Steelers vs Colts NFL Thanksgiving Game Capsule

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (5-5) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (5-5)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  STEELERS COLTS
SERIES LEADER 16-6  
STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 3-1 Chuck Pagano: 0-2
LAST WEEK W 24-9 at Cleveland W 24-17 vs. Tennessee
LAST GAME 12/6/15: Colts 10 at Steelers 45. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 364 yards & 4 TDs for 126.4 rating. Steelers WR Antonio Brown has 3 total TDs, incl. 71-yard PR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/25/11: Steelers 23, Colts 20. Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu has 16-yard FR-TD. Steelers K Shaun Suisham converts GW 38-yard FG with 4 seconds remaining.
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST NBC (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Pit), 82 (Ind). XM: 88 (WW1), 83 (Pit), 82 (Ind).

STATS

PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 228-353-2524-20-7-96.3 Andrew Luck: 236-375-2827-19-8-93.9 OR

Scott Tolzien (Pre.): 41-62-390-2-1-87.4

RUSHING Le’Veon Bell: 128-579-4.5-2 Frank Gore: 163-642-3.9-4
RECEIVING Antonio Brown: 77 (1L)-907-11.8-7 (3L) T.Y. Hilton: 57-888-15.6-5
OFFENSE 364.4 356.6
TAKE/GIVE +2 -3
DEFENSE 363.6 397.6
SACKS Stephon Tuitt: 3.5 Erik Walden: 8
INTs Artie Burns (R): 2 Darius Butler: 2
PUNTING Jordan Berry: 46.3 Pat McAfee: 50.3 (1L)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 58 (22/22 PAT; 12/16 FG) Adam Vinatieri: 87 (27/27 PAT; 20/21 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Play 6th Thanksgiving game (1st since 1991)…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 1,250 pass yards (416.7 per game) & 11 TDs vs. 1 INT for 129.1 rating in past 3 vs. Ind…RB LE’VEON BELL had 201 scrimmage yards (146 rush, 55 rec.) & TD last week. Has 4 career games with 200+ scrimmage yards, most in Pit. history. RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 203 rush yards (101.5 per game) & 2 rush TDs in past 2 meetings…In past 2 vs. Ind., WR ANTONIO BROWN has 18 catches for 251 yards (125.5 per game) & 4 TDs. Fastest in NFL history to 600 catches (96 games)… LB JAMES HARRISON is franchise leader with 77.5 sacks. Has 7 sacks in past 5 meetings. DE STEPHON TUITT had 2.5 sacks last week. Rookie DT JAVON HARGRAVE had sack & FR-TD last week…COLTS: Play 4th Thanksgiving game (1st at home)…In past 6 at home, QB ANDREW LUCK has 1,762 pass yards (293.7 per game) & 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 100.8 rating. QB SCOTT TOLZIEN has 2 career NFL starts (last on 11/24/13 vs. Min.)…RB FRANK GORE had 121 scrimmage yards (50 rush, 71 rec.) last week. Has 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 vs. Pit. RB ROBERT TURBIN had rush TD last week…WR T.Y. HILTON had 97 rec. yards & TD last week. In past 2 vs. Pit., has 191 rec. yards (95.5 per game) & TD. WR DONTE MONCRIEF aims for 4th in row with rec. TD…LB ERIK WALDEN aims for 5th in row with sack. Is 1 of 4 NFL LBs with 8+ sacks (8) & 2+ FFs (2). LB D’QWELL JACKSON had sack in last meeting. Had sack last week.

Luck in Concussion Protocol; Likely Won’t Be Able to Go Thursday Vs Steelers

Andrew Luck

The Colts are coming off a big win Sunday against the Titans, but may pay a big price for it, as today it was announced that franchise quarterback Andrew Luck is in concussion protocol, and it’s very much up in the air if he’ll play or not on Thanksgiving against the Steelers.

