View Full Version : Quick Take: Colts (4-4) at Steelers (6-2)

11-04-2008, 08:08 PM
Last meeting
In the 2005 divisonal playoffs, Mike Vanderjagt missed a 46-yard field in the closing seconds, sending the eventual Super Bowl champion Steelers to the AFC Championship game with a 21-18 win.

The Steelers have won 14 of the last 16 meetings, including the postseason, and lead the overall series, 18-5.

Last week
Adam Vinatieri kicked a 52-yard field goal to lift the Colts to an 18-15 home win over his former team, the Patriots. ... Pittsburgh became the first team to intercept Jason Campbell this season -- picking him off twice in a 23-6 win at Washington on Monday Night Football.

Keep your eye on ...
Indy's front line: Finally completely healthy, the Colts' offensive line has not allowed a sack on Peyton Manning in its last three games. It will be challenged to continue that trend against Pittsburgh, which has a league-leading 32 sacks, including seven against Washington on Monday night.

Pittsburgh's linebackers: Five of those seven sacks came from Steelers linebackers. James Farrior, James Harrison, Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley combined for 23 solo tackles against the Redskins. Woodley and Harrison have combined for 15.5 sacks in Pittsburgh's last six games.

Parker's production: Last week, Willie Parker was seemingly slowed more by a stout Redskins defense than any lingering effects from a knee injury that kept him out of Pittsburgh's previous four games. Parker should be more effective against a Colts run defense that is giving up 143.6 yards per game. Parker is averaging 101.5 rushing yards over his last nine games at Heinz Field.

Did you know?
Colts TE Dallas Clark is avergaing 79.3 receiving yards over his last three games. ... Dating to 1974, the Steelers have 12 consecutive wins vs. the Colts at home (including playoffs). ... Pittsburgh is 5-0 against the AFC this season.

11-04-2008, 08:57 PM
Wow, I did not realize it has been that long since we last played them.

I sort of hope Ben comes ready to play and he kicks their butts.

Ben vs Peyton sounds so much better then
Lefty vs Peyton

Hopefully we can finish 1/1 against the Manning family.

:tt1 :tt2 :tt1

11-04-2008, 09:25 PM
We can ill afford to have another down game. We need momentum. We haven't had a convincing win streak, in my opinion. We've always ran into an NFC east juggernaut that kept us from having it. I'd love to just crush Indy's hopes of ever making that coveted wild card. They're not going to win their division so the best thing we can do is just tell Peyton and company to start looking to next year. It will be a nice send Tony Dungy into retirement properly.