The Indianapolis Colts will travel to Pittsburgh for its first road preseason contest of the 2012 campaign. The game against the Steelers will be broadcast nationally on NBC Sunday Night Fooball. The teams have met on 20 occasions in the preseason with Indianapolis holding an 11-9 advantage.
Indianapolis claimed a 38-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams in its 2012 preseason opener at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 38 points scored by the Colts is the highest total in a preseason game dating back to 1989 when the Colts defeated the Denver Broncos, 38-34. Andrew Luck was impressive in his first action under center in a Colts uniform, completing 10-of-16 passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns and a 142.7 passer rating. On his first passing attempt of the game, Luck hit Donald Brown who took the screen pass 63 yards for a touchdown. Brown's score was one of three touchdown drives the rookie quarterback compiled in four offensive possessions. Indianapolis witnessed a strong effort from its defense as well. The unit limited the Rams to three points in the contest and forced two turnovers. Outside linebacker Jerry Hughes recorded both of the Colts' sacks in the game.
The Colts will remain on the road for a Week 3 preseason meeting with the Washington Redskins on Saturday, August 25. The team breaks camp on Friday, August 17 and all football operations will return to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football facility.
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