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Ben Roethlisberger To Make 90th Career NFL Start Against Bengals In Week 9

His life away from the gridiron has left plenty to be desired, to say the least, but when Ben Roethlisberger is suited up in the black and gold as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he's been exceptionally consistent in the one statistic that matters most - winning.

Roethlisberger sports a 62-27 (.679) career record as the starting quarterback of the Steelers since taking the field for the first time back in Week 2 of his rookie season in 2004. Big Ben will make his 90th career start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football, and if Mike Tomlin's teams were to remain perfect on MNF since he took over for Bill Cowher, Roethlisberger would match Jim McMahon with the third best winning percentage through ninety starts in the past forty years. Not bad. Not bad at all.

The best record through a quarterback's first 90 starts since 1970:

 

QUARTERBACK

TEAM

RECORD

WIN PCT.

Tom Brady

Patriots

67-23

.744

Ken Stabler

Raiders

66-23-1

.739

Jim McMahon

Bears, Chargers, Eagles, Vikings

63-27

.700

Danny White

Cowboys

62-28

.689

Donovan McNabb

Eagles

61-29

.678

Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers

62-27

.696*

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*Through 89 career starts

 

 

a national showcase that Mike Tomlin's teams have excelled well in since he took over for Bill Cowher in 2007.

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