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Colts crumble vs. Steelers, 20-17: 5 postgame takeaways

Colts crumble vs. Steelers, 20-17: 5 postgame takeaways

In a odd chain of events, Jacoby Brissett finds himself in the NFL's concussion protocol Sunday evening even though he passed an initial in-game evaluation and finished the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Steelers CB Joe Haden suffered a left leg injury in the first quarter and did not return. That score came after linebacker Ryan Shazier's interception of a Jacoby Brissett pass at the Colts' 10-yard line.

Indianapolis had extended its lead to 17-3 with 12:24 to play in the third quarter on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Brissett to Chester Rogers.

The two-time Super Bowl champion hooked up with JuJu Smith-Schuster on a 7-yard TD pass to cut the lead to 17-9. The extra point was blocked.

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The Colts dominated for the first half of the game but failed to secure the 14-point lead they owned at one point in the second half.

Haden has been an integral part of the Steelers' defensive revival in 2017.

The Indianapolis Colts' starting quarterback began experiencing concussion symptoms after the game and did not make his usual post-game press conference with the media. Cornerback Kenny Moore left in the third quarter with a concussion and tight end Darrell Daniels and linebacker Darnell Sankey both left with hamstring injuries in the fourth quarter.

Colts: Will have a much needed bye before hosing Tennessee on November 26.