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Thursday, Nov. 24, the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Indianapolis Colts. The game, to be played at Lucas Oil Stadium, is slated for an 8:30 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Steelers vs. Colts preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Pittsburgh wins the matchup between the two teams 52.4% of the time. The spread also favors the Steelers.
Spread: Pittsburgh -9
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Steelers vs. Colts preview:
Where to being with the Steelers? After a promising 4-1 start to the season that looked like the Steelers were Super Bowl contenders, Pittsburgh lost four in a row. With a favorable schedule the rest of the way, the Steelers still have a chance to make the playoffs. After an ugly win against the Browns, Pittsburgh still has a lot of work to do, and that begins Thanksgiving Day.
For the second time this season, the Colts took down Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans. Now Indy sits at 5-5 on the season and is just a game back of the Houston Texans in the AFC South. Two wins in a row for the Colts, and they're right back in the playoff discussion.
The Steelers and Colts have played 22 times in history, with the Steelers holding a 16-6 advantage in the regular season. The Steelers also have a 5-0 advantage in the playoffs.
Steelers vs. Colts prediction:
The Colts could be without Andrew Luck, who is in the concussion protocol. If that is the case, the Colts have no chance. Luck is the only thing that gives Indy any hope.
If Luck does play, he and T.Y. Hilton could give the Steelers fits.
The Steelers need a big game from Big Ben, and that's exactly what he'll deliver.
Steelers 30, Colts 23