltimore: Finished 17-of-23 for 160 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 107.2…led the Steelers on a seven-play, 39-yard drive to set up K Shaun Suisham’s game-winning 42-yard field goal…recorded a completion percentage (73.9) of at least 70% in three straight games for the fourth time in his career (Games 6-8, ’12, Games 3-5, ’09 and Games 5-7, ’04)…added a season-high 25 rushing yards.
- 11/3 at New England: Completed 28-of-48 passes for 400 yards with four touchdowns, two interceptions for a passer rating of 95.8…recorded at least 300 passing yards for the third straight game against the Patriots…registered a passer rating of 90.0+ against New England for the fifth time during the regular season…recorded the fourth 400-yard game in the regular season…with 2,330 passing yards, he totaled the most passing yards by a Steeler in the team’s first eight games since 1960.
- 11/17 vs. Detroit: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 11 performance…recorded four touchdown passes for the seventh time in his career…marked the 29th time he led the Steelers back from a fourth quarter deficit or tie to win during the regular season…recorded touchdown passes on both of the Steelers drives in the first quarter…recorded a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in the first quarter for the sixth time in his career and first since 12/8/11 vs. Cleveland…threw for 222 yards in the first half, marking the 18th time he has thrown for at least 200 yards in the first half of a regular-season game and first since 10/11/12 at Tennessee (221).
- 11/24 at Cleveland: Recorded his 11th career 100.0+ passer rating game vs. Cleveland…reached 3,000 passing yards for the eighth time in his career (2006-13)…added a 28-yard punt that was downed at the Cleveland one-yard line.
- 11/28 at Baltimore: Completed 28-of-44 passes for 257 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 94.6…tied Terry Bradshaw (212) for the most passing touchdowns in franchise history in the regular season…became the first quarterback in team history to record at least 20 touchdown passes during the regular season five times (2007, 2009-13).
- 12/8 vs. Miami: Finished with 349 yards on 23-of-39 passing with three touchdowns for a passer rating of 114.2…threw for 300+ yards in a single game for the 28th time during the regular season…recorded a passer rating of 100.0+ for the 56th time in his career during the regular season…on the final play of the game, was credited with five receiving yards on a lateral.
- 12/15 vs. Cincinnati: Finished 20-of-25 for 191 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 95.2…marked the 10th time in his career that he completed 80% of his passes in a single game and first time since 9/7/08 vs. Houston…team is 10-0 when he completes at least 80% of his passes…opened the game by completing 12 straight passes, which ties for the third-longest streak of his career and the fifth-longest in franchise history during the regular season…attempted 18 passes before throwing an interception, which gave him 207 pass attempts without an interception, the longest streak of his career (including postseason)…recorded his 26th career passer rating of 100.0+ in the first half during the regular season…improved to 14-6 against the Bengals, passing Terry Bradshaw (13-9) and Warren Moon (13-7) for the most wins by a quarterback against Cincinnati during the regular season, dating back to 1968.
- 12/22 at Green Bay: Finished 16-of-28 for 167 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 83.5…added a 13-yard touchdown run…now has 15 rushing touchdowns during the regular season, which are the third-most by a Steelers’ quarterback in team history…reached 4,000 passing yards in the regular season for the third time in his career (and in franchise history).
- 12/29 vs. Cleveland: Improved to 17-1 all-time versus Cleveland and won his seventh straight game against the Browns.
2012 (13-13): Started 13 games at quarterback, missing three contests due to a shoulder injury…finished the season 284-of-449 (63.3%) for 3,265 yards with 26 touchdowns and only eight interceptions…marked the fifth straight season he recorded at least 3,200 passing yards…tied for the third most passing touchdowns in team history (26) and the second most of his career at the time…threw at least 20 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons for the first time in his career and tied Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw (4) for the most seasons with at least 20 touchdown passes…finished with the second-fewest interceptions (8) in a single season for his career…completed the fourth most passes in a single season in franchise history (284) at the time…registered a passer rating of at least 120.0 four times, one shy of tying his career high (five in 2009)…recorded at least one touchdown pass in all 13 games he played, marking the first time in his career that he threw at least one touchdown in each game he played in the regular season…tied for the fifth highest QB rating (97.0) in a single season in team history.
- 9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Improved to 6-0 in home openers as a starting QB…finished 24-of-31 for 275 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 125.1…marked the 47th time in his career that he posted a 100.0+ passer rating in the regular season and recorded the highest passer rating for a Jets’ opponent since Patriots’ QB Tom Brady recorded a rating of 148.9 on 12/6/10…eclipsed 27,000 career passing yards to join Bradshaw (27,989) as the only Steelers to reach 27,000 passing yards…became just the 52nd player in NFL history to reach the 27,000-yard passing mark.
- 9/23 at Oakland: Completed 36-of-49 passes for a season-high 384 yards and four touchdowns…the 384 yards were the seventh-most of his career and ninth-most in team history in a single game…the 49 attempts tied for the third-most of his career in a single game…marked his 21st 300-yard passing game in the regular season…registered four touchdown passes for the fifth time in his career...with 173 touchdowns, joined Terry Bradshaw (212) as the only QBs in team history to throw for at least 170 touchdowns…for the second straight week, completed passes to 10-of-12 eligible receivers (RB, FB, TE, WR).
- 10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Registered his 25th career fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive in the regular season and first since 9/25/11 at Indianapolis…was 4-of-5 for 50 yards on the game-winning drive.
- 10/11 at Tennessee: With 363 passing yards, passed Terry Bradshaw (27,989) for the most passing yards in franchise history (28,066)…connected on an 82-yard touchdown with WR Mike Wallace to put the Steelers up 10-3…marked the fourth-longest passing play of his career.
- 10/21 at Cincinnati: Improved to 13-4 against the Bengals, tying Terry Bradshaw (13-9) and Warren Moon (13-7) for the most wins by a quarterback against Cincinnati, dating back to 1968…went 5-of-5 for 54 yards on a game winning drive in the fourth quarter.
- 10/28 vs. Washington: Registered a passer rating of 121.0, including a quarterback rating of 120.4 in the first half, marking the fourth time in 2012 he recorded a rating of 100.0+ in the first half…threw three touchdowns for the second time this season…threw for at least 150 yards in the first half for the fourth time in the last five games.
