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Roethlisberger closing in on Terry Bradshaw's Steelers passing record

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08:20 AM ET 10.10 | Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is closing in on a franchise record in his ninth season with the team. Roethlisberger is closing in on the Steelers all-time passing record that was set by Pittsburgh legend Terry Bradshaw during his fourteen career with the team. Roethlisberger faces off against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football and needs 300 yards to break the all-time Steelers passing record of 27,989 passing yards. Roethlisberger will have a very good shot at breaking the record this week as he has his full arsenal of weapons against the Titans 25th ranked pass defense.

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October 10, 2012  08:27 AM ET

We expected the Texans-Jets game to be a blowout, too, but it wasn't.

Moral of the story: Don't go into any NFL game expecting a cake walk.

October 10, 2012  08:30 AM ET

Roethlisberger is also closing in on the "making passes at women" record.

October 10, 2012  08:43 AM ET

The interesting part of this story will be watching Terry Bradshaw's expression and listening to him repeatedly saying 'I'm fine' as this happens.

October 10, 2012  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

We expected the Texans-Jets game to be a blowout, too, but it wasn't.Moral of the story: Don't go into any NFL game expecting a cake walk.

Give them their due, the Jets put up a fight in that game. Losing like that probably hurt worse than the blowout loss to the '9ers.

October 10, 2012  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The interesting part of this story will be watching Terry Bradshaw's expression and listening to him repeatedly saying 'I'm fine' as this happens.

All records are broken eventually, that's the nature of things

October 10, 2012  09:16 AM ET

He already passed him in rape charges....just a pillar of society that Big Ben....

October 10, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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He already passed him in rape charges....just a pillar of society that Big Ben....

He was NEVER charged you Low Informed Voter.

October 10, 2012  09:55 AM ET

I am wondering what the combined IQ of Ben and Terry - hey, they make good ice cream - would be.

October 10, 2012  09:56 AM ET

I am thinking maybe the "can sit still" neck of the woods.

October 10, 2012  10:01 AM ET

Really? Team records are noteworthy?

October 10, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He was NEVER charged you Low Informed Voter.

Ok in accusations.....feel better....now.......good...

October 10, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Ben has the benefit of playing in an era where the offense has benefited tremendously by rule changes wheras Bradshaw played in an era where defense mattered. Can't compare the two.

October 10, 2012  10:17 AM ET

Also can't compare the two because of Roethlisrapist's off-the-field record.

October 10, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He was NEVER charged you Low Informed Voter.

Semantics...big bucks & big name can make even big charges disappear...would you want him to date YOUR sister? Ok then...I wouldnt either

October 10, 2012  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He was NEVER charged you Low Informed Voter.

What's the deal with "Low Informed"? While no charges were filed in the GA case apparently, Roethlisberger did settle the Tahoe case, which was a civil one, throwing hush-money at the girl to the tune of about half a mil. You hardly do that if you're innocent. Plus,this was rape incident #2. Presumption is what it is: Ben ain't no "pillar." More like a "pillock" for getting himself in stupid situations.

October 10, 2012  10:29 AM ET

Bradshaw called his own plays and audibles. Other than P. Manning, they all only check into another call.

October 10, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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Semantics...big bucks & big name can make even big charges disappear...would you want him to date YOUR sister? Ok then...I wouldnt either

How many professional athletes would you want to date YOUR sister? I'm thinking it's less than you believe....

October 10, 2012  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Roethlisberger is also closing in on the "making passes at women" record.

or the record for "making it with passed-out women".... without a helmet

October 10, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Semantics...big bucks & big name can make even big charges disappear...would you want him to date YOUR sister? Ok then...I wouldnt either

Maybe you and I would prefer that he not date our sisters, by why not ask them? My sister is 63 years old, gray-haired, overweight and single. She has a lot of cats, too. Do you think she'd like to date Big Ben? At a certain point, his reputation might start to look pretty good to them. I'm not sure she could get him that drunk, though.

 
October 10, 2012  11:01 AM ET

Records will always be broken....but if I could have either one as QB in his prime it would be Bradshaw.

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