Pittsburgh storms back to stun Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Steelers snapped a three-game losing streak with a dominating second half Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts were unable to hold onto a 17-point, third-quarter lead in a 28-24 defeat.

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December 28, 2020 - 8:26 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass Sunday against Indianapolis. Photo by Peter Diana / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / TNS

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger overcame a month-long malaise to throw for 342 yards and three second-half touchdowns as the Steelers locked up the division title.

Listless and lifeless for weeks thanks to a three-game losing streak that followed an 11-0 start, Pittsburgh (12-3) somehow got it together over the final 25 minutes against the Colts (10-5). Indianapolis missed a chance to inch closer to a playoff berth when it let a 17-point third-quarter lead slip away.

Roethlisberger, who looked uneven at best and ineffective at worst during Pittsburgh’s recent slide, snapped out of it. He ditched the dink-and-dunk approach that had worked during the early portion of the season but became far too predictable during a December swoon.

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