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Whether explainable, questionable, or awful, officiating in Colts’ loss under the microscope | Fox 59
PITTSBURGH – Players in the NFL are mostly judicious with their words when answering questions about officiating. Darius Leonard decided to throw caution to the wind after the Colts’ 28-24 loss to the Steelers. “(Pass interference calls) played a big role,” said the Pro Bowl linebacker. “The one on Kenny (Moore) was a terrible call. […]

Colts’ playoff push gains clarity: win and hope | Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS – After four months and 15 games, it’s come down to next Sunday and the 16th game for the Indianapolis Colts. Unable to maintain control of their own future at Pittsburgh – you know, blowing a 17-point third-quarter lead and losing 28-24 to the Steelers – the Colts’ playoff drive has been reduced to […]

Colts playoffs: Their odds are better than you think
Fivethirtyeight.com has the Colts at 84% to make the playoffs after Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh

How Can The Colts Make The Playoffs In Week 17? | 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan
How Can The Colts Make The Playoffs In Week 17?

Collapse puts Colts on brink of playoff elimination | Sports | kokomotribune.com
Even in the long history of nightmare losses for the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh, this one will stand out.

With everything in their hands, Colts let it slip away at Pittsburgh | Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS – They had a complete control of everything. Absolutely everything. The offense was hummin’ behind a crisp mix of Philip Rivers’ 39-year old right arm (181 yards, a 42-yard TD to Zach Pascal) and Jonathan Taylor’s powerful 21-year old legs (74 yards and two TDs on 16 carries). The defense was making Ben Roethlisberger […]

Colts’ run game disappears after strong start | Fox 59
INDIANAPOLIS – Let’s call it the great disappearing act. For the first 2½ quarters, the Indianapolis Colts’ running game was obvious and vibrant. Then – Poof! – it went away. “Obviously we’d like to run the ball more in the second half,’’ Pro Bowl center Ryan Kelly said in the aftermath of the Colts’ 28-24 […]

5 Things Learned: Colts Choke Away Critical Victory In Pittsburgh | 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan
5 Things Learned: Colts Choke Away Critical Victory In Pittsburgh

The Colts couldn't hang on to a 24-7 second-half lead over the Steelers on Sunday, falling 24-20 and now needing help to get back in the playoff race
The Indianapolis Colts dominated the AFC North Division-leading Pittsburgh Steelers on the road in the first half of Sunday’s Week 16 matchup. But the Steelers were able to return the favor, and then some, over the final two quarters, handing the Colts a

17-point lead evaporates as Colts lose in Pittsburgh 28-24 | Fox 59
PITTSBURGH — The Indianapolis Colts let a 17-point second half lead slip away in a brutal 28-24 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The first half belonged to the Colts, who found the endzone three times despite playing without starting offensive tackles Anthony Castonzo and Braden Smith. Pittsburgh’s only score of the half came in […]

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How the Colts collapsed against the Steelers – The Athletic
How did the Colts collapse against the Steelers? Here are five turning points.

Colts fold and it could cost them an NFL playoff berth – The Athletic
The Colts failed to finish: the play calls, the offense, the defense. All of it played a part in this collapse.

Colts face possibility of winning 11, missing NFL playoffs – The Athletic
The Colts have a chance to do something just two teams have done. The 1985 Broncos and 2008 Patriots also won 11 and missed postseason.

Colts defense can't be considered NFL's best after Pittsburgh collapse
The Colts have given up 402.7 yards and 28.5 points per game over their last six, and this time, there was no big play to salvage a bad showing.

Colts vs. Steelers: Colts blow 17-point lead after bizarre play-calling shift
Colts ran to a big lead against Pittsburgh, then passed their way into a terrible loss, but Frank Reich and Philip Rivers are OK with the play calls.

Colts vs. Steelers: Collapse forces them to face ugly reality -- they're no longer in control
If the Colts don't make the playoffs and their offseason starts early, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.