Roethlisberger, Brown connect for 3 TDs in Steelers win over Colts

Posted on Nov 25 2016 - 10:41am by Rachael McKriger
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The Pittsburgh Steelers had a Thanksgiving night feast in their 28-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The Steelers offense put up the first points of the game when Le’Veon Bell rushed for a touchdown on the first drive. The Steelers continued their first quarter scoring with a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to wide receiver Antonio Brown.

The Colts earned their first- and only- points of the game when backup quarterback Scott Tolzien found Donte Moncrief for a 5-yard touchdown pass. Tolzien filled in for Andrew Luck, who is currently in concussion protocol for the Colts.

The third quarter found no points earned on either side of the ball, but the fourth quarter was owned by Roethlisberger and Brown. In their second connection, Roethlisberger found Brown for a 33-yard touchdown. In their final touchdown of the night, Brown caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger.

After the game, Brown joked that many people got seconds on Thanksgiving, “but I got thirds.”

As for the defense, both Mike Mitchell and William Gay intercepted Tolzien. Gay also forced a fumble against Tolzien on the Colts’ first drive. However, the Colts picked up the ball.

It was Lawrence Timmons that led the defense in tackles with eight. Mitchell followed behind with six tackles and rookie safety Sean Davis recorded five tackles. Finding Tolzien for sacks were Gay, Javon Hargrave and James Harrison.

As for the Colts, Tolzien threw for 205 yards on 22/36 completed passes. Running back Frank Gore rushed the ball 15 times for a meager 28 yards. T.Y. Hilton led the Colts receivers with three receptions for 54 yards, before exiting the game after a hit from Mitchell.

The Steelers will return to Heinz Field on Sunday, Dec. 4, against the New York Giants. The game will kickoff at 4:25 p.m.

Photo of Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown courtesy of Andy Lyons/Getty Images.

Photo of Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers courtesy of Andy Lyons/Getty Images.

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