- 11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Recorded his 27th career fourth quarter/OT game-winning drive in the regular season…recorded a 98.4 QB rating in the first half, and has recorded a QB rating of at least 90.0 in seven-of-eight first halves this season…connected with Wallace on a 51-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter…including the postseason, became just the second QB (Bradshaw) in franchise history to record 200 total passing touchdowns…16 touchdown passes on the season were the second-most he has thrown in the first eight games of any season in his career…also threw the fewest interceptions (4) in the first eight games of any season in his career.
- 11/12 vs. Kansas City: Improved to 9-3 on Monday Night Football…completed 9-of-18 passes for 84 yards and one touchdown before leaving the game early in the third quarter due to a shoulder injury…recorded at least one passing touchdown in the first nine games of a season for the third time in his career (2005, 2007, 2012)…with 14 rushing yards (1,002), became the third Steelers’ quarterback to reach 1,000 career rushing yards (Kordell Stewart, 2,561 and Terry Bradshaw, 2,257)…was inactive due to a right shoulder injury for the next three games (vs. Baltimore, at Cleveland and at Baltimore).
- 12/9 vs. San Diego: Returned to the starting lineup…threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns…became the 25th quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 29,000 yards (29,151) and rush for at least 1,000 yards (1,033) during the regular season…reached 20 touchdown passes on the season, marking the fourth time in his career that he threw for at least 20 touchdowns during the regular season and the first time he did it in back-to-back seasons…connected with Wallace on a 40-yard touchdown late in the third quarter…marked the 14th time he and Wallace connected for a touchdown of at least 40 yards, extending their franchise record…for the second time in his career he recorded at least one passing touchdown in the first 10 regular season games he has played in (2007, 10 games)…recorded a season-high 31 rushing yards.
- 12/16 at Dallas: Threw for 339 yards, marking the 23rd time he has thrown for 300+ yards in a regular-season game.
- 12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Finished 14-of-28 for 220 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions…with 3,131 passing yards in 12 games played this season, he surpassed 3,000 passing yards for the seventh straight season.
- 12/30 vs. Cleveland: Finished 12-of-23 for 134 yards with three touchdowns for a passer rating of 120.3…registered at least three touchdown passes for the 24th time in his career and the fourth time on the season, marking the second-most times he has thrown at least three touchdown passes in a single game in one season (5 in 2009 and 2007)…registered a passer rating of 120.0+ for the fourth time this season…recorded a first-half quarterback rating of at least 100.0 (104.9) for the fifth time this season.
2011 (15-15/1-1): Started 15 regular-season games and the lone postseason contest at QB…named to his second Pro Bowl…named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Weeks Five and Eight…named the FedEx Air Player of the Week for his Week Eight performance…finished 324-of-513 for 4,077 yards with 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for a QB rating of 90.1…his 4,077 passing yards marked the second-highest single season total in franchise history behind the 4,328 yards he passed for in 2009…his completion percentage of 63.2 was the fourth-best in team history for a single season…reached 25,000 career passing yards in 3,109 passes, the second-fastest in NFL history (Kurt Warner, 3,076)…won his 80th career game, becoming just the fourth quarterback who began their career in the Super Bowl era to reach 80 wins in 113 or fewer starts…recorded five 300-yard passing games, giving him 20 for his career…became the first QB in franchise history to throw for more than 300 yards in three consecutive games (7-9)…passed Terry Bradshaw (2,025) for the most completions in franchise history…threw for at least 200 yards in 14-of-16 games…had a QB rating of 100.0+ in five games…became just the second quarterback in team history to throw for more than 150 touchdowns (Bradshaw).
- 9/11 at Baltimore: Played in his 100th career game at QB.
- 9/18 vs. Seattle: Started his 100th career game at QB and improved to 5-0 in home openers.
- 9/25 at Indianapolis: Completed 25-of-37 pass attempts for 364 yards with one touchdown and one interception…the 364 yards marked the eighth-most passing yards in a single game for his career…led the team on a 10-play, 60-yard drive to set up K Shaun Suisham’s game-winning 38-yard field goal…it marked the 24th game-winning/overtime drive of his career in the regular season…set a career-high with 171 yards passing in the first quarter, the most passing yards by any Steelers’ QB dating back to 1991.
- 10/9 vs. Tennessee: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the seventh time in his career…finished 24-of-34 for 228 yards with five touchdown passes and one interception for a passer rating of 116.2…marked the second time in his career that he threw five touchdowns in a game (11/5/07 vs. Baltimore).
- 10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Finished with 200 yards, marking the second time in his career that he opened the season by throwing for 200 or more yards in each of the first six games (2009).
- 10/23 at Arizona: Completed 26-of-39 passes for 361 yards, with three touchdowns and a passer rating of 121.8…completed a 95-yard touchdown pass to Wallace, marking the longest pass play and the second-longest offensive play from scrimmage in team history…threw three touchdown passes for the 20th time in his career and the second time in 2011…registered at least 200 yards passing in each of the first seven games of the season for the first time in his career…reached 3,000 pass attempts for his career, becoming only the second quarterback in team history to do so (Bradshaw, 3,901).
- 10/30 vs. New England: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season and eighth time in his career…named FedEx Air & Ground Player of the Week…finished 36-of-50 for 365 yards with two touchdowns and one interception…36 completions were the second most of his career (38, 11/5/06 vs. Denver) and his 50 attempts were the second most of his career (54, 11/5/06 vs. Denver)…totaled 30+ completions for the sixth time in his career…improved to 22-7 as a starting quarterback in the month of October…improved to 75-31 as a starter, becoming the second quarterback in team history (Terry Bradshaw, 111) to reach 75 career regular-season wins…was 9-of-12 on third downs for 104 yards and two touchdowns…set career highs with 23 completions and 32 attempts in the first half.
- 11/6 vs. Baltimore: Started at QB…finished 20-of-37 for 330 yards with one touchdown and one interception…recorded his 19th 300-yard passing game of his career and fourth of 2011 (364 at Ind. 9/25/11, 361 at Ariz. 10/23/11, 365 vs. NE 10/30/11)…became the first QB in franchise history to throw for more than 300 yards in three consecutive games…reached 25,000 passing yards in 3,109 passes, which was the second-fastest in NFL history (Kurt Warner, 3,076).
- 11/13 at Cincinnati: Finished 21-of-33 for 245 yards with one touchdown and one interception…marked a career-best 18th straight regular-season game that he has thrown for at least 200 yards in the air.
