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
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||9:10||Mewelde Moore 1 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 62 yds, 5:53
|TD||7:52||Reggie Wayne 65 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 77 yds, 1:26
|TD||13:23||Mewelde Moore 1 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 77 yds, 4:19
|FG||4:22||Jeff Reed 42 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 34 yds, 4:28
|TD||0:09||Dallas Clark 2 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 30 yds, 1:18
|FG||8:18||Adam Vinatieri 36 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 56 yds, 6:46
|FG||8:01||Jeff Reed 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 14 plays, 64 yds, 8:27
|TD||3:10||Dominic Rhodes 17 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 32 yds, 1:40