Ben Roethlisberger threw his 100th touchdown pass Monday night with little fanfare.
Actually, it was with no fanfare.
The ball that Santonio Holmes caught and turned into a game-changing, 38-yard touchdown reception did not go to Big Ben but to Santonio's mom.
"He didn't say anything to me," Holmes said. "If he said something to me, I'd give it to him."
Surely, Big Ben would not deprive Santonio's mom of her game ball. Anyway, as Holmes said, "There will be a million more of those."
Maybe not quite that many. Roethlisberger's total includes 88 touchdown passes in the regular season and 12 more in the playoffs. He already ranks second in franchise history behind Terry Bradshaw's 212 scoring tosses in the regular season, 242 including postseason.