Colts again burned by big plays in loss to Steelers
An Indianapolis Colts secondary that has had difficulty limiting big plays all season was once again exposed in Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Colts' defense, which entered Week 13 allowing an NFL-worst 47 passes of 20 or more yards, was unable to slow down Pittsburgh receivers Antonio Bryan and Martavis Bryant, each of whom has more than 100 yards receiving on the night.
Among the big plays, Bryant hauled in a 68-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, while Brown caught a 48-yard pass that helped set up another score later in the quarter.
In all, as the Indianapolis Star notes, five of the six Steelers with a catch in the game had a reception for more than 20 yards.
Colts Pro Bowl cornerback Vontae Davis, who was tasked with covering Brown, said he wasn't going to dwell on Sunday's poor performance.
"That ain’t the first time I got beat,” Davis said, per the Star. “You’re going to get beat in this league sometimes. You’ve just got to take it with a grain of salt and move on. … After the game, then I can go watch film, make my corrections and try to get better from it.”