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For most quarterbacks, throwing for 346 yards and four touchdowns is a strong performance. Since the merger, only 83 quarterbacks have had that good a game or better. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did that in the first half against Sunday’s win over Indianapolis — with a little help from his receivers, of course.


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Then, as if the day wasn’t good enough, Roethlisberger finds Martavis Bryant on a two-yard lob pass for touchdown No. 5 early in the third quarter, which set in motion a performance into record territory.

Roethlisberger would end the game with 522 yards, falling 32 yards short of the all-time record for most yards in a game set by Norm Van Brocklin in 1951 (554 yards).

Roethlisberger is now only the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 500 yards with six touchdowns – the only one to do it since the merger. He is also the only player with two 500-yard passing games in his career.