The Colts play in Pittsburgh in a game that has just become much tougher. Who wins the game in an injury filled matchup?
News just came out not too long ago that the Colts will be without T.Y. Hilton for the next 3-4 weeks. It is a huge blow to a team that doesn’t have a lot of playmakers on the offensive side of the football. That will have a huge effect on the game on Sunday.
Because of that, the Colts will have to compensate for his loss by moving the ball in other ways. That means Marlon Mack will get a heft dose of carries all throughout this game. He will have to be extremely effective if Indy wants to win this game.
Expect the Steelers to mix in blitzes with their coverages. They will make Jacoby Brissett find the holes in the zone. He will have to diagnose plays quickly. Expect the Steelers to bring T.J. Watt off the edge multiple times. The Colts will need to have quick hitting plays ready.
Game Prediction: Colts 21 Steelers 14
The Cols will have a tough time moving the ball early in this one, but so will Pittsburgh. The Colts defense should be able to stop a depleted Steelers offense too. The Colts will make just enough plays to come out victorious in this one in an emotional charged effort.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see this game be closer too. It will be the toughest game the Colts have played in a few weeks.