The 6-5 Pittsburgh Steelers are 6.5-point favorites over the 6-5 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football at Heinz Field in Week 13. Both teams enter the game with the same record, but the outcome of this game is anything but certain.
The Colts, with Matt Hasselbeck at the helm, have righted the ship and won some difficult games the past few weeks. T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Frank Gore make for a unique challenge to a Steelers defense which got shredded by the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12.
In fact, this could have the making of a shootout as Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and DeAngelo Williams will look to light up the scoreboard in front of the home crowd in prime time. Coming off another 30-point performance against the Seahawks, there is still plenty of room for improvement for the Pittsburgh offense moving forward.
A shootout took place in 2014 when Roethlisberger threw 6 touchdowns against the Colts at Heinz Field, and Steelers fans everywhere are hoping for a repeat performance in Week 13, but who do the experts think will win this football game? Let's take a look.
At ESPN.com, their 13-person panel loves the Steelers at home. In fact, all but two experts think the Steelers will be victorious in Week 13. A similar theme is found at CBSSports.com. Of their 8 experts who make weekly selections, only one thinks the Colts have a chance at pulling off the upset on the road.
Here at SB Nation they see this as a clean sweep for the Steelers, as every expert sees Pittsburgh holding serve at Heinz Field on the prime time stage. At FOXSports.com, they give the Colts the best chance of any expert panel with two of their seven experts liking the Colts to advance their record to 7-5 after Week 13.
Our friends at NFL Pick Watch, a website devoted to taking all expert picks across the internet and compiling them into one convenient location, have 93-percent of the experts selecting the Steelers in this prime time AFC showdown.
Will the Steelers or Colts leave Heinz Field with a 7-5 record, and the inside track to the AFC playoffs? Only time will tell, but the experts clearly like the Steelers to win at home.