|Roethlisberger sets the team passing record in Thursday night's game. (US Presswire)|
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has played at an MVP level through the first month of the season. Thursday night against the Titans, he set the team record for all-time passing yards, surpassing Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw.
With three minutes to go in the third quarter and the Steelers trailing the Titans 16-13, Roethlisberger completed a pass to tight end Heath Miller that gave him the record: 27,994 yards (and counting).
Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh's first-round pick in 2004, is in his ninth season. Bradshaw, a Steelers first-rounder back in 1970, needed 14 seasons to amass 27,989 passing yards in an era when the running game ruled.
Incidentally, a few plays earlier, Miller moved into third on the Steelers all-time reception list, passing Louis Lipps (358). Miller trails John Stallworth (537) and Hines Ward (1,000).
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