Steelers Opened Tuesday As 1-Point Consensus Home Underdogs To Colts In Week 9

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The 3-4 Pittsburgh Steelers will host the 5-2 Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field on Sunday and the home team opened Tuesday morning as 1-point underdogs to the AFC South division leaders.

The Colts won their Week 8 game at home against the Denver Broncos 15-13 thanks to a go-ahead 51-yard field goal by kicker Adam Vinatieri with 1:26 left in the fourth quarter. It was the Colts only lead of the game on Sunday.

In the win, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 15 of his 25 total pass attempts for 202 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Brissett did have 34 yards on the ground on six total carries and was sacked four times by the Broncos defense.

For the season, Brissett has completed 149 of his 231 total pass attempts for 1,590 yards with 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions. While he’s been sacked 11 times in total Brissett has rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on 35 total carries.

The Colts leading pas catcher entering Week 9 is wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who has 32 receptions for 360 yards and five touchdowns. Running back Marlon Mack leads the Colts in rushing entering Week 9 as he has 590 yards and three touchdowns on 138 total carries.

Defensively for the Colts, linebacker Anthony Walker leads the team in total tackles with 44.  Defensive end Justin Houston leads the Colts in sacks with five and four different players have logged one interception each for the Indianapolis defense. Cornerback Pierre Desir is one of those four players and he leads the Colts in passes defensed with three.

The Colts and Steelers have met each other 30 times (including 5 postseason games) since 1950, with Indianapolis Colts winning six of those contests and Pittsburgh winning the other 24. The Steelers have won the last five meetings between the two teams with the last game coming in 2017 in Indianapolis.

Brissett started that last game against the Steelers for the Colts and completed 14 of his 24 pass attempts for 222 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He was sacked three times in that Steelers 20-17 win over the Colts.

The Colts last won in Pittsburgh in 2008.

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