This Ben Roethlisberger Stat Should Embarrass Browns Fans

David Kaestle
Ben Roethlisberger returns to the starting role in 2020.
Ben Roethlisberger returns to the starting role in 2020. / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Ben Roethlisberger is a Pittsburgh Steelers legend. While he's had tons of success in his career, he's especially applauded in his home city because of his success against their division rivals.

For a large majority of Roethlisberger's time in Pittsburgh, the Cleveland Browns have been the laughing stock of the NFL, and that can be really seen with one stat.

Despite not having won a game in Cleveland since 2017, and only playing in First Energy Stadium once a season, Roethlisberger still has more career wins (11) at the Browns' home stadium than Baker Mayfield does (8).

While, yes, Roethlisberger has enjoyed a long career with plenty of opportunity to win games in Cleveland, Mayfield gets to play there least eight times every regular season, compared to Big Ben's once a year.

In his 15 career home starts, Mayfield has a 9-6 record. In Roethlisberger's 14 career games at First Energy Stadium, he has an 11-2-1 record.

So this is not a situation where Ben has just had way more cracks at getting wins than Mayfield in his you.g career. Mayfield has one more start, but two less wins.

It really is just a testament to how great Roethlisberger has been and how terrible the Browns were for much of his career.

Regardless of how Roethlisberger plays this season, Mayfield should pass him in this mark. If he doesn't, that means the Browns are having an even worse season than they did in 2019. And with all the money and energy they have spent on upgrading that roster, that outcome would be catastrophic.

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