3 things the Colts must do against Steelers to get back to their winning ways

The Indianapolis Colts will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15 as both teams hope to keep their postseason hopes alive. Here’s what Indy must do to win.

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2. Colts must stop the run and force Pittsburgh to rely on Mitch Trubisky's arm

Seven-year NFL veteran Mitch Trubisky has been the Steelers' starting QB since Kenny Pickett went down against the Arizona Cardinals with an injury that will keep him sidelined through at least Week 15. So far, the Trubisky-led offense has been rough. Over the last six quarters, he's made bad reads, thrown inaccurate passes, and consistently fallen short when Pittsburgh needs him to make a play.

In Trubisky's first start of the year last week, he completed just 22-of-35 attempts for 190 yards, translating to a whopping 5.4 yards per attempt. Against the Patriots, the pressure was on Trubisky because the ground game couldn't get anything going. Running backs Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren combined for a measly total of 40 yards on 19 carries. With Harris and Warren out of the picture, Pittsburgh had to put the ball in Trubisky's hands and the results were ugly.

The Colts need to follow a similar game plan on Saturday. If they can play disciplined defense and contain the Harris/Warren duo, the Steelers will once again try to throw their way to victory, which clearly didn't work all that well versus New England. Pittsburgh’s rushing offense has only been mediocre this year — averaging 112.8 yards per game — but the Colts cannot underestimate them. After all, the Bengals average the second-least rushing yards per game in the league and still managed to be productive against Indianapolis.