The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to play their last regular season game on the road against the Baltimore Ravens.
After a dominant win over the Dolphins in Week 17 to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC, Head Coach John Harbaugh stated that Ravens starting quarterback Lamar Jackson will be inactive. Several other Ravens have also been ruled out early with nothing to play for, including WR Odell Beckham Jr., OG Kevin Zeitler and CB Marlon Humphrey.
The Steelers, meanwhile, find themselves in a must-win game to keep their playoff hopes alive. They rushed for 202 yards against Seattle in Week 17 with running backs Najee Harris (122 yards) and Jaylen Warren (75) providing an effective one-two punch, likely try the same ground-and-pound approach against the Ravens. With that, they’ll be hoping to take some pressure off quarterback Mason Rudolph in his third straight start. This will be a physical game that will test Baltimore’s run defense, which ranks No. 13 in the league (106.6 yards per game).
Here’s a look at how to watch Steelers-Ravens in Week 18.
How to watch Steelers vs. Ravens in Week 18
Date: Saturday, January 6
Game time: 4:30 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN (national broadcast) or WXPI-TV (NBC) in local markets
Steelers-Ravens will air locally on the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh, WXPI-TV. For those outside the local broadcast jurisdiction, the game will air on ESPN. The game will also be available to watch on the ESPN apps with a valid cable login that has access to watch ESPN.
Even if you don’t have access to watch ESPN via a cable subscription, fans can still tune into the action with NFL+. An NFL+ subscription, which allows users to watch live local and primetime games in the regular and postseasons, with additional access to watch NFL Network, is available for $6.99 per month or $49.99 annually.