The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts on Saturday, December 16th, at 4:30 p.m., the NFL announced on Thursday. That game will be broadcast on Saturday as part of a three-game Saturday slate. It will be followed by Broncos at Lions and preceded by Vikings at Bengals.
The Steelers play the Bengals at Acrisure Stadium on December 23rd, giving them some natural continuity in their scheduling from week to week. They will be coming off a Thursday Night Football clash with the New England Patriots the week before. Pittsburgh will have nine days between games and an additional eight days between their game against the Bengals and their matchup in Seattle against the Seahawks on December 31st. The schedule will look like this:
Sunday, Dec. 3: Steelers vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7: Steelers vs Patriots, 8:20 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16: Steelers at Colts. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23: Steelers vs Bengals: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 31: Steelers at Seahawks: 4:05 p.m.
Then, they will round out their schedule by facing the Baltimore Ravens. The playoffs will come after, and Pittsburgh hopes they can make some noise in the dance. At 7-4 and with a strength of schedule that only gets easier, they hope to clinch their spot into the playoffs and make a run at the AFC North. If they can take care of business, it could come down to their final matchup against the Ravens. But with the Colts in the thick of the AFC wild-card race, too, this Week 15 game will likely have massive implications.
The Colts will be without rookie Anthony Richardson. All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor has a thumb injury and could miss the game. Pittsburgh went on the road a year ago and won in a squeaker, but they hope to find that same magic again on that Saturday in Indianapolis.