Steelers History: Steelers vs. Colts

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Series History: Series began in 1957Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 14-6At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 9-2At Baltimore/Indianapolis: Steelers lead, 5-4Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous meetingLast Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 25, 2011 at Indianapolis (Pittsburgh 23, Indianapolis 20)Postseason Series: Steelers lead, 5-0Last Post-Season Meeting: Jan. 15, 2006 at Indianapolis (Pittsburgh 21, Indianapolis 18)

(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week's game marks the 21st time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts will meet in the regular season and the 12th time in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers are 9-2 vs. the Colts...Pittsburgh has won four of its seven meetings in the month of October against Indianapolis, including a 3-0 mark at home.

LAST TIME VS. INDIANAPOLIS

Pittsburgh 23, Indianapolis 20Sept. 25, 2011Lucas Oil Stadium (66,309)

INDIANAPOLISK Shaun Suisham nailed a 38-yard field goal with only four seconds left in the game to lift the Steelers to a 23-20 victory against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. With the victory, the Steelers improved to 2-1 on the season. It marked the first victory for the Steelers in Indianapolis during the regular season since 1991.

The Steelers took the opening kickoff and went up 3-0 on Suisham's 48-yard field goal. Late in the first quarter, the Steelers took a 10-0 lead when QB Ben Roethlisberger found WR Mike Wallace for an 81-yard touchdown, the longest reception in Wallace's career. Wallace finished the game with a career-high 144 yards receiving and one touchdown, extending his franchise record to six consecutive 100-yard receiving games.

The Colts scored 13 unanswered points, thanks in large part to three Steelers' turnovers. A Roethlisberger fumble set up K Adam Vinatieri's 21-yard field goal to cut the lead 10-3. And with less than two minutes remaining in the half, Roethlisberger was sacked and stripped and Colts' DE Jamaal Anderson scooped the ball up and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown. On the Steelers' ensuing drive, Roethlisberger was picked off and Vinatieri connected from 25 yards out to give the Colts a 13-10 lead at halftime.

The Steelers tied the game 13-13 early in the fourth quarter on Suisham's 44-yard field goal. Midway through the fourth quarter the Steelers' defense forced its first turnover of the season on LB James Harrison's sack and forced fumble. S Troy Polamalu picked up the loose ball and returned it 16 yards to give the Steelers a 20-13 lead.

The Colts though struck on their next drive. RB Joseph Addai scored from six yards out to tie the game 20-20. But there was plenty of time for the Steelers to score. Roethlisberger led the team on a 10-play, 60-yard drive that was capped off by Suisham's game-winning field goal. It was Roethlisberger's 24th game-winning/overtime drive of his career. Roethlisberger finished with a game-high 364 yards passing with one touchdown.

GAME SUMMARY

1 2 3 4 FINAL
STEELERS (2-1) 10 0 0 13 23
Colts (0-3) 0 13 0 7 20

SCORING DRIVES

TEAM Q TIME PLAY DRIVE SCORE
PIT 1 12:43 Suisham 48-yd. field goal 7-50; 2:17 3-0
PIT 1 3:29 Wallace 81-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick) 2-86; 0:53 10-0
IND 2 6:14 Vinatieri 21-yd. field goal 12-47; 5:44 10-3
IND 2 1:46 Anderson 47-yd. fumble return (Vinatieri kick) ---; --- 10-10
IND 2 0:15 Vinatieri 25-yd. field goal 4-5; 1:19 10-13
PIT 4 12:10 Suisham 44-yd. field goal 10-50; 5:40 13-13
PIT 4 5:13 Polamalu 16-yd. fumble return (Suisham kick) ---; --- 20-13
IND 4 2:09 Addai 6-yd. run (Vinatieri kick) 10-80; 3:04 20-20
PIT 4 0:04 Suisham 38-yd. field goal 10-60; 2:05 23-20

TEAM STATISTICS

Steelers Colts
1st Downs 19 (4-14-1) 14 (4-10-0)
3rd Downs 8-15 (53%) 7-16 (44%)
4th Downs 0-0 (0%) 0-0 (0%)
Total Net Yards 408 241
Plays-Avg. 68-6.0 62-3.9
Rushing Yards 67 97
Rush Att.-Avg. 28-2.4 21-4.6
Passing Yards 364 153
Att.-Comp.-Int. 37-25-1 40-18-0
Sacks By 3-23 1-9
Punts-Avg. 3-37.3 7-44.4
Penalties 4-38 3-21
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Time of Poss. 33:58 26:02

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING:Pit. – Mendenhall 18-37; Roethlisberger 5-15; Moore 2-9; Redman 3-6.
Ind. – Addai 17-86, 1 TD; Carter 4-11.

PASSING: Pit. – Roethlisberger 37-25-1, 364, 1 TD.Ind. – Collins 29-13-0, 93; Painter 11-5-0, 60.

RECEIVING:
Pit. – Wallace 5-144, 1 TD; Miller 5-71; Brown 4-75; Ward 3-17; Mendenhall 3-9; Sanders 2-21; Moore 1-22; Johnson 1-3, Saunders 1-2.   Ind. – Garcon 6-82; Collie 5-29; Wayne 3-24; Clark 2-12; Eldridge 1-4; Addai 1-2.            

SERIES HIGHS

PASSING YARDS

Steelers Ben Roethlisberger 364 9/25/2011
Colts Peyton Manning 304 10/21/2002
 

RUSHING YARDS

Steelers Barry Foster 179 9/18/1994
Colts Edgerrin James 124 11/28/2005
 

RECEIVING YARDS

Steelers Louis Lipps 154 9/8/1985
Colts Marvin Harrison 128 11/28/2005

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