Ben Roethlisberger is having a really bad day. After getting sacked and picked off, he started this drive having missed on his last six passing attempts. Now, he has to lead his team out of a 17-6 hole to the Denver Broncos with an ankle that looks to be bothering him again, if his limping around on the field is any indication.
He got a break on the first play of the drive. A Denver offsides call negated another interception. The Steelers went back to Isaac Redman for two yards, and another Denver penalty gave them a first down.
A no-gain by Redman and another incomplete pass put the Steelers at third-and-10. Roethlisberger finally completed a pass, hitting Mike Wallace in the middle of the field. Playing in a zone, Denver safety Quinton Carter put a big hit on Wallace to stop him three yards shy of the first down. Pittsburgh punted.
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