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8 things to watch for vs. the Colts

Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Colts heading into the Week 13 contest at Heinz Field.

What to keep an eye on in regular-season game No. 12 against the Colts:

DO IT AGAIN BEN: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 300 yards passing shy of extending his streak of consecutive games with at least that many to a career-long four.

9-FOR-9: Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is one home win away from winning at least five games at Heinz Field in each of his nine seasons with the Steelers (51-19 overall in the regular season).

.500 IN PRIME TIME: The Steelers need a win to even their record in prime time in 2015 after losing on Sept. 10 at New England and on Oct. 1 against Baltimore and winning on Oct. 12 at San Diego.

SUDDENLY SUSCEPTIBLE: The Steelers have surrendered at least 300 yards passing in three consecutive games after allowing that many just once over the first eight games (they gave up a season-high 354 on  Oct. 12 at San Diego). The Raiders, Browns and Seahawks have thrown for a combined 964 yards against the Steelers over the last three games.


TAKE IT AWAY:** The defense failed to come up with a turnover for the third time this season in last Sunday's 39-30 loss at Seattle. The Steelers are 0-3 this season when they've been unable to generate a takeaway (they also lost 28-21 on Sept. 10 at New England and 23-13 on Oct. 25 at Kansas City).

ONE-SCORE WONDERS: Indianapolis is 24-7 under head coach Chuck Pagano (2012-15) in one-possession games (games decided by eight points or fewer).

CLIMBING THE LADDER: Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck is three touchdown passes shy of passing Y.A. Tittle and Terry Bradshaw (212) for 30th on the NFL's all-time list.

DUELING WIDE RECEIVERS: Steelers WR Antonio Brown is in a three-way tie for first in the NFL with 12 catches of 25-plus yards this season. Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is in a two-way tie for second in that category with 11.

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