The Pittsburgh Steelers will get quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back on Sunday for their home game against the Cincinnati Bengals and the veteran is almost certain to pass at least one statistical milestone in that contest.
For starters, Roethlisberger needs 31 passing yards Sunday to become the 16th passer in NFL history with 40,000 and to become the ninth passer in league history to reach the mark with one team.
7 of the 15 players with 40,000 or more career passing yards have already been enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Four others on that list, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees, are sure to be enshrined at later date.
Roethlisberger can also pass another milestone against the Bengals on Sunday as he has a chance to record his 40th 300-yard passing game and become the ninth signal caller to do so with one franchise. So far during his career, Roethlisberger has thrown for 300 or more yards three times against the Bengals and he did it twice last season.
Additionally, Roethlisberger’s next touchdown pass will move him into sole possession of 15th place on all-time passing touchdown list ahead of Sonny Jurgensen. He enters the game with 255 career passing touchdowns.
Roethlisberger has missed the Steelers last four games due to a sprained left MCL.