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Ben Roethlisberger grew up watching the likes of Joe Montana and Brett Favre. On Sunday night, the Steelers’ quarterback has a chance to pass both players on the all-time career playoff passing list. Roethlisberger, who is expected to retire at the end of the season, will try to help the Steelers upset the Chiefs in Sunday night’s AFC wild-card game. Roethlisberger is currently fifth all-time with 5,757 yards in 22 playoff games. He is just 16 yards from passing Montana and 99 yards from passing Favre on the all-time list. Roethlisberger would only trail Tom Brady (12,449 yards) and Peyton Manning (7,339 yards) for most passing yards in the postseason. The only active player in the top 10 besides Roethlisberger and Brady is Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is sixth all-time with 5,669 yards. Roethlisberger is in the playoffs for the 12th time in his 18 seasons in Pittsburgh. He is 13–9 in the playoffs, including victories in Super Bowls XL and XLIII. Roethlisberger helped the Steelers reach a third Super Bowl in six years at the end of the 2010 season.
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