Monday Night Football: Steelers hold off Colts 24-17

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The Colts had a chance for a late win, but Monday Night Football ended the way most of their games have this season. Indianapolis lost 24-17, failing to convert a fourth-and-three at the Pittsburgh 26.

The Steelers improved to 4-7, while the Colts fell to 4-7-1.

The Colts had questionable clock management on their final drive, which began with 4:52 left. Indianapolis snapped the ball with 1:35 left, and Terrell Edmunds sacked Matt Ryan for a 7-yard loss. The Colts snapped it again with 59 seconds left, and, on second-and-17, Ryan ran for 14 yards before sliding.

Indianapolis had three timeouts, but didn’t take one, and the third-down snap came with 34 seconds left. Alex Highsmith stopped Jonathan Taylor for no gain on third-and-three, and the Colts took their first timeout.

Ryan’s fourth down pass fell incomplete as Parris Campbell was well defended by Cameron Sutton and Minkah Fitzpatrick provided help. The Colts begged for a flag, either for pass interference on Sutton or hit on a defenseless receiver by Fitzpatrick, but they got neither.

ESPN rules analyst John Parry said it was a correct decision by officials.

The Steelers ended up with 323 yards, with Benny Snell rushing for 62 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in place of the injured Najee Harris. Harris had 10 carries for 35 yards and a touchdown in the first half.

Kenny Pickett went 20-of-28 for 174 yards, and George Pickens caught three passes for 57 yards.

Ryan went 22-of-34 for 199 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also lost a fumble on a botched handoff. Taylor rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.

26 responses to “Monday Night Football: Steelers hold off Colts 24-17

  1. Looked like the Steelers forgot you play football for 60 minutes hahaha did just enough playing 45 minutes…. Close call tho.

  2. Matt Ryan looks washed up and this will be his last year because no team is signing a player who is immobile and has lost strength. This was the first game I I’ve seen him play this season and the decline was shocking.

  3. The end of this game was the definition of poor clock management. Three timeouts in their pockets,and the Colts don’t use one? Saturday and Ryan certainly have enough game experience between them to know that they needed to stop the clock.

  4. First of all, that last Colts 3rd down spot was like two yards off – awful – and yeah…that was 100% pass interference – cb not remotely looking at the ball – and most probably hitting defenseless receiver. Redic.

  5. This game showed how bad my Eagles defense really is. They couldn’t stop the Colts but halfway through the second quarter the Colts only gained 6 yards and no first downs.

  6. I love fans who cry for penalties on bang bang plays because their team isn’t good enough to win.

  7. We all know without a doubt whatsoever that if Tom Brady threw the exact same pass as Ryan on that 4th and 3, 100 out of 100 times the refs would throw a flag giving Brady a first down. You know it. I know it. We all know it. Don’t try to fool yourself by thinking otherwise.

  8. The Colts best play has always been begging the refs to throw a flag. It’s part of their game plan.

  9. The refs were trying to hand the game to the Colts. I counted at least 3 separate holds that were not called on their big kickoff “return”. Then all the offsides and PIs that were called against the Steelers. I know that Tomlin felt bad for Saturday and was trying to keep the score down but this was a little too close! LOL! GO STEELERS!

  10. The way Jeff Saturday coached the last 2 minutes of that game is why the word “interim” was invented.

  11. I’m a fan, but so tired of the “product” that the Colts are putting out. Frustrating because they flash for a quarter, but can’t put together a whole game

  12. logicalone says:
    November 28, 2022 at 11:47 pm
    Matt Ryan looks washed up and this will be his last year because no team is signing a player who is immobile and has lost strength


    Ryan look like he weights about 135lbs. Not healthy

  13. Picket had Accuracy … good game presence … leadership … athleticism. It’s shame that he’ll never be a pro quarterback because of his small hands LOL

  14. footballer23 says:
    November 29, 2022 at 6:02 am
    Steelers are a dangerous team. People have to be praying we don’t make the playoffs.

    No, people don’t have to pray that the the current 14/16 team in the AFC Conference is going to make the playoffs. The only threat they are is boring fans to death. And Mom says you have been spending too much time on the internet.

  15. I watched about 10 minutes of this game and became tired. I asked myself if I wanted more sleep enhancement or if I was ready for bed. Five minutes later I was asleep.

  16. riggedkangaroocourt says:
    November 29, 2022 at 9:44 am
    Obvious tank job happening in Indy

    They’re not tanking, they’re just really bad. Look at the last couple years: Wentz – bad, Ryan – bad, Ehlinger – bad, Ryan – still bad. You can’t win with poor QB play and as of right now the Colts don’t have a great QB on the roster. I’d go with Ehlinger and working on putting a good O-line in front of him. Recent high QB picks have been a roll of the dice anyway, best to model the Titans with strong O-line and D-line until you can get a stud QB.

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