The Pittsburgh Steelers got a much-needed win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday and now they’ll have to quickly regroup for a Thanksgiving night road game against the Indianapolis Colts, who also won in Week 11. According to VegasInsiders.com, the Steelers opened up as 3-point road favorites over the Colts.
In their Sunday win over the Tennessee Titans, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed just 15 of his 28 total pass attempts for 262 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Luck’s two touchdown passes came in the first half and went to wide receivers T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.
While the Colts defense did allow Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to throw for 290 yards on Sunday, they sacked him five times in total. Luck, on the other hand, was sacked just twice in the game.
Luck will enter the Thursday night game against the Steelers having been sacked 35 times on the season.
The Steelers are 3-2 against the Colts in the last five regular season games they have played against them and have won the last three meetings between the two teams. They are 1-1 against the Colts in the two games that were played in Indianapolis.
In their last two wins against the Colts, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 886 yards in total with 10 touchdown passes versus zero interceptions. In the 2014 meeting against the Colts at Heinz Field, Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The over/under for Thursday’s game opened at 53-points.
Both teams will enter the Thursday night game with identical 5-5 records and in second place in their respective divisions.
The Thanksgiving night game between the Steelers and Colts will be broadcasted nationally on NBC.