Steelers vs. Colts: Roethlisberger rusty & other halftime thoughts

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On a night when Ben Roethlisberger appeared for the first time in the preseason, Landry Jones also made his debut and ended any debate about his status as the Steelers' backup quarterback.

Saturday was a confidence-builder for Tolzien and the Colts because they needed to see something out of the offense to give them hope that they can be effective without Luck if he doesn't play against the Rams. That was the start of a five-play drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown run by veteran running back Frank Gore. In terms of how well the Steelers perform this year, it will if Roethlisberger is still like this in two weeks. Brown is fully expected to sit out next Thursday's exhibition finale versus the Panthers and next take the field in the September 10 opener versus the Browns.

Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers (live stream online details here) of 2017 NFL Preseason Week 3 kicks off at 7:30 PM EDT with live coverage on NFL Network and Game Pass. "We got done what we wanted to accomplish". Like Roethlisberger he took the night off after the second series, spending a portion of the down time running 40-yard dashes during timeouts. The starting cornerback job is widely open, and until Ross Cockrell or Coty Sensabaugh will be named as the starting CB, there's no notice who will be the 2017 National Football League regular season opener starter.

"Getting ready for the season opener", Davis said. Jones hit tight end Xavier Grimble for a 10-yard score in the third quarter, but was intercepted in the end zone with less than five minutes to go and Pittsburgh trailing. Rookie James Conner ran for 26 yards on four carries. Davis was off to a good start before the injury, as he accounted for seven combined tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss.

Quincy Wilson, who was the Colts' second-round pick out of Florida, left last week's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a knee injury. Cornerback Vontae Davis left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury.

Steelers: RB Fitzgerald Toussaint, losing ground in the scramble behind Bell, left with an unspecified left leg injury and did not return.

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