Pittsburgh 23, Indianapolis 20

Date - 8:20 PM EST, Sunday, September 25, 2011
Location - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Terry McAulay
Attendance - 66309

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 10 0 0 13 23
Indianapolis 0 13 0 7 20

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2
Indianapolis 0-0 0-0 0-0 L3


Shaun Suisham kicked his third field goal of the game, a 38-yarder with four seconds to play, to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 victory over the host Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.

Ben Roethlisberger overcame three turnovers to lead the game-winning drive as the Steelers (2-1) sent the winless Colts to their first 0-3 start since Peyton Manning's rookie season in 1998.

Roethlisberger threw for 364 yards and an 81-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace, who had his sixth consecutive 100-yard game with five receptions for 144 yards.

Indianapolis turned in an inspired defensive performance and converted three Pittsburgh turnovers into 13 second-quarter points to take a 13-10 lead into the half.

Pittsburgh got a huge play from its defense when linebacker James Harrison sacked backup quarterback Curtis Painter and Troy Polamalu returned the fumble 16 yards for a touchdown with 5:13 to play put Pittsburgh ahead 20-13.

Painter, playing after Kerry Collins went out with a possible concussion, rebounded from the fumble to lead the Colts on a 10-play, 80-yard scoring march capped by Joseph Addai's 6-yard run with 2:09 to play for a 20-20 deadlock.

That set the stage for Roethlisberger, who hit Mewelde Moore for 22 yards and scrambled for 11 yards on the winning drive.

Jamaal Anderson returned a Roethlisberger fumble 47 yards for a touchdown and Adam Vinatieri kicked two field goals in the second quarter for the Colts.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Indianapolis
Rashard Mendenhall Player Joseph Addai
18 Attempts 17
37 Yards 86
2.1 Avg Yards 5.1
0 Touchdowns 1
15 Long 11
Pittsburgh   Indianapolis
Mike Wallace Player Pierre Garcon
5 Receptions 6
144 Yards 82
28.8 Avg Yards 13.7
1 Touchdowns 0
81 Long 29

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 408 67 341 2 3 0 1.0 1
Indianapolis 241 97 144 2 2 1 3.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Indianapolis will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Colts have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Steelers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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