NFL Picks Week 3: Steelers Vs. Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 18: Kerry Collins #5 of the Indianapolis Colts throws against the Cleveland Browns at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Steelers are huge favorites against Kerry Collins and the Colts.

The Sunday-night matchup between the Steelers and Colts doesn't figure to be a close one. Vegas sees the Steelers as about an 11-point favorite, and anyone picking the Colts to win it without Peyton Manning is going pretty far out on a limb. 

At SB Nation Pittsburgh, Michael Bean (perhaps unsurprisingly) likes the Steelers:

If the Steelers' offensive tackles can give Big Ben even just a bit of time to operate, they should be able to put enough points to win easily. I just don't see how Kerry Collins can survive against Dick LeBeau's defense without the benefit of a really good offensive line and/or running game. He has neither.

This is a key point - can Kerry Collins and the Indianapolis offense do anything against the Steelers defense, which should still be strong even without defensive end Brett Keisel? If not, it could be a long night for Colts fans, filled with plenty of Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman as the Steelers protect the ball and the lead.

Peter King has the Steelers winning 29-13:

Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Fred Gaudelli and Drew Esocoff -- in the booth and truck, respectively, for NBC on Sunday night -- gather in the hotel in Indianapolis Saturday night. Someone says, "Okay, let's go over all our 'B' material." As in "blowout."

At Yahoo! Sports, Jason Cole picks the Steelers, as do 97 percent of Yahoo! users.

All of ESPN's talking heads pick the Steelers.

For more Steelers coverage, check out Behind The Steel Curtain, and for more on the Colts, check out Stampede Blue.

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