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Colts vs Steelers channel, start time

The Colts vs Steelers live stream begins today at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, December 27. It's on CBS.

This Colts vs Steelers live stream game is about to start, and it’s looking a lot more interesting than it did three weeks ago. Since then, the undefeated Steelers have dropped to 11-3, while the Colts have climbed up to 10-4 through three consecutive wins. 

Will the Colts' momentum continue to take them to an upset when they visit Pittsburgh? The money for this NFL live stream is on the Colts, but with a spread of just 1.5 points. 

So, we will see if Pittsburgh can stop a slide in which it's lost to opponents it should have easily beaten. Even with its win over the Steelers, the Washington Football Team has only a 5-7 record. The Steelers' Monday night defeat was to the 3-10 Cincinnati Bengals.

How did things go so wrong for Pittsburgh? It depends heavily on the passing game. With just 88.9 rushing yards per match (the second fewest in the NFL), the Steelers' ground game is almost nonexistent. That's not necessarily a problem when you have Ben Roethlisberger, one of the best quarterbacks in the league. But Roethlisberger has been slipping lately, with a pass completion rate dipping well below 60 percent in the past two games. He and his main weapons, like wide receiver Diontae Johnson, no longer seem to be in sync.

Meanwhile, Colts QB Philip Rivers is just getting better, connecting with a diverse cadre of receivers to push scores higher and higher. Even running backs Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Taylor get in the act. And they spearhead a respectable rushing strategy that gains 114 yards per game. The Colts just have more ways to move the ball, and it adds up. While Pittsburgh averages 26.1 points per game this season, the Colts have averaged 28.5; and that's risen to 31.8 points in the last six contests.


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Colts vs Steelers live streams in the US

In America, Colts vs Steelers is going to be broadcast on local CBS affiliates, which are included on most cable TV packages and available on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV. Game time is 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT Sunday, December 27.

Sling TV, our other favorite live TV service, won't be enough to help, as its array of NFL game-hosting networks — FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network — lacks CBS and NFL RedZone.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Fubo.TV

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

NFL Sunday Ticket: Colts vs Steelers is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (provided that you're not living in the market of either team). Sunday Ticket streams live games in their entirety to televisions, computers, Android and iOS devices, and game consoles.

You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.

Colts vs Steelers live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone (and CBS in your area has this game), the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android will let you watch Colts vs Steelers live streams for free, as they've got every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local CBS affiliate is showing Colts vs Steelers.

Colts vs Steelers live streams in the UK

Fans of American football across the pond do get Colts vs Steelers on Sky Sports NFL, the standard method for watching NFL games in the U.K.  Sky Sports features more than 100 live games this season. It starts at 6 p.m. local BST.

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Colts vs Steelers live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Colts vs Steelers live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here.

Sean Captain is a freelance technology and science writer, editor and photographer. At Tom's Guide, he has reviewed cameras, including most of Sony's Alpha A6000-series mirrorless cameras, as well as other photography-related content. He has also written for Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.