The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Philadelphia Eagles in their first preseason game of the year on Thursday night at 7.00 p.m. ET, and we have all the information you need to know to follow the action.
Despite their cross-state rivalry, the Steelers play the Eagles only once every four years now that they belong to different conferences. But prior to 1967, their matchups were biannual affairs. The last time the two sides met during the preseason was a 2016 game won by Philadelphia 17-0, and their last meeting in the regular season was a devastating 34-3 loss for the Steelers in Week 3 of that same year.
With the starters expected to see limited action, and several key players set to miss the game due to injury, the coaching staff will care much less about a victory on Thursday night and much more about the caliber of play from the younger names on the roster.
Preseason Week 1:
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Thursday August 9
Kickoff: 7.00 p.m. ET
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Weather: Live weather update
TV Channel: Broadcast locally on KDKA-Channel 2 with Bob Pompeani and Charlie Batch as commentators and Missi Matthews the sideline reporter. Check the national broadcast map to see if the game is on in your area.
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 online via Steelers.com and the Steelers Official Mobile App.
You can also follow Behind the Steel Curtain on Twitter to catch all of the highlights as they happen, and be sure to check back with us after the game for our post-match roundup.