INDIANAPOLIS —The Indianapolis Colts fell to 3-7 on the season after their 20-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Here's a list of stats and notes from the matchup, courtesy of Colts PR:
The Colts defense held Pittsburgh to 100 net yards (64 passing, 36 rushing) and 0-of-5 on third down conversions in the first half of play. The net yardage and passing totals are both season lows for the Steelers offense in a first half this season.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 14-of-24 passes for 222 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 99.7 passer rating.
Brissett has recorded two touchdown throws in three consecutive games.
He gave the Colts a 7-0 lead in the second quarter with his 60-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief.
Brissett added his second touchdown pass of the game on a 61-yard connection to Chester Rogers on the team's first drive of the third quarter. The score gave the Colts a 17-3 advantage. It marked the longest passing touchdown the Steelers have allowed this season (surpassing Brissett's previous touchdown). The throw was the fifth completion of 60-plus yards to a Colts receiver, which is currently the most in the NFL.
Running back Frank Gore led the team in rushing with 17 carries for 54 yards and added one catch for seven yards.
- Wide receiver Chester Rogers led the team with six receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown.
- Rogers gave the Colts a 17-3 lead with his 61-yard touchdown reception to open the third quarter. The touchdown was the first of his career and the catch was the longest of his career.
* The 100-yard game was the first of Rogers' career and he became the third Colts receiver to top the 100-yard mark this year (T.Y. Hilton, three times and Jack Doyle once).
Wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught one pass for a 60-yard touchdown.
- Moncrief gave the Colts a 7-0 lead with his touchdown reception in the second quarter. It was his second touchdown of the season and the 18th of his career.
Inside linebackers Antonio Morrison and Jon Bostic shared the team lead with nine tackles each. Bostic also added 1.0 tackle for loss.
- Cornerback Pierre Desir totaled eight tackles (six solo), one interception and two passes defensed.
- On Pittsburgh's first drive the game, Desir notched his first career interception when he picked off Ben Roethlisberger on a deep pass intended for Martavis Bryant.
Defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway compiled two tackles, 1.0 sack and two quarterback hits.
- Ridgeway logged his second sack of the season when he brought down Ben Roethlisberger for an eight-yard loss in the first quarter. The sack led to a Steelers punt.
Defensive end Margus Hunt earned his first start of the season at defensive end and contributed with one tackle and a blocked extra point.
- Hunt blocked a Steelers extra point in the third quarter to preserve a 17-9 Colts lead. It was the second blocked kick for the team this season and the fourth block of Hunt's career.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted his lone field goal attempt and two PATs for five points against the Steelers.
- Vinatieri gave the Colts a 10-0 lead in the second quarter with his 48-yard field goal conversion.