WEEK 16 // SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP
LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 19-6
STREAKS: Steelers have won past 6
LAST GAME: 11/3/19: Colts 24 at Steelers 26
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/3/19
QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 22 of 28 passes (78.6 pct.) for 228 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.4 rating. Has 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121 rating in his past 3. Has 75+ comp. pct. in 2 of past 3. Aims for 6th in row with 2+ TD passes. Has 100+ rating in 5 of past 6. Has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 103.6 rating in his past 3 at Pit. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 0 INTs & 105+ rating. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR (rookie) rushed for 83 yards & TD last week. Aims for 5th in row with 95+ scrimmage yards & 4th in row with TD. Has rush TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC North. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 125+ scrimmage yards & TD. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 842 rush yards & tied-2nd with 7 rush TDs. RB NYHEIM HINES aims for 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 on road. • WR T.Y. HILTON aims for 4th in row with 70+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 85+ rec. yards & rec. TD. WR ZACH PASCAL had 5 catches for season-high 79 yards & 2 TDs last week. Had 5 catches for 76 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with 50+ rec. yards. TE JACK DOYLE had TD catch in last meeting. • LB DARIUS LEONARD led team with 12 tackles & had FF last week. Has 11+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Had 9 tackles in last meeting. Has FR in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC North. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON had FR last week. Had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. Has 3 sacks in his past 2 on road. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had career-high 3 sacks & FF in Week 15. Has 2+ sacks in 2 of past 3. Had sack, FF & FR in only career game vs. Pit. (9/22/19 with SF).
STEELERS clinched postseason berth for 1st time since 2017. • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 170 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 2 of past 3. Has passed for 1,343 yards (335.8 per game) & 15 TDs vs. INT for 133.5 rating in his past 4 vs. Ind. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. Ind. with 350+ pass yards, 4+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 125+ rating. Aims for his 8th in row vs. AFC South with 2+ TD passes. • RB JAMES CONNER aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC South with 95+ scrimmage yards. Has TD in 9 of his past 10 at home. RB BENNY SNELL led team with 107 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 23 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with rush TD. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER has 6+ catches in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 7+ catches. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 8 catches for 59 yards & TD last week. Has 8+ catches, 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with 8+ catches & 80+ rec. yards. Rookie WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 54 rec. yards in Week 15. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5 at home. Leads rookies with 8 rec. TDs in 2020. • LB T.J. WATT had 3 TFL & sack last week & has 2+ TFL & sack in 3 of past 4. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC South. Has 7 TFL & 5 sacks in his past 3 at home. Leads NFL with 13 sacks. DE STEPHON TUITT had sack in Week 15 & has sack in 3 of past 4. Had 3 TFL & sack in his last game vs. Ind. (11/12/17). Has sack in 5 of his past 6 vs. AFC South. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 96-yard INT-TD in last meeting.