Steelers Vs. Colts Score: Ben Roethlisberger Connects With Mike Wallace For Early Lead

The Pittsburgh Steelers took the early lead on Sunday Night Football as Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Mike Wallace on an 81-yard pass play to put the Indianapolis Colts into a 10-0 hole before the first quarter was even finished. Unfortunately for the home team, the early deficit make it look as though the Colts are going to start the season with an 0-3 record without Peyton Manning calling the shots -- from the field, anyway.

Roethlisberger made a brilliant read on a second-and-five play from his own 19-yard line. He saw Wallace with one-on-one coverage, switched his receiver's route to a fly and flung the ball nearly 60 yards through the air to his streaking wide out. Sean Suisham then kicked in the extra point, after earlier connecting on a 48-yard field goal, to give the visitors the 10-0 lead on the scoreboard.

Wallace ended the first quarter with three receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown, catching three of Roethlisberger's six passing attempts. The Colts haven't been able to get anything going as Kerry Collins is just 5-of-11 for 43 yards in place of regular starting quarterback Manning.

For more on the Steelers head over to Behind The Steel Curtain. For more on the Colts, check out Stampede Blue. Follow the rest of Week 3 at SB Nation NFL.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.