NFL Game Recap: Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers

17 December, 2023

In a thrilling weekend showdown, the Indianapolis Colts emerged victorious against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Colts showcased their robust offensive capabilities, particularly in the second and third quarters, to establish a clear lead and eventual victory.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 16, 2023, 4:30 PM EST

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium

Final Score

Indianapolis Colts: 30

Pittsburgh Steelers: 13

Quarterly Breakdown

Indianapolis Colts

Quarter 1: 0

Quarter 2: 14

Quarter 3: 10

Quarter 4: 6

Total: 30

Pittsburgh Steelers

Quarter 1: 6

Quarter 2: 7

Quarter 3: 0

Quarter 4: 0

Total: 13

Game Highlights

Some significant touchdowns include:

  1. 1:12 of First Quarter: Mitch Trubisky 1 Yd Run – Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. 14:07 of Second Quarter: Diontae Johnson 4 Yd pass from Mitch Trubisky – Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. 11:21 of Second Quarter: Zack Moss 16 Yd pass from Gardner Minshew – Indianapolis Colts
  4. 0:22 of Second Quarter: D.J. Montgomery 14 Yd pass from Gardner Minshew – Indianapolis Colts
  5. 13:16 of Third Quarter: Mo Alie-Cox 18 Yd pass from Gardner Minshew – Indianapolis Colts
  6. Field goals scored by Matt Gay (Colts) in the 9:02 of Third Quarter, 9:17 and 0:48 of the Fourth Quarter.

Team Performance

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts performance was exemplified by their total 372 yards, with 19 first downs and no turnovers. Their defensive efforts yielded 2 interceptions and 4 sacks.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers had 13 first downs, with a total of 216 yards. However, they struggled with 3 turnovers – 2 interceptions and 1 fumble lost. Their defensive efforts resulted in 3 sacks.

Injury Report

The Colts had several significant players out, including Segun Olubi, Braden Smith, and Jonathan Taylor. All are expected to return in Week 16. The Steelers were similarly impacted, with Keanu Neal on the I.L. and Kenny Pickett sidelined.

Division Standings

With this victory, the Colts maintain their second position in the AFC South Division. Meanwhile, the Steelers, despite their loss, hold onto their 3rd place standing in the AFC North Division.

Upcoming Games

The Colts will look to carry this momentum into Week 16 as they prepare for their next matchup. Meanwhile, the Steelers will be eager to break their losing streak next week.


This decisive victory for the Colts reaffirms their powerful offense and solid defense. Both teams will look ahead to their future games, with the Colts aiming to improve in the standings and the Steelers looking to find a much-needed win.

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