The Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base is ridiculously large, and when it comes to watching the Black-and-gold on TV, no one wants to miss a minute.
While many fans, like yours truly, pony up the money for DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket to watch every regular season game from the comfort of our own homes, the package doesn’t include preseason games.
The NFL Network, another channel not promised to everyone with a television and cable, promises to air every preseason game, but only a select few are aired live and in real-time. The Steelers almost always grab one of those live broadcasts, but their Week-4 preseason game against the Carolina Panthers isn’t one of them.
While the Steelers will be battling the Panthers, fans who tune into the NFL Network will get to watch the Cleveland Browns battle the Detroit Lions on Thursday night.
Have no fear! According to the NFL Network’s preseason schedule, the Steelers and Panthers game will be re-aired in its entirety on Friday, August 31st, at 10 a.m. EDT. So, set your DVRs to record so you can watch and analyze those 4th- and 5th-string performances! Might want to make sure you catch the re-air with the NFL forcing teams to have their roster trimmed from 90 to 53 player by 4 p.m. ET Saturday.
What to do if you don’t want to miss the game? There are several ways you can still watch it. If you live in the Pittsburgh area, you will get to watch the game live. You can pony up the cash for the NFL Game Pass, which airs all preseason games live. Then there are those questionable, streaming sites. It’s against our community guidelines to post streaming links in the comment section below, and realize that we here at BTSC do not endorse any of these links and are not responsible for any issues due to using them.
So, how will you be watching the game?