- 12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Finished 15-of-23 for 176 yards with two touchdowns (117.3 passer rating)…reached 2,026 career completions to pass Terry Bradshaw (2,025) for the most in franchise history…surpassed 250 completions on the season, extending his franchise record of seasons with 250+ completions to five (2006-09, 11).
- 12/8 vs. Cleveland: Recorded a passer rating of 129.6, his highest since 1/2/11 at Cleveland (141.3)…marked the ninth consecutive game he has thrown at least two touchdowns, including 12 of 13 games this season…posted his fifth 100+ passer rating of the season and 46th of his career.
- 12/19 at San Francisco: Started at QB and finished with 330 yards passing, his fifth 300-yard passing game of the season…fell to 21-9 as a starter in regular season primetime games.
- 1/1 at Cleveland: Won his 80th career game…became just the fourth quarterback who began their career in the Super Bowl era to reach 80 wins in 113 or fewer starts…improved to 14-1 against Cleveland…improved to 33-9 against AFC North opponents in the regular season.
- AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Totaled 289 yards on 22-of-40 passing with one touchdown and one interception…recorded the second-most passing yards in his postseason career (337 vs. Jacksonville, 1/5/08)…became the second player in franchise history and 13th in NFL history to throw for at least 3,000 yards in the postseason (3,150).
2010 (12-12/3-3): Started the final 12 games of the regular season at QB after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy…led the team to a 9-3 record in those 12 starts…finished the season 240-for-389 with 3,200 yards passing, his team-record fifth season with at least 3,000 yards passing…added 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions for a QB rating of 97.0, which was good for fifth in the NFL…was third in the NFL with an 8.23 yards-per-attempt average...finished the season with 34 carries for 176 rushing yards, which was the second-highest total in a single season for his career...recorded the longest run of his career (31 yards)…added two rushing touchdowns…was the only Steeler other than RB Rashard Mendenhall to have a rushing touchdown…was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 17 performance at Cleveland…started all three postseason contests, helping lead the team to Super Bowl XLV.
- 10/17 vs. Cleveland: Made his first start of the season after serving his four-game suspension…finished 16-of-27 for 257 yards with three touchdowns and one interception…tossed a 14-yard touchdown strike to TE Heath Miller with less than two minutes remaining in the game in the fourth quarter…recorded a passer rating of 112.7.
- 10/24 at Miami: Finished 19-of-27 for 302 yards with two touchdowns and a passer rating of 132.0…marked his 13th career game (first of the season) with at least 300 yards passing, extending his team record…marked his 21st career fourth-quarter/overtime come-from-behind victory and first of 2010.
- 10/31 at New Orleans: Finished with 195 yards passing to surpass 20,000 career passing yards.
- 11/14 vs. New England: Finished 30-of-49 for 387 yards with three touchdowns and one interception…threw all three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
- 11/21 vs. Oakland: Finished 18-of-29 for 275 yards with three touchdowns…scored on a 16-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, his first rushing touchdown of the season and 11th of his career in the regular season…had a career-long 31-yard run in the fourth quarter…finished the game with a career-high 55 yards rushing, breaking his previous high of 49 yards rushing (11/11/07 vs. Cleveland)…found RB Isaac Redman for a 16-yard touchdown with less than two minutes remaining in the game…marked his 16th career regular-season game, and third in 2010, with at least three touchdowns.
- 11/28 at Buffalo: Recorded an 18-yard run in the fourth quarter on a third-and-16 play…had one punt for 35 yards.
- 12/5 at Baltimore: Finished 22-of-38 for 253 yards, one touchdown and one interception…tossed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Redman with less than three minutes remaining in the game…marked his third fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive of the year (23rd of his career).
- 12/23 vs. Carolina: Finished 22-of-32 for 320 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions…tossed a 43-yard touchdown to Wallace in the second quarter, marking the seventh time in team history that the tandem had combined for a touchdown of at least 40 yards, tying the team record held by Bubby Brister and Louis Lipps…finished the first half with 259 yards passing, the most yards passing in the first half of his career, surpassing previous first-half best of 239 yards (Oct. 18, 2009 vs. Cleveland and Oct. 5, 2008 at Jacksonville)…posted his 15th career game passing for at least 300 yards and third of the season…scored a one-yard rushing touchdown with five minutes remaining in the first half.
- 1/2 at Cleveland: Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for this Week 17 performance…finished 15-of-22 for 280 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a season-high 141.3 passer rating, marking the fifth time this season and the 41st time in his career (team record), he recorded a passer rating of 100.0+…has thrown a personal-best 158 consecutive passes without an interception, the longest streak for the Steelers since QB Kordell Stewart had a streak of 159 consecutive passes without an interception in 2001…tossed a 56-yard touchdown pass to Wallace on the Steelers’ first offensive play of the game, marking the eighth time the duo posted a touchdown of at least 40 yards (most in team history)…hit Miller for a four-yard touchdown late in the first half.
- AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Finished 19-of-32 for 226 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions…marked his sixth career multi-touchdown game of his postseason career.
- AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Became the eighth quarterback to start four Conference Championship games in his first seven seasons…tallied a two-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter, his third career postseason rushing touchdown…finished with a postseason career-high 11 rushes for 21 yards…team improved to 3-0 when he had a rushing touchdown in the postseason.
- Super Bowl XLV 2/6 vs. Green Bay: Started in his third Super Bowl in his first eight seasons in the NFL…finished 25-of-40 for 263 yards and two touchdowns…fell to 10-3 all-time in the postseason and 2-1 in Super Bowls.
2009 (15-15): Set the franchise single-season records for yards (4,328), completions (337) and for the most 300-yard passing games (5)…broke the single-game passing record with 503 yards…the 503 yards were the 10th highest total in league history…also set the Steelers record for highest completion percentage in a single-season (66.6)…named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his Week 15 performance…missed one game due to head injury (11/29 at Bal.).
- 9/10 vs. Tennessee: Completed 33-of-43 passes (76.7 pct.) for 363 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a passer rating of 89.6…was the eighth 300-yard passing performance of his career (first of the season) and his second straight versus Tennessee…posted his 18th career come-from-behind victory…his 363 passing yards were the most for a Steeler in a season opener (since 1970), surpassing Terry Bradshaw’s 319 passing yards against Kansas City on Sept. 6, 1981…became just the second QB in team history to reach 15,000 passing yards (15,337)…moved into second place on the team’s all-time list for pass completions (1,222) ahead of Kordell Stewart (1,190).
- 9/27 at Cincinnati: Rushed twice for three yards (1.5 avg.) with one touchdown…was his 12th career rushing touchdown and his second in as many games.
