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Brown scores 3 TDs for Steelers in 28-7 win over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Antonio Brown has a history of making big plays against the Indianapolis Colts.

Thursday night was no different.

Brown hauled in three touchdown catches of more than 20 yards to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 28-7 victory over a depleted Colts team that was missing star quarterback Andrew Luck.

''I don't take it for granted, but I'm not surprised by it,'' Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said of his star receiver. ''He maximizes opportunities.''

Even when Ben Roethlisberger doesn't throw much. He finished the game 14 of 20 for 221 yards with three TDs.

Brown took full advantage of his chances by scoring on three of his five catches and finishing with 91 yards, two short of joining Hines Ward as the only receivers in franchise history with four straight 1,000-yard seasons.

Brown has 23 receptions for 342 yards and seven TDs in three career games against the Colts.

Those weren't the most interesting numbers to the Steelers (6-5), though. They helped their playoff chances with a second straight win and snapped a four-game losing streak on Thanksgiving, a stretch that began with a loss at Detroit in 1983.

Luck sat out with a concussion, and his absence showed as Indy's first winning streak of the season ended at two games.

While replacement Scott Tolzien hung tough most of the night, the performance wasn't good enough to extend the Colts' 10-game winning streak on Thursday nights.

The Steelers built a 21-7 lead by scoring touchdowns on each of their first three possessions - a 5-yard run from Le'Veon Bell, and touchdown catches by Brown of 25 and 33 yards.

Indy's only score came on a 5-yard TD pass from Tolzien to Donte Moncrief early in the second quarter, a play set up by the first completion of Pat McAfee's career on a fake punt.

The Colts (5-6) had two chances to trim the deficit but Tolzien was stopped twice on third-down runs at the 1-yard line, and the Steelers forced incompletions on both fourth-down plays.

''This is a humbling league and God, when you're that close, we've got to put them in,'' Tolzien said. ''Personally, I look at those two opportunities. I had two chances with the ball in my hand and I just wish I could have punched them in.''

Bell ran 23 times for 120 yards.

Tolzien finished 22 of 36 for 205 yards with one TD and two interceptions.

RINGING TRUE

Colts greats Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison received their Hall of Fame rings at halftime. Dungy was the coach of the 2006 Super Bowl championship team that celebrated its 10-year anniversary Sunday. Harrison is the team's career leader in receptions, yards receiving and TDs and also played on the title team. Both were inducted into the Hall of Fame in August.

INJURY REPORT

Steelers: LB James Harrison was escorted off the field by officials in the first quarter after getting dinged. Pittsburgh safety Mike Mitchell (stinger) left late in the first half. Neither stayed out long.

Colts: It was a rough night. After starting the game without Luck, they lost center Ryan Kelly (left shoulder) on the opening series, right guard Denzelle Good (neck and shoulder) on the second series, cornerback Vontae Davis (groin) in the second quarter and receiver T.Y. Hilton (bruised lower back) late in the first half. Good and Hilton both returned but then left again in the second half. Kelly and Davis did not return at all. Outside linebacker Robert Mathis (elbow) exited late in the game and did not return.

THEY SAID IT

Steelers: ''When you're in the huddle with him, you know you're going to have a chance to make some big plays,'' Brown said, referring to Roethlisberger.

Colts: ''When you're on the goal line, the 1-yard line, you've got to find a way to punch them in and we didn't,'' coach Chuck Pagano said.

UP NEXT

Steelers: Will try to extend their winning streak to three Dec. 4 when the New York Giants visit.

Colts: Hope to have Luck back in the lineup when they visit the New York Jets on Dec. 5.

