The good and the bad from Colts streak-breaking win against Steelers

The Indianapolis Colts played their best game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, ending a streak that has hung over the franchise’s head for years.

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The good from Colts Week 15 win over Steelers

Depth players stepped up

With the in-game injuries of Zack Moss and Michael Pittman Jr., the reserves were called upon to step in and they did not disappoint. Lets start with the running back tandem of Trey Sermon and Tyler Goodson. They tallied 28 carries for 157 yards and absolutely bullied that Steelers defensive front. Steichen was not afraid to continue using them throughout the game as the Colts had a 15-play 70-yard drive that consisted of 14 consecutive running plays with a mixture of both backs to keep the Pittsburgh offense off the field.

Filling in for the injured Michael Pittman Jr. was practice squad call up DJ Montgomery. In the post game presser Steichen praised his ability as a key scout team member and was rewarded with a game day spot this week. He did drop a touchdown pass in the game but the coaching staff went back to him late in the game and Montgomery was able to pop off a long catch and finished off the drive for his first career touchdown on a 14-yard touchdown catch and run.

Finally, we saw reserve safety Nick Cross get his name mentioned again this week after winning a jump ball over Steelers receiver George Pickens for an interception. He also chipped in with three total tackles as well. With the healthy scratch of Tony Brown this week, we may finally be seeing Cross’ role get more defined as a nickel corner on this football team going forward.