Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Roethlisberger moves closer to record
By Jamison Hensley
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger moved closer to Terry Bradshaw's franchise passing record without having to take a snap.
Elias Sports Bureau overturned the home team's statisticians on Wednesday, making Rashard Mendenhall's 13-yard touchdown a catch instead of a run. The ruling on Sunday was a run because it looked like it was a lateral.
Instead of trailing Terry Bradshaw by 300 yards, Roethlisberger only needs 287 yards Thursday night in Tennessee to become the Steelers' all-time leading passer. Quarterbacks have averaged 284.4 yards passing against the Titans this year.
That change means Roethlisberger's passer rating goes from 83.2 to 102.9. Mendenhall's rushing total drops from 81 yards to 68 yards.