The Steelers took a 7-0 lead on the Colts when Ben Roethlisberger connected with Antonio Brown on a 57-yard score midway through the first quarter. Later in the quarter, Ike Taylor intercepted an Andrew Luck pass and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown, giving the Steelers a 14-0 lead.
The Colts responded early in the second quarter and cut the lead to 14-7 on a one-yard touchdown run by Donald Brown. Luck evened the score at 14-14 with a one-yard touchdown run with 1:56 remaining in the half.
The Colts got the ball back with less than a minute to go in the half and moved into field goal range, where Adam Vinatieri nailed a 53-yarder as time expired to give Indianapolis a 17-14 edge.