Hasselbeck, Colts struggle to solve Steelers in blowout loss
After leading his team to 4-0 record as the Colts' starting quarterback this season, Matt Hasselbeck experienced a different reality in Sunday nights' 45-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The 17-year veteran completed just 16 of 26 passes for 169 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and a lost fumble.
Despite six trips to the red zone, the Colts' offense managed just 10 points.
“We didn’t see a lot of the stuff that we necessarily prepared for, but we kind of knew that might be the case also,” Hasselbeck said, per ESPN's Mike Wells. “The stuff that we did prepare for we didn’t execute the way (we wanted to). I don’t know. I wish I could get some plays back. But I would agree. They had me out of sync with the dropping eight and rushing three.”
Hasselbeck status for this week's game against Jacksonville is uncertain after exiting Sunday's loss to the Steelers with a neck injury. If he is unable to play, Charlie Whitehurst will likely lead the offense.
Indianapolis remains tied for first place in the AFC South with the Houston Texans.