- 10/18 vs. Cleveland: Completed 23-of-35 passes (65.7 avg.) for 417 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 113.6…marked his second highest career passing yardage total behind 433 vs. Denver on 11/5/06.
- 10/25 vs. Minnesota: Threw one touchdown to WR Mike Wallace for 40 yards.
- 11/9 at Denver: Completed 21-of-29 passes (72.4 avg.) for 233 yards with three touchdowns for a passer rating of 116.0...marked his 32nd career game with a 100-plus passer rating game breaking the record previously held by Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw.
- 11/22 at Kansas City: Completed 32-of-42 passes for 398 yards (76.2 avg.) with three touchdowns for a passer rating of 109.0.
- 11/29 at Baltimore: Was inactive due to a head injury…ended streak of consecutive regular season starts at 26, the second longest of his career (30, 2006-07).
- 12/6 vs. Oakland: Completed 18-of-24 passes (75.0 pct.) for 278 yards with two touchdowns…surpassed 3,000 yards for the fourth straight season, the most in team history.
- 12/20 vs. Green Bay: Completed 29-of-46 passes (63.0 pct.) for a career-high and club-record of 503 yards along with three touchdowns…joined Pro Hall of Famers Y.A. Tittle and Warren Moon as the only quarterbacks in the NFL to throw for at least 500 yards with three touchdowns and without an interception…recorded 3,849 passing yards on the season, eclipsing the team’s single-season record of passing yards previously held by Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw…broke the single-season completions mark by Tommy Maddox (298)…became the 10th player in NFL history with 500 yards of passing…marked his fifth 300-yard passing game of the season and the 12th of his career, both are team records.
- 12/27 vs. Baltimore: Completed 17-of-33 passes (51.5 pct.) for 259 yards with one touchdown…became the first quarterback in team history to eclipse the 4,000-yard passing mark in a single season…posted his second consecutive fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive, giving him three for the season and 20 for his career in the regular season.
- 1/3 at Miami: Guided the Steelers to their third consecutive win by six points or less…completed 18-of-27 passes (66.6 pct.) for 220 yards and three touchdowns for a passer rating of 128.6…improved to 19-10 in the regular season (4-5 this season) in games decided by six points or less.
2008 (16-16/3-3): Started all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career…with 3,301 passing yards, became the first quarterback in franchise history to top 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons…with a win in the regular-season finale against Cleveland, improved to 51-20 (.718 pct.) as a starter, the most wins in NFL history by a quarterback in his first five seasons…named AFC Offensive Player of the Week and FedEx Air Player of the Week after completing 26-of-41 passes (63.4 pct.) for 309 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in a Week 5 victory at Jacksonville…surpassed 1,000 career completions (1,189) during the October 19th win at Cincinnati…moved into second place on the team’s all-time passing yardage list (14,974), passing Kordell Stewart (13,328) in Week 10 against the Colts…second-quarter touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes at Tennessee on December 21st was his 100th career touchdown pass…his 329 passing yards December 21st at Tennessee gave him his franchise-best seventh career 300-yard passing performance…started all three postseason games…his 65-yard touchdown pass to Holmes in the AFC Championship Game was his postseason career long…tossed the game-winning touchdown strike to Holmes with 35 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLIII…joined Tom Brady as the only active quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl wins…his eight playoff wins during his first five seasons trailed only Brady (9) all-time.
- 9/7 vs. Houston: Completed 13-of-14 passes for 137 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 147.0…his 92.9 completion percentage was the highest single-game mark of his career…had thrown for multiple touchdowns in three straight games dating back to last season…marked the third straight season opener he started where he threw for multiple touchdowns.
- 9/21 at Philadelphia: Threw for 131 yards to become the 4th quarterback in team history (Terry Bradshaw, Kordell Stewart and Neil O’Donnell) to surpass 12,000 career passing yards (12,120).
- 10/5 at Jacksonville: Finished 26-of-41 for 309 yards with a season-high three touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 100.6…hit Hines Ward for the game-winning touchdown pass with under two minutes remaining in the game…posted his first 300-yard passing game of the season and the fifth of his career, tying him for second on the team’s all-time list with O’Donnell…marked 10th career game (only time in 2008) where he threw for at least three touchdowns…named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
- 10/19 at Cincinnati: Finished 17-of-28 (60.7 pct.) passing for 216 yards with two touchdowns and a passer rating of 108.6…was his 31st career game (fourth of 2008) with a passer rating of over 100, which was second in team history behind Terry Bradshaw’s 37…the Steelers improved to 29-2 in games (4-0 this season) when he has a 100-plus passer rating…surpassed 1,000 career completions (1,004) when he hit Heath Miller for a seven-yard gain in the third quarter…threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington in the fourth quarter.
- 10/26 vs. N.Y. Giants: Recorded a season-long 65-yard touchdown pass to Washington in the third quarter…with his 10-yard completion to Ward with 6:42 remaining in the third quarter, he surpassed O’Donnell for third place on the team’s all-time passing list (13,025 yards)…four interceptions tied a career high first established on 10/29/06 at Oakland.
- 11/3 at Washington: Recorded one rush for one yard and his first rushing touchdown of the season…improved to 10-4 as a starter in primetime games, including a 5-2 record on Monday Night Football…left the game at halftime with a shoulder injury.
- 11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Recorded a long pass of 41 yards to Hines Ward on a flea flicker in the second quarter, setting up a one-yard touchdown run by Mewelde Moore…moved into second place on the team’s all-time passing yardage list with 13,355 yards, passing Kordell Stewart (13,328).
- 11/16 vs. San Diego: Finished 31-for-41 (75.6 pct.) for 308 yards and a passer rating of 96.4…marked his sixth career 300-yard passing performance, which tied him with Tommy Maddox for second on the team’s all-time list…engineered his 15th career fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory in the regular-season…was a perfect 6-for-6 for 62 yards on the game-winning drive.
- 11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Finished 17-of-30 (56.7 pct.) for 243 yards passing with one touchdown and no interceptions for a passer rating of 94.2…had an eight-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring…was his second rushing touchdown of the season and the 10th of his career…improved the Steelers’ record to 10-0 in the regular season when he records a rushing touchdown.
- 11/30 at New England: Improved to 48-19 (.716) as a starting quarterback, tying him with Otto Graham, Dan Marino and Tom Brady for the most wins in NFL history by a starting quarterback in his first five seasons in the league (since 1950)…surpassed 14,000 career passing yards (14,085).
