The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to play their most inspired games on Monday Night Football.
While coached under the direction of Mike Tomlin, the Steelers have only lost 3 of 18 games on Monday Night Football, which spans 15 NFL seasons.
Entering tonight, the Steelers are 18-3 on Monday Night Football under Mike Tomlin (since 2007), the 2nd-best record among head coaches with at least 10 MNF games coached (John Madden, 11-1-1).
Pittsburgh has won 7 straight vs the Colts, averaging 31.6 PPG in those meetings. pic.twitter.com/gZ3EJGeDT7
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 28, 2022
One major difference in the team culture revolves around the quarterback position.
For 18 years, the Steelers were quarterbacked by mostly well-loved Ben Roethlisberger.
Ryan had previously played for the Atlanta Falcons before being traded to the Indianapolis Colts.
Monday Night Football At A Glance
While Pittsburgh has won seven consecutive matchups with the Colts, there is reason to believe that the Colts will have the upper hand in tonight’s matchup.
For starters, the Steelers are only sporting a 3-7 record on the season, compared to the Colts, who have a 4-6-1 record.
The Colts are playing energized football as of late, as they made a coaching change two weeks ago.
In that time, they beat the Las Vegas Raiders, and last week, narrowly lost to the 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles.
The Colts are playing with heart, intensity, and strength.
Wanting their new head coach to succeed, the Colts look like they can beat any team.
The Steelers, on the other hand, have played uninspired football as of late, picking up just two wins in their last five games.
Will tonight be the night that the Steelers’ reign over Monday Night Football comes to an end?
Or will they overcome all adversity, and beat an inspired Colts team?