The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Oakland in Week 14 to take on the Raiders, trying to bounce back from a two-game losing streak. Here’s how to watch.
It’s been a forgettable two weeks for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coming off back-to-back AFC West losses to the Broncos and Chargers, this team is looking to get back into their winning ways and avoid a division sweep in the West.
They’ll need to do so without their star running back. James Conner and Marcus Gilbert will miss Sunday afternoon, Conner dealing with an ankle sprain and Gilbert continuing to recover from a knee injury. The offense will need to make adjustments, and will likely rely heavily on the passing game.
For Oakland, the 2018 is not one to remember. They’ve battled a new coach, poor production on both sides of the ball and the movement of key players to other teams. They’re already looking ahead to next season, which makes them more dangerous to a team like the Steelers.
Pittsburgh will need to turn the ball over less but create plays on defense to counterpart it. They’ve lacked a defensive presence in their back-to-back losses, and will need to change that in order to return to their winning streak.
This game isn’t guaranteed. The Raiders have nothing to lose making them more dangerous than most teams in the league. It’s the teams without anything to play for that play on the edge. Ruining someone’s season makes games meaningful, but also allows them to do whatever they want in the game plan.
The Steelers will need to overcome their own mistakes to win this one. They can’t fall deeper into this losing streak with a tough schedule to finish the season.
Here’s how to watch:
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Start Time: 4:25 PM EST
Location: Oakland, California
Venue: Oakland Coliseum
Live Stream: fubo.tv