NFL Game Preview: Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers

14 December, 2023

Two highly competitive teams, the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers, go head-to-head in what promises to be a vital Week 15 clash. With both teams closely matched in terms of recent form and season records, this promises to be a close encounter full of dramatic moments.

Date and Time

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Time: 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Head-to-Head Overview

The Steelers hold a healthy 27-6 lead in the head-to-head between the teams. Pittsburgh are currently on an eight game winning run against the Colts, including a 24-17 victory when the teams met last season.

Team Performance Analysis

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have been experiencing mixed results of late, with a couple of narrow defeats and impressive victories. Despite last week’s heavy defeats against the Bengals, recent wins over the Patriots and Titans have kept Indy in the seventh seed spot in the AFC.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers, like the Colts, have been inconsistent in their recent outings, with losses against the Patriots and Cardinals but an impressive win over the Bengals. Like the Colts, the Steelers have a 7-6 season record, but with a tough run of fixtures to end the season, they will be desperate for a victory in this key clash.

Injury Report

Indianapolis Colts Injuries

The Colts have an extensive injury list, including key player Jonathan Taylor who will miss the game due to a thumb injury. Other significant injuries include E.J. Speed and Braden Smith, plus there a number of other players listed as questionable for the game.

Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries

The Steelers are not without their injury woes either, with QB Kenny Pickett missing out on the game due to an ankle injury. Star players James Pierre and T.J. Watt are also questionable for the game.

Game Stakes

The game is essential for both teams in their playoff push. Pittsburgh are three games behind the Ravens in the AFC North Division, but firmly in the Wild Card race. Meanwhile, the Colts are second in the AFC South division, but just one game behind the first place Jaguars. They are also firmly in the race for a Wild Card place.

Betting Odds

The latest betting odds slightly favor the Indianapolis Colts for the game. Most sites are currently offering around 1.82 for a Colts victory, whereas the Steelers are available at odds ranging from 2.10 to 2.20.


With the stakes so high, expect this to be a tense and tight contest. Neither side are renowned for their offensive firepower, so don’t expect a huge amount of points. However, with home advantage and backup QB Gardner Mnshew playing some solid football, we expect the Colts to edge a close game.

125% Sign On Bonus

MLB Dime Lines

Best Contests Online

Choose Your Bonus

27 Years Online