Steelers receiver Antonio Brown caught five passes for 91 yards and three touchdowns as Pittsburgh rolled to a 28-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night.
Brown scored on passes of 25, 33 and 22 yards and Le’Veon Bell scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to lift the Steelers to a win and at least a temporary lead in the AFC North. Roethlisberger completed 14 of 20 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns.
A Colts offense missing Andrew Luck was unable to match Pittsburgh’s blows.
Scott Tolzien played decently in spurts in relief of Luck. He passed for 205 yards with a touchdown and two late interceptions for Indianapolis. However, the Colts were twice stymied at the Pittsburgh 1-yard line and held without points after failed fourth down attempts for the end zone.
The Colts only touchdown of the night came on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Tolzien to Donte Moncrief.
Pittsburgh now takes a half game lead over the Baltimore Ravens atop the AFC North. The Ravens host a battered Cincinnati Bengals team on Sunday.