The Steelers will practice today from 1-3pm Eastern.
-The Steelers will wear their ‘bumblebee throwbacks’ on Sunday.
-With just one catch on Sunday, Heath Miller was a bit lost in the passing attack but I have a feeling he will get five receptions or more this Sunday against the Colts. Look for Indy to focus on Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown which could open things up for Miller.
-William Gay continued his streak of consecutive games played by a cornerback to 119.
-The Steelers lead the all-time series with the Colts 14-6. They are 9-2 all-time against the Colts at home in Pittsburgh.
-Last time the Steelers and Colts played was in Indianapolis in week three of 2011. The Steelers beat the “two-headed QB monster” of Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter when Shaun Suisham kicked a 38-yard field goal with just four seconds remaining. It was Ben Roethlisberger’s 24th game-winning drive of his career.
-If anyone knows how to plan for Cam Thomas (not that anyone needs to plan for Cam Thomas) it’s Colts’ Head Coach Chuck Pagano. He was Thomas’ defensive coordinator at North Carolina.
-Here are your Colts-Steelers Series’ highs: Passing IND Peyton Manning 304 (2002), Ben Roethlisberger 364 (2011)… Rushing IND Edgerrin James 124 (2005), Barry Foster 179 (1994)… Receiving IND Marvin Harrison 128 (2005), PIT Louis Lipps 154 (1985)
-Mike Tomlin is 21-8 (13-2 at home) during the month of October.
-Huge thanks to Mike Asti at www.pensintiative.com for having me on the show last. Always a great time!
-In years past, the Steelers would have approached a game against a high-powered offense like the Colts in this manner; Run the football and take time off of the clock and keep Manning/Luck off the field. They can’t afford to get conservative Sunday. Moving the sticks is crucial and getting big chunks on first down will be a key factor.
-If you haven’t listened to the SCBlitz Steelers Fan Podcast sponsored by Body Tech Gym in North Hills yet then why not??? It’s worth your time just to hear Matt say Antonio Brown threw a touchdown to Charlie Batch!
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