The Steelers moved the ball well on the game’s opening drive, but ultimately only came up with a field goal to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Ben Roethlisberger found Mike Wallace twice for 48 of the drive’s 50 yards, but the drive stalled when Emmanual Sanders dropped a perfectly placed pass while streaking towards the end-zone. The Steelers settled for a 48 yard Shaun Suisham field goal.
On the second drive of the game, the Steelers were forced to punt when Roethlisberger badly under-threw Wallace. So far the run game has been non-existent with Rashard Mendenhall’s 4 carries netting negative yardage.
After another defensive stop, the offense broke it open when Roethlisberger found Wallace on an 81 yard bomb to put the Steelers out to a 10-0 lead. Ben’s looked good so far going 7 for 11 for 171 yards and a touchdown, with the Steelers still driving at quarter’s end.
The defense is having little trouble with the Kerry Collins led Colts offense, spending considerable time in the backfield. Both Troy Polamalu and James Harrison turning in big, drive stopping plays.