In the Sunday night game against the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs only 151 passing yards to move into 20th place on the all-time passing yardage list.
Roethlisberger, who currently has 34,687 career passing yards heading into Week 3, would pass Jim Everett should he throw for 151 yards or more against the Panthers.
It took Everett 4,923 passing attempts and appearances in 158 games to reach his career mark 34,837 passing yards while Roethlisberger has only attempted 4,417 passes in the 145 games that he has played in thus far. Roethlisberger has also already thrown 17 more touchdown passes than Everett did during his career with 51 less interceptions.
Roethlisberger has only thrown for less than 151 yards in a game just 17 times during his career. The last time it happened was in the 2012 regular season finale against the Cleveland Browns win he only threw for 134 yards in the Steelers 24-10 win.
Roethlisberger did, however, throw three touchdowns in that game on 23 passing attempts.
While it’s unlikely to happen Sunday night, Roethlisberger needs only 37 more completed passes in order to pass Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas on the all-time passes completed list.