PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger spent a week kindly responding questions about Andrew Luck, observant all a right things to anyone who asked about how tender he was with a quarterback of a Colts.
Then a Pittsburgh QB delivered a specialist opening not even Luck could compare to beam a Steelers (5-3) to a 51-34 feat Sunday for their initial two-game win strain of 2014.
Roethlisberger set authorization annals with 522 yards flitting and 6 touchdowns while picking adult his 100th feat in his 150th start.
“We usually felt like they couldn’t stop us since we were usually clicking,” Roethlisberger said. “It was one of those nights that players speak about when things feel like they’re going right.”
The fact that he hasn’t been compared agreeably with Luck newly was quite incidental.
“He won’t acknowledge it though I’m certain (it worried him),” Pittsburgh conduct manager Mike Tomlin said. “You don’t rise to a position that he is professionally though that rival glow burning.”
It destroyed a Colts (5-3), finale their five-game winning streak.
Roethlisberger’s yardage sum is tied for a fourth top in NFL history. He became a initial actor to surpass 500 yards flitting twice.
Antonio Brown held 10 passes for 133 yards and dual scores. Heath Miller held 7 passes for 112 yards and a clinching TD with 5:14 remaining.
Luck upheld for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns though also threw dual interceptions. He took a reserve when he was called for conscious education in a finish section mid by a fourth quarter, handing movement to a Steelers.
“Just a bonehead play by me,” Luck said.
The 907 total yards flitting were a second many ever, trailing usually a 971 yards Detroit and Green Bay put adult on Jan. 1, 2012.
Roethlisberger assimilated Tom Brady, Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw as a usually quarterbacks in a Super Bowl epoch to win during slightest 100 games in their initial 150 starts.
Most flitting yards in a game
554: Norm Van Brocklin, L.A. Rams vs. N.Y. Yankees, Sept. 28, 1951
527: Warren Moon, Houston during Kansas City, Dec. 16, 1990
527: Matt Schaub, Houston vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 18, 2012
522: Boomer Esiason, Arizona during Washington (OT), Nov. 10, 1996
522: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 26, 2014
521: Dan Marino, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets, Oct. 23, 1988
520: Matthew Stafford, Detroit during Green Bay, Jan. 1, 2012