Hi, Colts fans! Our Indianapolis Colts begin the second half of their 2017 NFL regular season, as they host the visiting, and AFC North diviision leaders at 6-2, Pittsburgh Steelers a LOS (the building) tin today's 30th all-time meeting, including 24 regular season, and 5 postseason games.
Jacoby Brisset and backup Scott Tolzien will lead the Colts at QB the rest of the 2017 NFL regular season after Andrew Luck was placed on season ending injured reserve because of his slow-healing shoulder injury following surgery, dating back to December 2016.
Indianapolis will try to both defeat Pittsburgh for the first time since the Colts started playing their games at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2009. Colts last home win over the Steelers was 12 years ago, when Indianapolis defeated Pittsburgh 26-7 at the RCA Dome, back on November 28, 2005. Colts also has won only one of the seven previous meetings beginning with the 2005 AFC Wild Card Playoff Game in January 2006, and are on current five-game losing streak with the Steelers entering today.
Peyton Manning threw the game winning, 17-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Rhodes for the Colts with 3:04 remaining in the fourth quarter, along with an Adam Vinitieri PAT, to defeat the Steelers 24-20, for the Colts last regular season victory, and played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, back on November 9, 2008.
Colts are technically, and still mathematically, alive for a Wild Card Playoff berth despite their 3-6 record, one record better than the 0-9 Cleveland Browns, but after 10 weeks are 2 1.2 games behind the Wild Card. Andrew Luck's absence from as an active player and on the playing field, and injuries within the team are major reasons the Colts have their current record as the start Week 10 game action, of the NFL's enduring 16-game regular season.
Indianapolis also have a daunting task to defeat Pittsburgh today as the Colts have only won 6 of the previous 23 games since the rivalry began 67 years ago, when the Steelers defeated the Baltimore Colts 17-7, in both teams first regular season meeting, played at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, back on November 12, 1950.
Colts were also 0-5 to the Steelers in AFC Playoff games, in 1975 and 1976 during the Bert Jones era, 1996, and 2006.
NO injuries, go for win #4 before your start your bye week, and in front of your Colts fans, continue to stay Colts Strong, defeat the
Steelers Nation present at LOS, and LET'S GO COLTS!
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