Ben Roethlisberger tied Steelers franchise record in Thanksgiving loss

Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) warms up prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers and had another instant classic match up against the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving night to bring an end to the NFL’s Thursday triple-header. Pittsburgh didn’t get the result that they were hoping for in the pivotal game, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did reach a personal mark.

When Roethlisberger connected on a one-yard touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotcher with just over a minute remaining in the game, Roethlisberger tied the franchise record for career passing touchdowns with 212.

Roethlisberger tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw with the mark, which he will certainly break in the next few weeks.

Roethlisberger was named the NFL’s AFC Player of the Month for November entering the Thanksgiving match up against Baltimore and he continued to play at a high level. There were some early struggles, but Roethlisberger turned it on when it mattered and had them in position to tie the game.

Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders dropped the game-tying two-point conversion that ended the Steelers comeback, but Roethlisberger’s new career mark gives Steelers nation something to celebrate despite the loss.

Topics: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

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