If anyone should be looking forward to playing Sunday at Heinz Field, it’s Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
So far during his career, Roethlisberger is 7-1 in the regular-season home opener games that he has suited up for. His lone loss came against the Tennessee Titans two years in ago in Week 1. If you remember, that was the game that center Maurkice Pouncey tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee just eight plays into the season. As for Roethlisberger, he also turned the football over twice in that game.
In eight home opener games, Roethlisberger has completed 72.17% of his passes for 2,089 yards with 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. If you care, that computes to a very stellar 107.0 quarterback rating.
With a win Sunday, Roethlisberger would improve to 107-53 as a starter during the regular season, including 2-1 all-time against San Francisco.
The Steelers are currently favored by 6-points over the 49ers.
Ben Roethlisberger Career Regular Season Home Opener Passing Stats