0:00 The Steelers take a knee and win the game by a score of 26-24.
1:11 Adam Vinatieri misses a 43-yard field goal attempt. The Steelers still lead 26-24.
2:03 Zach Pascal keeps himself inbounds to complete a 19-yard catch. Pittsburgh challenges the play, claiming offensive pass interference.
2:13 Pittsburgh challenges a pass interference ruling. The call of PI is upheld.
6:39 Chris Boswell successfully kicks a 26-yard field goal. The Steelers take a 26-24 lead.
7:30 Indianapolis challenges a ruling of pass interference. The call of pass interference stands.
8:30 Mason Rudolph completes a 40-yard pass play to James Washington. Rudolph took advantage of the Colts blitz on the play.
8:43 Brian Hoyer throws a 4-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Chester Rogers in the back of the end zone. The two-point conversion attempt is unsuccessful. Indianapolis leads, 24-23.
11:55 Houston recovers the fumble. The Colts start their drive at the Pittsburgh 30.
14:57 Chris Boswell successfully kicks a 33-yard field goal. Pittsburgh leads, 23-18.
0:58 Olasunkanmi Adeniyi forces a fumble on the kickoff. Johnny Holton recovers the fumble, giving Pittsburgh the ball at the Indianapolis 17.
1:05 The Colts are awarded a safety after Justin Houston sacks Rudolph in the end zone. Rudolph fumbles the ball, but it’s recovered by Alejandro Villanueva. Pittsburgh leads, 20-18.
5:25 Mason Rudolph throws a 7 yard touchdown to Vance McDonald. The Steelers take a 20-16 lead after the Boswell extra point.
10:40 Bud Dupree forces and recovers a Brian Hoyer fumble. Pittsburgh takes over at their own 46.
0:00 Chris Boswell successfully kicks a 51-yard field goal. The half closes with the Colts up 16-13.
0:00 The Steelers get one last player in the half thanks to a personal foul penalty.
0:42 Brian Hoyer throws a 14-yard touchdown to Zach Pascal. Indianapolis takes a 16-10 lead. The extra point is blocked by Cam Heyward.
2:20 Minkah Fitzpatrick returns Brian Hoyer’s interception for 96 yards and a Steelers touchdown. Pittsburgh ties the game after the extra point.
6:01 The Steelers turn the ball over on downs, giving the Colts the ball at their own 35.
11:20 Jacoby Brissett is announced as questionable with a knee injury.
11:57 Brian Hoyer throws an 11-yard touchdown up the middle to Jack Doyle. The Colts lead 10-7 after the extra point.
12:41 Colts starting quarterback Jacob Brissett leaves the game with an injury. Brian Hoyer replaces him under center.
0:50 Indianapolis recovers their own fumble on the Pittsburgh kickoff.
1:01 Chris Boswell successfully kicks a 21-yard field goal to tie the game at 3.
7:09 Adam Vinatieri successfully kicks a 25-yard field goal to give the Colts a 3-0 lead.
7:48 Bud Dupree sacks Jacoby Brissett for an 8-yard loss.
12:20 Rudolph throws an interception to Kenny Moore. Colts start their drive on the Pittsburgh 35.
14:05 JuJu Smith-Schuster becomes the youngest player to reach 200 career receptions.
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, 1 pm
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
TV/Radio: CBS (see map), Steelers Radio Network (102.5 WDVE-FM)
SN Coverage: Alan Saunders, Mike Asti, Ed Thompson
Line: Steelers -1 (opened at Colts -1), over/under 40.5
PITTSBURGH WEATHER NOW FORECAST
Mix of clouds and sun, cool, 45 degrees.
Steelers: RB James Conner (AC joint), RB Benny Snell, Jr. (meniscus), G Ramon Foster (concussion protocol), QB Paxton Lynch, CB Justin Layne, TE Zach Gentry, DE L.T. Walton.