- 12/7 vs. Dallas: Tossed a game-tying, six-yard touchdown pass to Miller with just over two minutes remaining in the game…was the 16th fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory of his career…improved to 49-19 (.721 pct.) all-time as a starting quarterback, breaking the NFL record for wins by a starting quarterback in his first five seasons in the NFL.
- 12/14 at Baltimore: Finished 22-of-40 for 246 yards with one touchdown and a passer rating of 81.9…engineered his 17th career regular-season (fifth of this season), fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory with a 12-play drive that ended with a four-yard touchdown pass to WR Santonio Holmes with 43 seconds left in the game…was 7-for-11 for 89 yards and the touchdown on the game-winning drive…became the first quarterback in NFL history to win 50 games in his first five seasons (50-19, .725 pct.).
- 12/21 at Tennessee: Finished 25-for-39 for a season-high 329 yards passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 86.4…had three rushes for 14 yards (4.7 avg.) with a long of nine yards…surpassed 3,000 passing yards (3,191) for the third consecutive season, becoming the first quarterback in team history to accomplish that feat…touchdown pass to Holmes was the 100th passing score of his career, making him the second quarterback in team history (Bradshaw) to eclipse that mark…his 329 yards marked the seventh 300-yard passing game of his career, breaking the team record of six, which he previously shared with Maddox.
- 12/28 vs. Cleveland: Left the game in the second quarter with a concussion.
- AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Started his eighth consecutive postseason game at QB…had a 25-yard punt on the first drive of the game, his third career punt.
- AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Finished 16-of-33 for 255 yards with one touchdown for a passer rating of 84.8…hit Holmes for a 65-yard touchdown in the second quarter, the longest pass for him in his postseason career…recorded seventh postseason win, the second-most playoff wins by a quarterback in the first five seasons of their career, surpassing Hall of Famer Troy Aikman (6) and trailing only Tom Brady (9).
- Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Finished 21-of-30 for 256 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a passer rating of 93.2…tossed the game-winning six-yard touchdown pass to Holmes with 35 seconds left in regulation…at the time he joined Tom Brady as the only active quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl wins…completed 5-of-7 passes for 84 yards on the game-winning drive…surpassed 2,000 career postseason passing yards (2,239)…his eight playoff wins (8-2) during his first five seasons trail only Brady (9) all-time.
2007 (15-15/1-1): Started the first 15 games and the AFC Wild Card Game against Jacksonville…inactive for the Week 17 loss at Baltimore…named to his first Pro Bowl…was FedEx Air Player of the Week in Weeks 9 and 16…named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Weeks 10 and 16…completed 264-of-404 passes for 3,154 yards and a team-record 32 touchdown passes…passer rating of 104.1 was a team-record and was second in the NFL behind Tom Brady…set a team record with touchdown passes in 15 straight games…with a 39-16 career record (.709 pct.), he ranked second behind Tom Brady in winning percentage among active quarterbacks…tossed a career-high five touchdown passes in the Week 9 win over Baltimore, also had a perfect 158.3 passer rating in that game (second perfect passer rating of his career)…had his third career perfect passer rating and second of the season in the Week 16 win over St. Louis…broke the single-game completion percentage mark of 85.7% (18 of 21) in the Week 12 win over the Dolphins…tied a team-record by passing for over 3,000 yards for the second consecutive year…set a career high and finished second in the league behind Vince Young with 204 rushing yards on 35 attempts (5.8 avg.)…ran for two touchdowns…his 30-yard touchdown run in a Week 10 win over Cleveland was a career-long…17 of his 35 rushes went for first downs…set postseason career highs with 29 completions, 42 attempts and 337 yards in the loss to Jacksonville…his 337 yards and 29 completions were both the third-highest marks in team postseason history.
- 9/9 at Cleveland: Completed 12-of-23 passes for 161 yards, with a then career-high four touchdowns…finished the game with a QB Rating of 114.3…posted his 19th regular-season 100+ QB rating game (first of the season)…his four touchdowns gave him sole possession of fifth place among the Steelers’ all-time touchdown passes leaders, surpassing Jim Finks (55).
- 9/23 vs. San Francisco: Passed Bobby Layne (8,983) for the fifth position on the Steelers’ all-time career passing yardage list, with 9,082…tied Mark Malone for fifth place on the Steelers all-time completions list with 690…his 1,109 passing attempts surpassed Tommy Maddox (1,036) on the Steelers all-time passing attempts leaders and ranks him at eighth.
- 9/30 at Arizona: Passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns…also rushed four times for 26 yards with a long of 16 yards late in the game…both of his touchdown passes were to Santonio Holmes with one being a 7-yard pass, which came with 1:49 left in the game, bringing the Steelers within a touchdown of the Cardinals...took sole possession of the fifth position on the Steelers all-time completions leaders list with 707 completions.
- 10/7 vs. Seattle: Completed 18-of-22 passes for 206 yards (11.4 avg.) and one touchdown…finished the game with his highest QB rating of the season at 120.8…passed Bobby Layne (1,156) on the all-time passing attempts list with 1,163 career attempts…went 9-of-9 passing in the second half and connected on his last 13 passes of the game.
- 10/21 at Denver: Completed 24-of-35 of his passes for a season-high 290 yards (12.1 avg.), four touchdowns and a passer rating of 108.0…marked the first time in his career he lost a game after registering a passer rating of 100.0+ after previously winning 21 in a row.
- 10/28 at Cincinnati: Went 19-of-26 passing for 230 yards (12.1 avg.) including a 42-yard long to Holmes…also finished the day with two touchdown passes, both to Hines Ward…eclipsed 1,500 passing yards for the season (1,533) and 10,000 (10,052) career passing yards…had a QB rating of 109.5, giving him five games with a 100+ QB rating, matching his season totals from 2005 and 2006.
- 11/5 vs. Baltimore: Finished 13-of-16 passing for 209 yards with a career-high five touchdown passes for a perfect passer rating of 158.3…it marked his second career perfect passer rating…his five touchdown passes tied a Monday Night Football record for most touchdown passes…with 72 career touchdown passes, eclipsed Kordell Stewart (70) for second place on the team’s all-time list…moved into fourth place on the team’s all-time completions list ahead of Bubby Brister (776), with 781 completions…moved into fourth place on the team’s all-time passing yardage list ahead of Brister (10,104), with 10,261 career passing yards.