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Luck began experiencing symptoms at a later time and was diagnosed after the team got the victory.

The coach said the injury took place at some point in the fourth quarter of the win.

As of now the Colts are planning on 29-year-old backup QB Scott Tolzien starting against the Steelers, a team that has beaten the Colts by a combined 96-44 in their last two matchups.

Tolzien has just two NFL starts in his career, and beyond throwing one pass last season for Green Bay, Tolzien hasn’t seen regular-season action since 2013.

Getting Luck ready for Thursday is a longshot at best at this point.

Colts Fast Start Enough to Hold Off Titans 24-17

Tennessee Titans v Indianapolis Colts

Andrew Luck led the Indianapolis Colts to a big early lead Sunday, and the defense held on in the second half for a 24-17 victory over Tennessee.

Indianapolis (5-5) evened its record by winning back-to-back games for the first time this season.

And by earning their 11th straight victory in the series, the Colts climbed into second place in the AFC South.

For Tennessee (5-6) , it was more frustration against an old nemesis.

Luck was 15 of 28 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and one interception as the Colts scored touchdowns on each of their first three possessions for a 21-0 lead.

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Titans vs Colts NFL Week 11 Inactives

Titans: WR Tre McBride, RB David Fluellen, DB Curtis Riley, G Sebastian Tretola, TE Jace Amaro, OLB Kevin Dodd, NT Al Woods

Colts: CB Patrick Robinson, CB Christopher Milton, LB Deon King, OL Le’Raven Clark, OL Austin Blythe, WR Devin Street, LB Curt Maggitt

Chiefs vs Colts NFL Week Eight Inactives

Chiefs: RB Jamaal Charles, CB D.J. White, QB Tyler Bray, OL Jordan Devey, LB Sam Barrington, OL Bryan Witzmann, TE Ross Travis

Colts: TE Dwayne Allen, OL Jack Mewhort, WR Chester Rogers, OT Le’Raven Clark, DE Kendall Langford, OLB Curt Maggitt, DT Henry Anderson

Luck’s Late TD to Doyle Enough as Colts Top Titans 34-26

Indianapolis Colts v Tennessee Titans

Andrew Luck threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle with 1:55 left to put Indianapolis ahead to stay, and the Colts rallied to beat the Titans 34-26 Sunday for their 10th straight win against their AFC South rival.

The Colts (3-4) came in having lost two of three, including blowing a 14-point lead in an overtime loss last week at Houston. But Luck has never lost to Tennessee, and he improved to 8-0 against the Titans with yet another comeback win. He finished with 353 yards passing and three TDs, the last after Tennessee went up 23-20.

T.Y. Hilton caught seven passes for 133 yards, including a 37-yard TD . The Colts shook off 12 penalties for 131 yards in pulling out their 15th win in 16 games against Tennessee.

The Titans (3-4) saw their two-game winning streak end.

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Colts at Titans NFL Week Seven Inactives

Colts: WR Phillip Dorsett, WR Donte Moncrief, TE Dwayne Allen, OG Jack Mewhort, Jack Mewhort, LB Curt Maggitt, DL Zach Kerr, DE Henry Anderson

Titans:
TE Jace Amaro, LB Aaron Wallace, CB Cody Riggs, DB Curtis Riley, G Sebastian Tretola, WR Harry Douglas, DL Austin Johnson

Colts vs Titans NFL Week Seven Capsule

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-4) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (3-3)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  COLTS TITANS
SERIES LEADER 29-13  
STREAKS 14 of past 15  
COACHES VS. OPP. Chuck Pagano: 8-0 Mike Mularkey: 1-3
LAST WEEK L 26-23 (OT) at Houston W 28-26 vs Cleveland
LAST GAME 1/3/16: Titans 24 at Colts 30. Indianapolis QBs Ryan Lindley and Josh Freeman combine for 207 yards & 2 TDs. Colts LB Jerrell Freeman records 23-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/27/15: Colts 35, Titans 33. Indianapolis RB Frank Gore rushes for 86 yards & 2 TDs. Colts S Dwight Lowery records 2 INTs, including 69-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 121 (Ind), 145 (Ten). XM: 382 (Ind), 227 (Ten).