Colts: WR T.Y. Hilton (calf), CB Pioerre Desir (hamstring), OL Le’Raven Clark, DT Carl Davis, DL Tyquan Lewis, RB Jonathan Williams, CB Quincy Wilson.
From photographer Ed Thompson.
OUT: Steelers G Ramon Foster (concussion protocol), RB Benny Snell, Jr. (meniscus); Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (calf)
DOUBTFUL: Steelers RB James Conner (AC joint)
QUESTIONABLE: Steelers FB Roosevelt Nix (knee); Colts CB Pierre Desir (hamstring), S Malik Hooker (knee), DE James Houston (calf).
STEELERS NOW COVERAGE THIS WEEK
Report: Steelers to Retain Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler on One-Year Deal
Keith Butler will return as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator on a one-year contract, according to a report by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
ESPN had previously reported that Butler was seeking only a one-year extension to remain in the position that he’s held since 2015.
The Steelers’ defense finished 2020 fifth in the NFL with 21.2 points per game allowed, the second consecutive season the team finished fifth in the league in scoring defense after coming in ninth, 10th, 11th and 16th in Butler’s first four seasons as defensive coordinator.
Butler, 64, started in Pittsburgh as linebackers coach in 2003, serving under legendary Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and winning two Super Bowls.
A native of Anniston, Alabama, Butler played at Memphis State and spent 10 seasons in the NFL as a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks. As a coach, he spent seven seasons as a defensive assistant at Memphis, one as Arkansas State’s defensive coordinator and three seasons as the Cleveland Browns’ linebackers coach before joining the Steelers in 2003.
The Steelers have at least one vacancy on their defensive staff as defensive backs coach Tom Bradly was not retained. Senior defensive assistant Teryl Austin has interviewed for the vacant Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator position.
Report: Steelers Will Hire Offensive Line Coach Before Officially Promoting Matt Canada
The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly waiting to hire their next offensive line coach before officially announcing the promotion of quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to offensive coordinator, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac.
According to Dulac, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s desire to ensure the team’s next offensive line coach meshes with Canada’s philosophy has resulted in the delay.
In addition to parting ways with the offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner last Thursday, the Steelers also moved on from offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett. Sarrett had spent nine years with the Steelers organization, the last two leading the offensive line. He took over the position from his mentor Mike Munchak in 2019, who left Pittsburgh to take the same role with the Denver Broncos.
The aging Steelers offensive line struggled during the 2020 campaign, as Pittsburgh owned the league’s worst rushing offense at just 84.4 yards per game. The unit only allowed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to be sacked 13 times all season, but the quarterback rarely held the ball long enough on pass plays to be reached, which was likely by design.
Tight end coach James Daniel also retired since the end of the season and Canada’s promotion would create a vacancy at quarterbacks coach.
Steelers Projected to Receive 4th and 6th Round 2021 Compensatory Draft Picks
Over The Cap is projecting the Pittsburgh Steelers will receive fourth and sixth round compensatory picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Steelers would receive the fourth rounder to compensate for the loss of defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, who signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles last offseason. Hargrave recorded 4.5 sacks, five tackles-for-loss, eight quarterback hits and made eleven starts.
Pittsburgh would be given the sixth round selection for safety Sean Davis, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract with Washington. Davis was ultimately cut by Washington prior to Week 1, and rejoined the Steelers, primarily contributing on special teams. He had twelve total tackles and a fumble recovery in 2020.
Over The Cap’s Nick Korte does note that the Steelers’ signing of fullback Derek Watt could negate them receiving the sixth round compensation for the initial loss of Davis.
Pittsburgh could also potentially receive another sixth rounder for linebacker Tyler Matakevich, who signed with the Buffalo Bills last offseason, but Korte projects he will fall beyond the league’s 32-compensatory pick maximum.
The Steelers received a compensatory third round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft to make up for the loss of running back Le’Veon Bell.
The Baltimore Ravens are the only other AFC North team projected to receive a compensatory pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, a fifth-rounder to remedy the loss of current Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Michael Pierce.