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Ben Roethlisberger becomes first QB with three 500-yard games

Ben Roethlisberger became the first quarterback in NFL history to record three games with at least 500 yards passing when he led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

Roethlisberger, who had been one of only two quarterbacks -- along with New Orleans' Drew Brees -- with two 500-yard games, finished with 506 yards and two touchdowns in the 39-38 victory.

"Hall of Famer, it's as simple as that, and we are lucky he is on our team," Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey said.

Roethlisberger previously hit the 500-yard mark with 522 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-24 victory over Indianapolis in 2014 and 503 yards and three TDs in a 37-36 win over Green Bay in 2004.

Roethlisberger's career-high 44 completions (on 66 attempts) Sunday were the most in a game since New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe had 45 (on 70 attempts) in a 1994 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

In leading Pittsburgh to Chris Boswell's game-winning field goal with 42 seconds left, Roethlisberger recorded his 39th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most in the NFL since he began his career in 2004.

"He's a winner. He's going to find a way to win games," Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell said. "We were down 11 ... he put us in a position to win games. That's what you want in your quarterback. That's why I'm glad I play with him."

Roethlisberger recorded 228 yards in the fourth quarter alone, the second most of his career in the fourth quarter. Of those yards, 136 went to receiver Antonio Brown, who recorded his fourth straight 100-yard game.

When asked by a reporter about continuing to throw to Brown against Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr, who is having a "pretty good year," Roethlisberger responded that he and Brown "[have] had a pretty good year, too."

"Our chemistry together is something pretty special," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger also praised a bevy of supporting playmakers, including tight ends Jesse James (10 catches, 97 yards) and Vance McDonald (four catches, 52 yards) and slot receiver Eli Rogers (three catches, 33 yards).

Roethlisberger said his stats are secondary to finding a way to win.

"Whatever it takes to win a football game -- whether it's by 30 or 3," he said.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler contributed to this report.