Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw three interceptions and failed to manage the end game properly on Sunday as the Steelers lost at home to the Indianapolis Colts 24-20. Roethlisberger was 30 of 42 passing for 284 yards, but his three interceptions proved to be the difference in the game, putting the Steelers defense in tough situations on most of them. The Steelers defense held the Colts offense to 62 yards rushing and 240 yards passing. The defense missed a few opportunities to make interceptions of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, twice on tipped balls that Colt receivers managed to come down with.
On the last drive of the game, Roethlisberger lacked clock management and the offense was hampered by a holding call on Max Starks. The Steelers out gained the Colts in total offense, 326 to 290 yards. The turnovers proved to be costly and the Steelers dropped to 6-3 and into a tie with the Baltimore Ravens, who won today versus Houston. The win by the Colts was the first in Pittsburgh since 1968, when the Colts defense led by then defensive coordinator Chuck Noll beat the Steelers.
The Steelers will be at home next week again against the San Diego Chargers who beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.