MATCHUP. In Week 16, the Indianapolis Colts will travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. The game will be the Steelers' 26th regular-season meeting, with the Steelers winning the series 19-6. Last season, Pittsburgh hosted Indianapolis and beat them 26-24.
The two teams have met every year since 2004, with the exception of 2006 when the NFL suspended its schedule due to Hurricane Katrina. The Steelers won each of those games by an average score of 42-7. The only other time the teams have played more than one game in a season is in 1999 when they met twice - the first time was in Week 15 when Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis 34-3 at Heinz Field and then again in Week 17 when Ben Roethlisberger led his team to a 23-10 victory over Jim Caldwell's squad at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Overall, the series is tied 3-3. Pittsburgh has won two of the last three meetings. Do the Colts ever play the Steelers? Yes, but not often.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The Steelers are 11-3 overall and 6-1 at home, while the Colts are 10-4 overall and 5-2 away. With a victory and defeats by the Ravens or Dolphins, the Colts can secure a postseason spot.
Pittsburgh Steelers 667-587-22 (.532) Colts 543-486-7 (.526) The Steelers have the fourth most victories in NFL history and the 11th greatest winning % all-time. The Colts rank 12th in both wins and winning percentage. Since the merger: Colts 406-399-2 Steelers 502-315-3 (.614)
Pittsburgh Steelers K Chris Boswell led the team in scoring with four field goals and two extra points. The Steelers and Colts will meet for the 27th time during the regular season in Week 16 at Heinz Field (32nd overall). Pittsburgh leads the series 20-6 heading into the game, with a 16-2 record at home.
From 1947 through 1949, the Colts were a member of the AAFC (the same league that gave birth to the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers when it merged with the NFL in 1950). They played one season in the NFL, including this game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, before folding and being resurrected in 1953.
At Heinz Field, the Steelers (11-3) face the Indianapolis Colts (10-4). The Cleveland Browns (10-4) visit the New York Jets (1-13). For Sunday's game, the club will be missing linebackers Ulysees Gilbert III (ankle), Marcus Allen (stinger), Ola Adeniyi (shoulder), and kicker Chris Boswell. Cornerback Cameron Sutton (concussion) is also out for the season.
The Steelers have won nine of their last 10 games, including a 34-28 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game. They'll play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday, January 20th. The game will be televised by CBS with an 8:15 PM kickoff time.
Heinz Field is known as "The House that Ben Built" because of all the great players who have worn the black and gold of Pittsburgh - Roethlisberger, Wallace, Swann, etc. - but this year it would be fair to say that "The Machine That Bill Built" is running the show. Running back Le'Veon Bell has been outstanding this season, rushing for more than 100 yards in seven consecutive games. He has 1,487 yards after reaching 1,000 for the first time in his career. Wide receiver Antonio Brown is still going strong after his record-setting 2015 campaign, finishing with 105 catches for 1,304 yards and ten touchdowns.
Super Bowl XLIV pits the Colts against the Saints. In Super Bowl XLIIV in Miami, the Indianapolis Colts will meet the New Orleans Saints. Fans celebrate the New Orleans Saints' victory over the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter on Sunday in New Orleans.
It was also the first occasion in history where both teams began with a thirteen-game winning streak. New Orleans recovered a surprise onside kick on the second half kickoff, then grabbed their first lead of the game on Pierre Thomas's 16-yard touchdown reception, which many consider the game's turning moment.