- 11/11 vs. Cleveland: Finished 23-of-34 for 278 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception (99.9 passer rating)…added 49 yards rushing on five attempts (9.8 avg.) with a career-long 30-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that gave Pittsburgh a 24-21 lead…reached a then career-high 22 touchdowns on the year, tying him for fourth on the Steelers’ single-season touchdown list with Terry Bradshaw…led the team to a fourth-quarter, game-winning drive for the 10th time in his career and the first time this season.
- 11/26 vs. Miami: Finished 18-of-21 for 165 yards with one interception (79.6 passer rating), ending his streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one passing touchdown…his 85.7 completion percentage broke the single-game record for the Steelers, previously held by Kordell Stewart (84.6%)…he completed 15 passes in a row at one point in the game, tying Bubby Brister’s 1989 team record for consecutive completions…completed passes to eight different receivers.
- 12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Finished 21-of-32 for 184 yards passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions (75.5 passer rating)…also had six rushes for 13 yards and a touchdown, his second rushing touchdown of the season and the eighth of his career.
- 12/9 at New England: Made his 28th consecutive start and finished 19-of-32 passing for 187 yards with one touchdown (86.3 passer rating)…moved into fifth place on the team’s all-time passing attempts list (1,384) ahead of Jim Finks (1,382).
- 12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Threw three touchdowns and completed passes to seven different receivers in the game…rushed two times for 15 yards (7.5 avg.), both of which resulted in a Steelers’ first down…his three touchdown passes allowed him to surpass Terry Bradshaw for the most touchdown passes in a single season in team history with 29.
- 12/20 at St. Louis: Made his 55th career and 30th consecutive start at QB…finished 16-of-20 for 261 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, which gave him the third perfect (158.3) passer rating of his career and tied Peyton Manning and Kurt Warner for the most games with a perfect passer rating…also had two rushes for 11 yards (5.5 avg.), including a long of nine yards.
- AFC Wild Card Game 1/5 vs. Jacksonville: Made his seventh postseason start at QB…finished 29-of-42 for 337 yards passing with two touchdowns and three interceptions (79.2 pass rating)…his 29 completions, 42 attempts and 337 yards passing were all postseason career highs.
2006 (15-15): Started every game except the season opener (missed after having appendectomy)…broke the team single-game record for completions as he posted 38 against Denver…his 433 yards passing against Denver were the second-highest total in team history at the time…finished the season with a then career-best 3,513 passing yards with 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.
- 9/18 at Jacksonville: Started in his first game of the season, just 15 days after undergoing surgery.
- 10/15 vs. Kansas City: Completed 16-of-19 passes (84.2%) for 238 yards and two touchdowns…had a perfect passer rating (158.3) in the first half after completing 13-of-15 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns...84.2 completion percentage would have ranked as the second highest single-game percentage in Steelers history, but he came one attempt shy of the minimum 20 needed.
- 10/22 at Atlanta: Had an incredible start before leaving the game after suffering a blow to the head by Chauncey Davis…had completed 16-of-22 passes (72.7%) for 238 yards with three touchdowns and a 147.3 passer rating…passed Ed Brown (5,821) for 10th place on the Steelers all-time passing list with 6,051 career yards…first half numbers were all career highs at the time, completing 15-of-20 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns…passed Mike Tomczak (37) for ninth on the Steelers all-time touchdown passes list.
- 10/29 at Oakland: Recorded his third career 300-yard passing game, finishing with 301 yards on 25-of-37 pass attempts with one touchdown…passed Ed Brown (736) for 10th place on the Steelers’ all-time list with 743 career attempts.
- 11/5 vs. Denver: Set new career highs in attempts (54), completions (38) and yards (433)…38 completions marked a new Steelers’ single-game high, surpassing Neil O’Donnell’s 34 at Chicago (11/5/95)…433 yards was the second-highest single-game total in Steelers’ history (Tommy Maddox, 473, 11/10/02) and marked his first career 400-yard passing game…54 attempts marked the third-most in Steelers’ history…tied Terry Bradshaw with four career 300-yard passing games for third on the Steelers’ all-time list.
- 11/12 vs. New Orleans: Completed 17-of-28 (60.7%) attempts for 264 yards (9.4-yards per attempt), three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 127.7 passer rating…surpassed 7,000 career passing yards, becoming only the ninth quarterback to accomplish that feat for the Steelers.
- 11/19 at Cleveland: Rallied the Steelers for 21 points, including two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to defeat Cleveland, 24-20…completed 25-of-44 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns and a 61.9 passer rating…found Santonio Holmes after scrambling for a 20-yard touchdown, and hit Willie Parker for the game winning score from four yards out…passed Tommy Maddox (7,139) for eighth place on the Steelers all-time passing list with 7,321 yards…had a passer-rating of 109.0 in the fourth quarter after completing 18-of-29 passes (62.1%) for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions to lead the team back from a 10-point deficit.
- 11/26 at Baltimore: Completed 21-of-41 passes for 214 yards and a long of 27…with 577 career completions, passed Bobby Layne (569) for eighth place on the Steelers all-time list.
- 12/17 at Carolina: Completed 10-of-17 passes for 125 yards (58.8%), one touchdown and a quarterback rating of 101.3…hit Najeh Davenport for a 13-yard touchdown (his 50th career touchdown pass)…had five rushes for 12 yards (2.4 avg.), one touchdown and a long of eight…surpassed 3,000 yards passing on the season for the first time in his career…reached 3,077 yards on the season, passing Kordell Stewart (3,020, 1997) for sixth place in Steelers’ single-season history…410 pass attempts passed Mike Tomczak (401, 1996) for 10th place in Steelers’ single season-history…tied Mike Tomczak (973) for ninth place on the Steelers’ all-time pass attempts list…246 pass completions tied Neil O’Donnell (1995) for sixth place in Steelers’ single-season history…passed Tommy Maddox (603) on the Steelers’ all-time completions list with 610.
- 12/24 vs. Baltimore: Completed 15-of-31 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown, with a long of 31 yards…moved into fifth place on the Steelers’ single-season passing yards list, passing Kordell Stewart, (3,109, 2001)…passed Mike Tomczak (973) for ninth place on the Steelers’ all-time pass attempts list with 1,004…moved into sixth place on the Steelers’ all-time single-season pass attempts list with 441…took over fourth place on the Steelers’ all-time single-season pass completion list with 261.
