Two shots from the 1 and no touchdown against one of the league's worst run defenses.
It was almost like the Colts knew what was coming.
Oh, that's right, they did. The Steelers ran the same play they did to score two touchdowns in the first half.
© Bruce Arians is taking a lot of heat for his play calling and in previous games it was deserved.
But there was nothing wrong with Sunday's game plan, which called for plenty of short passes and running.
It would have worked if the quarterback hadn't gotten greedy and tried to force a couple of passes.
© Uh oh, I'm criticizing Ben Roethlisberger. Let the name-calling begin.
© That's one touchdown and eight interceptions by Roethlisberger in his past 10 quarters of football.
I know the guy has won a lot here – including a Super Bowl – but he's not playing well right now. There's no sugar-coating it.
And don't give me the, "He has no time to pass," argument. The Colts only had two sacks Sunday on 44 dropbacks. The pass blocking wasn't the problem.
© Willie Parker's got a torn labrum. That'd be a problem if he were a pitcher or quarterback. But they'll have to put a harness on him and he's going to have to play through it.
They could have used him Sunday.
© Could have used Heath Miller, too, particularly down by the goal line.
One of the best ways to attack a Cover-2 is to use the tight end down the middle. Matt Spaeth had some nice grabs Sunday, but he gets nothing after the catch.
© The Steelers may be forced to rush Bryant McFadden back this week with Deshea Townsend going down with a hamstring injury.
© Mike Tomlin said LaMarr Woodley, being a young guy, needs to practice to play.
He would have been a help Sunday, but I don't know that he would have made a difference coming from Peyton Manning's front side.
The Steelers gave Manning fits with their pressure Sunday, forcing him to throw on the move, something he does not do well. But that's about the only thing he doesn't do well.
In the long run, giving Woodley the week off will help. He should be back next week against San Diego, a game that is now a must-win contest.
© Glad to see the Steelers finally found themselves a kick returner.