Pittsburgh Steelers

Roethlisberger Breaks Steelers Record for Postseason Passing Yards

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers  walks off the field during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffJanuary 19, 2016

Albeit in a losing effort, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger achieved a major milestone in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, passing Terry Bradshaw as the Steelers' all-time leader in playoff passing yards, per ESPN Stats & Info.  

Roethlisberger accomplished the feat despite playing with torn ligaments and a sprained AC joint in his throwing shoulder, ultimately completing 24 of his 37 pass attempts for 339 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.

It was an impressive performance given the circumstances, as the banged-up quarterback had to face an elite Denver defense without the help of superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown, who suffered a concussion at the end of Pittsburgh's AFC Wild Card Round win over the division rival Cincinnati Bengals.

Roethlisberger failed to throw a touchdown pass for just the third time in 17 career playoff appearances, though interestingly enough, the Steelers actually won the other two games, including Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks.

His efficiency stats haven't been particularly impressive in the postseason, but it's still tough to argue with an 11-6 record and two Super Bowl rings, especially when considering the Steelers were a defense-first team during most of Roethlisberger's playoff runs.

His 4,052 career playoff passing yards may best Bradshaw's 3,833, but the Hall of Famer still holds a 30-22 advantage in touchdowns, not to mention he owns four rings compared to Roethlisberger's two.

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