- 12/31 at Cincinnati: Completed 19-of-28 passes for 280 yards, one touchdown and a 97.3 quarterback rating…hit Santonio Holmes on a game-winning 67-yard touchdown in overtime…passed Tommy Maddox (3,414, 2003) for second place on the Steelers’ all-time single-season passing yardage list with 3,513…passed Kordell Stewart (458, 1998) for fourth place on the team’s all-time single-season attempts list with 469…surpassed Neil O’Donnell (270, 1993) for second place on the Steelers’ all-time single-season completions list with 280…surpassed Bubby Brister (51) for seventh place on the Steelers’ all-time touchdown list...passed Bubby Brister (28) for wins by a Steelers’ starting quarterback with 29.
2005 (12-12/4-4): Became the youngest starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl (23 years old)…guided the Steelers to their first Super Bowl victory in 26 years…became the first quarterback in league history to lead his team to the conference championship game in each of his first two seasons…finished third in the regular season in passer-rating with a 98.6 mark…had 17 touchdown passes and just nine interceptions.
- 9/11 vs. Tennessee: Threw for a perfect (158.3) passer-rating for the first time in his career and for the first time in the NFL since 2003 (Kansas City’s Trent Green)…completed 9-of-11 passes for 218 yards and two TDs…11 pass attempts in a game were the fewest by a Steelers’ team since Oct. 17, 1977 vs. Cincinnati…rushed three times for five yards.
- 9/18 at Houston: Completed 14-of-21 passes for 254 yards, two TDs and a 139.8 passer-rating…completed passes for 36, 54 and 40 yards…improved his record as a starter to 15-0 in the regular season.
- 9/25 vs. New England: Suffered first career regular season loss…came back from a shoulder injury to complete 12-of-28 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns and a 93.8 passer-rating…led the team on a late nine-play, 51-yard drive that ended when he connected with Hines Ward for a touchdown to tie the game at 20-20.
- 10/10 at San Diego: Completed 17-of-26 passes for 225 yards, one TD and a 105.4 passer-rating…posted a passer-rating of greater than 100.0 for the third time in four games…did not throw an interception for the fourth consecutive game…injured his left knee late in the game and was replaced by Charlie Batch.
- 10/23 at Cincinnati: Returned to action after missing the previous game (10/16 vs. Jacksonville) with a hyper-extended knee…complete 9-of-14 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns…threw his first interception of the season snapping a streak of 94-consecutive attempts without an interception.
- 10/31 vs. Baltimore: Finished 18-of-30 for 177 yards with two touchdowns and an interception…marked the fifth time in six games in 2005 he threw for two touchdowns in a game…his 30 pass attempts were the most in a game in his two seasons…he had been the first QB since Terry Hanratty to have gone 18 starts into his NFL career without ever throwing 30 passes in a game…engineered the drive that set up K Jeff Reed’s 37-yard game-winning field goal.
- Missed the next three games (11/6 at Green Bay, 11/13 vs. Cleveland, 11/20 at Baltimore) following arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee.
- 11/28 at Indianapolis: Returned to action and finished 17-of-26 for 133 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions…also had 21 yards rushing on three carries.
- 12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Set then career-highs in attempts (41), completions (29), yards (386) and touchdown passes (3)…also threw three interceptions…completed passes to nine different receivers.
- 12/18 at Minnesota: Completed 10-of-15 passes for 149 yards (9.9 yards per attempt) with a long of 50…scored on a three-yard run by diving into the end zone for the game’s only touchdown.
- 12/24 at Cleveland: Completed 13-of-20 passes for 226 yards (11.3 yards-per-attempt) and a touchdown…had a long of 46 and a passer-rating of 120.0, marking the ninth time in his 11 games played that he finished with a rating in the 90s or above…connected for a seven-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward to give the Steelers an early 14-0 lead.
- 1/1 vs. Detroit: Registered a seven-yard touchdown run…improved his record to 22-3 as a starting quarterback…surpassed 5,000 passing yards in his career (5,006).
- AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Cincinnati: Had the best playoff performance of his young career…completed 14-of-19 passes for 208 yards, three touchdowns and a 148.7 passer-rating…did not throw an interception…three touchdowns set a new career high in the postseason…completed a 54-yard pass to WR Cedrick Wilson for the longest postseason completion of his career.
- AFC Divisional Game 1/15 at Indianapolis: Led the Steelers to a 14-3 halftime lead by completing 12-of-19 passes for 172 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and a QB rating of 105.6 in the first half, outdueling Peyton Manning who registered 91 passing yards and a QB rating of 71.8 through two quarters…made a game-saving tackle on Nick Harper after he returned a fumble to the Colts’ 42-yard line.
- AFC Championship Game 1/22 at Denver: Completed 21-of-29 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and a 124.9 passer-rating…recorded his first career rushing touchdown in postseason…21 completions and 275 yards were both career highs in the postseason at the time.
- Super Bowl XL 2/5 vs. Seattle: Went 9-for-21 for 123 yards and a long of 37…scrambled and threw a 37-yard pass to Hines Ward to the Seattle three-yard line on 3rd-and-28…followed that by rushing for a one-yard touchdown to give the Steelers a 7-3 lead…also threw a key block on Antwaan Randle El’s 43-yard touchdown strike to Ward…rushed seven times for 25 yards (3.6 avg.) with a long of 10.
2004 (14-13/2-2): Was named the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and The Sporting News Rookie of the Year...was selected the AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month for October…was selected as the 2004 Joe Greene Award recipient, given to the Steelers rookie of the year and voted on by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America…broke Dan Marino’s NFL records for a rookie quarterback for completion percentage (66.4) and passer-rating (98.1)...also set new team highs with his completion percentage and passer rating…became the first quarterback in NFL history to compile a 13-0 record during the regular season.
- 9/19 at Baltimore: Made his Steelers’ debut, replacing the injured Tommy Maddox in the third quarter…completed 12-of-20 passes for 176 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for an 82.5 passer-rating.
- 9/26 at Miami: In first start, overcame the weather and poor field conditions to lead the Steelers on a game-clinching touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter.
- 10/3 vs. Cincinnati: In first career start at Heinz Field he led the team from behind once again in the fourth quarter…completed 17-of-25 passes for 174 yards and one touchdown without an interception…compiled an impressive 101.1 quarterback rating, the first 100+ QB rating of his career.
