After suffering a terrible week 3 blowout loss to the Chicago Bears, the Colts were on the look out for blood. They were angry and looked to take it out directly on their week four opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Apparently the Colts locker room didn’t receive that message because in the first half of the game, the Colts found themselves down 17-0. We don’t know what was said to the entire locker room, however, the Colts somehow turned this game around coming from behind and winning 35-17.
The Colts found themselves in their position mainly because of bad defense and three terrible interceptions from quarterback Brissett. Brissett threw some strange passes into coverage, resulting in the Steelers scoring points. After going down 17, Brissett kicked it into high gear and would end up throwing for 279 yards and 4 touchdowns. Superstar running back Hines was a non factor in this game, rushing for 28 yards on 7 carries before he was once again knocked out for the game. Ironically, after Hines was knocked out, the Colts made their comeback. The comeback was led by running back Pumphrey’s 97 yards on 10 carries. Brissett’s touchdowns went to 4 different receivers, with Campbell leading the wide receiving core with 8 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown.
The Colts defense stepped up in a big way to allow for the comeback. After giving up the first 17 points of the game they didn’t allow another point. The defense combined for an impressive 10 sacks, with DE Houston, DE Sheard, and DT Richarsdon all getting to Roethlisberger twice. The Colts also intercepted Roethlisberger 4 times.
The Colts coming back and winning this game in this sort of fashion have given them the lift that they needed. The next two games for the Colts are very important as they are two out of the four divisional games left remaining. If we take a look at the Colts remaining schedule, we can see that it will get progressively harder. They still have to face three out of the four teams of the NFC North, and the first place divisional leaders from last season. If we look at the standings, the Colts sit one game ahead of the newly resurgent Jacksonville Jaguars while the Texans and the Titans fight for last place. Right now it looks like the division will be a two team race. Fresh off of this win, the Colts will look to ride this momentum into next week as they face off against the Houston Texans.