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Key Players
A. Brown 84 WR
91 ReYds, 3 ReTDs, 5 RECs
27
FPTS
S. Tolzien 16 QB
205 PaYds, PaTD, 2 INTs, 6 RuYds
10
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:30
C.Boswell extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
plays
yds
pos
28
0
Touchdown 5:30
B.Roethlisberger pass deep right to A.Brown for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
64
yds
2:21
pos
27
0
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:00
(Kick formation) C.Boswell extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
plays
yds
pos
21
0
Touchdown 9:00
B.Roethlisberger pass deep right to A.Brown for 33 yards, TOUCHDOWN. IND-V.Davis was injured during the play. His return is Questionable.
7
plays
75
yds
4:02
pos
20
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:06
(Kick formation) C.Boswell extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 1:06
B.Roethlisberger pass deep right to A.Brown for 25 yards, TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on PIT, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 15 yards, enforced between downs. Penalty on PIT-A.Brown, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, declined.
7
plays
58
yds
3:02
pos
13
0
Point After TD 9:10
(Kick formation) C.Boswell extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 9:10
L.Bell left end for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
52
yds
4:19
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:15 31:45
1st Downs 16 18
Rushing 8 4
Passing 8 13
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 7-11 8-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-4
Total Net Yards 369 310
Total Plays 50 63
Avg Gain 7.4 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 148 91
Rush Attempts 29 23
Avg Rush Yards 5.1 4.0
Net Yards Passing 221 219
Comp. - Att. 14-21 23-37
Yards Per Pass 10.5 5.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 3-21
Penalties - Yards 7-67 2-10
Touchdowns 4 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 3 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 4-44.3 2-46.0
Return Yards 47 67
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 1-21 2-67
Int. - Returns 2-26 0-0
Kicking 3/3 0/1
Extra Points 3/3 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 0/1
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-3 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-3 -33%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Steelers 6-5 1470728
Colts 5-6 07007
221 PASS YDS 219
148 RUSH YDS 91
369 TOTAL YDS 310
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70% 221 3 0 146.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 2745 23 7 99.5
B. Roethlisberger 14/20 221 3 0 26
L. Jones 3 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.2% 281 1 1 73.6
L. Jones 0/1 0 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Bell 26 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 120 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
151 699 3
L. Bell 23 120 1 12 20
F. Toussaint 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 38 0
F. Toussaint 6 28 0 16 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Brown 84 WR
27
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 91 3
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 82 998 10
A. Brown 6 5 91 3 33 27
L. Green 89 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 97 0
L. Green 3 2 67 0 35 6
E. Rogers 17 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 36 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 336 2
E. Rogers 2 2 36 0 30 3
L. Bell 26 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 57 437 1
L. Bell 5 4 22 0 10 20
C. Hamilton 83 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 127 1
C. Hamilton 1 1 5 0 5 0
S. Coates 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 425 2
S. Coates 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. James 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 236 3
J. James 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. Timmons 94 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-25 0 1.5
L. Timmons 8-2 0.0 0 0
M. Mitchell 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-16 1 0.0
M. Mitchell 6-1 0.0 1 0
S. Davis 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-6 0 0.0
S. Davis 5-0 0.0 0 0
A. Chickillo 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-8 0 2.5
A. Chickillo 4-0 0.0 0 0
A. Burns 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-6 2 0.0
A. Burns 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Hargrave 79 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 2.0
J. Hargrave 4-1 1.0 0 0
W. Gay 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-8 1 1.0
W. Gay 3-0 1.0 1 1
R. Shazier 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-22 1 1.5
R. Shazier 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Harrison 92 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-7 1 4.0
J. Harrison 2-0 1.0 0 0
B. Dupree 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Dupree 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Cockrell 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-5 0 0.0
R. Cockrell 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Matakevich 44 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
T. Matakevich 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Mathews 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
R. Mathews 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Gilbert 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Gilbert 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Tuitt 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-8 0 3.0
S. Tuitt 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Boswell 9 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
12/16 26/26
C. Boswell 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Berry 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
50 46.1 18
J. Berry 4 44.3 1 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Coates 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 20.5 23 0
S. Coates 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
S. Tolzien 16 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 205 1 2 62.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 205 1 2 62.8
S. Tolzien 22/36 205 1 2 10
P. McAfee 1 P
1
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 35 0 0 118.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 35 0 0 118.8
P. McAfee 1/1 35 0 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Todman 28 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 37 0
J. Todman 3 37 0 19 3
F. Gore 23 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
178 670 4
F. Gore 15 28 0 7 2
R. Turbin 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 73 3
R. Turbin 2 20 0 18 2
S. Tolzien 16 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
S. Tolzien 3 6 0 5 10
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Hilton 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 54 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 60 942 5
T. Hilton 5 3 54 0 32 5
D. Allen 83 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 49 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 256 2
D. Allen 6 5 49 0 13 4
D. Moncrief 10 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 6 45 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 251 5
D. Moncrief 11 6 45 1 12 10
E. Swoope 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 165 0
E. Swoope 2 1 35 0 35 3
P. Dorsett 15 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 395 1
P. Dorsett 6 3 31 0 16 3
J. Doyle 84 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 411 4
J. Doyle 2 2 25 0 18 2
F. Gore 23 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 3 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 204 3
F. Gore 1 1 3 0 3 2
C. Rogers 80 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 156 0
C. Rogers 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Turbin 33 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 -2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 95 0
R. Turbin 3 2 -2 0 3 2
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
E. Jackson 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-9 0 2.0
E. Jackson 4-3 0.0 0 0
R. Melvin 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-3 0 0.0
R. Melvin 4-1 0.0 0 0
P. Robinson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 0 0.0
P. Robinson 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jackson 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-24 0 1.0
D. Jackson 3-4 0.0 0 0
D. Butler 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 2 0.0
D. Butler 3-0 0.0 0 0
E. Walden 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-5 0 8.0
E. Walden 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Green 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 0 0.0
T. Green 2-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ridgeway 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-8 0 0.5
H. Ridgeway 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Parry 54 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-8 0 2.0
D. Parry 2-2 0.0 0 0
A. Ayers 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 2.0
A. Ayers 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. Tolzien 16 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Tolzien 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Anderson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
H. Anderson 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Farley 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
M. Farley 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Moncrief 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Moncrief 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Jones 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-10 0 0.0
A. Jones 1-4 0.0 0 0
V. Davis 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-2 1 0.0
V. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Mathis 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 3.0
R. Mathis 0-1 0.0 0 0
T. McGill 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
T. McGill 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
20/22 28/28
A. Vinatieri 0/1 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. McAfee 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 46.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 50.1 13
P. McAfee 2 46.0 0 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Todman 28 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 43.0 43 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 35.8 99 1
J. Todman 1 43.0 43 0
J. Ferguson 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 23.5 24 0
J. Ferguson 1 24.0 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 PIT 48 4:19 7 52 TD
4:08 PIT 42 3:02 7 58 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:02 PIT 25 4:02 7 75 TD
7:25 PIT 23 1:30 3 4 Punt
1:08 PIT 1 1:08 3 13 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PIT 21 5:11 8 32 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 PIT 1 4:16 6 18 Punt
7:51 PIT 36 2:21 4 64 TD
4:08 PIT 24 2:26 5 26 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 25 1:31 3 -15 Punt
9:10 IND 25 5:02 10 41 FG Miss
1:06 PIT 47 3:04 6 47 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:00 IND 22 1:35 3 5 Punt
5:55 IND 37 4:47 10 62 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:49 IND 10 11:22 19 89 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:11 IND 27 1:20 3 30 INT
5:30 IND 25 1:22 7 29 INT
1:42 IND 20 1:42 3 37 Game