Steelers Squeak Out 23-20 Win Over Colts On Late Field Goal
INDIANAPOLIS (KDKA/AP) — One week after shutting down the Seattle Seahawks, the Steelers headed to Indianapolis looking for their first win on the road this season.
In a close, back-and-forth game that came down to the last four seconds, the Steelers pulled out a narrow 23-20 victory over the Colts on a 38-yard Shaun Suisham field goal.
It was a wild game that turned three times in the final 5½ minutes and was far closer than most expected.
The Steelers (2-1) struggled as Ben Roethlisberger lost two fumbles and threw an interception during an 11-minute first-half span, and they rushed for only 67 yards.
Roethlisberger completed 25 of his 37 passes for 364 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Even when they thought they had finally shaken off the feisty Colts (0-3), they hadn’t.
After James Harrison forced Curtis Painter’s fumble and Troy Polamalu ran it 16 yards for a 20-13 lead with 5:13 left, Painter led Indy on an 80-yard drive. It was capped by Joseph Addai’s tying 6-yard TD run with 2:09 to go.
But Roethlisberger came back with a 60-yard march to set up the winning score.
The Steelers stay on the road next week as they face the Houston Texans on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m.