Steelers vs. Colts Preview and Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts in a battle of 6-5 teams. The Steelers are looking to bounce back from a loss against the Seahawks, while the Colts have won three straight. So who will come out on top on Sunday Night Football? Here's our preview and prediction. 

Game Info: 

When: 8:30 p.m. EST

Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 


Spread: Steelers by 9 

What's At Stake:

Both teams are in the middle of the playoff hunt, and need to keeping winning games. The Colts are in the AFC South, which makes things easier, but the Texans are lurking in that division. The Steelers won't win the AFC North with the way the Bengals are playing, but they can take a wild card spot. The Steelers have a tough schedule and a win over the Colts will give them some room for error down the stretch. 

What They're Saying About The Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown Could Have Big Day

Steelers Must Pressure Matt Hasselbeck

Heath Miller Unlikely To Play

What They're Saying About The Indianapolis Colts:

Colts Will Use Another Different Starting Offensive Line

Colts Without Four Starters

Matt Hasselbeck Looking For History

Key To The Game: 

The turnover battle is going to be critical in this one. The Steelers are just above league average, with a slightly positive turnover differential. The Colts are near the bottom, with a -5 differential. The Colts will need to hold onto the ball, and they've done a better job of that in recent weeks. The Colts won't win if they don't win the turnover battle, because the Steelers are the better team overall. 

Prediction: Steelers Win 31-24

The Steelers are the superior team, and they pick up the win at home. The Colts cover the spread, but Ben Roethlisberger takes advantage of a porous Colts' secondary. Big Ben has a big game and the Steelers pick up a key win. 

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