4 bold predictions for the Steelers in Week 16 vs. the Colts
Here are four bold predictions for the Steelers vs. Colts in week 16
It was heartbreak on Monday as the Steelers fell to the lowly Bengals. Despite this being their third loss in a row, the team is still in a good position to win the division and have already claimed a playoff spot. This game against the Colts won’t be easy though, as they are playing at a high level. Given the Steelers recent struggles, this matchup with the Colts will likely be a tough one. With all that said, here are four bold predictions for the Steelers vs. the Colts.
Colts bring the heat
While the Steelers have done a decent job of keeping Ben Roethlisberger upright, the line has started to allow more pressure in recent weeks. Part of this is due to just how injured this group has been, as the starting group has struggled to take the field altogether. Worse yet, the Steelers offensive tackles really struggled this past week despite being two of the established starters. Unfortunately, the Colts provide a far more potent pass rush than the Bengals do.
The Colts boast an extremely strong defensive line, as evident by starters Justin Houston, DeForest Buckner, and Denico Autry have all recorded 7.5 sacks. Throw in Darius Leonard’s ability to rush from the interior, and this pass rush is no laughing matter. Roethlisberger has struggled in games where he wasn’t faced with immense pressure, but the Bengals showed that getting after Roethlisberger can make him play even worse than he had been.
Throw in the Colts’ talented secondary that can both hold their own in coverage and pick passes off and it seems like the Steelers will be facing a lot of pass-rushing pressure this week. The team has to prepare for this, as they saw what happened when their offense was under constant pressure. I think the Colts are aggressive, and it leads to four sacks on the day and a pair of interceptions.