Ben Roethlisberger surpasses ‘40,000 yards’ passing in return

Updated: November 2, 2015
Ben Roethlisberger surpasses 40,000 yards passing in return

Ben Roethlisberger is the first Steelers quarterback to ever reach 40,000 passing yards and the 16th player in NFL history.

The Steelers quarterback completed 5 of the 6 passes that he threw on the opening drive that culminated with a one-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Ben Roethlisberger is playing Sunday for the first time since spraining his left MCL in Week 3. His touchdown pass moved him into sole possession of 15th place on all-time passing touchdown list ahead of Sonny Jurgensen.