Steelers To Once Again Face Andrew Luck-Less Colts In Week 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Indianapolis Colts following their bye week and as of Thursday, they’ll officially likely face quarterback Jacoby Brissett in that road contest.

The Colts announced Thursday afternoon that quarterback Andrew Luck will be placed on injured reserve this weeek and that nearly guarantees that the Steelers will face Brissett in Week 10 barring an injury.

Luck, who failed to play in a game this season, underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder in January. While there was some optimism that he would eventually be able to play at some point during the 2017 season, that now unfortunately won’t be the case.

Brissett, who took over as the Colts starting quarterback in Week 2, has completed 60.4% of his passes on the season for 1642 yards with 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He’s also been sacked 29 times in total and the Colts are 2-5 in the seven games that he’s started.

Brissett, by the way, enters Week 9 having completed just 13 of his 39 total deep pass attempts on the season.

In Week 9, the Colts will play the 3-4 Houston Texans on the road so the Steelers will get a chance to sit and watch that game while on their bye week. In Week 10, the Steelers will play the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium and that Sunday afternoon game will kickoff at 1 p.m. ET.

The Colts are expected to add veteran signal-caller Josh Johnson to their roster this week to serve as the team’s No. 3 signal caller behind Brissett and Scott Tolzien, who started for Indianapolis last season against the Steelers.

  • PittShawnC

    Hmm, sounds like a good opportunity to try that…oh, what do they call it?…man coverage thing I’ve heard so much about in the offseason.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    I know the Steelers usually leave teams hanging around way too long in matchups like this, and I’m sure Indy will make some plays against the Steelers at home. But I see this being a blowout. Bell will have a field day, and Brown will likely pad his stats as well.

  • SteelersDepot

    Personally, I hope they dont have to use it until the Patriots game.

  • Sam Clonch

    We got some crossed wires here. One paragraph it says 60%+ and 1600+ yards in his 7 games starting, next paragraph days he’s 13 of 39 on the year…

  • SteelersDepot

    second stat is deep

  • PittShawnC

    you thinking busting that out first vs NE is wise? (without practicing it first vs other teams)

  • Sam Clonch

    Ah, I see.

  • JohnB

    They’ve used man this year its just not what they do all the time because that’s never how they played. They haven’t really pressed this year which i’d hope for more of but its not like Tom Brady has never seen M2M coverage.

  • MintDragon

    “Slice me off a piece of that Jake Brisket!”

  • Ravens Team Gynecologist

    Any chance you have the stats on how much man vs zone coverage we have ran this season?

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Wonder what it would take to make a trade for Luck.

  • JohnB

    whats with all the trading for Smith/Cousins/Luck talk? seriously. Cousins is the only one I would take…as a backup. Smith is getting old and Luck is hurt all the time. Give me a new guy if Ben retires.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Easy, easy. I’m talking when Ben retires, not now. Just looking towards the future. Also while Cousins is a good qb I’m waiting to see some clutch-ness from him.

  • JohnB

    Im easy baby! Haha i know youre talking when he retires. I think weve seen the best of all three and that aint good enough for a franchise moving forward. I agree about Cousins but he is way too inconsistent for me but its perfect for that division. I dont think hed thrive in AFCN football.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I think all 3 could be good with this offense, but I like Alex Smith and Luck more. A healthy Luck would be the best of the 3.

  • JohnB

    Man Landry Jones SHOULD be good in this offense hah. We got a great line, good WRs and the best RB in the league…that would be a rookies ideal situation. And we wouldnt have to lose a bunch of picks. Plus i want to see how Tomlin deals with getting a new franchise QB.

  • Rocksolid20

    When is Luck ever healthy . He has never hurt the Steelers .

  • Rocksolid20

    Brissett is the kind of guy we tend to make
    a hero out of . Don’t expect much and you let
    him hang around and BAM he believes he can beat you .

  • John

    Correct. This actually hurts us. If Luck were playing, we would see it as a big threat and would prepare and perform accordingly. With Jacoby, we will treat him like Pryor in Oakland, Glennon, Tebow, and other limited QBs who all managed to find a way to beat us. Start worrying now.

  • jsteeler

    Cousins with his old RB Bell in the Backfield, AB, MB, Ju Ju and McDonald ,Eli & Jessie is nothing like he has in Washington. He would be an All star by week 8. Guarunteed!

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I’m just waiting on that resolve. I’m waiting for that clutch play that wins him a playoff game. He hasn’t really risen under pressure.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    He’s not going to be hurt forever. Give him a good offensive line and he will do well.

  • Generic Steelers Fan

    John, I agree. It’s definitely time to start worrying now.

    If only the steelers could see the things we see. Ugh they never will.