PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback in his fifth season.
That doesn't mean he can't learn a valuable lesson from Peyton Manning: Sometimes, inaccuracy beats impatience.
Manning, taking advantage of a fourth-quarter interception of a Roethlisberger pass that had been thrown in haste, found Dominic Rhodes out of the backfield on a 17-yard touchdown pass with 3:04 remaining. The play gave Indianapolis its only lead, and the Colts rallied to beat the Steelers, 24-20.
Manning also connected with Reggie Wayne for a 65-yard touchdown play on a tipped ball that wasn't well thrown and with Dallas Clark on a two-yard scoring pass six seconds before halftime after Roethlisberger had another pass intercepted.
Counting the postseason, the Colts (5-4) had dropped their last 12 in Pittsburgh, dating to a 41-7 win in 1968 when the Steelers (6-3) played at now-demolished Pitt Stadium.