By the Numbers: Big Ben is back

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PITTSBURGH, Pa.**- Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is planning to suit up for the Steelers on Sunday for the first time since suffering a sprained MCL/bone bruise in his left knee on Sept. 27 at St. Louis. Here are a few numbers on Big Ben.

1ST

Is the first quarterback in NFL history to record 500 passing yards in two games of a career (Week 8 2014 and Week 15 2009).

5

Roethlisberger is one of five active quarterbacks to throw at least 140 touchdowns at home during the regular season.

6

The number of seasons Roethlisberger has thrown 20 touchdowns or more during his NFL career - a franchise record.

10

He has thrown at least 10 touchdown passes in each of his first 11 NFL seasons, tying Jim Kelly for the fourth-most consecutive seasons with 10 or more scoring tosses to start a career.

20-PLUS

The Steelers have scored at least 20 points in 67 of the 82 games at home with Roethlisberger as the starter, including each of the team's two 2015 home games.

32

Number of games Roethlisberger has totaled at least three touchdown passes in his career, most recently Week 2 against San Francisco (31 in the regular season and one postseason).

39

Roethlisberger has thrown 39 300-plus yard passing games in his regular season NFL career - most in franchise history - and became the 13th QB in NFL history to reach 35 with one team (15th overall).

The best photos of QB Ben Roethlisberger from the 2015 season.

108-53

Roethlisberger's record as a starting quarterback in the regular season - the fourth-best record in the NFL among all active quarterbacks (min. 50 starts) - and most wins in franchise history for a starting signal caller.

125.0

Roethlisberger has recorded a passer rating of 125.0 or better 16 times in his NFL career (minimum 20 attempts), most Week 2's home opener against San Francisco (155.8).

150.0

Roethlisberger has posted a passer rating of 150.0 or better in seven games during his NFL career (min. 10 attempts/game) - tying Peyton Manning for the second most all-time.

408

Roethlisberger set a team-record with 408 completions during the 2014 season.

400

Since entering the NFL in 2004, Roethlisberger has produced seven 400-plus yard games - tying as the third-most since the 2004 season.

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