We should found out very soon whether or not Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will indeed play Sunday in the team’s road game against the Baltimore Ravens and if that winds up happening, he’ll have a chance to move into the NFL’s all-time top ten list for career touchdown passes.
Entering Sunday, Roethlisberger had thrown 288 touchdown passes during his career and needs just two more to tie Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas (290), who played nearly all of his career in Baltimore, for the 11th-most in NFL history.
If Roethlisberger can throw three touchdown passes Sunday in Baltimore, he’ll tie Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon (291) for the 10th-most touchdown passes all-time.
In the 8 games that Roethlisberger has played in against the Ravens in Baltimore so far during his career, he’s only thrown two touchdown passes in a single contest just twice. The first time he accomplished that feat was during his rookie season when he relieved an injured Tommy Maddox in a 30-13 Steelers loss. Those were his first two touchdown passes of his career.
2013 was the last time Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns against the Ravens in Baltimore and that accomplishment took place in a 22-20 Steelers loss.
If the Steelers hope to win Sunday in Baltimore, Roethlisberger will likely need to throw at least two touchdown passes in the game, assuming he’s the one under center. It would great to see him at least tie Unitas in a game played in Baltimore.