- 10/10 vs. Cleveland: Recovered from an early interception that was returned for a touchdown…completed 16-of-21 passes (76.2%) for 231 yards and one touchdown…compiled an impressive 107.4 passer-rating…also ran for his first career touchdown, finishing with 13 yards on six carries and a long of nine yards.
- 10/17 at Dallas: Rallied the team from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit…was selected as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance…joined James Farrior (Defensive Player) as Steelers became the first team since 1994 to have both an AFC offensive and defensive player of the week for the same week...completed 21-of-25 passes (84%) for 193 yards, two touchdowns and a 125.5 quarterback rating…his 84 percent completion percentage tied for the second highest single-game percentage in Steelers history (Kordell Stewart, 84.6 vs. Cincinnati 11/24/02)…completed his final 11 passes for 88 yards to lead the Steelers on two touchdown drives.
- 10/31 vs. New England: Helped snap the Patriots NFL record 18-game winning streak…registered a 126.4 quarterback rating by completing 18-of-24 passes (75%) for 196 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.
- 11/7 vs. Philadelphia: Tied the NFL record (Mike Kruczek, 1976) for most wins to start a career with six…completed 11-of-18 passes for 183 yards with two touchdowns and an interception…threw first interception in his last 98 attempts.
- 11/14 at Cleveland: Set a new NFL record for most wins by a quarterback at the start of a career (7)…marked first game without a touchdown pass since taking over as the starter…rushed for 38 yards on seven carries (5.4 avg.), including a long of 20 yards.
- 11/21 at Cincinnati: Was sacked a season-high seven times but recorded a 104.9 quarterback rating…completed 15-of-21 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown.
- 12/5 at Jacksonville: Compiled a near-perfect passer rating of 158.0 (158.3 is perfect)…completed 3-of-3 passes for 39 yards on the game-winning field-goal drive…finished the game by completing 14-of-17 passes (82.5%) for 221 yards and two touchdowns without an interception…also ran for 40 yards on three carries.
- 12/12 vs. N.Y. Jets: Engineered a game-clinching scoring drive that was capped by Jerome Bettis’ 12-yard touchdown run…connected with Lee Mays on a 46-yard pass that was a key play on the drive.
- 12/18 at N.Y. Giants: Helped orchestrate another come-from-behind victory…completed 18-of-28 passes (64.3%) for 316 yards, the first 300-yard passing performance of his career…threw one touchdown with two interceptions, compiling an 84.8 quarterback rating.
- 12/26 vs. Baltimore: Left the game late in the third quarter when he injured his ribs on the Steelers’ final touchdown drive...completed 73.7 percent of his passes (14-for-19) for 221 yards and two touchdowns with one interception…produced a 125.1 quarterback rating.
- AFC Divisional Playoff Game 1/15 vs. N.Y. Jets: Made his first postseason appearance…led the Steelers on a game-winning field goal scoring drive in overtime…completed 17-of-30 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions…also ran four times for 30 yards, including a long of 20.
- AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. New England: Completed 14-of-24 passes (58.3%) for 226 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions, one of which was returned 87 yards for a touchdown…compiled a 78.1 passer-rating…also rushed for 45 yards on five carries, including a long of 13 yards.
COLLEGE: Was a three-year starter at Miami (Ohio)…re-wrote virtually every school passing record in just 38 games…completed 854-of-1,304 passes (65.5%) for 10,829 yards, 84 touchdowns and 34 interceptions...set another RedHawks’ career record with 11,075 yards in total offense…became only the third player in Mid-American Conference history to throw for over 3,000 yards in three seasons and was the 10th passer in conference annals to throw for over 10,000 yards in a career…became only the eighth player in school history to earn All-American honors…could also handle punting chores, kicking 24 times for 963 yards (40.1 avg.), with 17 attempts downed inside the 20-yard line. 2003: Was an All-American first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, earning third-team honors from the Associated Press…was a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top passer…earned All-Mid American Conference first-team honors and named the conference’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year…guided the team to its first bowl appearance since 1986 and its first postseason victory in 28 seasons…led an offense that established conference season records with 553 points scored and 7,016 yards in total offense…in 14 games, he completed 342-of-495 passes (69.1%) for 4,486 yards, 37 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, breaking his own 2002 school season records (attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns)…gained 111 yards with three scores on 67 carries (1.7 avg.)…totaled 4,597 yards in offense, breaking his own 2001 record of 3,294 yards…earned a bachelor’s degree in education. 2002: Earned All-American honorable mention honors and was an All-MAC second-team pick by The NFL Draft Report, adding second-team All-MAC honors from the league’s media…completed 271-of-428 passes (63.3%) for 3,238 yards and 22 touchdowns…scored once on 82 carries…also had 11 punts for 482 yards (43.8 avg.), with nine kicks downed inside the 20-yard line. 2001: Was the nation’s premier first-year quarterback, earning first-team Football Writer’s Association of America Freshman All-America honors...was the first RedHawk to earn MAC Freshman of the Year since Deland McCullough in 1992...named second-team All-MAC...was the first freshman in the program’s history to be nominated for the MAC’s Vern Smith MVP award...ranked second in the conference in passing yards (258.8 ypg.), total offense (274.5 ypg.), pass efficiency (146.5) and touchdowns (25)...re-wrote the Miami single-season record book for passing yards (3,105), completions (241), touchdown passes (25), completion percentage (66.3) and total offense (3,294)...his passing yards, touchdown passes and total offense were tops in the nation among freshman signal-callers...set MAC freshman records for passing yards and touchdown passes...threw touchdown passes in his first nine collegiate games after starting just twelve games in high school at quarterback...earned MAC Eastern Division Offensive Player of the Week against Cincinnati, Buffalo and Akron...named USA Today MAC Player of the Week three times. 2000: Redshirted.
PERSONAL: Attended Findlay High School (Findlay, Ohio)...started at quarterback for varsity only as a senior…played wide receiver for varsity as a junior...played quarterback for junior varsity team as a freshman and sophomore...earned Ohio’s Division I Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 1999…was runner-up for 1999 Mr. Football honors in Ohio…set state records by throwing for 4,041 yards and 54 touchdowns during his senior campaign and also ran for seven scores...named League, District and Toledo Blade Player of the Year…helped the team compile a 23-9 record, which included two league championships and a state playoff appearance…played in Ohio North-South and Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star games...was an All-League and All-District performer in baseball and basketball…was a team captain in all three sports…is the son of Ken and Brenda Roethlisberger…married to Ashley and they have one son, Benjamin Todd Jr., and one daughter, Baylee Marie…Full name: Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger.