By Dale Grdnic
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers entered this season with two veteran kickers, but their two young backups proved to be more than capable against the Indianapolis Colts during the second preseason game.
Rookie punter Drew Butler from Georgia was consistent throughout the game, while rookie place-kicker Daniel Hrapmann from Southern Mississippi booted four field goals to give the Steelers a 26-24 victory Sunday night at Heinz Field. The game-winner came from 22-yards out with 20 seconds remaining.
The Steelers took a 14-0 lead through one quarter, as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger directed a six-play, 80-yard drive for the first score. And Ike Taylor returned an interception 49 yards for the second touchdown.
"Coach Dick LeBeau always tells us to stay close to the receiver, and when the ball comes your way you have to catch the ball,'' Taylor said. "I turned around, and the ball was right there. I just had to make sure I caught it.
"It's very important, very important (to force turnovers). We try to create as many turnovers as possible. This defense has been around for a while. We have a good group of young guys. (So), we'll be fine.''
Antonio Brown took a short pass and dazzled the defense with a 57-yard score with the bulk of the yards coming after the catch. Brown also had an 18-yard reception in the drive. Roethlisberger was 5-for-9 for 81 yards with one touchdown and one interception leading a handful of possessions. Jonathan Dwyer started at running back and finished with 43 yards on eight carries (5.4 yards per rush).
"We're making a little bit of progress,'' Roethlisberger said when asked about the offense...