Steelers Bears matchup produce numerous milestones and odd stats
Captain Comeback was once a title held by long-time Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach. However, Ben Roethlisberger has now added to his accomplished legacy of leading the Steelers back from the jaws of defeat and is in line to take that title from Roger Staubach. If the Steelers have any more 4th quarter comebacks and a few more game-winning drives, and he most certainly should before the end of the 2021 campaign, he stands a chance of leading the NFL in both of those categories over a career.
Last night’s win gave Big Ben 50 game-winning drives, and he moved into a tie with Tom Brady in third place. He needs three more game-winning drives to surpass Drew Brees and four to tie Peyton Manning at 54. With his comeback win, Big Ben also moved into 4th place with 38 comebacks. He needs three more to tie Tom Brady and five more to tie Peyton Manning.
Big Ben also made his 120th start at Heinz Field with that miraculous feat; his longevity allowed him to surpass Bret Favre’s 119 starts at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. He now only sits behind Tom Brady, who has 135 starts at Gillette Stadium. Barring injury Big Ben will finish with 124 starts at Heinz Field, and should he come back in 2022, he would surpass Brady.