Colts: Disappointment in Pittsburgh is Becoming Too Familiar

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Dec 6, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs past Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee (1) to score on a seventy-one yard punt return for a touchdown during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Once again, for the second straight year, the Indianapolis Colts went into Pittsburgh looking for a win. Instead of a victory, they were handed another embarrassing defeat.

The Colts lost to the Steelers in 2014 51-34. On Sunday Night, it was a far more embarrassing 45-10 loss. Sure the Steelers scored six fewer points, but the Colts offense was laughable once Hasselbeck went down and was barely successful before he did.

Midway through the second quarter, the Colts had gained the advantage on a well-constructed drive by Hasselbeck that gave the Colts a 10-6 lead. Prior to that lead, change the Colts had forced three turnovers and the defense was bending but did not break. Then, out of nowhere the dam burst and the Steelers offense gashed the Colts.

What came next was 39 unanswered points from the Steelers. It was awful. The Colts were routed in every facet of the game. The most embarrassing moment was the play of the Colts coverage team when Antonio Brown ran straight between the hashes for a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown. If you haven’t seen it yet, the end of the run was the best part. Even I found myself awe-struck on that play in spite of the anger I felt at the coverage team. The touchdown celebration was the sprinkles on the sundae and left many fans shuddering. See for yourself…

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