Writers' picks and predictions for monumental Steelers game in Week 15 vs. Colts

Pittsburgh Steelers v Indianapolis Colts
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Don't forget Steelers fans that they play on Saturday afternoon as they take on the Indianapolis Colts. Mike Tomlin has been tremendous against the Colts during his tenure in Pittsburgh. They have beaten the Colts eight in a row, and they hope to pull off a huge win this weekend. This game might decide which team makes the playoffs and which will fail to get there.

Pittsburgh enters this game after dropping back-to-back games against two teams that are vying for draft positioning. That all happened at home too. Hopefully, the small "bye week" that the Steelers had after playing their last game on a Thursday will help. There are a lot of issues that this team needs to fix to have a shot at making the playoffs.

Things to watch out for in this crucial game for the Steelers and Colts

The Colts rely on their run game to help them stay in most games. That normally allows for their passing game led by Gardner Minshew to open things up. Over the past several weeks, the Steeler's defense has been pretty effective against stopping the run game. Add that on top of Jonathan Taylor still being out with injury and that should help Pittsburgh.

Will Mitch Trubisky somehow be able to find a bounce-back performance? He needs to find that next level because he is playing for his job right now. Yes, he just got an extension, but that does not mean his job is safe by any means. The Steelers could always go out and find another backup or upgrade the starter and force Kenny Pickett into that role.

The story of the game here will be which defense can cause more turnovers. Both have been bending all season long, but both have been able to cause turnovers at a rather routine rate. Trubisky needs to be smart with his decision-making and when he pushes throws downfield. It should be a close game, but the Steeler's offense will have a direct effect on the outcome here.