Tonight's Game

Gameday

November 28, 2005|By KEN MURRAY

Tonight's game

STEELERS (7-3) @ COLTS (10-0)

TIME, TV, LINE -- 9 p.m., chs. 2, 7, Colts by 8

TRENDS -- Colts QB Peyton Manning is 4-0 in his past four Monday night games, with a 100-plus passer rating in each and a total of 11 touchdown passes. Steelers coach Bill Cowher is 6-0 lifetime vs. the Colts.

ATTRACTIONS -- The Steelers need the game to keep control of the AFC North and they get QB Ben Roethlisberger back tonight. They have given up 16 touchdowns, fewest in the AFC, while the Colts have scored 36 on offense. The Colts are averaging 39.8 points over their past five games.

Ken Murray's pick -- Colts, 31-24

NEXT WEEK'S TOP MATCHUPS

BENGALS (8-3) @ STEELERS (7-3) -- The Bengals already have lost to the Steelers, 27-13, in Week 7. A wild-card berth for the AFC North is hardly automatic, so it's a must-win game for the Bengals.

FALCONS (7-4) @ PANTHERS (8-3) -- Atlanta ended a two-game losing streak on Thanksgiving and remains in the hunt with Carolina and Tampa Bay for the NFC South title.

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