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Roethlisberger rallies Steelers to 20-17 win at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ben Roethlisberger's old game plan still works.

Pittsburgh's quarterback kept taking shots Sunday, and eventually the Steelers' playmakers broke through.

Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to erase a 14-point deficit and then hooked up with Antonio Brown on a 32-yard completion with 35 seconds left to set up Chris Boswell's 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 20-17 victory at Indianapolis.

''Let's not take this thing to overtime,'' Roethlisberger said when asked about his thoughts on the final drive. ''I felt that's what we were kind of leaning toward.''

Roethlisberger made sure the Steelers (7-2) got out of town on time with a fourth straight win, padding their AFC North lead over Baltimore. Aside from the second-half comeback and frantic finish, things didn't exactly go according to script.

Brown, the league's top receiver, only caught three passes for 47 yards. Bell, the league's No. 3 rusher, finished with 80 yards on 26 carries, and Roethlisberger wound up 19 of 31 for 236 yards after being picked off on the second play of the game.

And the Steelers never led until the final play.

But when it mattered most, Roethlisberger played his best ball, methodically moving around and buying just enough time to pick apart the Colts' young secondary . It was no match for the 35-year-old comeback master.

''Big Ben is Big Ben and he finds guys, and we've got him in second-and-long and he finds a guy, and then he scrambles around and finds Antonio Brown,'' Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. ''That's what he does.''

For the Colts (3-7), it was just another frustrating in a series full of them. They've now lost five straight to the Steelers, this one perhaps being the flummoxing yet.

They appeared to be in control after Jacoby Brissett threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief early in the second quarter and a 61-yard TD pass to Chester Rogers just our plays into the third quarter to make I 17-3.

Roethlisberger came right back.

The two-time Super Bowl champion hooked up with JuJu Smith-Schuster on a 7-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 17-9. And after Ryan Shazier picked off Brissett's pass at the Colts' 10-yard line, Roethlisberger scrambled long enough to find a wide open Vance McDonald for another 7-yard score early in the fourth. The 2-point conversion pass tied the score at 17 with 11:52 to go.

He did it again on the final drive, too, completing two third-down passes before finding Brown on the final 70-yard drive for the winning kick.

''You give up some big plays, you have a chance to lose football games,'' Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. ''We're fortunate to win this game giving up those two long touchdown passes. So, we'll get back in the lab and go back to work.''

KEY NUMBERS

Steelers: After managing only 100 yards in offense in the first half, Pittsburgh finished with 316. Smith-Schuster had five catches for 97 yards, and the Steelers finished with three sacks.

Colts: Indy had four first downs and 99 yards of offense in the second half, 61 of those yards coming on the TD pass to Rogers. Brissett was 14 of 24 for 222 yards with two TDs and one interception. Frank Gore ran 17 times for 54 yards.

KICKING WOES

Boswell's winning kick was the culmination of an otherwise rugged day.

He had an extra point blocked that was nearly returned for two points by Colts safety Matthias Farley.

Boswell also had a chance to give Pittsburgh the lead with a 37-yard field goal with 6:17 left but the ball hit the right goal post and bounced off.

INJURIES

Steelers: Cornerback Joe Haden broke his left leg and Tomlin did not have an update on how much time he might miss. Starting safety Mike Mitchell left on a cart with an injured right ankle and did not return. Linebacker James Harrison missed the game with a back injury.

Colts: Brissett did not come to the podium after the game because he developed concussion-like symptoms following, the Colts said. The team said he had passed the concussion protocol in the third quarter. Cornerback Kenny Moore left in the third quarter with a concussion and tight end Darrell Daniels and linebacker Darnell Sankey both left with hamstring injuries in the fourth quarter. None of the three returned.

UP NEXT

Steelers: Host Tennessee on Thursday night, their first home game since Oct. 22.

Colts: Will have a much needed bye before hosing Tennessee on Nov. 26.