STATS

PASSING Andrew Luck: 152-237-1721-11-4-94.2 Marcus Mariota: 117-189-1372-10-6-88.3
RUSHING Frank Gore: 100-434-4.3-2 DeMarco Murray: 114-526-4.6-4
RECEIVING T.Y. Hilton: 38-556-14.6-3 DeMarco Murray (RB): 24-172-7.2-2
OFFENSE 364.2 366.2
TAKE/GIVE 0 -3
DEFENSE 411.2 324.0
SACKS Erik Walden: 4 Brian Orakpo: 7 (3L)
INTs Darius Butler, Vontae Davis: 1 Perrish Cox, Jason McCourty: 2
PUNTING Pat McAfee: 50.4 (2L) Brett Kern: 46.2
KICKING Adam Vinatieri: 62 (1L) (14/14 PAT; 16/16 FG) Ryan Succop: 30 (12/13 PAT; 6/8 FG)

NOTES

COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK is 7-0 as starter vs. Ten. (4-0 at Ten.)…RB FRANK GORE has 432 scrimmage yards (108 per game) & 5 rush TDs in 4 meetings. Has 4 rush TDs in 2 games at Ten. Ranks 9th in NFL history with 12,474 rush yards, incl. 106 yards last week…WR. T.Y. HILTON had 4 catches for 94 yards (23.5 per game) in last game at Ten. Has 28 catches for 436 yards (109 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4. WR PHILLIP DORSETT had 35-yard TD catch at Ten. on 9/27/15…LB ERIK WALDEN has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in past 4. LB ROBERT MATHIS has 2 sacks & FF in past 3 meetings. Ranks 4th among active NFL players with 119 sacks & 1st with 48 def. FFs. DE KENDALL LANGFORD has 3 sacks in past 3 meetings. S MIKE ADAMS has 3 INTs, FF & FR in past 6 vs. Ten…K ADAM VINATIERI has made 41 consecutive FGs, 2nd longest streak in NFL history…TITANS: QB MARCUS MARIOTA passed for 367 yards & 2 TDs in only start vs. Ind. Has 6 pass TDs, 125.3 rating, 124 rush yards & rush TD in past 2…Since 2013, RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL with 32 rush TDs & is 2nd with 4,194 rush yards. In past 4, has rushed for 395 yards (98.8 per game) & 4 TDs…Since 2015, TE DELANIE WALKER ranks 3rd among NFL TEs in catches (111) & 4th in rec. yards (1,334). WR ANDRE JOHNSON spent 2015 with Ind. In past 7 vs. Colts, has 57 catches for 839 yards (119.9 per game) & 7 TDs. Is active leader in career catches (1,062) & 2nd among active players with 14,185 rec. yards. WR KENDALL WRIGHT had 8 catches for 133 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Ind. with TD…LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 7 sacks in past 5 & aims for 6th in row with sack. Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY has 25.5 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT. Has 3 sacks in past 2. LB DERRICK MORGAN has 3 sacks in past 2. LB AVERY WILLIAMSON leads team with 45 tackles.

Colts Ink TE Chase Coffman Following Injury to Dwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen

On Tuesday morning, the Colts signed veteran tight end Chase Coffman, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

The move to bring Coffman onboard comes after the Colts were awaiting MRI results for Dwayne Allen ’s injured right ankle.

Allen suffered the injury on the fifth snap of Sunday’s loss to Houston. While engaging former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, Allen was rolled up on at the bottom of a pile.

NFL.com has reported that Allen is “week-to-week” and will likely miss some time.

On Sunday night, the Colts relied on Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope to make up for Allen’s loss.