Ben Roethlisberger's Pooch Punt Gets Blocked by Colts

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2014

Credit: CBS Broadcast

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger put up great passing numbers in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday (320 yards, four touchdowns), but when he was asked to punt the football in the final minute of the second quarter, things didn't work out too well.

Facing a 4th-and-4 from the Indianapolis 34-yard line, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin opted to have Roethlisberger try to pin the Colts deep in their own territory at the end of the half instead of attempting a 51-yard field goal. Heinz Field is a tough place to convert long attempts, so it was an understandable decision. Also, not many pooch punts get blocked. 

Check out what happened when Roethlisberger tried to punt:

Indianapolis took over at the 35-yard line. The Colts ended up driving 60 yards in 35 seconds and kicked a field goal to cut the Steelers' lead to 35-20 at the half.


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