Colts Fall Short To Steelers Off Miss Late Game Field Goal
PITTSBURGH -- Adam Vinatieri shanked a 43-yard field goal in the final moments, seeling the Steelers' 26-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick had a 96-yard pick-six in the second quarter and Chris Boswell kicked four field goals as the Steelers climbed back to .500 at 4-4.
"The Steelers are good at creating turnovers," said Colts head coach Frank Reich. "We said if we can minimize turnovers and the negative plays we're going to win this game. We didn't do that, so every credit to Pittsburgh."
Mason Rudolph threw a touchdown and an interception in the win.
Colts back up quarterback Brian Hoyer passed for three scores in relief of Jacoby Brissett, who suffered a leg injury early in the game. Hoyer said they have to eliminate mistakes.
"Pretty much each Sunday, each game is going to come down to that fourth quarter," said Hoyer in the locker room. "You obviously have to eliminate some of those pre-snap penalties. It's something we'll have to work on and just keep improving."
Hoyer would finish the day with 168 yards passing, the most of which would be thrown in the direction of wide receiver Zach Pascal. Pascal caught five passes for 76 yards in his role as the number one receiver with T.Y Hilton inactive.
The Colts' three-game win streak is over as they dropped to 5-3. They face the Miami Dolphins at home next Sunday.
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