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Key Players
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
236 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 5 RuYds
21
FPTS
J. Brissett 7 QB
222 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 7 RuYds
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
C.Boswell 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.Canaday, Holder-J.Berry.
10
plays
70
yds
3:10
pos
20
17
Two Point Conversion 11:52
(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. B.Roethlisberger pass to M.Bryant is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
plays
yds
pos
17
17
Touchdown 11:52
B.Roethlisberger pass short right to V.McDonald for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
10
yds
1:00
pos
15
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 7:47
C.Boswell extra point is Blocked (M.Hunt), Center-K.Canaday, Holder-J.Berry. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. M.Farley recovered the blocked kick. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
9
17
Touchdown 7:47
B.Roethlisberger pass short middle to J.Smith-Schuster for 7 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
78
yds
4:59
pos
9
17
Point After TD 12:46
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
3
17
Touchdown 12:46
J.Brissett pass deep right to C.Rogers for 61 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
75
yds
2:14
pos
3
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:30
C.Boswell 41 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.Canaday, Holder-J.Berry.
8
plays
39
yds
1:09
pos
3
10
Field Goal 5:51
A.Vinatieri 48 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
13
plays
63
yds
7:13
pos
0
10
Point After TD 14:52
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 14:52
J.Brissett pass deep left to D.Moncrief for 60 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
68
yds
1:21
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 29:58 30:02
1st Downs 18 13
Rushing 5 3
Passing 11 8
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 5-13 6-15
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 316 267
Total Plays 62 56
Avg Gain 5.1 4.8
Net Yards Rushing 88 71
Rush Attempts 30 29
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 2.4
Net Yards Passing 228 196
Comp. - Att. 19-31 14-24
Yards Per Pass 7.4 8.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-8 3-26
Penalties - Yards 9-70 9-82
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 6-49.5 7-46.9
Return Yards 50 17
Punts - Returns 1-7 4-17
Kickoffs - Returns 2-43 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 2/3 3/3
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 2/3 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 2-4 -50% 0-0 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Steelers 7-2 0361120
Colts 3-7 0107017
228 PASS YDS 196
88 RUSH YDS 71
316 TOTAL YDS 267
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.3% 236 2 1 92.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 2298 12 10 83.8
B. Roethlisberger 19/31 236 2 1 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Bell 26 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 80 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
220 840 5
L. Bell 26 80 0 15 11
J. Conner 30 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 101 0
J. Conner 1 12 0 12 1
B. Roethlisberger 7 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 -6 0
B. Roethlisberger 2 5 0 5 21
M. Bryant 10 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 13 0
M. Bryant 1 -9 0 -9 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Smith-Schuster 19 WR
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 97 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 521 5
J. Smith-Schuster 7 5 97 1 44 15
A. Brown 84 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 60 882 3
A. Brown 7 3 47 0 32 4
M. Bryant 10 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 276 1
M. Bryant 5 3 42 0 19 6
L. Bell 26 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 40 251 0
L. Bell 6 5 32 0 13 11
V. McDonald 89 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 16 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 79 1
V. McDonald 2 2 16 1 9 7
E. Rogers 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 66 0
E. Rogers 1 1 2 0 2 0
J. James 81 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 193 2
J. James 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Davis 28 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-9 0 0.0
S. Davis 7-1 0.0 0 0
R. Shazier 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-14 3 0.0
R. Shazier 5-0 0.0 1 0
B. Dupree 48 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-5 0 4.0
B. Dupree 4-0 1.0 0 0
V. Williams 98 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-10 0 5.0
V. Williams 4-1 1.0 0 0
C. Sensabaugh 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
C. Sensabaugh 3-0 0.0 0 0
T. Watt 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-6 1 4.0
T. Watt 3-0 0.0 0 0
S. Tuitt 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 1.0
S. Tuitt 3-0 1.0 0 0
M. Hilton 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-10 1 1.0
M. Hilton 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Mitchell 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-14 0 0.0
M. Mitchell 2-2 0.0 0 0
A. Burns 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-3 0 0.0
A. Burns 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Bryant 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Bryant 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Heyward 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-9 0 5.0
C. Heyward 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Moats 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Moats 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Gay 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 1 0.0
W. Gay 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Alualu 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-10 0 2.0
T. Alualu 0-1 0.0 0 0
