Steelers vs. Colts score: Kenny Pickett propels Pittsburgh to road win on ‘Monday Night Football’

It was just one game, but Kenny Pickett’s Monday night performance should quell some questions regarding his future as the Steelers’ quarterback. The former Pitt Panthers standout looked the part of a franchise quarterback in leading the Steelers to a 24-17 win in Indianapolis.

Picket’s play propelled Pittsburgh to its first road win since upsetting Cincinnati way back in Week 1. His two-point pass to George Pickens in the start of the fourth quarter gave the Steelers a seven-point lead. Pickett then watched as the Steelers defense withstood the Colts’ late charge to even the score. The Steelers secured a victory when Minkah Fitzpatrick broke up Matt Ryan’s fourth-down pass intended for Parris Campbell with 39 seconds left.

Down 16-3 at halftime, the Colts took the fight to Pittsburgh in the third quarter. Led by Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis scored two touchdowns in the quarter to take a 17-16 lead entering the final stanza. Taylor scored the Colts’ first touchdown on a two-yard run. Michael Pittman capped off the quarter with a six-yard touchdown pass.

The Steelers re-gained the lead five minutes into the fourth quarter on Benny Snell’s two-yard touchdown run. Snell ran for 62 yards on 12 carries while playing relief from Najee Harris, who left the game after sustaining an injury late in the first half. Pittsburgh then made it a seven-point game on Pickett’s two-point conversion pass to Pickens, whose balletic 35-yard catch earlier in the game set up Harris’ six-yard touchdown run that gave the Steelers a 13-0 lead.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Steelers, who improved their record to 4-7. The Colts’ loss dropped them to 4-7-1 and 1-2 under interim coach Jeff Saturday.

We’ll have a full breakdown of Monday’s game shortly, but in the meantime, check out our live blog below to relive the action in real time.

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