It may not be football that counts, but exhibition football is coming to a close for 2019. The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to conclude their 2019 preseason on Thursday night when Ron Rivera, Christian McCaffrey, and the rest of the Carolina Panthers host the Steelers at Bank of America Stadium in Week 4.
This will be the last chance for Steelers fans to see their team before the regular season starts on Septemeber 8th in Foxborough against the New England Patriots. Although most starters are not expected to play, those Steelers in uniform will be playing hard to earn a spot on the 53-man roster.
Ben Roethlisberger has been the only player directly mentioned as ruled out for the game since coach Tomlin stated he would not suit up. According to Mason Rudolph, Joshua Dobbs will start the game with Rudolph relieving him of duty sometime during the first half. Rookie Devlin Hodges is believed to play the majority of the second half. Players who are projected to start during the regular will be very scarce on the field, but most rookies should at least get some playing time. Will Devin Bush get a chance to showcase his skills? Will rookie sensations Tuzar Skipper and Uylsees Gilbert III continue to impress with another strong showing? Will Benny Snell Jr. and Diontae Johnson get back on the field? Will anybody earn a roster spot based on their performance who may have been on the outside looking in?
All of these questions will be answered throughout the rest of the team’s preseason. Get all the information you need so you can enjoy the Week 4 showdown below:
Preseason Week 4:
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs, Carolina Panthers
Date: Thursday August 29
Kickoff: 7:00 P.M. ET
Venue: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Weather: Live weather update
TV Channel: Broadcast locally on KDKA-Channel 2 with Bob Pompeani and Charlie Batch as commentators with Missi Matthews as the sideline reporter. Check the national broadcast map to see if the game is on in your area.
Outside of the Pittsburgh are: Broadcast LIVE! on NFL Network.
Online: NFL Game Pass offers live out-of-market NFL Preseason games and replays of every game during the season with a paid subscription. NFL Game Center will update the action on a play-by-play basis. The Watch NFL Network mobile app on Apple or Andriod will carry the game live for anyone who is subscribed to the NFL Network channel. A login through you TV provider will be required.
Radio: Steeler Nation Radio with Bill Hillgrove, Tunch Ilkin, and Craig Wolfley. The broadcast will be live on WDVE 102.5 FM and WBGG 970 AM in the Pittsburgh area or check the list of Steelers Radio Affiliates. Viewers can listen anywhere in the world online via Steelers.com, but the Steelers Official Mobile App does have geographical restrictions.
You can also follow Behind the Steel Curtain on Twitter or in the game thread article to catch all of the highlights. Be sure to check back with BTSC after the game for our post-match roundup, and subscribe to BTSC Steelers Radio on YouTube to catch The Steelers Post Game Show with Jeff Hartman and Lance Williams.