Last week's dramatic ending to the Colts-Steelers game left one fanbase jovial and another heartbroken. The latter might have also been wondering how the road ahead might look.
After an incomplete pass on first down, Hoyer found Zach Pascal for a 19-yard gain down to Pittsburgh's 31. It was the last first down Indianapolis would earn, and four plays later, Adam Vinatieri's kick sailed wide left, ending the Colts' chances at a win that was very attainable just moments earlier.
One could contend that Brissett might not have made a difference on the final possession, that Hoyer did a good enough job to get the Colts in position to win. That person might be right, but with more than a minute left on the clock and just 31 yards left between Indianapolis and the end zone, it left the bad taste of a missed opportunity in the mouths of most onlookers.