Luck solid, Colts fall to Steelers 26-24
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew Luck shook off a pair of early interceptions to put together three second-quarter scoring drives, giving the Indianapolis Colts a halftime lead before the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied for a 26-24 preseason victory Sunday night.
The top overall pick completed 16 of 25 passes for 175 yards and added a 1-yard touchdown run for the Colts (1-1), who held their own against a perennial Super Bowl contender.
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 81 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Steelers (1-1), who took an early 14-0 lead when Ike Taylor picked off Luck's pass and took it 50 yards for a score.
The pick hardly rattled Luck, who led the Colts to scores on three of their next four drives. By the time he left, Indianapolis (No. 32 in the AP Pro32) held a 17-14 at the break.
Rookie Danny Hrapmann kicked four second-half field goals for the Steelers, including the 22-yard winner with 23 seconds remaining.