The Colts played poorly for most of the afternoon yesterday in Pittsburgh, but still found themselves a make-able field goal away from escaping with a narrow victory. However, once the kick sailed wide, their fate was sealed, leading to a 26-24 loss and a tumble from atop the AFC South standings.
So, who is most to blame for yesterday's setback? There's plenty to go around...
Adam Vinatieri: the aging kicker once again fell short, having a low extra point blocked and a bad miss on the potential game-winner. Some pointed to a bad hold by Rigoberto Sanchez, but Vinatieri took up a chunk of turf and where the laces were may not have mattered.
The wide receivers: Outside of Zach Pascal, who has been the team's best WR not named TY Hilton this year, the group was a huge flop. Deon Cain's disappointing debut season continued with a bad drop, Chester Rogers botched a free kick after a Safety, and Parris Campbell had ball security issues. This group has talent, but has really underachived through the first half of the season.
Darius Leonard: Is something up with the All-Pro? He just hasn't looked the same this season as he's struggled both before and after a concussion that cost him several games. Leonard had two costly (and debatable) penalties which really cost his team.
Offensive line: We praise them when they're good, so have to hold them accountable when they fall short. Quenton Nelson was pushed around, Mark Glowinski drew a couple of flags, and the group allowed five sacks as a whole. Ryan Kelly's early game injury certainly didn't help.
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