You know you’re a sorry franchise when a division rival’s quarterback has done things in your city that the bulk of your own starting quarterbacks haven’t even done.
That’s where Ben Roethlisberger’s at after Pittsburgh’s 24-9 victory over the Brown’s on Sunday. He’s now upped his record in Cleveland to 10-2 for his career, which is more wins than any Browns quarterback has recorded over the same span. In other words, no Cleveland quarterback has amassed more wins than a player from an entirely different city who has only visited that city once a year over the last 12 seasons.
Roethlisbereger has also started more games in Cleveland than any other Browns quarterback not named Tim Couch or Derek Anderson since 1999. And overall, Roethlisberger has gone 20-2 against Cleveland as a starter (10-0 at home), which is the best record of any quarterback against any one franchise in the modern era.
Unfortunately for the Browns, Roethlisberger will get a chance to improve on those humiliating numbers when the Steelers host Cleveland in the regular season finale January 1.