Roethlisberger Steelers' new career passing leader

Roethlisberger Steelers' new career passing leader
October 11, 2012, 11:00 pm
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stands on the sidelines during the first half of the Steelers' NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Joe Howell)


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ben Roethlisberger has passed Terry Bradshaw as the Pittsburgh Steelers' career passing leader, and he needed fewer games to reach that mark.

Roethlisberger came into Thursday night's game with Tennessee needing 286 yards to tie Bradshaw's 27,989 yards passing. Bradshaw did that in 168 games, and Thursday night was Roethlisberger's 119th career game.

The current Steelers quarterback came into the game with 27,703 yards passing, and he passed Bradshaw with a 17-yard completion to Heath Miller with about 3:00 left in the third quarter. That gave him 291 yards passing.