A game that had previously been scheduled for Sunday night has been switched to an afternoon matchup because one of the teams involved in this contest has vastly unperformed this year. With the Pittsburgh Steelers riding a five game winning streak, they did their part to make this rematch worthy of national attention, but the Jacksonville Jaguars have done little to deserve the spotlight this season.
With Jacksonville looking more like the team that missed postseason play for nine straight years before 2017 than the one that made it to the AFC Championship Game last season, the Steelers should be well position to give them their sixth straight loss of the year in Week 11. Players like Jalen Ramsey have had plenty to say about Pittsburgh since putting them out of the playoffs and many fans will be hoping the Steelers can quieten a Jacksonville team that got a little bit carried away with itself after their first good season in a decade.
However, it would be a mistake to look at the Jaguars’ poor record and dismiss them as a guaranteed win on Sunday. Their defense still ranks third overall in the NFL this year, giving up an average of 319.1-yards a game and they are the No.1 team against the pass, allowing an average of just 200.6-yards through nine games. With the recent return of a running back who dominated Pittsburgh in their previous two meetings, after missing most of the season with a hamstring injury, facing Leonard Fournette once again will be no easy task.
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2-1) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)
Date: Sunday, November 18.
Kickoff: 1.00 p.m. ET.
Venue: TIAA Bank Field.
Weather: Live weather update.
TV Channel: CBS, broadcast locally on KDKA-TV-2, with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo as commentators and Tracy Wolfson the sideline reporter. Check the national broadcast map to see if the game is on in your area.
Online Streaming: NFL.com Game Pass on delay in the U.S and live for international viewers or live in the U.S via a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket. FuboTV also allows you to stream the game online. The NFL Game Center will update the action on a play-by-play basis.
Replay: NFL.com Game Pass allows for replay in the U.S and live viewing for international viewers.
Radio: Steeler Nation Radio with Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin as commentators and Craig Wolfley as the sideline reporter. Broadcast live on WDVE 102.5 FM and WBGG 970 AM in the Pittsburgh area and via their local affiliates. Listen online via Steelers.com and with the Steelers Official Mobile App. Alternatively, you can listen to a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.
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The Steelers look likely to be forced to play without Marcus Gilbert for the fourth consecutive week due to a knee injury, while Stephon Tuitt is in danger of missing his first game of the year on Sunday because of an elbow issue.