On paper, this should be a fairly easy matchup for the Steelers, considering they enter the game with a 7-5 record compared to the Patriots at 2-10. However, they’ll be without starting quarterback Kenny Pickett (who’s struggled to ignite the passing game, anyway), now leaning on Mitch Trubisky with two offensive linemen questionable (LG Isaac Seumalo, C Mason Cole), as well as their starting running back Najee Harris and starting LB Elandon Roberts — not exactly a great recipe for success!
For as many struggles the Steelers have had this season, the Patriots have had just as many, flip-flopping between quarterbacks Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe, throwing to some of the worst depth at wide receiver in the league. They’ll also be without starting running back Rhamondre Stevenson, meaning the weight of the Patriots offense might just fall on 28-year-old vet Ezekiel Elliott to keep the offense running.
Still looking to tune into this Thursday Night Football matchup despite all of that? You’re a brave soul. Here’s all you need to know on how to watch Steelers vs. Patriots on Thursday Night Football to kick off Week 14.
How to watch Steelers vs. Patriots
Date: Thursday, December 7
Game time: 8:15 p.m. ET
TV channel: KDKA (local in Pittsburgh ONLY)
Live stream: Amazon Prime Video, NFL+
DraftKings odds: Steelers -6, O/U 30
If you’re local to Pittsburgh, the game will be broadcast on KDKA (CBS) News Pittsburgh.
If you’re not in Pittsburgh, you’ll have a couple of options to watch the game. Since the Steelers-Patriots is a Thursday Night Football game, it will air on PRIME VIDEO, Amazon Prime’s video streaming service. The good news is that those with an Amazon Prime subscription can watch the game for free. However, if you’re not an Amazon Prime subscriber, it’s a bit of an inconvenience, as the game won’t air on national television, like most other primetime matchups.
With a valid Amazon Prime login, you can watch the game via desktop on Amazon’s website, or using the Prime Video app, available for most phones, tablets, and smart TVs. The monthly cost for Amazon Prime is $14.99, or you can sign up for an annual subscription for $139.
If you don’t have an Amazon Prime subscription but are located within the United States, you can also watch Steelers-Titans with an NFL+ subscription. With NFL+, users can watch live local and primetime games in the regular and postseasons, with additional access to watch NFL Network. A subscription is available for $6.99 per month or $49.99 annually. With just three months left in the season, it makes the most financial sense to subscribe monthly if you’re primarily looking to watch games and don’t intend on watching NFL Network.