4:15 PM ET, November 9, 2008
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback in his fifth season. That doesn't mean he still can't learn a valuable lesson from Peyton Manning: Sometimes, inaccuracy beats impatience.Manning took advantage of Roethlisberger's fourth quarter interception to find Dominic Rhodes out of the backfield on a 17-yard touchdown pass with 3:04 remaining for Indianapolis' only lead, and the Colts rallied in a virtual must-win game to beat the Steelers 24-20 on Sunday.
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• The Colts' win at Pittsburgh was the first road win vs. the Steelers for the Colts since 1968, their first ever trip to Pittsburgh. Since then, the Colts had lost 12 straight, including playoff games, entering Sunday.
• The Steelers lost against an AFC opponent for the first time this season (5-1).
• Ben Roethlisberger passed for 284 yards and three interceptions. Roethlisberger has thrown eight interceptions in the last three games.
• Colts WR Reggie Wayne had a team-high six receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. It was Wayne's second 100-yard receiving game this season.
-- ESPN research
The Colts said their own in-game report that WR Marvin Harrison sustained a concussion was inaccurate. ... Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder) missed his fifth game in the last six. ... Manning had not been sacked in three games until being sacked twice. Pittsburgh came into the game with a league-leading 32 sacks. ... Hines Ward made nine catches for 116 yards, with his 41-yard reception leading to Moore's second TD run. ... Roethlisberger has 8 interceptions in his last 10 quarters.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||09:07||Mewelde Moore 1 Yd Run (Jeff Reed Kick)||0||7|
|TD||07:41||Reggie Wayne 65 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||7||7|
|TD||13:21||Mewelde Moore 1 Yd Run (Jeff Reed Kick)||7||14|
|FG||04:18||Jeff Reed 42 Yd||7||17|
|TD||00:06||Dallas Clark 2 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||14||17|
|FG||08:14||Adam Vinatieri 36 Yd||17||17|
|FG||07:57||Jeff Reed 24 Yd||17||20|
|TD||03:04||Dominic Rhodes 17 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||24||20|