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Ben Roethlisberger On Verge of Passing Joe Montana and Brett Favre in This Playoff Stat

Devon Platana
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is on the verge of passing Joe Montana and Brett Favre for a very specific playoff stat.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is on the verge of passing Joe Montana and Brett Favre for a very specific playoff stat. / Patrick Smith/GettyImages
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This Sunday is a massive game for Ben Roethlisberger as his Pittsburgh Steelers face the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL Super Wild Card Weekend matchup. Not only could it potentially be his final game, but he has a chance to etch his name into the history books one more time.

Roethlisberger Playoff News

Roethlisberger has a chance on Sunday to move up from the No. 5 spot on the NFL's all-time playoff passing yards list. The 39-year-old gunslinger will enter the postseason with 5,757 playoff passing yards, need just 99 more to pass football legends Joe Montana (5,772) and Brett Favre (5,885) on the list.

Even though Roethlisberger's arm isn't the same as when he joined the league in 2004, he never finished with fewer than 123 passing yards this season. In other words, he has a great shot at being No. 3 by the end of Sunday's matchup.

On the other hand, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers currently sits sixth with 5,669 postseason passing yards. Considering how he's played like an MVP this campaign, he could also leapfrog Roethlisberger, Montana and Favre depending on his performance.

The Steelers are 12.5-point road underdogs against the Chiefs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. With a potential negative game script, Roethlisberger should see plenty of opportunities to throw the ball.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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