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Top stats to know: A Roethlisberger record

Perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers saw what the New England Patriots did earlier in the day and said: OK, we can match that again.

For the second straight week, the Steelers matched the Patriots’ outlandish point total, putting up 43 points a week after scoring 51.

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And that wasn’t all from the Steelers’ 43-23 rout of the Baltimore Ravens.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for six touchdowns for the second straight week. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that he’s the first quarterback to throw 12 touchdown passes in a two-week span.

Roethlisberger joined Y.A. Tittle (1962) as the only quarterbacks with a pair of games with at least six touchdown passes in the same season.

The only quarterback with more games with at least six touchdown passes in his career is Peyton Manning, with three.

What was the standout stat from Roethlisberger’s past two weeks?

In Roethlisberger’s first seven games, he completed 45 percent of his throws that traveled at least 15 yards downfield.

Last week he was 8-for-11 for 209 yards and two touchdowns on those throws.

Sunday, he was more efficient, 6-for-9, with five touchdowns thrown at least that far.

Roethlisberger made great use of his primary target, Antonio Brown, who had 11 catches for 144 yards.

Brown has at least 80 receiving yards in an NFL record 11 straight games.