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Steelers Drag the Colts Through a 28-7 Thanksgiving Day Drubbing

November 25, 2016
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Steelers Drag the Colts Through a 28-7 Thanksgiving Day Drubbing

After spending the last month-plus mired in a four-game losing streak, the Steelers have spent the last two weeks taking advantage of great matchups and are now in a perfect spot for a postseason run. Pittsburgh controls its own destiny heading into the home stretch of the 2016 season after thumping the Colts 28-7 in Indianapolis on Thanksgiving evening.

It was a classic Steelers effort, with Ben Roethlisberger hooking up with Antonio Brown for a trio of touchdowns, including a throat-stomping fourth-quarter touchdown that sealed the game.

The Steelers were never buried, per se. They lost to the Dolphins (better than we thought), the Patriots (very good, and Pittsburgh didn’t have Big Ben), the Ravens(ultimate rivalry matchup) and the Cowboys (maybe the best team in the football).

Those aren’t terrible losses; they just happened to be lumped together. For Pittsburgh, a team capable of losing to any bad team on any night in the Mike Tomlin era, stomping the Browns and then blasting the Andrew Luck-less Colts is a huge step forward.

It doesn’t guarantee anything, because there are three divisional matchups left on the schedule, including a de facto playoff matchup against the Ravens coming up. But the Steelers’ schedule is substantially easier than of the Ravens, who still have the Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles and the Bengals (twice) on the schedule in their remaining six games.

Pittsburgh gets the Browns, Bills and Giants in addition to the Bengals and Ravens. They’re in a better spot than the Ravens because they took care of business on Thursday.

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