The injured quarterback is taking in Sunday night's game from the press box high atop the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, with hope that the team can find a way to pick up its first win of the year against the defendingAFC Champions.
Though his eyes he watched his team go toe-to-toe with the Steelers for the better part of 60 minutes in by far their best effort without him this season.
In the end it was the Steelers who had just a little too much for the injury-riddled Colts, who used a late two-minute drive to set up a game-winning Shaun Suisham field goal to pick up the 23-20 win Sunday night.
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On the opening drive the Steelers drove the ball 50 yards down field but had to settle with a 48-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham.
In the second quarter, the Colts made their move. A fumble forced and recovered by Robert Mathis helped the Colts drive close enough for an Adam Vinaitieri 21-yard field goal to cut the lead to 10-3.
Dwight Freeney then helped create another score, knocking the ball out of Roethlisberger's hands to cause the fumble. Jamaal Anderson picked it up and went 47 yards for the score to tie the game at ten.
The turnovers weren't done, as Joe Lefeged intercepted an overthrown Roethelisberger pass and returned it to the Pittsburgh 20. Vinatieri capped the drive with a 25-yard field goal and a 13-10 Colts lead.
Pittsburgh evened the game up early in the fourth quarter when Suisham capped a ten-play, 50-yard drive with a 44 yard field goal to tie it at 13.
Problems arose for the Colts, however, when Collins had to leave since the team's medical staff had suspicion of a concussion. Eventually he was taken back to the locker room for further evaluation and didn't return.
That brought in backup quarterback Curtis Painter, who went three-and-out in his first two drives with the offense.
On the next series, Painter took a major hit when defensive end James Harrison got past Anthony Costanzo on the end knocked the ball loose. It bounced into the hands of Troy Polamalu, who returned it 16-yards for the touchdown and a 20-13 Pittsburgh lead.
Painter responded by leading the offense down the field on the following series, using a couple of long passes to set up a seven-yard touchdown run by Joseph Addai to tie the game at 20.