L. Fort 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
L. Fort 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Chickillo 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 3.0
A. Chickillo 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Boswell 9 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 0/1
SEASON FG XP
20/23 15/16
C. Boswell 2/3 41 0/1 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Berry 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 49.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
40 43.4 15
J. Berry 6 49.5 3 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Smith-Schuster 19 WR
15
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 13.8 25 0
J. Smith-Schuster 1 25.0 25 0
T. Watson 39 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 19.8 25 0
T. Watson 1 18.0 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Brown 84 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 4.8 9 0
A. Brown 1 7.0 7 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Brissett 7 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 222 2 1 99.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.9% 2172 9 5 86.7
J. Brissett 14/24 222 2 1 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
F. Gore 23 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
144 509 2
F. Gore 17 54 0 9 5
J. Brissett 7 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 154 3
J. Brissett 4 7 0 4 18
M. Mack 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 219 2
M. Mack 7 7 0 8 1
C. Rogers 80 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
C. Rogers 1 3 0 3 16
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Rogers 80 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 6 104 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 151 1
C. Rogers 6 6 104 1 61 16
D. Moncrief 10 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 60 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 338 2
D. Moncrief 1 1 60 1 60 12
T. Hilton 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 725 3
T. Hilton 4 2 23 0 16 2
M. Mack 25 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 129 1
M. Mack 4 2 19 0 11 1
J. Doyle 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 450 2
J. Doyle 5 2 9 0 6 0
F. Gore 23 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 152 0
F. Gore 1 1 7 0 7 5
D. Daniels 47 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 26 0
D. Daniels 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
P. Desir 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-9 1 0.0
P. Desir 6-2 0.0 1 0
R. Melvin 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-6 2 0.0
R. Melvin 5-0 0.0 0 0
A. Morrison 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-29 0 0.0
A. Morrison 5-4 0.0 0 0
J. Bostic 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-28 0 1.0
J. Bostic 4-5 0.0 0 0
J. Sheard 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-10 0 4.0
J. Sheard 4-2 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-12 0 1.0
A. Woods 2-2 0.0 0 0
M. Farley 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-22 1 0.0
M. Farley 2-3 0.0 0 0
N. Hairston 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 0 2.0
N. Hairston 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Green 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-2 0 0.0
T. Green 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Butler 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 0.0
D. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Doyle 84 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Doyle 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Mingo 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-7 0 0.0
B. Mingo 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Hankins 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-11 0 1.0
J. Hankins 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. George 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-4 0 0.0
J. George 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Ridgeway 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 2.0
H. Ridgeway 1-1 1.0 0 0
A. Walker 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
A. Walker 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Daniels 47 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Daniels 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 1.0
M. Hunt 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Mbu 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Mbu 0-1 0.0 0 0
G. Stewart 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
G. Stewart 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
18/19 15/17
A. Vinatieri 1/1 48 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Sanchez 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 46.9 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
57 45.6 20
R. Sanchez 7 46.9 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Rogers 80 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 4.3 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 4.3 17 0
C. Rogers 4 4.3 17 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PIT 25 0:51 2 5 INT
12:02 PIT 24 2:14 3 6 Punt
6:25 PIT 10 5:12 9 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 PIT 43 1:48 4 19 Punt
5:51 PIT 25 1:39 3 -6 Punt
1:39 PIT 38 1:09 8 39 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:46 PIT 22 4:59 8 78 TD
4:44 PIT 1 2:08 4 25 Punt
1:09 PIT 40 1:55 3 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:52 IND 10 1:00 3 10 TD
10:10 PIT 47 3:53 8 34 FG Miss
3:10 PIT 15 3:10 10 70 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:09 IND 21 2:07 3 8 Punt
9:48 IND 32 3:23 6 11 Punt
1:13 IND 32 1:21 4 68 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:04 IND 7 7:13 13 63 FG
4:12 IND 21 2:33 6 -1 Punt
0:30 IND 25 0:30 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 25 2:14 4 75 TD
7:47 IND 25 3:03 5 15 Punt
2:36 IND 8 1:27 3 3 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:14 IND 11 1:22 3 2 INT
11:52 IND 25 1:42 3 -13 Punt
6:17 IND 27 3:07 6 12 Punt