Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts : With all the NFL 100th season lists, I’ve been thinking about the histories of various Pittsburgh Steelers rivalries. So every week for the rest of the year, I’ll post a retrospective preview, considering the two teams and setting up for the upcoming game.
I’m on an island on my own, but I don’t see the Colts coming out with a win on the road in Pittsburgh. While I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, this might be a week where too much is going to overcome Indy.
Without T.Y. Hilton, the Steelers are likely to key on running back Marlon Mack, who is now going to be the centerpiece of the Colts’ offensive game plan. The Steelers, who are second in the NFL with 19 takeaways, are going to force Jacoby Brissett to beat them. Not only is Pittsburgh’s secondary opportunistic, but they also feature a ferocious pass rush all along the defensive line.
The Steelers offense isn’t one that should scare the Colts. Wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster will be the key by the Colts defense and while Jaylen Samuels is likely to fill in for James Conner, the Steelers have a great offensive line.
The Colts will prove a lot with a win against the Steelers on the road, but I’m not optimistic that’s how it will happen.
Coming off a victory on Monday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins, the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-4) will look to take on the Indianapolis Colts (5-2). I believe this game could come down to a last-second play to determine the winner of the matchup.
At the beginning of the year, the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Indianapolis Colts was the game I had selected for the game of the year. This was before Andrew Luck decided to retire from football, and Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending elbow injury. Regardless, this week 9 contest still has the potential to be great.
The Indianapolis Colts (5-2) are visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-4) in Week 9 at Heinz Field for a crucial AFC matchup.
This is expected to be a low-scoring, tight matchup at Heinz Field, and the experts around the league are split on the outcome. Here’s how the Colts Wire staff sees the game shaking out:
Jacoby Brissett and the AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts look to keep the momentum going on Sunday after winning five of their last six games. Now, the Colts will try to knock off the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have won three of their last four games. However, they’ll have to do so without star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who’s been ruled out with a calf injury. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, is also fighting the injury bug, as running back James Conner (shoulder) remains doubtful heading into Sunday’s AFC showdown. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET from Heinz Field. Despite the injury concerns, Pittsburgh remains a one-point favorite in the latest Colts vs. Steelers odds after the game opened as a pick’em, while the over-under for total points scored sits at 40.5, down a field goal from where the line opened. Before you make any Steelers vs. Colts picks of your own, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
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