Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Steelers' Joe Haden breaks fibula against Colts, is out indefinitely

Steelers' Joe Haden breaks fibula against Colts, is out indefinitely

It wasn't pretty but when the clock hit zero the Pittsburgh Steelers found a way to beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 to push their record to 7-2. Pittsburgh needed two second-half TD passes from Roethlisberger to fight its way out of a 17-3 third-quarter deficit.

Three different Steelers had at least 40 receiving yards and that group was led by JuJu Smith-Schuster who had 97 yards on five catches and his fifth touchdown of the game. And after Ryan Shazier picked off Brissett's pass at the Colts' 10-yard line, Roethlisberger scrambled long enough to find a wide open Vance McDonald for another 7-yard score early in the fourth.

He had an extra point blocked that was almost returned for two points by Colts safety Matthias Farley.

Indianapolis extended its 10-3 halftime lead to 17-3 when Jacoby Brissett hooked up with Chester Rogers on a 61-yard TD pass four plays into the second half.

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With the news that quarterback Andrew Luck has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017 season, Brissett figures to be the team's primary signal caller down the stretch. Brissett was 14 of 24 for 222 yards with two TDs and one interception.

NOTES: Pittsburgh WR Darrius Heyward-Bey left the game in the first quarter with a left foot injury and did not return.

After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Haden suffered a broken fibula and that he would be out indefinitely. "We're fortunate to win this game giving up those two long touchdown passes".

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