The Colts are vibing in the Pittsburgh end zone on Sunday.
A month ago, Colts-Steelers in Pittsburgh would’ve felt like a near-impossible mountain to climb.
The Steelers were rolling over their opponents with a perfect pass rush, led by Bud Dupree and TJ Watt, a blanketing secondary, and a ruthlessly efficient offense.
But now, as December reaches its conclusion? Somehow, the teams have completely swapped roles.
Pittsburgh is the team hanging on for dear life, trying to coax an aging quarterback to the finish line armed with a basket full of five-yard routes. The Colts? Well, they’re vibing more effortlessly than at any other point during the season, reaching the end zone on their first drive mostly based on run plays and a punishing Michael Pittman Jr. third-down catch.
And in case you didn’t know we were in the midst of a “Freaky Friday” situation here, all you had to do was watch the extremely confident Colts celebrating Jonathan Taylor’s touchdown together like they were playing a home game.
And yes, that first drive came without two of Indy’s starting tackles. They were still able to completely dictate the action and finish it off with a group flourish.
We don’t know what we’re watching.
Taylor finished off the drive in style, allowing each individual member of the offense to break it down, highlighted by Jacoby Brissett (otherwise known as the Master Sneaker) getting a moment in the sun (and don’t ever forget the integral role he’s played here).
It was Taylor’s eighth touchdown of the season, as he continues to channel his momentum at the perfect time — as does the entire rest of the roster.
We’re ready to see the Colts unleashed on the national stage with this exact level of energy, and the fact that they’re taking the wood to the Steelers early is yet another encouraging sign.
Look to the celebration.