The defense they are about to face is playing with a lot of confidence right now. They can’t give them any reason to give them any more.
So far this season, the Colts have had the issue of playing to the level of their competition. Every game has been a one-score game. They can’t let that happen this weekend in Pittsburgh, otherwise they will leave with a loss. The biggest reason for that is the Steelers’ defense.
That defense has been playing with a ton of confidence recently. They’re coming off a game where they forced four turnovers. The Colts offense needs to understand that and be careful with the ball. Jacoby Brissett can’t have any bad turnovers.
While he has done mostly a good job of avoiding such turnovers, he has had a few recently. The fumble against Houston that resulted in the ball being at their own 10-yard line is not acceptable. Do something like that against this team, and they’ll make you pay.
Turning the ball over would also give an offense who isn’t very good a chance to gain confidence themselves. A backup quarterback that has a short field is a quarterback who can gain confidence. The Colts need to smother him and make sure that doesn’t happen.
Worrying about turnovers isn’t something this team normally has to do. But with their history not being great against the Steelers, they really need to take extra care not to do anything stupid. If they do, they might walk out of Pittsburgh with a loss.